Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol, Gov’t drafts plan to fight child sacrifice

February 25, 2015 Comments Off on Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol, Gov’t drafts plan to fight child sacrifice

Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol
February 24, 2015

Like using legitimate, mainstream chat sites to broadcast the abuse, payment using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin also makes the criminals harder to trace than if they were taking credit card payments

Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Europe’s policing agency warned on Tuesday.

“Criminals that sexually exploit children online are becoming more entrepreneurial with technological developments and are profiting financially,” Europol said in a special report on commercial sexual exploitation of children online.

Compiled by Europol’s EC3 cybercrime centre, together with Eurojust, NGOs, credit card and online giants such as Google and Microsoft, the report paints a disturbing picture of rising online child abuse.

The sale of child abuse live streams over legitimate chat sites or video chat apps is much harder to trace than when the abuse is sold from a website.

“The research shows that the live streaming of abuse for payment is no longer an emerging trend but an established reality,” the report said.

Criminal gangs recruit disadvantaged children or their own children for the abuse.

“These persons offer homeless children or children from their own family for the sexual abuse by individuals, live in front of a camera, in the European Union or developing countries, for financial gain,” the report said.

Filippino police recently busted a paedophile ring that streamed live sex involving children as young as six, the report said….
http://phys.org/news/2015-02-online-child-abuse-skype-bitcoin.html


Gov’t drafts plan to fight child sacrifice

Publish Date: Feb 24, 2015

By Jacquiline Emodek

THE ministry of Gender, labour and social development with support from UNICEF, Makerere University, World Vision, Plan Uganda and ANPPCAN Ugandan Chapter have drafted the National Action Plan to end child sacrifice and child mutilation.

The plan complements the Trafficking in Persons Act (2009) and the Children Act 59 (2000) which promote the protection of rights of children in Uganda.

Speaking during the symposium towards eliminating child sacrifice and the mutilation of children in Uganda on Monday at Hotel Africana, Sulaiman Madada the state minister for the elderly and disabled said that the plan is a step towards curbing the vice that is compromising the protection of children.

Police records and media reports indicate that cases of child sacrifice and the mutilation of children linked to ritual murders have increased since 2006…. http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/665213-gov-t-drafts-plan-to-fight-child-sacrifice.html

SNP activist ‘killed over child sex files’, VIP paedophile ring ‘abused teenage boy INSIDE Buckingham Palace and Balmoral Castle’, 13 men guilty of enforced prostitution and rape of vulnerable girls in Bristol

December 1, 2014 Comments Off on SNP activist ‘killed over child sex files’, VIP paedophile ring ‘abused teenage boy INSIDE Buckingham Palace and Balmoral Castle’, 13 men guilty of enforced prostitution and rape of vulnerable girls in Bristol

 

SNP activist ‘killed over child sex files’
A FIREBRAND SNP activist who died in mysterious circumstances was to expose a paedophile ring that would have brought down the Government, it was claimed last night.
Sun, November 30, 2014

Willie McRae was said to have discovered child abuse by cabinet ministers and other leading members of the establishment on both sides of the Border. Shortly before his death he was seen photocopying a dossier of names in case something should happen to him.

The copies are understood to have been posted to a number of close associates. Despite a lengthy inquiry, the Sunday Express has been unable to establish whether any copies of the alleged dossier are still in existence.

McRae never went public with his allegations as he was found shot dead in his car off a remote road in Wester Ross on April 6, 1985.

Some maintain he was murdered by the security services over his opposition to plans to dump nuclear waste in Scotland, while others have said he was silenced by drug smugglers.
Significantly, however, his death also fits the timeline of recent claims about Westminster perverts and a massive police cover-up of child abuse and murder in the early 1980s.

His death also came just months after the late Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens handed his own infamous paedophile dossier to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan – only for it to be lost or destroyed by Home Office officials….

Just a few months after McRae’s death, Geoffrey Dickens spoke in the House of Commons about the dangers he had faced due to his attempt to expose powerful paedophiles.
He said: “Honourable Members will understand that where big money is involved and as important names came into my possession so the threats began. First, I received threatening phone calls followed by two burglaries at my London home.

“Then, more seriously, my name appeared on a multi-killer’s hit list.”

Dickens died in 1995 and his investigation was forgotten until the Jimmy Savile scandal led to a renewed interest in historic abuse….
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/541793/SNP-activist-killed-over-child-sex-files

VIP paedophile ring ‘abused teenage boy INSIDE Buckingham Palace and Balmoral Castle’
Nov 29, 2014      By Keir Mudie, Mark Watts
The boy, then just 16, told how he was the victim of “exploitation of the highest order” – the claims could now be the subject of a police investigation….

A teenage boy working at Buckingham Palace revealed he was groomed and sexually abused by a VIP paedophile ring there.

The lad was also assaulted at the Royal Family’s Scottish retreat Balmoral, according to shocking Home Office files, reports the Sunday People.

In a heartbreaking note, the boy – then just 16 – told how he was the victim of “exploitation of the highest order”.

The chilling claims could now be the subject of a police investigation into ­historic allegations of child sex abuse in the 1970s and 80s – linked to MPs and powerful figures.

The disturbing account was passed directly to the then Home Secretary Leon Brittan but he ruled it was “not practical” to investigate…..
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/vip-paedophile-ring-abused-teenage-4721479

13 men guilty of enforced prostitution and rape of vulnerable girls in Bristol
With second group of convictions, story can be told of the sexual abuse of teens – some in local authority care – often for money
Steven Morris   Thursday 27 November 2014
Thirteen men, all of Somali origin, have been convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of vulnerable girls as young as 13 in Bristol and officers are investigating claims against 49 other suspects.

The victims, some of whom were in local authority care, were groomed and passed around by their abusers – often for money – and assaulted in homes, parks and a hotel….

Six of the men, most of whom are in their early 20s, have begun jail terms for offences including rape, paying a child for sex and arranging or facilitating payments for the sexual offences of a child. Another seven – one of whom appeared in both trials – were convicted this week of offences including rape, causing or inciting child prostitution, sexual acts with children and trafficking.

Some of the offenders were members of a drugs gang that sold heroin and cocaine in Bristol. Others were well-educated men with good prospects….
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/27/guilty-prostitution-bristol-rape-girls-sex-abuse-somali

A survivor of a paedophile ring tells her story, Flying on Broken Wings, Ritual Abuse and the Fight Against Child Abuse

September 20, 2014 Comments Off on A survivor of a paedophile ring tells her story, Flying on Broken Wings, Ritual Abuse and the Fight Against Child Abuse

A survivor of a paedophile ring tells her story
Deborah Snow     September 19, 2014
Canadian-born Carrie Bailee suffered so much physical and sexual abuse as a girl that she was granted a special visa to live in Australia. Now she’s turning her attention to helping other victims. By Deborah Snow.

There is something peculiar about the few family photos Carrie Bailee has kept from her childhood years. In all the pictures that used to feature both her adoptive parents, the image of her father has been excised – as if her mother, who wielded the scissors, wanted to erase any visual evidence that the man she married ever existed. Bailee, now 38, never reveals her father’s name, but he is a huge, threatening presence in a book to be published on October 1.

Flying On Broken Wings (Affirm Press) is a shattering account of the physical and sexual abuse she endured at his hands between the ages of four and 14, in a small town on an island off the Canadian eastern seaboard. Her mother had been brutally beaten by her husband from early in the marriage, and divorced him when Bailee was seven. But that made the child even more vulnerable during the access visits she made to her father’s house every fortnight. “[My mother] was no longer his prisoner,” Bailee writes. “That became the role I took on – every other weekend.”

Like many children, Bailee didn’t speak up, shamed and manipulated into believing the abuse was her fault. Her mother didn’t learn the truth until her daughter was well into her teens. In early adulthood, Bailee started writing a private memoir, but only recently became determined to publish her story.

That decision, she says, was sparked in part by the anger that swept over her after two notorious rape and murder cases in 2012: that of Jill Meagher, slaughtered in a Melbourne laneway, and Indian woman Jyoti Singh Pandey, violated and beaten by five men on a Delhi bus before dying an agonising death in hospital days later…. http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/a-survivor-of-a-paedophile-ring-tells-her-story-20140918-10eno2.html

Flying on Broken Wings
A Journey of Unimaginable Betrayal, Resilience and Hope.
By: Carrie Bailee

SOLD. She was nine years old.

Carrie Bailee fled Canada and came to Australia when she was twenty. Once here she was assisted by a number of Australian women, and was ultimately encouraged to apply for refugee status in order to stay in this country. So began her battle to be granted asylum in Australia. Carrie stood before the Refugee Review Tribunal and revealed the dark underbelly of child sexual abuse and organised crime rings in our privileged, first-world neighbourhoods. This is the story of one young woman’s heroic journey to survive, escape and soar above her shocking childhood experiences, and her powerful struggle for freedom and a beautiful life in Australia http://flyingonbrokenwings.com/

Ritual Abuse and the Fight Against Child Abuse http://rachelgrantcoaching.blogspot.com/2014/09/ritual-abuse-and-fight-against-child.html

Minister in Tony Blair’s government suspected of abusing children at home, Max Clifford Found Guilty Of Sex Charges The celebrity publicist

April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Minister in Tony Blair’s government suspected of abusing children at home, Max Clifford Found Guilty Of Sex Charges The celebrity publicist

Minister in Tony Blair’s government among group of men suspected of abusing children at home run by paedophile
Apr 27, 2014 By Tom Pettifor

A probe was halted soon after an ex-social services boss told police of his alleged evening visits in the early 1980s

One of Tony Blair’s ministers was among a group of men suspected of sexually abusing children at a home run by a convicted paedophile.

But the probe was halted soon after an ex-social services boss told police of his alleged evening visits in the early 1980s.

Official documents seen by the Daily Mirror during a 16-month investigation reveal former residents told detectives that a group of paedophiles attacked children in a private flat in the home.

But two former Lambeth social services employees involved in the case suspect a cover-up because experienced detective Clive Driscoll was removed from the investigation and given other duties.

One, a former manager who alerted police in 1998, said: “One wonders why Scotland Yard would be so desperate to stop it being investigated.

“I believe it was stopped because somebody in power was trying to prevent any further investigation into the politician.”

And Dr Nigel Goldie, a council boss in charge of child protection in 1998, said: “There were some allegations that ­children were being abused by one or two prominent persons.She said she told top Lambeth­ officials at the time she suspected Carroll was at the centre of a paedophile ring at the home.

Bosses learned in 1986 that he was convicted of sexually assaulting a boy of 12 in the Wirral in 1966.

But the pervert was allowed to continue running the home until 1991.

Carroll was finally arrested in the summer of 1998 and convicted of a string of child sex attacks dating back three decades including assaults on youngsters in Angell Road.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tony-blair-minister-former-pms-3468050

Max Clifford Found Guilty Of Sex Charges
The celebrity publicist walks in silence from court and refuses to comment as he is found guilty of eight indecent assaults.
Monday 28 April 2014

PR guru Max Clifford has been found guilty of a string of sex attacks on teenage girls.

The 71-year-old became the first person to be convicted under the high profile Operation Yewtree sex crime investigation at Southwark Crown Court.

He was found guilty of eight indecent assaults, cleared of two and the jury was unable to reach a verdict on one other.

The guilty verdicts relate to four women, aged between 15 and 19 at the time of the offences, between 1978 and 1984….

Clifford was released on bail until his sentencing on Friday, but Judge Anthony Leonard QC warned him this was no reflection on the sentence that will be passed.

He said: “You must realise that the fact I have given you bail is no indication of what the final sentence will be.”

Clifford repeatedly denied the claims, calling his arrest and prosecution “a nightmare” and protesting his innocence….
http://news.sky.com/story/1250859/max-clifford-found-guilty-of-sex-charges

Teachers at 130 UK schools involved in sex crimes, Poland’s Roman Catholic Church faces first abuse lawsuit, Nick Clegg’s ex-headmaster jailed for abusing boys, 70% of shelved child abuse inquiries could be reopened following complaints by victims, Supreme Court Oral Argument Audio and Transcript

February 7, 2014 Comments Off on Teachers at 130 UK schools involved in sex crimes, Poland’s Roman Catholic Church faces first abuse lawsuit, Nick Clegg’s ex-headmaster jailed for abusing boys, 70% of shelved child abuse inquiries could be reopened following complaints by victims, Supreme Court Oral Argument Audio and Transcript

Teachers at 130 UK schools involved in sex crimes
Mon Jan 20, 2014

Teachers at 130 schools in Britain have been involved in sex crimes against hundreds of children, an analysis has revealed.

The analysis by British newspaper The Times indicated that dozens of leading public schools as well as 20 elite preparatory schools in the country are included in the list.

According to the paper, the list features 64 mainstream positive private-sector establishments, most of them boarding schools, where at least one male teacher has been convicted of sexual abuse against young boys, and a further 30 at which a number of staff were sentenced over similar charges.

This comes as dozens of private schools in Britain are already under investigation over child sex abuse allegations, spanning from the 1950s to the 1990s….
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/20/346669/uk-teachers-implicated-in-sex-crimes/

Poland’s Roman Catholic Church faces first abuse lawsuit
6 February 2014

A Polish man who was abused as a child by a priest is suing the country’s Roman Catholic Church – the first such civil case in the country.

The man – who is only identified as 25-year-old Marcin K – is demanding 47,500 euros ($64,500; £39,550) in damages.

The priest has been convicted and is now serving a two-year jail sentence.

The church leadership apologised to all child abuse victims last year, but insisted it would not pay damages for the crimes of individual clergymen.

On Wednesday, the UN said the Vatican should “immediately remove” all clergy who were known or suspected child abusers.

In a report, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child also denounced the Holy See for adopting policies which allowed priests to sexually abuse thousands of children….
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26077572

Nick Clegg’s ex-headmaster jailed for abusing boys
6 February 2014
The former headmaster of a school attended by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been jailed for eight years for sexually abusing five pupils.

Roland Peter Wright, 83, of Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire, abused boys aged between eight and 13 at Caldicott Preparatory School from 1959 to 1970….

Judge Joanna Cutts QC told Wright: “These offences were so serious that it is beyond question that only a custodial sentence can be justified.

“I have to sentence you for multiple offending against each of these victims.

“This was prolonged activity, the boys were groomed by a master at a school responsible for their care.”….

At his trial last year, Amersham Crown Court was told Wright was the centre of a paedophile ring at the school….
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26073155

70% of shelved child abuse inquiries could be reopened following complaints by victims
Paul Peachey  Crime Correspondent
Wednesday 05 February 2014
Dozens of historic child abuse inquiries could be restarted following complaints by victims of being let down by the criminal justice system.
Senior police revealed yesterday that 70 per cent of shelved cases so far examined have been sent for review because of flaws in the original investigation.

The figures emerged yesterday after senior police accepted that the “whole system” of investigating child abuse cases had to be improved after bungled investigations into child-grooming cases and the failure to call Jimmy Savile to account while he was alive….

Police training has been overhauled following the failure to identify years of abuse by child grooming gangs who targeted and manipulated vulnerable victims.

Seven men were jailed last year after they were convicted of plying young girls with drink and drugs before forcing them to commit sex acts. Police missed numerous chances to intervene because their stories of extreme depravity were not believed….

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/70-of-shelved-child-abuse-inquiries-could-be-reopened-following-complaints-by-victims-9110066.html

Supreme Court Oral Argument Audio and Transcript

Presented by The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 02 February 2014.
Facts of the Case

Doyle R. Paroline pled guilty to possession of 150-300 images of child pornography. Included among those files on his computer were two photographs of Amy Unknown, a victim of child pornography. He was sentenced to 24 months of incarceration followed by release under supervision. Under a federal statute that mandates full restitution to victims of child pornography by those convicted of creating, distributing or possessing such material, the Government and Amy sought restitution in the amount of nearly $3.4 million. The district court denied restitution and held that the statute required the Government to prove that Paroline’s possession of the images was the proximate cause of the injuries for which restitution was sought. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed and held that Paroline was responsible for restitution for all the victim’s losses even if his criminal acts occurred after the victim’s losses.

Question
To recover restitution, must either the government or the victim establish a causal relationship between the defendant’s conduct and the victim’s harm or damages?
http://www.childlaw.us/supreme-court-oral-argument-audio-and-transcript/

Dave Lee Travis trial: DJ ‘knew Jimmy Savile liked young girls’ and thought ‘good luck to him’ , Jimmy Savile investigation lands at unnamed school in West Bridgford, Queen Elizabeth and Cameron issued warrants for a paedophile ring?

January 25, 2014 Comments Off on Dave Lee Travis trial: DJ ‘knew Jimmy Savile liked young girls’ and thought ‘good luck to him’ , Jimmy Savile investigation lands at unnamed school in West Bridgford, Queen Elizabeth and Cameron issued warrants for a paedophile ring?

Dave Lee Travis trial: DJ ‘knew Jimmy Savile liked young girls’ and thought ‘good luck to him’
Jennifer Cockerell Friday 24 January 2014

Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis told police after his arrest on suspicion of sexual offences that he would have reported fellow BBC broadcaster Jimmy Savile if he had known he was a paedophile.

Travis said he knew that Savile liked young girls and thought “good luck to him”.

But he told police that he did not think the girls were under-age, jurors at London’s Southwark Crown Court heard.

Reading extracts from interviews with police after Travis’s arrest in November 2012, junior prosecutor Teresa Hay said that, although the defendant denied the offences, he described such groping behaviour as the “norm” during the 1970s.

Ms Hay told jurors: “He said if he had touched someone’s breasts he would admit it as it was considered to be a bit flirtatious at the time and no-one thought that much about it….

68-year-old Travis from Buckinghamshire, denies 13 indecent assaults and one sexual assault, dating back to 1976 at the height of his fame….
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/dave-lee-travis-trial-dj-knew-jimmy-savile-liked-young-girls-and-thought-good-luck-to-him-9083169.html

Jimmy Savile investigation lands at unnamed school in West Bridgford
By Nottingham Post January 25, 2014
LAWYERS acting for victims in the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal are now looking into the activities of the disgraced DJ at a Notts secondary school.

The school in West Bridgford has not been named but it is understood that the BBC presenter hosted roadshows there in the 1970s….

Eight sex abuse complaints, made to Notts Police in light of Operation Yewtree – set up by the Metropolitan Police in the wake of the scandal – have been referred to the Met, although not all necessarily relate to Savile himself….
http://www.nottinghampost.com/Did-Savile-strike-70s-visits-Notts-school/story-20499130-detail/story.html

Queen Elizabeth and Cameron issued warrants for a paedophile ring?
Judy Byington Saratoga Springs Child Abuse Examiner
January 25, 2014

Today Queen Elizabeth and UK Prime Minister David Cameron were issued arrest warrants. The two were charged with sexual crimes against children as part of an international pedophile ring.

“We have enough evidence to prosecute and hold both the Prime Minister and Queen of England” said ex-Royal Military Policeman Matt Taylor….
http://www.examiner.com/article/queen-elizabeth-and-cameron-issued-warrants-for-a-paedophile-ring

Ritual Crimes, Ritual Murder, Son of Sam – Process, Jersey’s Haut de la Garenne, Ritual Abuse-Torture

April 7, 2013 Comments Off on Ritual Crimes, Ritual Murder, Son of Sam – Process, Jersey’s Haut de la Garenne, Ritual Abuse-Torture

– Man admits trying to sacrifice son at cemetery
– The case of a vodou curse, drugs and rape heads to trial
– Lover given 15 years for ‘ritual’ killing
– Forensic evidence brought for ritual murder case
– Devils in the Heartland: The ritualistic killing of Arlis Perry  “Terry became convinced that Perry’s murder at Stanford was connected to the Son of Sam murders via a nationwide satanic cult called the Process Church of the Final Judgment.”
– ‘I have known about Jersey paedophiles for 15 years,’ says award-winning journalist – Jersey’s Haut de la Garenne
– Ritual Abuse-Torture Within Families/Groups

Man admits trying to sacrifice son at cemetery
4/5/13  SAN DIEGO — A man who tried to sacrifice his 8-year-old son at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego pleaded guilty Friday to attempted murder, leaving it up to a judge to decide if he was insane at the time of the offense.

Joseph Adalberto Ramirez, 32, also admitted allegations that he inflicted great bodily injury on the victim and used a piece of broken glass to injure him. Ramirez faces 13 years in prison if he’s found sane. If a judge finds he was insane when he committed the crime, he would be sent to a state mental hospital….

Paredes testified that Ramirez started acting strangely after being baptized at a Christian church….  Once at the cemetery, Ramirez had the family drink sangria and eat energy bars, calling it `The Last Supper,” according to Paredes.

After he was arrested, witnesses said Ramirez said something about his grandmother being evil, according to court testimony.
http://fox5sandiego.com/2013/04/05/man-admits-trying-to-sacrifice-son-at-cemetery/

The case of a vodou curse, drugs and rape heads to trial 

Saturday, 04.06.13
By DAVID OVALLE

When a New York woman believed she had a vodou curse placed upon her, she turned to a Miami religious practitioner named Pierre Jenty, investigators say. But after paying more than $20,000 to Jenty, sometimes for help with the “spirits” to win the lottery, her experience ended in a North Miami hotel room — with the older man drugging and raping her, according to prosecutors….
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/06/3327302/the-case-of-a-vodou-curse-drugs.html

Lover given 15 years for ‘ritual’ killing
Published in: Legalbrief Today  Date: Wed 03 April 2013  Category: In Court Issue No: 3245
Keeping satanic symbols, speaking in tongues and performing weird rituals were the things Grace Tommy (37) was exposed to while she was in a relationship with her killer, Samantha Mitchell (38), who was sentenced yesterday to 15 years’ imprisonment, says a report in The Herald.

Tommy’s sister welcomed the sentence, handed down in the Eastern Cape High Court (Port Elizabeth), and detailed the bizarre life of the couple before it ended in the death. Mitchell was convicted of killing Tommy in their flat in December 2009….In handing down sentence, the judge said Mitchell had deprived the court of vital information about the motive behind Tommy’s death. ‘The accused has not been honest to the court, especially regarding the manner in which the deceased got the injuries that led to her death.’
http://www.legalbrief.co.za/article.php?story=20130403082938269

Forensic evidence brought for ritual murder case 14 November 2012 Estelle Ellis

IN evidence that could have been straight from an episode of CSI, a top forensic analyst told the judge yesterday that neither of the two statements ritual murder accused Samantha Mitchell made to the police nor what she told ambulance personnel could be the truth.

The blood, lieutenant-colonel Johannes Marthinus Kock said, tells a different story. Kock reconstructed the crime scene – using photographs of Grace Tommy’s body and the flat on the night of the murder….
http://www.peherald.com/news/article/10010

Devils in the Heartland: The ritualistic killing of Arlis Perry
By Kristen Grace  June 25, 2012

Nearly four decades have passed since a young woman from Bismarck was murdered in a satanic ritual inside a church in Palo Alto, Calif. The brutal killing of Arlis Perry even today remains unsolved, but the secret of the cult that many people believe was responsible for her death, The Process Church, lives on. And so do the rumors.

The horrific murder of the 19-year-old newlywed made headlines across the nation after Perry’s mutilated, nearly nude body was found Oct. 13, 1974, on the floor of the Stanford University Memorial Church in Palo Alto.

Perry’s murder was investigated by detectives from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department who suspected the killer or killers lived in the neighborhoods surrounding the university. But in Bismarck, other rumors were circulating.

Arlis Perry’s in-laws, Duncan and Donna Perry, were shaken when told that she had attempted to convert members of a satanic cult in Mandan to Christianity. It would take a best-selling book from an investigative journalist from New York City to uncover that Perry’s murderers may have been from her hometown….

In August 1977, a 24-year-old postal clerk named David Berkowitz was arrested as the Son of Sam and promptly confessed to acting alone in the shootings. Terry believed that important parts of Berkowitz’s confession sounded scripted or contradictory. The New York City police closed the case, but Terry continued his own investigation.

Eventually, the Queens (N.Y.) district attorney and the Yonkers Police Department concurred with Terry’s determination that Berkowitz did not act alone. Five .44-caliber shootings had occurred in Queens, and Yonkers was the suburban city where Berkowitz lived during the year of the Son of Sam attacks.

Berkowitz himself also subsequently confirmed Terry’s investigation, admitting he actually did two of the Son of Sam attacks (killing three people) while fellow members of a satanic cult he belonged to did the others.

Following his 10-year pursuit of the Son of Sam investigation, Terry wrote “The Ultimate Evil.” Surprisingly, the book begins with the Perry murder in the Stanford University Chapel. During his enduring investigation, Terry became convinced that Perry’s murder at Stanford was connected to the Son of Sam murders via a nationwide satanic cult called the Process Church of the Final Judgment.

The Process Church was formed in England in the 1960s after Robert and Mary Ann De Grimston couldn’t resolve issues with the Church of Scientology. They developed their own church and soon were labeled Satanists because they worshiped both Christ and Satan. The couple believed that at the end of the world, Satan and Christ would collaborate; Christ would judge the living and dead, and Satan would execute the judgments.

Berkowitz, Charles Manson and William Mentzer, the convicted killer of Hollywood producer Roy Radin, were all believed to be members of the Process Church or one of its related spinoff cults….
http://www.greatplainsexaminer.com/2012/06/25/the-killing-of-arlis-perry/


‘I have known about Jersey paedophiles for 15 years,’ says award-winning journalist

By EILEEN FAIRWEATHER 02 March 2008
The award-winning journalist who exposed terrible abuse in Islington children’s homes now reveals horrifying links to sinister discoveries at Jersey’s Haut de la Garenne.
I met the frightened policeman at an isolated country restaurant, many miles from his home and station. Detective Constable Peter Cook had finally despaired, and decided to blow the whistle to a reporter.

He was risking his career, so made me scribble my notes into a tiny pad beneath the tablecloth. He had uncovered a vicious child sex ring, with victims in both Britain and the Channel Islands, and he wanted me to get his information to police abuse specialists in London. Incredibly, he claimed that his superiors had barred him from alerting them.

He feared a cover-up: many ring members were powerful and wealthy. But I did not think him paranoid: I specialised in exposing child abuse scandals and knew, from separate sources, of men apparently linked to this ring.

They included an aristocrat, clerics and a social services chief. Their friends included senior police officers.

Repeatedly, inquiries by junior detectives were closed down, so I, a journalist, was asked to convey confidential information from one police officer to others. It seemed surreal. I duly met trusted contacts at the National Criminal-Intelligence Squad. That was more than 12 years ago, and little happened – until now.

Last weekend, a child’s remains were found at a former children’s home on Jersey amid claims of a paedophile ring. More than 200 children who lived at Haut de la Garenne have described horrific sexual and physical torture dating back to the Sixties.

When I heard the news, my eyes filled with tears. I felt heartbroken, not least at my own powerlessness. I have known for more than 15 years about Channel Islands paedophiles victimising children in the British care system….

Disturbing allegations about the murder of children in care have characterised other scandals I investigated in Britain, but today I can reveal for the first time the links between the abuse I uncovered at care homes in Islington, North London, and the horrifying discoveries on Jersey.

I have never before written that 14-year-old Jason Swift, killed in 1985 by a paedophile gang, is believed to have lived in Islington council’s Conewood Street home. Two sources claimed this when I investigated Islington’s 12 care homes for The Mail on Sunday’s sister paper, the London Evening Standard, in the early Nineties.

But hundreds of children’s files mysteriously disappeared in Islington and, without documentation, this was not evidence enough….

We did, however, prove that every home included staff who were paedophiles, child pornographers or pimps. Concerned police secretly confirmed that several Islington workers were believed “networkers”, major operators in the supply of children for abuse and pornography.

Some of these were from the Channel Islands or regularly took Islington children there on unofficial visits. In light of the grisly discoveries at Haut de la Garenne, the link now seems significant, but at the time we were so overwhelmed by abuse allegations nearer home that this connection never emerged.

What we did report prompted the sort of vehement official denials that have come to characterise child abuse claims. Margaret Hodge, then council leader, denounced us as Right-wing “gutter journalists” who supposedly bribed children to lie.

Our findings were eventually vindicated by Government-ordered inquiries, and two British Press Awards….

Now Jersey police under deputy chief Lenny Harper – a ‘new broom’ outsider – have been secretly investigating a paedophile ring linked to the island’s care homes for months, I have been struck by common factors with the British abuse scandals: innocent-sounding sailing trips, where children can be isolated and abused, away from prying eyes, then delivered to other abusers; the familiar smearing of whistle-blowers; and the suppression of damning reports.

Jersey social worker Simon Bellwood was sacked early last year after speaking out, and popular health minister Stuart Syvret, 42, was fired in November after publicising the suppressed Sharp Report into abuse allegations….
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-523706/I-known-Jersey-paedophiles-15-years-says-award-winning-journalist.html

Ritual Abuse-Torture Within Families/Groups
Authors: Jeanne Sarson a; Linda MacDonald b
Affiliations:
a Independent Scholar, Nova Scotia
b Nova Scotia Department of Health, Truvo, Nova Scotia, Canada
DOI: 10.1080/10926770801926146
Publication Frequency: 8 issues per year
Published in:  Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, Volume 16, Issue 4 July 2008 , pages 419 – 438

Abstract
Case studies provide insights into identifying 10 violent thematic issues as components of a pattern of family/group ritual abuse-torture (RAT) victimization. Narratives from victimized women suggest that victimization generally begins in infancy or soon thereafter. A visual model of RAT displays the organization of the co-culture. Examples of the family/group gatherings known as “rituals and ceremonies” provide insights into how these gatherings are used to normalize pedophilic violence. Global activism afforded the first effort ever to track RAT and human trafficking. Recognizing RAT as an emerging form of non-state actor torture, discontinuing the use of language that sexualizes adult-child relationships, and promoting human rights education are suggested social solutions.

INTRODUCTION
Insights into the reality of ritual abuse-torture (RAT) victimization began for the authors in 1993 with a phone call from a woman who planned to commit suicide in 4 days. Sara (not her real name) said this was “the last time [I’m] ever going to reach out for help.” Unraveling the chaos of Sara’s world to find meaning in her contextualized expressions of life was essential to providing her with effective interventions. Sara reported being born and remaining actively captive in a RAT family/group for over 30 years. Efforts undertaken to develop a framework that organized Sara’s victimization led to the identification of 10 violent thematic issues/behaviors constituting relational norms within RAT family/groups (Sarson & MacDonald, 2007): (a) neglect and abuse of many forms (e.g., verbal, emotional, physical, sexual, financial); (b) being terrorized by acts of violence, such as the killing of a pet and being threatened with death if she disclosed the violence and abuse; (c) human-animal violence, including bestiality and/or being “trained” to harm animals; (d) torture (e.g., physical, sexual, and mind-spirit); (e) rampageous pedophilia; (f) necrophilic and pseudonecrophilic acts, such as drugging or choking her into unconsciousness and raping her dead-like body; (g) forced self-harming behaviors; (h) enduring horrifying acts, such as being forced to watch another child tortured and gang raped; (i) human trafficking victimization and exploitation (e.g., pedophilic and adult pornography; being used as a drug carrier); and (j) forced participation in violent organized pedophilic family/group gatherings coded as “rituals and ceremonies.” Using such a framework to comprehend Sara’s family/group system was successful in guiding Sara’s gradual exit and ongoing healing processes. It also prompted the following questions: (a) Would this framework define the RAT victimization of others? (b) If so, would it be representative of this specific population? (c) If so, could their experiential narratives then be considered a collective perspective of life within RAT families and like-minded groups?….

CONCLUSION
Just who are ritual abuse-torturers? Babiak and Hare (2006) wrote that psychopathy is found in 1% of the general population and “that about 20 to 25% of men who persistently abuse and batter their partners are psychopaths” (p. 286); maybe the answer lies in this reality. Psychopaths can be parents. Of the four case studies presented, three spoke of their father’s violence against their mothers, often compounded by alcoholic rage. Two of these three mothers were considered not to be involved in RAT. Sara stated that alcohol was not present in her household. Although her mother actively participated in inflicting RAT victimization, she was still subjected to misogynistic and physical violence. Could it be that ritual abuse-torturers have remained so invisible that they have yet to be considered a specific psychopathic group within society? When exposed, might they fall into the category of being sadistic human predators?
http://www.wunrn.com/news/2008/12_08/12_15_08/121508_ritual.htm

Teenage sex slave raped 90 times in one weekend, Report suggested that Savile could have been stopped decades ago

March 13, 2013 Comments Off on Teenage sex slave raped 90 times in one weekend, Report suggested that Savile could have been stopped decades ago

Teenage sex slave raped 90 times in one weekend despite authorities saying she wasn’t at risk
–  UK Police Had Jimmy Savile Abuse Records In 1960s: Report
Jimmy Savile police ‘reluctant to investigate because of celebrity status’
– Jimmy Savile investigator offers to help round up 1980s paedophile ring

Teenage sex slave raped 90 times in one weekend despite authorities saying she wasn’t at risk
Girl gave evidence to committee despite still being ‘deeply traumatised’
CSJ report claims efforts to tackle slavery in a state of crisis
More than 1,000 adults and children trafficked into or within UK in 2011/12

By James Rush

10 March 2013

A teenage girl was raped 90 times in one weekend it has been revealed, in a shocking report into modern-day slavery in the UK.

The report, due to be published tomorrow by the Centre for Social Justice, contains evidence from the girl, who was 16 at the time she was taken into slavery and raped by 90 men.

The girl, who gave evidence to the committee despite still being ‘deeply traumatised’ by the attacks, did not come from a background which put her at risk, but became enslaved after befriending girls vulnerable to abuse, it has been reported….
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2291037/Centre-Social-Justice-Teenage-sex-slave-raped-90-times-weekend-despite-authorities-saying-wasnt-risk.html

UK Police Had Jimmy Savile Abuse Records In 1960s: Report
03/11/13
LONDON — An independent report into how British police handled allegations against disgraced late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile said Tuesday that police held records that connected him to sexual abuse as early as 1964, but failed to carry out an investigation.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, an independent police oversight group, found that police recorded five allegations and two pieces of intelligence against Savile during his lifetime.

Once one of Britain’s most popular entertainers, Savile’s reputation took a dive after his death in 2011 at age 84, when hundreds of witnesses and victims came forward accusing him of sexual abuse. Police have since described the television and radio presenter as a serial sexual predator who used his fame to target young victims across Britain.

Tuesday’s report suggested that Savile could have been stopped decades ago.

The earliest found intelligence record held by the pedophile unit at Scotland Yard dates from about 1964, but was only uncovered last year, the report said. The record, which just contained brief notes, referred to Savile as a “well known disc jockey” and to sexual abuse involving students at a children’s home. No investigation was carried out as a result of that intelligence, the report said.

“Its existence suggests that, by 1964, Savile was known to (police) officers investigating sexual offences against children,” the report said. “On the basis of what we know now, there appears to have been, at the very least, an opportunity to investigate his behavior then.”

The second intelligence record was an anonymous letter sent to police in 1998. It urged Scotland Yard to stop Savile’s activities, but police marked it as “sensitive” because of his celebrity status. It was never investigated and not shared with other police forces….

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/12/jimmy-savile-sex-abuse-uk-police-records_n_2860530.html

Jimmy Savile police ‘reluctant to investigate because of celebrity status’

Watchdog highlights failures in information sharing between forces and reveals DJ could have been stopped in 1964

Josh Halliday and Haroon Siddique
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 12 March 2013
Jimmy Savile’s celebrity status contributed to the police’s failure to prevent him sexually abusing hundreds of young people over five decades when they could have stopped him in the 1960s, the compiler of a highly critical report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has said.

The watchdog’s inquiry into the police’s handling of Savile revealed that the disgraced DJ, who died in October 2011, could have been stopped as early as 1964 but police mishandled evidence and dismissed victims.

Drusilla Sharpling, from HMIC, said police appeared to be reluctant to investigate Savile because of his high public profile….

The inspectorate described a “cultural mistrust” of evidence from children, warning that procedures adopted by various agencies over many years had left vulnerable young people unprotected by the criminal justice system….

In 1963, a Cheshire man was told by a police officer to “forget about it” and “move on” when he reported an allegation of rape by Savile, according to HMIC.

Another man who tried to report an assault his girlfriend had suffered at a recording of Top of the Pops was told by police he “could be arrested for making such allegations” and dismissed….
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/mar/12/jimmy-savile-police-celebrity-status

Jimmy Savile investigator offers to help round up 1980s paedophile ring

MARTIN HICKMAN
Tuesday 12 March 2013

Mark Williams-Thomas, the child protection expert who exposed Jimmy Savile, has offered to help catch an alleged establishment paedophile ring that used its connections to escape justice decades ago.

The former police officer – who researched and presented ITV’s documentary on the dark side of the BBC star – said that victims reluctant to report the abuse they experienced at Elm Guest House in London could contact him directly. Mr Williams-Thomas said he would consider making a documentary about the case if a new police inquiry, Operation Fernbridge, turned out to be unsuccessful.

He stressed that he had “100 per cent faith” in the inquiry into claims that children in care were abused at the property in Rocks Lane, Barnes, in the early 1980s by powerful figures from across public life.

But he urged anyone who felt able to report their experiences to come forward, saying it was crucial for Scotland Yard to collect more evidence before making any further arrests.

He also divulged that he had already passed evidence to the police about the case, adding that the stories he was hearing about it were “horrendous”.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/jimmy-savile-investigator-offers-to-help-round-up-1980s-paedophile-ring-8531705.html

Files Show Church Missteps, Evasions With Priests, Josh Powell’s in-laws want law to protect kids, Abuse victims ‘trafficked abroad’

February 3, 2013 Comments Off on Files Show Church Missteps, Evasions With Priests, Josh Powell’s in-laws want law to protect kids, Abuse victims ‘trafficked abroad’

Files Show Church Missteps, Evasions With Priests
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 2, 2013

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Archdiocese of Los Angeles released 12,000 pages of personnel files on sexually abusive priests that Archbishop Jose Gomez described as “brutal and painful reading.” While many of the names of the abusers and accusations against them were known, the files reveal previously undisclosed details of how the church transferred priests out of state, sent them to therapists who wouldn’t report crimes and suppressed information from reaching the public. Lawyers for the archdiocese and priests who objected to the records being released did not return phone calls or an email seeking comment. Among the revelations in the trove of documents:

The church records show the archdiocese maneuvered behind the scenes to avoid a possible lawsuit against a priest over abuse allegations in Los Angeles. In 2007, five former altar boys from Tucson, Ariz., were awarded $1.5 million each as part of the archdiocese’s $660 million clergy-abuse settlement. The five said they were abused by the Rev. Kevin Barmasse, who was sent to Arizona during the 1980s after he’d been accused of child molestation in Los Angeles. The records show Monsignor Thomas Curry told Mahony in a Nov. 10, 1989, confidential memo that “the young boy involved is now about eighteen, so Kevin should certainly not return for another two years by which time the period for filing law suits will have passed.” Later that month, Mahony advised Barmasse to stay away from Los Angeles. “Your presence in this area … would greatly increase the possibility of a suit against you,” Mahony wrote. Barmasse was never criminally prosecuted.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/02/02/us/ap-us-california-church-abuse-glance.html

Josh Powell’s in-laws want law to protect kids
February 2, 2013 OLYMPIA — The parents of a missing Utah mother pushed Friday for changes in Washington state laws on custody cases, saying proposed legislation might have prevented the killing of their two grandchildren.

Chuck and Judy Cox testified before a state Senate committee considering a bill that would restrict or block visitation rights for someone who is the subject of a murder investigation.

They told lawmakers the legislation could have changed the course of the case involving their missing daughter, Susan Powell, whose husband, Josh Powell, killed himself and their young kids during a parental visit last year….

http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/yhr/saturday/794502-8/josh-powells-in-laws-want-law-to-protect-kids

Abuse victims ‘trafficked abroad’
Seventies paedophile ring in Barnes extended to Amsterdam, say two men who claim they were abused in brothels
James Hanning , Paul Cahalan Sunday 03 February 2013

Two alleged victims of a sophisticated paedophile ring at the centre of a police investigation claim they were taken on trips to Amsterdam where they were sexually abused in brothels in the 1980s.

One male victim had been taken from the Grafton Close care home in Richmond, south-west London, it is claimed, and, as well as being trafficked in Amsterdam, was rented out to customers at the Elm Guest House, a bed and breakfast nearby. Another man has claimed he was taken to Amsterdam on a different trip.

Police are understood to be looking into the men’s claims as part of Operation Fernbridge, an investigation into historic child abuse set up in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. Detectives are building a picture of the reach of the network – which allegedly used the property – and have seized a number of files from local authorities.

The Elm Guest House in Rocks Lane, Barnes, said to have been frequented in the Seventies and Eighties by prominent peoples including former Tory politicians, is at the centre of the investigation….

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/abuse-victims-trafficked-abroad-8478607.html

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