‘Satanic’ South Africa, Headmaster says men accusing him of sex attacks were ‘frustrated underachievers looking for an excuse’, police probe at least 54 more child sex grooming gangs, investigating 64 missing children’s cases
June 8, 2013 Comments Off on ‘Satanic’ South Africa, Headmaster says men accusing him of sex attacks were ‘frustrated underachievers looking for an excuse’, police probe at least 54 more child sex grooming gangs, investigating 64 missing children’s cases
‘Satanic’ South Africa Greg Nicolson 6/7/13
Reports of Satanism linked to gruesome crimes in South Africa beggar belief, but does it exist to the extent suggested by media, where does it come from and how does it fit into the broader narrative of South Africa?
According to a testimony at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, that’s* the Bible verse that convinced youths to allegedly drug, bind, and set alight Kirsty Theologo and a friend in petrol last October.
Participator-turned-state-witness Lester Moody, who admitted to using drugs heavily, said the group decided Theologo was Johannesburg’s “great prostitute” during a game where one asks questions and burns tissue paper with matches to see the answer. It was decided the “whore of Babylon” would be sacrificed. “Drinking her blood, eating her flesh and burning her with fire” would be rewarded with “power, wisdom, fame and money” thought the youths.
Satanism sounds too farcical to believe – too similar to The Craft or Stigmata and distant from facts and motives. Sceptics view it as an excuse used to sensationalise murders that are likely linked to poverty, violence in society, broken families, and psychopathic characters. Yet, media reports suggest it’s a key motive for a number of murders and Satanism is indeed practiced by South Africans, in particular youth.
In May, a 14-year-old boy allegedly murdered four family members in Johannesburg’s East Rand. Reportedly, he was fueled by drugs and Satanism. “This guy said he is a satanist. If he kills he is sacrificing his family for the boss,” told a neighbour. “He said it came from his mind and told him to kill them because of the full moon.” ….
Satanism was racialised. “Both white and black youth were implicated in the scare but only white youth retained access to its supernatural elements. Where black youngsters were concerned, the possibility of Satanism only opened another channel for state mediation in their lives, while for many young white people, Satanism became another mechanism of enforcing orthodoxy and the political compliance that went with it,” writes Falkof….. http://ewn.co.za/2013/06/07/OPINION-Satanic-South-Africa
Headmaster at top private school says men accusing him of sex attacks were ‘frustrated underachievers looking for an excuse’
Roland Wright, 82, worked at Caldicott Prep School from 1959 until 1993
Denies 13 charges of indecent assault and two of indecency with a child
Claimed allegations he sexually abused his pupils were malicious
Elite prep school counts deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg among alumni
By Kerry Mcdermott
31 May 2013
….Wright, is facing 13 charges of indecent assault and two of indecency with a child at the school where Nick Clegg was a pupil.
Wright was asked about an allegation that he once stroked the inside of a boy’s groin in his car as he drove him home after a rugby match.
He replied: ‘I deny that. I might have patted him or touched him, but not stroked. There’s a big difference there. Tapping and patting are not sensual, but stroking is.’
The jury has been told Wright encouraged an atmosphere of sexual freedom among the boys at the school, and abused boys as they slept at night in their dormitories, touched them in his car, and on a school trip to Scotland….
Police probe at least 54 more evil child sex grooming gangs
19 May 2013
Officers are preparing to bust the biggest paedophile network ever seen in the country, with police set to swoop within days
At least 54 evil child grooming gangs are being investigated by police.
It comes as officers in the North of England are preparing to bust the biggest paedophile network ever seen in the country, with police set to swoop within days.
Our disturbing figures can be revealed after reporters contacted every force across England and Wales, but the true number is likely to be much higher as many failed, or refused, to reply.
Child exploitation came into focus this week when seven paedophiles were convicted of sexually torturing girls as young as 11 in Oxford.
Thames Valley Police missed several opportunities to rescue the girls from the abuse over six years.
The same force has now revealed it is investigating 14 more networks – with some gangs even using women to help groom the youngsters….
Police investigating 64 missing children’s cases
by TPN/ Lusa, in General · 25-05-2013
The Portuguese justice minister has revealed police were currently investigating the cases of 64 missing children, 31 of which occurred this year….
Australia cardinal apologises over clergy child sex abuse, I took blame, ritual murder accused says, Court orders release of additional priest files
May 29, 2013 Comments Off on Australia cardinal apologises over clergy child sex abuse, I took blame, ritual murder accused says, Court orders release of additional priest files
– I took blame, ritual murder accused says
– Ritual killing application fails
– Sixth Circuit – Dissent Criticizes Limited Restitution Options (child pornography restitution decision)
– Australia cardinal apologises over clergy child sex abuse
– Court orders release of additional priest files
I took blame, ritual murder accused says
Johannesburg – Murder-accused Harvey Isha had to take the blame for an apparent satanic ritual in which teenager Kirsty Theologo died, a Johannesburg court heard on Monday.
Isha told the South Gauteng High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court he had been fingered by Theologo’s mother.
“Kirsty’s mom had already mentioned that ‘Harvey and his friends did this to Kirsty’ and so Jeremy [King] said, from what I understood, that because my name was mentioned by Kirsty’s mom, I had to take the blame.”
Isha, 24, is on trial with Robin Harwood, Lindon Wagner, and Courtney Daniels for the murder of Theologo, the attempted murder of her 14-year-old friend, and for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
They have all pleaded not guilty.
Two other accused, Jeremy King and Lester Moody, confessed to the crime and were each sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment, five of them suspended.
Ritual killing application fails 2013-05-20
Johannesburg – Moves to have charges dropped against two of the people accused of killing Kirsty Theologo in an apparent satanic ritual, were dismissed on Monday.
Their lawyers argued in the South Gauteng High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, that the quality of evidence against their clients was suspect.
Judge Geraldine Borchers ruled that the credibility of witnesses was not an issue at this stage of the trial.
“At least 90% of what the witnesses said in court is in their respective statements,” she said.
Sixth Circuit – Dissent Criticizes Limited Restitution Options
By James R. Marsh on May 24, 2013
In a forceful dissent, a judge in the latest child pornography restitution decision proclaimed that “to accomplish the difficult task of assigning financial responsibility to possessors of child pornography for the harm caused by their conduct, district judges should have all the tools provided by law at their disposal and should be permitted broad discretion to fashion an appropriate remedy.”
The case before the Sixth Circuit, United States v. Hargrove, was decided under controlling Circuit precedent which requires “proximate cause” before a district court can award restitution to a victim of child pornography possession.
Australia cardinal apologises over clergy child sex abuse 27 May 2013
Australia’s most senior Catholic official has apologised for decades of child sex abuse by priests. During questioning at a state parliamentary inquiry, Cardinal George Pell said a culture of silence within the church was partly responsible.
The Catholic church in Victoria state confirmed more than 600 cases of child abuse by its clergy since the 1930s. The hearings in Victoria are running alongside a national inquiry into abuse in state and religious institutions.
“I am fully apologetic and absolutely sorry,” Cardinal Pell said during the final day of the hearings, which lasted for several hours. He denied being personally involved in the cover-up of paedophile priests, but acknowledged it happened.
“I don’t think many of any persons in the leadership of the Catholic church knew what a horrendous widespread mess we were sitting on,” he said. He has been accused of wilful blindness and what one parent called a sociopathic lack of empathy towards the victims and their families.
He added that church leaders have previously been reluctant to share information about accused priests.
But he said the number of child abuse cases have significantly dropped since the church started taking stronger action, like better background checks.
He acknowledged, however, that his predecessor as Melbourne archbishop, Frank Little – who died in 2008 – “did cover up” child sex abuse cases. “Archbishop Little did cover up but he inherited a situation where there were no protocols, no procedures. And for some strange reason he never spoke to anybody about it,” he said….
Court orders release of additional priest files
Sharon McNary | May 28th, 2013′
A Superior Court judge on Tuesday set September 10 as the deadline for Catholic religious orders to release confidential personnel files of members who were accused of sexually abusing children. The files are related to lawsuits that have already been settled. Attorney Raymond Boucher said the deadline affects more than 50 religious orders that operate independently from the Los Angeles Archdiocese, which has already made public thousands of pages of files.
The order is part of litigation against the Los Angeles Archdiocese that resulted in a $660 million settlement. The archdiocese released personnel files about its priests within the past year, but files of the independent orders that report to the Vatican through a different authority structure had not been released.
The religious orders were defendants in the original lawsuits that alleged victims brought against the archdiocese in 2002 and 2003. The orders agreed to the same 2007 settlement that required the files to be released, but the logistics of the document release were litigated first with the archdiocese, said Raymond Boucher, attorney for the plaintiffs.
With Tuesday’s order, the new files for as many as 100 priests and brothers will be made public as they are provided to the court, but no later than the Sept. 10 deadline, Boucher said….
Amanda Berry Has Nightmares That Ariel Castro Is Coming For Her, Satanic Ritual Trial Continues, Why fathers are killing their children, Tony Alamo Properties, Alleged Galilee cult leader, ex-priest Bill Carney
May 23, 2013 Comments Off on Amanda Berry Has Nightmares That Ariel Castro Is Coming For Her, Satanic Ritual Trial Continues, Why fathers are killing their children, Tony Alamo Properties, Alleged Galilee cult leader, ex-priest Bill Carney
– Amanda Berry Has Nightmares That Ariel Castro Is Coming For Her
– DRC refugee meant to take blame for ‘satanic’ murder
– Satanic ritual trial continue
– Why ever more fathers are killing their children: Top criminologist reveals her research into this sickening trend
– Tony Alamo Properties In Fort Smith Sought For Restitution
– Alleged Galilee cult leader suspected of abusing children for decade
– Judge lifts ban on naming ex-priest Bill Carney accused of historic child sex abuse
Amanda Berry Has Nightmares That Ariel Castro Is Coming For Her
Wed, May 22, 2013
Amanda Berry escaped from a decade of captivity in Ariel Castro‘s home in Ohio on May 6, but her suffering is far from over. In a new interview, her father Johnny Berry reveals that Amanda is having nightmares every night, in which she dreams that her captor Ariel is coming after her. He says she wakes up “screaming and crying.”….
Amanda, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus escaped from the house of horror May 6, and since then, Amanda has only been photographed once. In the photo, she is smiling with her sister, whom she had not seen for over a decade, and it is clear that she was in ecstasy after seeing her family again.
However, 27-year-old Amanda has since been having a hard time readjusting to the world, and it appears she is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder….
DRC refugee meant to take blame for ‘satanic’ murder
South Africa Tuesday 21 May 2013
Johannesburg – The Kirsty Theologo murder case will continue at the high court sitting in Palm Ridge, south of Johannesburg.
Isha Harvey, a 24-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, says he was meant to take the fall for Theologo’s murder by fleeing to his home country.
However, lawyers claim Harvey played no part in the planning or execution of the alleged satanic ritual that led to the death of his friend….
Harvey, one of four young people on trial, also told the court on Monday that money lent to co-accused Lindon Wagner by the deceased, had paid for the petrol used in her murder…. http://www.enca.com/south-africa/drc-refugee-meant-take-blame-satanic-murder
Satanic ritual trial continues South Africa Thursday 16 May 2013
JOHANNESBURG – The trial of three men and a girl accused of killing teenager Kirsty Theologo by setting her alight in an apparent satanic ritual was expected to continue in the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
On May 2, Jeremy King, 20, gave evidence against four other youths accused of participating in the ritual. He told the court his version of events leading up to the incident.
Theologo, 18, and her friend were tied up, doused with petrol and set alight on a hill in southern Johannesburg on October 21, 2011….http://www.enca.com/world-sport-rugby/satanic-trial-continues
Why ever more fathers are killing their children: Top criminologist reveals her research into this sickening trend By Elizabeth Yardley 22 May 2013
As a criminologist specialising in murder, I have just completed research into the phenomenon of parents killing their children.
And my discoveries left me wondering not how it could happen — but just how soon it would be before another case of parental murder would hit the headlines.
Perhaps the most terrifying thing I have learned from my research is that the incidence of parents murdering their children is becomingly increasingly common. There have been 71 cases since 1980 – and the numbers are speeding up alarmingly.
In the Eighties, fewer than one child a year was murdered by a parent. Over the past decade, numbers have risen to two or three a year – a rate that is increasing steadily….
Though mothers are also capable of murdering their children, the vast majority of murders – 59 of the 71 – are committed by men. I call them Family Annihilators because they cold-bloodedly plot their family’s destruction….
I examined all of the cases of murders by parents of their children since 1980, looking at everything from the fathers’ jobs to the day of the week they committed the murder — and uncovered some quite extraordinary patterns.
In seven out of ten cases, the children have been at the centre of a bitter family break-up. Of course, I wouldn’t for a minute suggest that divorce inevitably leads to murder….
But they all seem to have one thing in common. They feel that their masculinity is being threatened. In getting divorced, they believe they are losing the one thing that makes them feel like successful men: their families.
In murdering their children, they are, in some twisted way, wresting back control not just of their children, but often of their wives, too….
often the trigger is that the spouse is with a new partner or is pregnant. He may have been dreaming of a reconciliation: now he has to face the reality of losing his wife for ever. In half of all cases of Family Annihilator, the murderer kills his former wife, too….
But these men seem to want to inflict maximum damage on their children as a way of proving just how powerful they are — and as a means to inflict the maximum pain on their wives….Fewer than 10 per cent of Family Annihilators have a record of domestic violence.
Even more frightening, perhaps, most have no record of mental illness. They have simply slipped beneath the radar….
And there is no way of predicting which men are going to carry on being loving fathers — and which are going to act on these feelings and turn into Family Annihilators.
Tony Alamo Properties In Fort Smith Sought For Restitution By Jeff Arnold
Times Record May 16, 2013
Two men with a $30 million judgment against Tony Alamo and federal prosecutors are both seeking Fort Smith properties owned by the evangelist, who is serving a 175-year prison sentence.
Seth Calagna and Spencer Ondrisek won the judgment in a federal lawsuit in June 2011 when a jury found Alamo ordered them beaten while they were children and members of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries.
In July 2009, a federal jury in Texarkana, Ark., found Alamo guilty on 10 counts of transporting minor females in interstate commerce for the purpose of criminal sexual activity. In November 2009, Alamo was sentenced to 175 years in prison and is at a U.S. penitentiary in Marion, Ill.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s office filed motion in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith and Texarkana, seeking the seizure of six Alamo properties, including two in Fort Smith — a home at 1405 Meadow Lane and a “mechanics shop” at 503 Division.
In an affidavit accompanying the motion, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Timmy Akins detailed how the properties were used to facilitate the sexual abuse of the girls Alamo was convicted of transporting across state lines for sexual activity.
If federal authorities are allowed to take ownership, the money from the sale of those properties would go toward $2.5 million in restitution — $500,000 for each victim — U.S. District Court Judge Harry Barnes ordered following Alamo’s 2009 conviction….
Alleged Galilee cult leader suspected of abusing children for decade
Munib Farhat, 56, suspected of imposing strict disciplinary code on 11 adults, 25 children • Cult leader allegedly forced parents to beat their children, withhold food….
Daniel Siryoti Newsletter Wednesday May 22, 2013
The details of a shocking child abuse scandal began to emerge on Tuesday in the Galilee town of Majd al-Krum when a Nazareth court lifted the gag order on the affair, which apparently has been going on for ten years.
Munib Farhat, a 56-year-old resident of Majd al-Krum, is suspected of heading a cult and enforcing his will on six families in his community, including dozens of children. The police suspect Farhat of forcing the members of his cult to beat their children, humiliate them, withhold food, lock them in bathrooms….The cult leader is also suspected of abusing the women in the cult, committing sexual assault and sodomizing them….
Farhat denied the allegations and argued that the complainant was seeking revenge against him for being kicked out of the compound.
The chief investigator, Superintendent Eyal Harari, said that the cult did not share a house, but instead lived in houses scattered across the town. “His method was to cozy up to weak, poor families and strike a relationship based on support and fear, to the point of complete dependence and a real fear of leaving the cult,” Harari explained.
The police said further that the suspect habitually locked women up when he was not satisfied with their cleaning duties….
Judge lifts ban on naming ex-priest Bill Carney accused of historic child sex abuse Tom Tuite – 22 May 2013
A FORMER priest awaiting trial on historic child sex abuse charges does not have the right to anonymity, a judge held today.
William Carney, aged 62, is charged with 34 counts of indecent assault of eight boys and two girls, at locations in Dublin and north east Leinster from 1969 until 1989.
Today at Cloverhill District Court, Judge Grainne Malone lifted an earlier gag order prohibiting the news media from naming the 62-year-old who currently has no fixed address.
Her ruling came following submissions from lawyers for the Irish Independent, RTE, The Irish Times, and the Irish Daily Mail’s publishers Associated Newspapers….
May 18, 2013 Comments Off on Satanic murder accused tells of beating, Oxford sex gang
– Satanic murder accused tells of beating
– Witness not warned of satanic killing
– Child rapist’s jail term appeal fails – “satanic” sex abuse
– Loving parents. An utterly respectable home. So how did Rachel, 11, fall prey to the Oxford sex gang?
Satanic murder accused tells of beating May 17 2013 by Meggan Saville Johannesburg
The case against four people accused of killing teenager Kirsty Theologo in an alleged satanic ritual was postponed by the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Judge Geraldine Borchers postponed the matter until Monday, when one of the accused, Harvey Isha, would testify. Kirsty Theologo, 18, and her friend, who was 14-years-old at the time, were tied up, doused with petrol, and set alight on a hill in Linmeyer, south of Johannesburg, on October 21, 2011. Theologo died in hospital, but her friend survived.
Jeremy King and Lester Moody admitted to the crime and were both sentenced to 17 years in jail, five of which were suspended.
The other four accused – Isha, Robin Harwood, Lindon Wagner, and Courtney Daniels – have pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder, and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. On Friday, Lydia van Niekerk, for Wagner, cross-examined State witness King about the killing. The court heard that Wagner admitted hitting Theologo with a rock on the hill where the ritual took place…. http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/satanic-murder-accused-tells-of-beating-1.1517745
Witness not warned of satanic killing May 17 2013 by SAPA
Johannesburg – A youth present when a teenager was set alight in an apparent satanic ritual was not warned he would witness a killing, a State witness said on Friday. Jeremy King, 20, told the High Court sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court the youth was only told King and his friends would perform a “soul-selling” ritual.
Kirsty Theologo, 18, and her friend, who was 14-years-old at the time, were tied up, doused with petrol, and set alight on a hill in Linmeyer, south of Johannesburg, on October 21, 2011. Theologo died in hospital, but her friend survived.
King and Lester Moody confessed to the crime and were both sentenced to 17 years in jail, five of which were suspended. The other four accused – Harvey Isha, Robin Harwood, Lindon Wagner, and Courtney Daniels – have pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder, and assault to cause grievous bodily harm….
Child rapist’s jail term appeal fails Saturday, May 18, 2013 By Court staff
A child rapist who posed as a holy man to subject three victims to “satanic” sex abuse has failed to convince judges his 18-year prison sentence is too long.
The man claimed he had black magic powers and told the children, who were as young as 10, that if they did not submit to “religious massage”, evil spirits would remain in their bodies and their mothers would die….
The man was jailed at Leicester Crown Court after he was convicted in November 2011 of three counts of rape, one of another serious sexual offence and four counts of sexual activity with a child.
Three senior judges at London’s Court of Appeal this week rejected his challenge against his sentence, saying he had committed the crimes “under the cloak of religion” and deserved the sentence imposed. The man had denied all the offences but was found guilty by a jury, with the sentencing judge saying he had “deliberately frightened the children” so he could carry out “satanic abuse”….
Loving parents. An utterly respectable home. So how did Rachel, 11, fall prey to the Oxford sex gang?
Victim started not turning up for family suppers at 7.30pm
Lured into life of sex slavery by Oxford gang with gifts of cocaine, cannabis, cigarettes and vodka
By age of 13, she had 700 men’s names on Facebook
Mother: ‘We did everything to try to keep her indoors, locking all windows and doors at night’ By Sue Reid 18 May 2013
….As her mother, Georgina, says today: ‘Rachel loved school and was the teacher’s pet. She was excited about going to the big secondary with her friends. She is the youngest of our big family and we doted on her. We called her our baby.’
Yet five months after the holiday picture, Rachel’s childhood was abruptly ended. Instead of returning home straight after school, she started staying out in the park with the same group of girls who used to come to her home for tea.
She would arrive late for the 7.30pm family supper. And — after a time — she often did not come home at night and went missing for days on end.
Now her horrified mother knows the reason for her daughter’s worrying behaviour. She was being seduced by a predatory gang of paedophiles, who lured her into a life of sex slavery by giving her gifts of cocaine, cannabis, cigarettes and vodka.
By the age of 13, Rachel had more than 700 men’s names on her Facebook page. Hundreds of others were sending text messages and even naked photos of themselves to her pink mobile phone.
She changed her online identity to a Muslim name. And when she did come home, she often had savage bruises and bites all over her face and body….
Rachel was the youngest of six girls who bravely gave evidence at an Old Bailey trial that ended this week as seven men from Oxford were convicted for brutal sex assaults on them over eight years.
The men, five of Pakistani origin and two North African brothers, were convicted of 23 rapes, 15 charges of rape conspiracy and nine of child prostitution, as well as other offences including trafficking the girls for sexual exploitation and having sex with a child.
Scandalously, police and social workers knew in 2005 that the Oxford girls were being preyed on by the gang, but did little to stop the nightmare unfolding before they finally started to investigate in 2010.
As with similar outrages in Rochdale, Derby, Rotherham and Telford in Shropshire, where street-grooming gangs have been convicted recently….
Georgina contacted Oxford social services hundreds of times to ask for help with her out-of-control daughter and says they did not return her calls.
She stormed down to their offices in Oxford and says she was ignored.
She phoned the police, who to their credit often went out searching for Rachel, but officers (and social services) failed to tell Georgina that a gang of men, predominantly British-born Pakistanis, was operating a sex-grooming ring in the city and any white girl was at risk from them….
Today, she is in the care of Oxford social services and living in another part of the country. It is a unit where she is secure so the gang cannot contact her — nor she them.
Aged 16, she is not allowed a mobile phone or computer access. She can speak to her family only when a phone call is made for her by a warden at the home.
Suffering from post-traumatic stress because of her five-year ordeal, she is studying for her GCSEs and is visited by her mother regularly….
Oxford police said this week that 60 other girls may have been abused by 50 men from similar gangs in Oxford….
May 7, 2013 Comments Off on Satanic Killing, BBC Broadcaster Stuart Hall admits to sexual abuse of girls
– Satanic killing – victim was ‘braaivleis’
– BBC to investigate Stuart Hall abuse as part of Jimmy Savile review
– After Stuart Hall and Savile, the more victims’ voices are heard, the better
– Stuart Hall described as ‘opportunistic predator’ by CPS – video
– Stuart Hall put home in wife’s name ‘to avoid payouts to victims’
– Stuart Hall admits to sexual abuse of girls
Veteran BBC broadcaster described as ‘opportunistic predator’ after admitting to assault of 13 girls between 1968 and 1986
– Stuart Hall told 5 Live: ‘Any 10-year-old can instruct you in oral or anal sex’
Comments eight years ago had been defended as ‘satirical banter’ by BBC
Satanic killing – victim was ‘braaivleis’
South Africa Friday 26 April 2013
Teenager Kirsty Theologo was referred to as “braaivleis” when her murder in an apparent satanic ritual was being planned, a Johannesburg court heard on Friday.
Theologo was present when this happened, testified Lester Moody, who has confessed to his role in the killing.
He told the High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, that the code name was used at a meeting on the Thursday before the fatal ritual on October 21, 2011.
The meeting was held to plan the details of her murder.
Moody, who has entered into a plea bargain with the State, was testifying against Lindon Wagner, Robin Harwood, Harvey Isha and Courtney Daniels.
He has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for his role in the murder, five years of which were suspended.
The four accused have pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder and assault to cause grievous bodily harm….
BBC to investigate Stuart Hall abuse as part of Jimmy Savile review
Lord Patten says there will be no separate inquiry into how disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall gained access to victims guardian.co.uk, Sunday 5 May 2013
Stuart Hall, above, admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. The BBC may be liable to pay compensation to the victims, says Lord Patten.
There will not be a second inquiry into how broadcaster Stuart Hall was able to abuse his victims while working at the BBC, the chairman of the corporation’s trust has said.
Lord Patten said instead a review by Dame Janet Smith into the Jimmy Savile scandal would also investigate how Hall – who has admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls during the 1960s, 70s and 80s – gained access to his victims.
Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Patten said the BBC was also likely to face compensation claims from Hall’s victims….
After Stuart Hall and Savile, the more victims’ voices are heard, the better
Stuart Hall’s admission of sexual offences has brought the abuse scandal that started with Jimmy Savile back into the headlines. It’s painful, but important, that victims are now speaking out
Suzanne Moore The Guardian, Friday 3 May 2013
….This is why today, when I hear the voices of Hall’s victims, I would argue that naming the suspects (which enabled some women to come forward) remains powerful. Some of these women have been silent for a very long time. When Susan Harrison, whom Hall plied with alcohol then assaulted, told her father after returning home in tears, he said: “He is famous and we are nobodies. Nobody is going to believe you if you tell.” Unless victims waive their right to anonymity, the victims do indeed remain nobodies. Harrison felt guilty, worrying that Hall may go on to abuse others, which he did. She later suffered from depression.
Kim Wright, another of Hall’s victims, was watching the news about Savile when she decided to make a formal complaint. She is a policewoman who has worked in child protection. “I’ve always felt what Stuart Hall did to me is not something he’d do once, that it was part of some kind of modus operandi.” Wright felt that if the police could tell other victims they were not the only one, they would have the courage to come forward. And she was right. “When he picked on me,” she said, “he picked on the wrong person.”….
Stuart Hall described as ‘opportunistic predator’ by CPS – video
The Crown Prosecution Service issues a statement outside court after Stuart Hall, the veteran BBC broadcaster, admitted assaulting 13 girls between 1968 and 1986. Nazir Afzal, chief crown prosecutor for north-west England, describes Hall as an ‘opportunistic predator’, saying he established a pattern of behaviour that was ‘unlawful’ and for which no innocent explanation could be offered
Source: ITN Thursday 2 May 2013
Stuart Hall put home in wife’s name ‘to avoid payouts to victims’
Disgraced BBC broadcaster, who signed over property valued at £1.2m February, faces compensation claims
Josh Halliday, Barry Neild and Maggie Brown
guardian.co.uk, Friday 3 May 2013
Stuart Hall, 83, has admitted indecently assaulting girls, the youngest of whom was nine. He will be sentenced in June. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA
The disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall is facing accusations that he recently transferred ownership of his home to his wife in a deliberate attempt to avoid paying compensation to his victims.
Land Registry documents show that Hall’s detached property in Wilmslow, Cheshire – said to be worth £1.2m – was placed under sole proprietorship of Hazel Hall on 22 February of this year. The transfer occurred less than a fortnight after Hall denied indecently assaulting 13 young girls, calling allegations against him “pernicious, callous, cruel and above all spurious”. He has since admitted all counts.
At least six of Hall’s victims are set to sue as a result of the “enormous suffering” inflicted on them by the former It’s a Knockout presenter. The BBC is also said to be facing huge compensation claims for sexual abuse that may have occurred on the corporation’s premises….
Land Registry documents show that until February, Hall and his wife had jointly owned the home since 1981. Hall told the Daily Telegraph he had transferred the deeds because he has “an extreme heart condition and at any moment I’m likely to pop off”….
Stuart Hall admits to sexual abuse of girls
Veteran BBC broadcaster described as ‘opportunistic predator’ after admitting to assault of 13 girls between 1968 and 1986
Nigel Bunyan guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 May 2013
Stuart Hall, the veteran BBC broadcaster, has been described as an “opportunistic predator” by the Crown Prosecution Service after he admitted to a string of historic sex offences against girls.
Three months after dismissing the allegations as “pernicious, callous, cruel and, above all, spurious”, the 83-year-old was forced to admit that his accusers had been telling the truth.
Hall, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, first made the admissions at a brief hearing at Preston crown court on 16 April. But they could not be reported because he was facing trial over an allegation that he raped a 22-year-old woman in 1976. On Thursday it emerged that the rape case had been left to lie on the file, along with three other allegations of indecent assault….
Earlier, Peter Wright QC, prosecuting, said Hall’s 13 victims had been aged between nine and 17. They were abused between 1968 and 1986….
In a statement issued later on his behalf, Brabners Chaffe Street said: “Stuart Hall confirms that he has pleaded guilty to 14 charges of indecent assault. Mr Hall deeply and sincerely regrets his actions. He wishes to issue an unreserved apology to the individuals concerned. He now accepts his behaviour and actions were completely wrong and he is very remorseful….
Stuart Hall told 5 Live: ‘Any 10-year-old can instruct you in oral or anal sex’
Comments eight years ago had been defended as ‘satirical banter’ by BBC
John Plunkett The Guardian, Thursday 2 May 2013
When Stuart Hall appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live eight years ago telling listeners: “Your average 10-year-old can instruct you in oral or anal sex,” the corporation defended his comments as “satirical banter”.
The veteran broadcaster’s admission, revealed on Thursday, of a string of historic sex offences against girls aged between nine and 17 casts his comments in a different, horrific light. Hall made the comments in a 2005 edition of 5 Live’s Saturday morning panel show, Fighting Talk.
Living up to his reputation for outspoken views and colourful language, Hall told the programme that Zimbabwean cricketers should “black up” and branded Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, a “witch doctor”….
Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study, The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault, ‘I wanted to sell victim’s phone’ – apparent satanic ritual killing, Ritual killing deviated from Bible verse, Baby burned to death in satanic ritual after Chilean cult leader says infant is the Antichrist
April 27, 2013 Comments Off on Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study, The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault, ‘I wanted to sell victim’s phone’ – apparent satanic ritual killing, Ritual killing deviated from Bible verse, Baby burned to death in satanic ritual after Chilean cult leader says infant is the Antichrist
Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study
Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why Wednesday, March 20, 2013
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) — Women who were physically, emotionally or sexually abused as children are more likely to have a child with autism, a new study suggests. For women who suffered the most severe abuse, the risk more than tripled, the researchers found.
“This is a completely new risk factor for autism,” said lead investigator Andrea Roberts, a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health.
“Child abuse has a horrible effect on individuals who experience it, but the effects might reach across generations,” she said. “The more abuse a woman had been exposed to in her own childhood, the more likely she was to have a child with autism.”
Even women who experienced moderate levels of abuse were 60 percent more likely to have a child with autism, she added. Although this increased risk seems high, the absolute risk of autism associated with a mother’s exposure to abuse in childhood is very low, Roberts said.
In women who were not abused as children, fewer than one in 100 of those children had autism. Among women exposed to the highest level of abuse, two in 100 of their children had autism. “So, most of their kids don’t have autism,” she said….
The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault by Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D. – National Institute of Justice
“So now let’s loop in the rape victim advocate perspective: “It’s hard trying to stop what police do to victims. They don’t believe them and they treat them so bad that the victims give up. It happens over and over again.” (slide 7)
“So what do we get from these three simple quotes? What these three quotes show us right off the bat is that sexual assault case attrition happens very early on in the criminal justice system. It’s happening in the first interactions between the victims and law enforcement. Indeed, if we take these qualitative data and look at them from a quantitative perspective, we see very similar findings.” (slide 9)
“This is the row that you want to pay attention to. This is the very first step in the criminal justice system. On average, 86 percent of the reported sexual assaults never went any further than the police. The vast majority of these cases were never referred by the police on to the prosecutors.” (slide 11)
“Now the psychological impact of that on victims is quite devastating. As a result of their contact with the legal system, most victims say they leave that interaction feeling blamed, depressed, anxious, and 80 percent say that they feel reluctant to seek further help after that interaction.” (slide 14)
“If the information coming into the brain, into the body, is emotionally charged, fearful, the amygdala is actually the structure that’s going to pick that up first. It’s a very old structure, old in an evolutionary sense. Part of the limbic system sort of vibrating — and they’re much more difficult for the brain to process because they’re laden with fear, they’re laden with terror. So the amygdala and the hippocampus have to kind of work together for the encoding of that information and then the consolidating of that information.” (slide 39)
‘I wanted to sell victim’s phone’ April 24 2013 By Sandy Moeketsi
Johannesburg – A man who took part in an apparent satanic ritual killing wanted to return to the scene to get a cellphone, a Johannesburg court heard on Wednesday.
“I was going to sell it for drugs,” Lester Moody told the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court. He said the cellphone belonged to one of the girls who had been set alight in the ritual….
Ritual killing deviated from Bible verse 2013-04-25 Johannesburg – The “plan” to kill Kirsty Theologo came from a Bible verse, but deviated from it when satanic elements were added, the South Gauteng High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court heard on Thursday.
“Originally, you were going to do what was in the Bible and satanic elements were added later?” Judge Geraldine Borchers asked Lester Moody. “Yes,” he said.
Moody was testifying in the trial of four people accused of setting alight Theologo and a 14-year-old friend of hers in an apparent satanic ritual on 21 October 2011….
Baby burned to death in satanic ritual after Chilean cult leader says infant is the Antichrist
Cops say sect leader Ramon Gustavo Castillo Gaete, who is still at large, is responsible for the grisly murder, which occurred in Colliguay, Chile.
By Lee Moran / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, April 26, 2013
A tiny baby was burned to death on a bonfire after a cult leader declared the child to be the Antichrist, police said.
The baby, just 3 days old, was strapped naked to a board and tossed onto the blaze because “the end of the world was near.” The horrific ritual allegedly happened in a house in Colliguay, near the Chilean coastal resort of Valparaiso, last Nov. 12.
The baby’s mom, 25-year-old Natalia Guerra, allegedly gave permission for the brutal murder to go ahead. Cops have arrested four people — from a 12-member sect led by Ramon Gustavo Castillo Gaete — in connection with the death.
The Police Investigative Unit’s Miguel Ampuero said Gaete, 36, formed the cult — which consisted of professionals including a filmmaker, a veterinarian and a flight attendant — in 2005….
EastEnders paedo probe (BBC soap), Game used to pick satanic ritual victim, – Mohlakeng residents march against Satanism, Witch doctor sentenced to death, Ritual Murder in Makeni
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EastEnders paedo probe
— Staff ‘used TV jobs as cover to groom kids’
— Suspects ‘targeted autograph-hunters at Elstree set’
— Scotland Yard and Herts Police investigating
By STEPHEN MOYES
Published: 24th March 2013
PAEDOPHILES working on EastEnders preyed on under-age fans who hung around the set hoping for autographs, police believe.
A team of officers are investigating a group of “mature adults” thought to have been employed by the BBC soap in the 1980s and ’90s….
The movements of people connected with the show over a period of 20 years in various capacities have been monitored.
An insider said: “Arrests are very likely. This is bigger than anyone imagined.”
A six-member Special Operations unit has been set up to work full-time on the investigation — an indicator of the serious nature of the claims….
It is believed police have taken statements from alleged victims and wish to interview others who may have been preyed on by the paedophile ring….
A BBC spokesman said last night: “The BBC is not aware of this investigation but we take any allegations of this nature extremely seriously. We will be approaching the police to ascertain the details and to offer our full co-operation.” http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4856892/Suspected-EastEnders-paedophiles-investigated.html
Game used to pick satanic ritual victim
April 23 2013 By Sandy Moeketsi
Johannesburg – A game using toilet paper and matchsticks indicated who should be sacrificed in an apparent satanic ritual killing, a Johannesburg court heard on Tuesday.
This was the testimony of Lester Moody, 19, who is serving a prison sentence under a plea bargain reached after he confessed to being part of the killing in October 2011.
“We asked the game if Kirsty should be the prostitute and it said yes,” he told the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court.
Kirsty Theologo, 18, was doused with petrol and set alight on a hill behind the Linmeyer swimming pool in Julius Street, Johannesburg, in October 2011. She died a week later at the Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital…. http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/game-used-to-pick-satanic-ritual-victim-1.1505165
Mohlakeng residents march against Satanism
Sunday 21 April 2013 SABC
The community of Mohlakeng on the west rand of Johannesburg has marched against Satanism. Community members joined church leaders to denounce the practice in the area. It follows the murder of a grade 10 pupil there last month.
Lukhanyo Secondary School leaner Keamogetswe Sefularo was believed to have been killed in a Satanic attack.
Sefularo died after she was lured into the veld….
The march also comes amid the trial of three men and a girl accused of killing a teenager by setting her alight in a alleged Satanic ritual.
Harvey Isha, Robin Harwood, Lindon Wagner and Courtney Daniels, who was a minor at the time, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Kirsty Theologo was doused with petrol and set alight on a hill behind the Linmeyer swimming pool in southern Johannesburg. She died later at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/206365804f570c1f9fb49f1e5d06aea0/Mohlakeng-residents-march-against-Satanism-20132104
Witch doctor sentenced to death for beheading 11-year-old boy
By Michelle Duffy Apr 22, 2013
An Indian witch doctor is facing execution for beheading a 11-year-old boy in a sacrificial ritual to a goddess, to ‘improve his fortunes’
The 11 year old child, named Praveen, was beheaded in a sacrificial ritual carried out by the witch doctor in Chhattisgarh, India, who conducted the act, in the belief that it would ‘improve his fortunes.’….
It is a densely religious area of India where black magic is performed for those who wish for such things like greater health and wealth, where money is in short supply, as well as food, sanitation and future prospects for their young. It is common practice in these areas by ‘black magic practitioners’ for human sacrifices to be carried out.
He was confirmed he had been ‘practising witchcraft’ and, according to a police official,
“…was convicted on charges of murder, hiding evidence and giving false information to conceal the offence.””….In the same area of India, in 2010, two more possible child sacrifices had been suspected of taking place involving and two-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl. Their bodies were found in the same state of Chhattisgarh. http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/348561
Ritual Murder in Makeni
The criminal Investigation department of Rogbaneh Police station are investigating the mysterious death of one Mabinty Koroma, a student of the Makeni Comprehensive Academy (MCA) which took place on Friday 19th April, while selling locally-made soap along the Teko Sander and Teko Barracks area…..
Now she has been brutally murdered and some of her parts have been removed. This is complete wickedness and we will not forgive the perpetrators for this,” Isatu Koroma, the eldest sister of the deceased said, as she burst into tears, while explaining to Awoko.
The police at Rogbaneh Police station did confirm the report on Monday 22nd April 2013 from the village chief of Pate Bana, Kapr Fallah, in the Bombali district….By Mohamed Kabba http://awoko.org/2013/04/23/ritual-murder-in-makeni/