Ghislaine Maxwell is ‘worse’ than Jeffrey Epstein, claims accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre

July 17, 2020 § Leave a comment

Ghislaine Maxwell is ‘worse’ than Jeffrey Epstein, claims accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre: ‘She is a monster

“Very well known names,” Giuffre replied. “The government officials, the politicians, the royalty, they were taping everybody every moment when you walked into the New York mansion, to Palm Beach — everything was being filmed.”

Yahoo Celebrity Taryn Ryder Jul 16th 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell “was the mastermind” behind “sick pedophile” Jeffrey Epstein and deserves to spend the rest of her life in prison, according to one alleged victim.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was abused by Maxwell and Epstein as a teenager, spoke to Gayle King on CBS This Morning about why she thinks the British socialite is worse than the deceased billionaire.

“She’s worse than Epstein,” Giuffre declared. “She did things even worse than Epstein did. She was vicious, she was evil and she was a woman.”….

“I asked her, I said, ‘Why are you having all these girls come in and sleep with your boyfriend?’” Giuffre told King. “And she was like, ‘So I don’t have to do it all the time.’ She made a joke out of it. She did it to make Jeffrey happy, for sure, she did it because she loved the control of people. Jeffrey was a sick pedophile, but she was the mastermind.”

Maxwell, 58, was arrested on July 2 and charged with recruiting at least three girls, one as young as 14, for Epstein to abuse between 1994 and 1997. She pleaded not guilty to all charges.

“I know that woman. I’ve known her really well,” Giuffre told King. “She was pulling his strings, she had his money, he had her contacts, but Ghislaine was much more conniving and smart than Epstein ever was.”

Among Giuffre’s other claims is that she was forced to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew on three occasions when she was only 17 years old. Prince Andrew has denied her allegations. As for the photo that appears to show him with his arm around Giuffre during one of these instances, he has said it could be doctored….

Giuffre “absolutely” believes Maxwell’s life is in danger because of the elites she could help take down.

“If she squeals on some of the people that she has videos on, they won’t be happy with her talking about that,” Giuffre explained.

“And when you say that she has videos or she has knowledge of videos that exist about people, people like who?” King asked. “Well-known names?”

“Very well known names,” Giuffre replied. “The government officials, the politicians, the royalty, they were taping everybody every moment when you walked into the New York mansion, to Palm Beach — everything was being filmed.”

Giuffre said she doesn’t think these people knew they were being filmed and speculated Maxwell and Epstein had a blackmail scheme…..

https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2020/07/16/ghislaine-maxwell-is-worse-than-jeffrey-epstein-claims-accuser-virginia-roberts-giuffre-she-is-a-monster/24563772/

Ghislaine Maxwell prepared to snitch on ‘big names’ to save herself

July 7, 2020 § Leave a comment

Ghislaine Maxwell prepared to snitch on ‘big names’ to save herself

https://pagesix.com/2020/07/04/ghislaine-maxwell-prepared-to-snitch-on-big-names-to-save-herself/

Many powerful people connected to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell — including Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and Leslie Wexner — could be “extremely worried right now” following Maxwell’s arrest — because she wrongly believed they were protecting her.

Steven Hoffenberg, a former business associate of Epstein’s (and who temporarily managed the New York Post in 1993), said, “She’s going to be naming some big names — not only in terms of those who abused underage girls at Epstein’s parties — but also those who made financial agreements with Epstein or benefited from his generosity, including flying on his plane and staying at his homes.”

He said it was a shock for Maxwell to be arrested on charges that she groomed underage women to have sex with the infamous pedophile. He explained, “Ghislaine thought she was untouchable — that she’d be protected by the intelligence communities she and Jeffrey helped with information: the Israeli intelligence services, and Les Wexner, who has given millions to Israel; by Prince Andrew, President Clinton and even by President Trump, who was well-known to be an acquaintance of her and Epstein’s.”….

Both Andrew and Trump deny any knowledge of or involvement in underage sex. Clinton has never been accused of such while associating with Epstein, and recently denied a claim that he had an affair with Maxwell. However, he admits he traveled on Epstein’s private plane, known as the Lolita Express.

Prince Andrew allegedly compared teen accuser to his daughters before sex

June 5, 2020 Comments Off on Prince Andrew allegedly compared teen accuser to his daughters before sex

Prince Andrew allegedly compared teen accuser to his daughters before sex
By Lee Brown  May 28, 2020

Prince Andrew teased Virginia Roberts Giuffre for being just a few years older than his own daughters before having sex with her for the first time, she said in a new interview.

The longtime accuser told the new four-part Netflix docu-series “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich” that the British royal “sexually abused” her at 17 even after the comparison to his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

Giuffre insisted that Andrew knew how old she was because Epstein’s accused madame, Ghislaine Maxwell, had them all play a “favorite guessing game” while they were in her London townhouse in 2001….

“I wasn’t Prince Andrew’s prostitute, because I was trafficked to him — and I was a kid,” she told the series.
Epstein’s former IT guy, Steve Scully, 70, also recalled how he saw Andrew “grinding” against a topless Giuffre when they were all at the late pedophile’s private “orgy island,” Little St. James.

“It was probably around 2004, I saw Prince Andrew,” he said, saying she was with a girl who was “young” and “didn’t have a top on.”
“They were engaged in foreplay — he was grabbing her and grinding against her,” he told the show.
Investigators later showed Scully the photo of Andrew and Giuffre together in 2001. “As soon as I saw her — that was the girl he was kind of grinding against at the pool,” he insisted….

Buckingham Palace told Netflix, “It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York had any form of contact or sexual relationship with Virginia Roberts.”

Maxwell also denies all the allegations, saying she “had no involvement in or knowledge of Epstein’s alleged misconduct.”
https://nypost.com/2020/05/28/prince-andrew-allegedly-compared-accuser-to-daughters-before-sex/

Cult child sex abuse case starts – Verdade Celestial, U.N. albinism expert aims to end ritual murders, Scandal Involving Shamanistic Cult Threatens S. Korean President

November 17, 2016 Comments Off on Cult child sex abuse case starts – Verdade Celestial, U.N. albinism expert aims to end ritual murders, Scandal Involving Shamanistic Cult Threatens S. Korean President

– Cult child sex abuse case starts (“Verdade Celestial”)
– After abuse as a girl, U.N. albinism expert aims to end ritual murders
– Swirling Scandal Involving Shamanistic Cult Threatens S. Korean President

Cult child sex abuse case starts
by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 15-11-2016
The trial of the leader of a fake religious sect called “Verdade Celestial” (Celestial Truth) and seven other defendants accused of sexually abusing children in a farm near Palmela, south of Lisbon, is to begin this Tuesday.

The main pedophile was arrested in June 2015 when he was pretending to be a psychologist and called himself the leader of the religious sect. He has been charged with dozens of crimes of rape, pimping, child pornography, some of which against his own son.

The accusation said the defendants “showed total disrespect for the children” who attended the farm for tutoring or to participate in activities organised by the religious leader who convinced them that the sexual abuse they were subjected to was “purifying acts”.

The cult leader is also suspected of charging other child molesters who wanted to abuse the children who went to the farm.
http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/cult-child-sex-abuse-case-starts/40196


After abuse as a girl, U.N. albinism expert aims to end ritual murders
World News Wed Nov 16, 2016 By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Ikponwosa Ero was five years old, she couldn’t walk down the street in Nigeria without being abused for having albinism — a lack of pigmentation in the skin, hair and eyes….

People with albinism are frequently shunned, attacked and even killed across Africa. In many countries, their body parts are believed to bring wealth and good luck and are prized in witchcraft for use in charms and magical potions.

Ero’s mother comforted her, telling her that God does not make mistakes, and fought for her to attend school, despite her poor eyesight, a common problem for people with the condition….

Ero’s priority is to end the brutal machete attacks on people with albinism by assailants seeking to use their body parts in witchcraft.

More than 600 attacks have taken place in 26 African countries since 2007, with almost two-thirds of the victims being children, she said.

“There is the witchcraft belief that if the attacks are happening to people while they are alive, then the potion is more powerful,” Ero said….

Ero was accompanied by Isaac Mwaura, Kenya’s first member of parliament with albinism, who organized in October a beauty pageant for people with albinism in Kenya to reduce stigma….

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-rights-albinos-idUSKBN13B2JQ


Swirling Scandal Involving Shamanistic Cult Threatens S. Korean President
October 29, 2016 Elise Hu

Tens of thousands demonstrated in cities across South Korea on Saturday, demanding President Park Geun-hye step down from office. Her approval rating has hit an unprecedented low of 14 percent and Park’s ordered all 10 of her senior aides to resign, following revelations an unelected, unappointed confidant was receiving advance copies and altering dozens of confidential policy speeches. They have led to charges that the friend is a secret “puppet master” and the real power behind “the throne.”

President Park apologized to the country in a rare nationally-televised address this week. She said she sought her old friend’s opinion only in the early part of her presidency, before her staff was in place.

It goes beyond tinkering with speeches, however. This scandal involves not only tens of millions of dollars and charges of influence-peddling, but of spiritual guides from a “Shamanistic prophet,” voices from the dead and — wait for it — dressage, the competitive form of horse-dancing….

The old friend of the president’s, Choi Soon-sil, also runs two non-profit foundations that prosecutors say boasted of its ties with the president to collect more than $70 million in donations from the country’s major conglomerates. Prosecutors opened up an investigation into the foundations in early October, and are seeking Choi, who is accused of siphoning some of those funds for personal use — including to cover equestrian training for her daughter, Chung Yoo-ra. (Choi emerged in Germany over the weekend and denies any wrongdoing.)….

Choi Soon-sil is the daughter of a man the president considered her mentor, Choi Tae-min. He claimed to be a pastor from a tiny pseudo-Christian sect, but a leaked diplomatic cable from the U.S. Embassy describes him as a ‘Rasputin’-like character and his “church” is described by Korean media as more of a “Shamanistic cult.” The New York Times explains further:

“Mr. Choi was the founder of an obscure sect called the Church of Eternal Life. He befriended Ms. Park, 40 years his junior, soon after her mother was assassinated in 1974. According to a report by the Korean intelligence agency from the 1970s that was published by a South Korean news magazine in 2007, Mr. Choi initially approached Ms. Park by telling her that her mother had appeared in his dreams, asking him to help her.

Mr. Choi was a former police officer who had also been a Buddhist monk and a convert to Roman Catholicism. (He also used seven different names and was married six times by the time he died in 1994 at the age of 82.) He became a mentor to Ms. Park, helping her run a pro-government volunteer group called Movement for a New Mind.”….
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/29/499864915/swirling-scandal-involving-shamanistic-cult-threatens-s-korean-president

Ottawa diocese repeatedly warned about local clergy’s most notorious abuser

May 19, 2016 Comments Off on Ottawa diocese repeatedly warned about local clergy’s most notorious abuser

Ottawa diocese repeatedly warned about local clergy’s most notorious abuser

Andrew Duffy, Ottawa Citizen
May 18, 2016

The Archdiocese of Ottawa continues to pay for the many sins of Rev. Dale Crampton.

Court documents reveal that the diocese has paid $741,783.44 in compensation to 10 of Crampton’s victims, who were sexually abused by the Catholic priest between 1963 and 1982.

More lawsuits are before the courts. The victims in those cases are seeking $3.7 million.

In total, the diocese now knows of at least 17 people who say they were victimized by the priest as children.

Through interviews and court documents, the Citizen has learned that members of the Ottawa clergy were warned at least seven times about Crampton’s sexual misconduct, beginning in 1965….

Crampton is the most notorious perpetrator in Ottawa’s clergy sexual abuse scandal, a pedophile and alcoholic who has cost the diocese and its insurance companies more money than any other priest….

At least four priests were told about Crampton’s abuse. What’s more, two complainants said they approached senior diocesan officials with allegations of abuse between 1980 and 1986….

“The archdiocese knew. They knew in the ’60s,” charged C.B., a retired educator. “A lot of other people could have been saved, and not subjected to abuse as I was, and more serious kinds of abuse … He was just getting started with me.”….

The diocese has publicly apologized to Crampton’s victims, but it has never admitted mistakes in how it dealt with the priest.

It has, however, changed the way it manages allegations of sexual abuse against Ottawa clergy.

In 2011, the Archdiocese of Ottawa issued a protocol that requires all clergy members and church employees to report any allegation of child sexual abuse to the Office of the Archbishop and to the Children’s Aid Society….

Lawyer Robert Talach, who has represented 10 of Crampton’s victims in lawsuits against the diocese, said that attitude is at the heart of the clergy sex abuse scandal.

The church, he said, operated behind “an institutional veil of secrecy” designed to protect its reputation, even at the expense of children’s safety.

It is why, Talach said, that he’s not surprised the Archdiocese of Ottawa was warned seven times about Crampton.

“It’s not unusual because what usually triggers more action is some kind of spectre of public knowledge,” he said.

More lawsuits are pending against Crampton and the diocese….

In 1974, he became one of the first two priests ever elected to the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Crampton collected more votes than any other trustee in that election.

The other priest elected that year was Rev. Kenneth Keeler, who would later plead guilty to sexually abusing three boys in the 1970s and 1980s.

Both Crampton and Keeler were re-elected as trustees in 1976….
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ottawa-diocese-repeatedly-warned-about-local-clergys-most-notorious-abuser

Wife of football coach Jerry Sandusky appears at sex abuse appeal hearing to support her husband

May 3, 2016 Comments Off on Wife of football coach Jerry Sandusky appears at sex abuse appeal hearing to support her husband

Wife of football coach Jerry Sandusky appears at sex abuse appeal hearing to support her pedophile husband despite the fact that he molested their adopted son

Jerry Sandusky appeared in a Bellefonte, Pennsylvania courtroom on Monday at an appeals hearing
The convicted pedophile is attempting to prove he wassky, the wife of the convicted pedophile, turned up to support him despite the fact that he sexually abused their adopted son
She has disowned their adopted son Matthew, now 36, who detailed the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of Sandusky
Sandusky is serving a serving a 30- to 60-year sentence at Greene State prison for the abuse of 10 boys
He claims the proceedings violated his constitutional rights, prosecutors engaged in misconduct and his attorneys were ineffective during his trial wrongly convicted on 45 counts of child sexual abuse

By Associated Press  2 May 2016

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky appeared in a courtroom near his State College home on Monday as he continues to pursue appeals of his 45-count conviction for child sexual abuse.

Judge John Cleland is set to hear arguments from prosecutors and Sandusky’s attorneys as the 72-year-old state prison inmate seeks a hearing in which he can present evidence that supports his claim that he was wrongly convicted.

Also in court on Monday was Dottie Sandusky, the wife of the convicted pedophile who turned up to support him despite the fact that he sexually abused their adopted son…..

Sandusky, 71, was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys, some on campus. He has maintained his innocence, acknowledging he showered with boys but saying he didn’t abuse them….
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3568919/Sandusky-court-molestation-case-appeal-hearing.html

Florida man reveals childhood of being ‘trafficked by his FAMILY, who made thousands from clients that choked and raped him’

January 12, 2015 Comments Off on Florida man reveals childhood of being ‘trafficked by his FAMILY, who made thousands from clients that choked and raped him’

– Florida man reveals childhood of being ‘trafficked by his FAMILY, who made thousands from clients that choked and raped him’
– Local man tells horrifying tales of child sex slavery
– For victims of child sex trafficking there is no Christmas

‘I was a five-year-old sex slave’: Florida man reveals childhood of being ‘trafficked by his FAMILY, who made thousands from clients that choked and raped him’

Jerome Elam said he was forced into sexual slavery as a young boy
Says he was beaten and abused, and forced to appear in pornography
Described to news station how doctors and lawyers paid to abuse him
Said he is sharing his story to give hope to other abused children

By Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail.com 10 January 2015

A man has revealed his horrifying childhood as a five-year-old sex slave in Florida, where he says a member of his family made thousands forcing him to indulge the pedophile desires of pillars of the local community.

Jerome Elam said that he was taken advantage of by a relative, who kept him in servitude for seven years and made him participate in child pornography and take drugs.

He said that clients of his trafficker would beat, choke and rape him – and punish him severely whenever he tried to escape his life of abuse.

Elam told local station WTLV how he was dragged in and out of school in Jacksonville to fulfill the whims of his relatives’ clients, whom he claims were often doctors and lawyers with a ‘darker side’….

In a first-person account for the Communities Digital News website, Elam told how he was subjected to beatings and rape by each member of a pedophile ring before he was turned over to the clients.

He wrote: ‘My indoctrination to the “group,” as they often referred to themselves in private, consisted of being raped and beaten by each member….

According to child abuse experts, pimps can make as much as $200,000 per year from a single child, and often have as many as six under their control at any given time….
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2905025/I-five-year-old-sex-slave-Florida-man-reveals-childhood-trafficked-FAMILY-thousands-clients-choked-raped-him.html

Local man tells horrifying tales of child sex slavery
Heather Crawford, WTLV May 31, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Human sex trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States according the Department of Justice, and it’s happening right here on the First Coast. Some of the victims are young children forced to have sex dozens of times a day….
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/life/people/2014/05/31/human-trafficking-fbi-jacksonville/9794747/

For victims of child sex trafficking there is no Christmas
by Jerome Elam – Jan 9, 2015

….My mother had married a man who forced me into being a sexual slave as the property of the pedophile ring that he belonged to. My fate had been sealed so long ago as I was ushered into this world and set adrift on a sea of dysfunction, a rudderless ship whose sails rose and fell at the whim of my mother’s addiction to chaos.

While many children were filled with the glow of the holiday spirit and the expectation of dreams fulfilled on Christmas morning, my childhood was filled with hopeless desperation. I had seen violence in my life and most often times been the target, but seeing the bottomless evil that dwelled in the eyes of my traffickers scared me down to the depths of my very soul.

….My stepfather and the pedophile ring he belonged to were on a whole different level. We are often told stories about evil but most of us are oblivious to its presence as it silently moves among us. My indoctrination to the “group,” as they often referred to themselves in private, consisted of being raped and beaten by each member. Many of the members enjoyed inflicting pain on innocent children as they were tied up, but several were as unhinged as a barn door in a tornado. Children were choked unconscious to satisfy the twisted sexual appetites of a select few of the members, and many clients of the trafficking ring also shared this sick practice.

Those who employed the “services” of my traffickers were pillars of society and the type of people who would sit beside you in church. There was a transformation that took place when I was forced into a room with them.

….The Department of Justice estimates that between 100,000 and 300,000 children are at risk of being trafficked in this country right now. Human trafficking is a $9.5 billion a year business in the U.S. according to the United Nations, and within the first forty-eight hours of leaving home a runaway child will be approached by a human trafficker. Human trafficking is second only to the drug trade as the largest criminal enterprise, according to the Justice Department. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) reports that pimps can make from $150,000 to $200,000 per year for each child. The NCMEC also reports a pimp has an average of four children, and the Polaris Project, an anti-trafficking non profit, reports the average victim of sex trafficking is forced to have sex 20-48 times a day.
http://www.commdiginews.com/life/for-victims-of-child-sex-trafficking-there-is-no-christmas-33031/

Pedophile who ran children’s homes, Victim trafficked to more than 200 men, Could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK

December 3, 2014 Comments Off on Pedophile who ran children’s homes, Victim trafficked to more than 200 men, Could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK

John Allen jailed for child abuse at Wrexham care homes  
1 December 2014
A paedophile who ran children’s homes in Wrexham has been jailed for life for sexually assaulting youngsters in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.

John Allen, 73, of Needham Market, Suffolk, had denied 40 counts of sex abuse against 19 boys and one girl in the late 1960s up to the early 1990s.

He was sentenced at Mold Crown Court on Monday after being convicted of 33 charges last week.

The judge ordered Allen must serve a minimum of 11 years in jail….

He set up the Bryn Alyn Community, which was to become one of the UK’s largest providers of residential care, providing accommodation for children sent from about a dozen local authorities.

During the trial, which began in early October, the jury was told of Allen’s previous conviction in 1995 for six counts of indecent assault involving repeated abuse of six boys dating from the 1970s….

In an interview with BBC Wales, he explained how Allen had groomed him and gave him gifts before he abused him.

During sentencing, Mr Justice Openshaw said that the system of supervising and monitoring of Bryn Alyn was at the time wholly inadequate, boys did not complain because they knew it was quite pointless to do so, and that “gave the defendant the belief that he was untouchable”.

He went on to say that there was a common theme of Allen targeting boys who were more susceptible to grooming with payments and presents given as “inducements” or to “keep them quiet”….
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-30268731

Sexual exploitation victim ‘trafficked to more than 200 men
29 November 2014

A woman says she was trafficked to more than 200 men for sex from the age of 14.

The victim from Shropshire, who wanted to remain anonymous, told BBC WM most attacks happened in Stratford Road and Ladypool Road in Birmingham….

Earlier this week a Birmingham City Council report said at least 132 children in the city were suffering from or were vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

The anonymous victim said she was taken to locations across Shropshire and the West Midlands.

She said she met the traffickers through a group of younger men who would take her to cafes to meet customers and discuss payments.

She said the men who abused here were generally older – the oldest was in his 80s – and that if she did not comply with the traffickers’ demands, she was beaten with a metal bar or belt….
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-30241996

Slavery levels in UK ‘higher than thought’   29 November 2014
There could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, higher than previous figures, analysis for the Home Office suggests.

Modern slavery victims are said to include women forced into prostitution, “imprisoned” domestic staff and workers in fields, factories and fishing boats.

The figure for 2013 is the first time the government has made an official estimate of the scale of the problem….

Data from the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) Human Trafficking Centre last year put the number of slavery victims in the UK at 2,744….
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30255084

Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son to detail sexual abuse in Oprah interview, Are Child Sexual Abuse Cases More Common Than We Think?, Ex-senior judge Butler-Sloss to head child sex abuse inquiry, investigation into Knowl View ‘cover-up’

July 9, 2014 Comments Off on Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son to detail sexual abuse in Oprah interview, Are Child Sexual Abuse Cases More Common Than We Think?, Ex-senior judge Butler-Sloss to head child sex abuse inquiry, investigation into Knowl View ‘cover-up’

Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son to detail sexual abuse in Oprah interview

Matthew Sandusky previously told investigators that he suffered seven
years of sexual abuse at the hands of his adopted father
On Thursday, he will speak out in his first TV interview since Jerry
Sandusky was convicted and sentenced to 30-60 years in 2012

By Lydia Warren 8 July 2014

‘At bedtime, his ritual began,’ he says in a 30-second preview clip for the show. Ahead of the show’s airing, OWN explained that Matthew would be sharing ‘a deeply personal account of the grooming, methodical control and manipulation he faced as a child’….

Sandusky, who retired in June 30, 1999 as Penn State’s defensive coordinator,  was convicted in 2012 of molesting 10 boys over 15 years, some in the football  team’s showers on campus. The 70-year-old is now serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence….

The interview comes two weeks after Pennsylvania’s attorney general released a review of the prosecution but found no evidence of political interference by  then Governor Tom Corbett.

The report, however, did reveal three years of ‘inexplicable delays’ to
prosecute the former Penn State football coach on child abuse charges.
The pedophile’s home was not searched and the report notes that it took a full year, from March 2009 until March 2010, for the office to recommend charging Sandusky when ‘Victim 1’ came forward….
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2685127/Jerry-Sanduskys-adopted-son-sexual-abuse-Oprah-interview.html

The Leonard Lopate Show
Are Child Sexual Abuse Cases More Common Than We Think?
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Court documents reveal surprising leniency in trials of child molestors, claims Cheit

In the early 1990s, a new narrative emerged that child sex abuse cases were part of a “moral panic” that produced a witch hunt, and the children who testified were not reliable and easily swayed by prosecutors. But Ross Cheit reveals that the issue had not been blown out of proportion at all. His book The Witch Hunt Narrative, shows that child sex abuse convictions were regular occurrences and that the crime occurred far more frequently than many believed.
http://www.wnyc.org/story/behind-narrative-child-sex-abuse-convictions/

Ex-senior judge Butler-Sloss to head child sex abuse inquiry 8 July 2014

Retired senior judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss has been named as the chairwoman of a wide-ranging review into historical child sex abuse. The inquiry will examine how state institutions handled their duty of care to protect children from paedophiles…..

It comes after Mark Sedwill, the Home Office’s top civil servant, answered MPs’ questions about historical child abuse allegations. He was asked by the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee how his department lost or destroyed 114 files that could have shed light on alleged abuse. Mark Sedwill: “I am concerned about all material that we can’t find” Mr Sedwill told the committee the files, which relate to the 1980s and 1990s, were discovered missing after an expert investigator was drafted in to look into the Home Office’s handling of paedophile allegations in February last year.

He said the investigator discovered they were missing after he trawled a database of 750,000 files using search terms including “child abuse”, “paedophilia” and “PIE”, an anagram for the Paedophile Information Exchange….

Lady Butler-Sloss’s broader, independent inquiry, will look at how seriously public bodies and other important institutions have taken their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse.

The probe aims to address public concern over failings exposed by recent child sex abuse cases involving celebrities such as Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris…. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-28203914

Police announce wider investigation into Knowl View ‘cover-up’  7 July 2014

Police have said there will be a wider investigation into an alleged cover-up  of sexual abuse claims at a school linked to the late MP Cyril Smith. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has been looking at claims of abuse at Knowl View residential school for boys in Rochdale from the 1970s….

The Crown Prosecution Service has also released letters detailing why Cyril Smith was not prosecuted in 1998 and 1999, however much of the detail was released in 2012. On both occasions the files were passed to prosecutors but no charges were brought. Seven men have alleged they were abused by the former Rochdale MP at a residential school in Greater Manchester, police have said. Greater Manchester Police has said the men claimed they were abused by Smith at Knowl View in Rochdale in the 1970s and 1980s. Smith’s family said he had always denied the abuse claims. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-28203463

Italy’s Highest Court Overturns Pedophile’s Conviction Because 11-Year-Old Was ‘In Love’, The behavior patterns of abused children as described in their testimonies

January 3, 2014 Comments Off on Italy’s Highest Court Overturns Pedophile’s Conviction Because 11-Year-Old Was ‘In Love’, The behavior patterns of abused children as described in their testimonies

Italy’s Highest Court Overturns Pedophile’s Conviction Because 11-Year-Old Was ‘In Love’ Agence France Presse  Dec. 31, 2013

Italy’s highest court has overturned the conviction of a 60-year-old man for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, because the verdict failed to take into account their “amorous relationship”.

Pietro Lamberti, a social services worker in Catanzaro in southern Italy, was convicted in February 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison for sexual acts with a minor.

The verdict was later upheld by an appeals court.

But Italy’s supreme court ruled that the verdict did not sufficiently consider “the ‘consensus’, the existence of an amorous relationship, the absence of physical force, the girl’s feelings of love”….

Lamberti was caught naked in bed with the girl after an investigation by police based largely on wire-tap evidence, it said.
http://www.businessinsider.com/italys-highest-court-overturns-pedophiles-conviction-because-11-year-old-was-in-love-2013-12

Making Sad Sense of Child Abuse

Dec. 23, 2013 — When a man in Israel was accused of sexually abusing his young daughter, it was hard for many people to believe — a neighbor reported seeing the girl sitting and drinking hot chocolate with her father every morning, laughing, smiling, and looking relaxed. Such cases are not exceptional, however. Children react to sexual and physical abuse in unpredictable ways, making it hard to discern the clues.

Now Dr. Carmit Katz of Tel Aviv University’s Bob Shapell School of Social Work has found that when parents are physically abusive, children tend to accommodate it. But when the abuse is sexual, they tend to fight or flee it unless it is severe. The findings, published in Child Abuse & Neglect, help explain children’s behavior in response to abuse and could aid in intervention and treatment.

“All the cases of alleged physical abuse in the study involved parents, while we had very few cases of alleged parental sexual abuse,” said Dr. Katz. “More than the type of abuse, it may be that children feel they have no choice but to endure abuse by their parents, who they depend on for love and support.”….

About 3.5 million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States every year. Similarly alarming situations exist in many other countries. Abused children often suffer from emotional and behavioral problems, which can later develop into sexual dysfunction, anxiety, promiscuity, vulnerability to repeated victimization, depression, and substance abuse…..

Dr. Katz says the study teaches an important lesson when it comes to parental physical abuse. Just because children do not fight or flee their parents does not mean they are not being abused. Children need their parents to survive, and in some cases, parents love, care for, and support their children when they are not abusing them. Under these impossible circumstances, children often feel their best option is accommodation. In one interview in the study, a child said, “Daddy was yelling on me because I didn’t do my homework, so I told him I am sorry you are right and brought him his belt.” There were many similar examples…..

C. Katz, Z. Barnetz. The behavior patterns of abused children as described in their testimonies. Child Abuse & Neglect, 2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.08.006
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131223181821.htm

The behavior patterns of abused children as described in their testimonies     C. Katza, Z. Barnetz

….The results show that abuse type has a strong effect on children’s behavior, with children in the sexual abuse group reporting more fight and flight behavior and children in the physical abuse group reporting more self-change behavior. This finding was interacted with the severity of abuse variable, with children in the sexual abuse group reporting less flight behavior and an increase in the self-change behavior with the highest level of severity of abuse….
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014521341300224X

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