Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: Boys raped by priests, Children Not Believed, Nxivm trial: Why it’s so hard to stop a cult, Ritual Abuse Conference

June 25, 2019 Comments Off on Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: Boys raped by priests, Children Not Believed, Nxivm trial: Why it’s so hard to stop a cult, Ritual Abuse Conference

– Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: Boys raped by priests at ‘satanic parties’

” It says children were targeted by staff, volunteers, visitors, priests and nuns, and adults who were aware of the abuse took no action.”

– Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: Nazareth Houses were ‘places of fear’

” Runways were beaten when they returned. Those who reported their abuse to police were not believed.”

– Keith Raniere Nxivm trial: Why it’s so hard to stop a cult

” Cults are structured like the layers of an onion, with the most acceptable elements closest to the outside, followed by increasing layers of secrecy and abuse as recruits move closer to the centre.”

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Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: Boys raped by priests at ‘satanic parties’
7 June 2019
A child abuse inquiry witness has told how he was raped by priests during “satanic” drink-fuelled sex parties.

Dave Sharp also described a catalogue of sexual, physical and emotional violence at St Ninian’s in Falkland, Fife, between 1971 and 1975.

Mr Sharp, from Glasgow, said the abuse had left him with “lifelong trauma”.

The independent Scottish Child Abuse inquiry is looking in detail at historical abuse of children in residential care.

Mr Sharp urged inquiry chairwoman Lady Smith, to piece together the “jigsaw” of victims’ accounts and called for a “national discussion” on the subject.

The 60-year-old, who has waived his right to anonymity, was put into care after his mother died when he was aged one.

Tied up

He stayed in several institutions before going to the Catholic-run care home in Fife.

He told how he was groomed by one of the religious brothers, who would tell him he loved him, which “no-one had ever done” before.

The inquiry heard the then-12-year-old was later raped.

Most of the abuse was said to have taken place in the shower rooms, where the witness would be made to stand in the dark through the night as a punishment….

The inquiry heard “two or three” boys were trafficked around Scotland and Ireland at a time to be used in drink-fuelled sex parties, which he described as “satanic”.

One occasion in Ireland was said to have involved 10 men taking turns to rape the boys.

It was heard priests were among those involved and incidents took place over the duration of his time at St Ninian’s, which was run by religious order the Christian Brothers….
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-48559590

Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: Nazareth Houses were ‘places of fear’
30 May 2019
Some children at the Nazareth House orphanages in Scotland were subjected to sexual abuse of the “utmost depravity”, the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has found.Chairwoman Lady Smith said the children’s homes were places of fear, hostility and confusion.

Youngsters were physically abused and emotionally degraded “with impunity”.

The Sisters of Nazareth charity said it had apologised for any abuse that took place in its institutions.

Over 27 days last year, the inquiry heard evidence from former residents of four institutions in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Midlothian and Ayrshire….

It says children were targeted by staff, volunteers, visitors, priests and nuns, and adults who were aware of the abuse took no action….

Lady Smith said: “The Nazareth Houses in Scotland were, for many children, places of fear, hostility and confusion, places where children were physically abused and emotionally degraded with impunity.

“There was sexual abuse of children which, in some instances, reached levels of the utmost depravity. Children in need of kind, warm, loving care and comfort did not find it. Children were deprived of compassion, dignity, care and comfort.”….

Children were hit with belts, canes, sticks, broom handles, hairbrushes, shoes and wooden crucifixes. Carbolic soap was forced into their mouths, their heads banged together and they were made to kneel in corridors for long periods. For many children, this was part of daily life

Runways were beaten when they returned. Those who reported their abuse to police were not believed….

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-48458480

Keith Raniere Nxivm trial: Why it’s so hard to stop a cult
By Alexandra Stein South Bank University
20 June 2019
Sex cult leader Keith Raniere, has been convicted in New York of charges including racketeering and sex trafficking.

For 20 years, Raniere was the leader of Nxivm (pronounced nexium), which claimed to be a self-help group and to have thousands of followers.

But during his trial, former members gave an insight into the reality of how the group was run.

They described being forced to break off previous relationships and of suffering physical and sexual abuse. Some were forced to have abortions. A “slave and master” system saw women forced to hand over “collateral” – often humiliating photographs – to show their commitment.

The revelations have shocked many people and made headlines around the world. But, in reality, Nxivm reveals a great deal about how cults work….

Cults are structured like the layers of an onion, with the most acceptable elements closest to the outside, followed by increasing layers of secrecy and abuse as recruits move closer to the centre.

In the case of Nxivm, the outer layers saw seemingly harmless self-improvement programmes used to recruit members’ friends, family and colleagues. But at its core, Raniere exerted extreme levels of control, allegedly culminating in sexual abuse, violence and the branding of his initials on female followers.

Bringing leaders to justice

The authorities were alerted to Nxivm’s activities as far back as 2003, according to Forbes. But the New York Times reported early attempts to follow up complaints were rebuffed by officials, who said the women were acting consensually, or that technicalities prevented legal action.

This illustrates a key problem in prosecuting the leaders of cults: members often say they are acting under their own free will.

Even if current or former members want to press charges, many feel too afraid because of possible repercussions, or the stigma attached to having been a member.

In many countries, a lack of robust laws against psychological manipulation, or a concrete legal definition of a cult, means it can be difficult to bring cases to court.

In France, the About-Picard law forbids individuals or groups from engaging in activities designed to create physical or psychological subjection. Similar laws have been enforced in Luxembourg and Belgium, but these countries are the exception.

In 2015, the UK brought in a new law around coercive control, which criminalised the psychological abuse of a person for the benefit of the perpetrator. This applies even in the absence of physical violence, or if the victim refuses to testify.

At present, this law only applies to intimate, or family relationships. But many survivors say the coercive behaviours like isolation, control of relationships, monitoring and humiliation also occurs in cults….

The traits of cults

Run by a charismatic, authoritarian leader, or leadership group, who seeks extreme levels of control over followers
Uses a hierarchical pyramid structure with layers of secrecy surrounding the leader. Followers are socially, psychologically and sometimes physically isolated
Leader’s behaviour is justified by a totalitarian belief system that claims to have all the answers
A brainwashing process takes place. Total immersion in the group leaves no time or space for self-generated relationships or activities

The group alternates an apparently loving or attentive approach with escalating levels of stress or fear. This could be implemented through sleep or food deprivation, apocalyptic predictions, or threats of violence or sexual abuse
This process of coercive control creates followers who are controlled by or for the leader without regard for their own needs…

Greater awareness of how coercive control works could give people the tools to recognise, and therefore avoid, this type of manipulation.

One way of doing this could be through prevention education in schools and universities, to help protect people from these predatory groups….
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-48635278

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Sex Cult NXIVM leader guilty, Lawsuit accused Scientology of child abuse and human trafficking, ‘Satanic pledge’ ‘Satanic cult’ teens accused of murdering Ana Kriégel, Ritual Abuse Conference 2019

June 20, 2019 § Leave a comment

He told women he could help them. A jury just found him guilty of leading a lurid sex cult.

The verdict ended a six-week trial that revealed haunting details about Keith Raniere and his group NXIVM, where followers were coerced into sex, blackmailed, and branded with Raniere’s initials.

Lawsuit accuses Scientology, David Miscavage of child abuse, human trafficking, libel.“The Church of Scientology presents a façade to the outside world to disguise what in reality is nothing more than a cult built on mind control and destruction of the independence and self-control of those drawn into its sphere,” the lawsuit states. “Members are isolated from the outside world, their access to information is heavily monitored and controlled, and they are subject to physical, verbal, psychological, emotional and/or sexual abuse and/or assault.”

Book detailing ‘satanic pledge’ found in room of Ana Kriégel murder accused   Boy B told gardaí he set up club and called it a ‘satanic cult’ as he  did not want some people to join  A copybook detailing a “satanic pledge” and containing the names of the two teenagers accused of murdering Ana Kriégel was found in the bedroom of one of the boys

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He told women he could help them. A jury just found him guilty of leading a lurid sex cult.

The verdict ended a six-week trial that revealed haunting details about Keith Raniere and his group NXIVM, where followers were coerced into sex, blackmailed, and branded with Raniere’s initials.

By Reis Thebault, The Washington Post June 19, 2019

The man who claimed to be a self-help guru, but actually ran what authorities called a cult-like secret society of “sex slaves,” was found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking on Wednesday.

The verdict ended a six-week trial that revealed haunting details about Keith Raniere and his Albany, New York-area group NXIVM, where followers were coerced into sex, blackmailed and branded with Raniere’s initials. Jurors in Brooklyn’s Federal District Court convicted him on all federal charges and he could now face life in prison. Raniere’s sentencing is set for Sept. 25.

The 58-year-old founded the group in the early 2000s and billed it as a sorority of empowerment. Instead, prosecutors said, Raniere – sometimes called “The Vanguard” – and his organization – also known as “The Vow” – sought to ensnare women, some of whom were celebrity devotees.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza said in closing arguments that NXIVM was created “to satisfy the defendant’s desire for sex, power and control,” the Associated Press reported.

Raniere has maintained his innocence and plans to appeal, said his lawyer, Marc Agnifilo….

Along with racketeering and sex trafficking, Raniere was indicted on crimes included forced labor, money laundering, wire fraud, identity theft and possession of child pornography, according to the Times.

He was alleged to have started a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old, and prosecutors said he kept a collection of nude photographs of the teenage follower as “a trophy.”

“Smallville” actress Allison Mack, 36, was indicted alongside Raniere in 2018, and pleaded guilty in April on charges that she schemed to convert women into sex slaves for Raniere. Prosecutors allege that Mack recruited women, forced them to have sex with Raniere and then used explicit photos and damaging information to ensure their compliance….

https://www.boston.com/news/crime/2019/06/19/he-told-women-he-could-help-them-a-jury-just-found-him-guilty-of-leading-a-lurid-sex-cult

Lawsuit accuses Scientology, David Miscavage of child abuse, human trafficking, libel.

Lawyers say more lawsuits will follow. The first, filed in Los Angeles for an unnamed Jane Doe, outlines her life of alleged abuse in the church, including at the international spiritual headquarters in Clearwater

By Tracey McManus June 19, 2019

A team of eight victims’ rights attorneys on Tuesday filed the first of what they promise will be a series of lawsuits against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, on behalf of defectors who say they suffered a range of exploitation from child abuse, human trafficking and forced labor to revenge tactics related to the church’s Fair Game policy.

The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of an unnamed Jane Doe born in 1979, outlines her lifetime of alleged suffering in Scientology where she was subjected as a child at the Clearwater headquarters to abuse inherent to auditing, Scientology’s spiritual counseling that can more resemble interrogation. It states she joined the church’s clergy-like Sea Org in California at 15, where people worked 100 hours a week for $46. She was at times held against her will. When she officially left Scientology in 2017, Doe was followed by private investigators and terrorized by the church as it published “a hate website” falsely stating she was an alcoholic dismissed from the sect for promiscuity, according to the complaint.

“This isn’t going to be the last of the lawsuits being filed,” Philadelphia-based attorney Brian Kent told the Tampa Bay Times, declining to say how many more are forthcoming. “We’ve seen what can happen when there is truth exposed in terms of child abuse within organizations. You’ve seen it with the Catholic Church, you’re seeing it with the Southern Baptist Convention now. We’re hoping for meaningful change.”

The legal team is made up of lawyers from Laffey, Bucci & Kent LLP and Soloff & Zervanos PC of Philadelphia; Thompson Law Offices in California; and Child USA, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit dedicated to preventing child abuse. Scientology spokespeople Ben Shaw and Karin Pouw did not respond to an email or phone calls for comment….

“The Church of Scientology presents a façade to the outside world to disguise what in reality is nothing more than a cult built on mind control and destruction of the independence and self-control of those drawn into its sphere,” the lawsuit states. “Members are isolated from the outside world, their access to information is heavily monitored and controlled, and they are subject to physical, verbal, psychological, emotional and/or sexual abuse and/or assault.”….

https://www.tampabay.com/scientology/lawsuit-accuses-scientology-david-miscavage-of-child-abuse-human-trafficking-libel-20190619/

Book detailing ‘satanic pledge’ found in room of Ana Kriégel murder accused

Boy B told gardaí he set up club and called it a ‘satanic cult’ as he did not want some people to join
Wed, May 29, 2019

A copybook detailing a “satanic pledge” and containing the names of the two teenagers accused of murdering Ana Kriégel was found in the bedroom of one of the boys, the Central Criminal Court has heard.

The jury in the trial of the two 14-year-olds trial was given copies of the document, which was recovered from the house of Boy B.

Det Garda Donal Daly agreed with prosecuting counsel Brendan Grehan SC that a number of shapes were drawn in the copybook, including what looked like a five-pointed star comprised of two triangles. Counsel said this “might be called a pentagram.”

The words “Satanic Pledge” were written on one page….

The book also contained a set of rules including “Don’t talk about it” and “only pledge hosts can give pledges”. The other rules were “act normal like nothing happened” and “no talking about Jesus or God, only Satan”.

The copybook was mentioned by Boy B during his garda interview. He said it contained details of a club he had set up. He called it a “satanic cult” because he did not want certain people to join, he said. “Since I called it the satanist cult there were cult rules.” He said the rules were just for fun and were not meant to be serious….

The prosecution allege Boy B lured Ana (14) from her home at 5pm on May 14th, 2018 on the pretence of meeting Boy A, who Ana was “interested” in. Boy A then allegedly violently sexually assaulted and murdered her in the derelict farmhouse as Boy B watched….

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/criminal-court/book-detailing-satanic-pledge-found-in-room-of-ana-kri%C3%A9gel-murder-accused-1.3908177

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Cardinal George Pell highest-ranking Catholic cleric convicted of child sex abuse, Ritual Abuse Conferences in 2019

March 13, 2019 § Leave a comment

Cardinal George Pell sentenced to 6 years in prison for child sex abuse

Pell is the highest-ranking Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of child sex abuse .
March 12, 2019  By Doha Madani and Associated Press

The most senior Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced to six years in prison in Australia on Wednesday morning.

Cardinal George Pell, 77, faced as many as 50 years in prison after being convicted in December for the molestation of two choir boys while he was the archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s. Pell must serve a minimum of three years and eight months before he is eligible for parole.

He will spend the rest of his life as a registered sex offender.

Pell was convicted for the assault of the 13-year-old boys after he caught them swigging sacramental wine in a rear room of Melbourne’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in late 1996.

The jury also found Pell guilty of indecently assaulting one of the boys in a corridor more than a month later….

During the nearly hour-long sentencing remarks, Kidd called Pell’s attack “brazen” and suggested that the cleric was “breathtakingly arrogant” in his attack on the young boys.

“There is no evidence of your remorse or contrition,” Kidd said Wednesday in court….

A spokesman for the Vatican also said that Pell was no longer head of the Secretariat for the Economy, a post that oversees the Vatican’s finances.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cardinal-george-pell-sentenced-6-years-prison-child-sex-abuse-n982331

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The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2019 Conference

When:
Regular Conference – Saturday and Sunday May 4 – 5, 2019
Clinician’s Conference – Friday May 3, 2019

Where:
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Nuns charged in Smyllum Park child abuse investigation, The ghosts of St. Joseph’s orphanage: BuzzFeed News reveals extent of child abuse

August 28, 2018 Comments Off on Nuns charged in Smyllum Park child abuse investigation, The ghosts of St. Joseph’s orphanage: BuzzFeed News reveals extent of child abuse

 

In the United States, however, no such reckoning has taken place. Even today the stories of the orphanages are rarely told and barely heard, let alone recognized in any formal way by the government, the public, or the courts. The few times that orphanage abuse cases have been litigated in the US, the courts have remained generally indifferent. Private settlements could be as little as a few thousand dollars. Government bodies have rarely pursued the allegations.”

Nuns charged in Smyllum Park child abuse investigation
Police examining claims of abuse over decades at Catholic home charge 12 people Severin Carrell Scotland editor
Thu 23 Aug 2018

Police in Scotland have arrested and charged nuns and a number of other former staff in an investigation into alleged child abuse at a Catholic children’s home.

The nuns are among 12 people who have been charged by detectives investigating detailed allegations of systematic physical and sexual abuse of children over many decades at Smyllum Park in Lanark.

Police Scotland said another four former staff at the Catholic institution would be reported to the Crown Office, Scotland’s prosecution service, later on Thursday.

The force would not release any further details about the identities of those charged or the offences they face, pending final decisions by prosecutors.

“Twelve people, 11 women and one man, ages ranging from 62 to 85 years, have been arrested and charged in connection with the non-recent abuse of children,” it said….

The allegations of abuse at Smyllum Park, including unsubstantiated claims of “satanic” rituals at the home, have been at the centre of a long-running official public inquiry into child sexual abuse at children’s homes in Scotland.

The Scottish child abuse inquiry (SCAI) has been told by former residents that lay staff and nuns at the home, run by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul until it closed in 1981, repeatedly beat and punched them, verbally abused and humiliated them for wetting beds and left them without food and that some male and female staff sexually abused the children in their care.

It is alleged that at least one child, a boy aged six, died as a result of a severe beating that prevented him from recovering from an infection some days later.

Gregor Rolfe, a lawyer for the Daughters of Charity, told the SCAI last year that one male former member of staff may have sexually abused children whom he took on holidays. Those allegations were reported to nuns but not passed to the police….

The families of former residents were horrified to discover that the remains of up to 400 children were buried in a large plot of unmarked graves in a cemetery nearby.

More than 11,000 children were placed at Smyllum Park from its opening in 1864 to its eventual closure 117 years later. Some were orphaned, but others were from families unable to look after them. Death certificates revealed that many of the children died from tuberculosis, pneumonia and pleurisy.

Smith is expected to release a special preliminary report on Smyllum Park in coming weeks. Her full report is not expected until some time after October 2019.

The Scottish Daily Mail reported on Thursday that police had also begun a separate investigation into the Sisters of Nazareth, another Catholic order that ran children’s homes that are under scrutiny by Smith’s inquiry.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/23/nuns-charged-in-investigation-into-child-abuse-at-smyllum-park

The ghosts of St. Joseph’s orphanage: BuzzFeed News reveals extent of child abuse
Christine Kenneally, BuzzFeed Aug. 27, 2018

In the 1990s, Burlington Free Press journalists including Sam Hemingway reported extensively on allegations of child abuse by former residents of St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Burlington. Two decades later, Christine Kenneally, a reporter for the online news site BuzzFeed News, has spent four years revisiting the scandal of child abuse at Catholic orphanages around the United States.

Much of Kenneally’s report focuses on abuse at the Burlington orphanage, which was located on North Avenue. With BuzzFeed News’ permission, the Free Press publishes this excerpt.

It was a late summer afternoon, Sally Dale recalled, when the boy was thrown through the fourth-floor window.

“He kind of hit, and— ” she placed both hands palm-down before her. Her right hand slapped down on the left, rebounded up a little, then landed again.

For just a moment, the room was still. “Bounced?” one of the many lawyers present asked. “Well, I guess you’d call it — it was a bounce,” she replied. “And then he laid still.”

Sally, who was speaking under oath, tried to explain it. She started again. “The first thing I saw was looking up, hearing the crash of the window, and then him going down, but my eyes were still glued— .” She pointed up at where the broken window would have been and then she pointed at her own face and drew circles around it. “That habit thing, whatever it is, that they wear, stuck out like a sore thumb.”….

A nun was standing at the window, Sally said. She straightened her arms out in front of her. “But her hands were like that.”

There were only two people in the yard, she said: Sally herself and a nun who was escorting her. In a tone that was still completely bewildered, she recalled asking, Sister?

Sister took hold of Sally’s ear, turned her around, and walked her back to the other side of the yard. The nun told her she had a vivid imagination.

We are going to have to do something about you, child.

Sally figured the boy fell from the window in 1944 or so, because she was moving to the “big girls” dormitory that day. Girls usually moved when they were 6, though residents of St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Burlington, Vermont, did not always have a clear sense of their age — birthdays, like siblings and even names, being one of the many human attributes that were stripped from them when they passed through its doors. She recounted his fall in a deposition on November 6, 1996, as part of a remarkable group of lawsuits that 28 former residents brought against the nuns, the diocese, and the social agency that oversaw the orphanage.

I watched the deposition — all 19 hours of grainy, scratchy videotape — more than two decades later. By that time sexual abuse scandals had ripped through the Catholic Church, shattering the silence that had for so long protected its secrets. It was easier for accusers in general to come forward, and easier for people to believe their stories, even if the stories sounded too awful to be true. Even if they had happened decades ago, when the accusers were only children. Even if the people they were accusing were pillars of the community.

But for all these revelations — including this month’s Pennsylvania grand jury report on how the church hid the crimes of hundreds of priests — a darker history, the one to which Sally’s story belongs, remains all but unknown. It is the history of unrelenting physical and psychological abuse of captive children. Across thousands of miles, across decades, the abuse took eerily similar forms: People who grew up in orphanages said they were made to kneel or stand for hours, sometimes with their arms straight out, sometimes holding their boots or some other item. They were forced to eat their own vomit. They were dangled upside down out windows, over wells, or in laundry chutes. Children were locked in cabinets, in closets, in attics, sometimes for days, sometimes so long they were forgotten. They were told their relatives didn’t want them, or they were permanently separated from their siblings. They were sexually abused. They were mutilated…..

In the United States, however, no such reckoning has taken place. Even today the stories of the orphanages are rarely told and barely heard, let alone recognized in any formal way by the government, the public, or the courts. The few times that orphanage abuse cases have been litigated in the US, the courts have remained generally indifferent. Private settlements could be as little as a few thousand dollars. Government bodies have rarely pursued the allegations….

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2018/08/27/buzzfeed-report-catholic-orphanages-reveals-decades-child-abuse/1108320002/

Ritual Abuse Conference – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick
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Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years by Neil Brick

https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/changes-in-awareness-of-severe-abuse-and-child-abuse-crimes-over-twenty-five-years/

The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations by Dr. Randy Noblitt
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/the-credibility-of-ritual-abuse-allegations/

Child and Ritual Abuse Conference Helps Educate Survivors and Their Helpers  https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=227656

Explosive Report on Catholic Church Abuse, Protections for pedophile priests, Ritual Abuse Conference – Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick

August 24, 2018 § Leave a comment

–  Why the Explosive Report on Catholic Church Abuse Is Unlikely to Yield Criminal Charges

–  Tear down the protections for pedophile priests

–  The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations

– Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years

–  Child and Ritual Abuse Conference Helps Educate Survivors and Their Helpers 

Why the Explosive Report on Catholic Church Abuse Is Unlikely to Yield Criminal Charges
By Dan Levin Aug. 15, 2018

The searing grand jury report issued Tuesday in Pennsylvania that accuses bishops and other Roman Catholic Church leaders in that state of covering up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests has prompted growing calls for justice, while leaving Americans wondering about the broader impact of the revelations on the church and other institutions.

But a web of legal barriers stands in the way of prosecuting most of the cases, and efforts to ease those barriers have repeatedly run into political opposition and fierce lobbying by the church and other groups. Pennsylvania lags behind many other states in coming to grips with the problem, despite a series of grand jury investigations stretching back 15 years….

The nearly 900-page grand jury report is unlikely to lead to any new criminal charges or civil lawsuits over the abuse that it catalogs, because the statute of limitations has expired on those cases. Current state law allows victims of abuse as children 12 years to sue after they come of age at 18, meaning they must do so by age 30. Criminal complaints must be filed by the time the victim is 50. Those rules leave the vast majority of abuse survivors, who came forward later in life — the grand jury said they include people as old as 83 — with no legal recourse. Only two of the cases in the report have so far led to criminal charges….
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/us/pennsylvania-sex-abuse-statute-of-limitations.html

Tear down the protections for pedophile priests
By Editorial Board August 20
IN AN extraordinary communique to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Francis on Monday acknowledged the “atrocities” committed by pedophile priests and the church hierarchy that systematically covered up their crimes, recognized the inadequacy of efforts “to beg pardon” and admitted that the victims’ “wounds never go away.” In so doing, the pontiff provided a powerful rationale for dropping the church’s long-standing opposition to allowing decades-old cases of rape and molestation by priests to be subject to prosecution and lawsuits.

At last, after years of half-measures and tone-deaf remarks, the pope seems to have woken up to the scale of abuse and corruption sanctioned by the church. The question now is whether he is willing or able to turn the tide of institutional resistance in the Vatican and dioceses worldwide that too often has blocked victims from seeking justice and recompense….

Many states have extended or dropped limits on the number of years within which prosecutors are able to charge child sexual abuse felonies. In other states, including Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania, efforts to extend criminal statutes of limitations have failed. And the church has spent millions of dollars fighting changes in statutes of limitations to give victims, who often cannot speak for decades about the abuse they suffered as children, more time to bring civil lawsuits.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/tear-down-the-protections-for-pedophile-priests/2018/08/20/f2d6376a-a4ab-11e8-97ce-cc9042272f07_story.html

The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/the-credibility-of-ritual-abuse-allegations/

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years Presenter: Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/changes-in-awareness-of-severe-abuse-and-child-abuse-crimes-over-twenty-five-years/

Child and Ritual Abuse Conference Helps Educate Survivors and Their Helpers; Speakers included Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick
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21 victims of sex abuse at St. Paul’s School, CIA Mind Control/Secret Experiments, Ritual Abuse Research and Conference, Neil Brick, Randy Noblitt

August 23, 2018 § Leave a comment

 

New report lists 21 additional victims of sexual abuse at St. Paul’s School
10 former faculty members named in report
WMUR Aug 21, 2018 Jean Mackin
CONCORD, N.H. —

A new report from St. Paul’s School in Concord reveals more allegations of sexual misconduct against its staff.

The independent investigation commissioned by the school found what it calls substantiated reports of sexual misconduct….

In May of 2017, St. Paul’s School released its first report after requesting a law firm conduct an independent investigation, at the time stating that 13 former staff members had sexually abused children between 1948 and 1988….

The private school also vowed to change its culture after the 2015 case of Owen Labrie. The St. Paul’s graduate was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault on a younger female student during a sexual conquest ritual known as the “senior salute.”

Labrie’s appeal is scheduled to go before the state Supreme Court next month….

https://www.wmur.com/article/new-report-lists-21-additional-victims-of-sexual-abuse-at-st-pauls-school/22794264

CIA Mind Control | CIA Secret Experiments
National Geographic
During the Cold War, the CIA launched a highly classified program aimed at mastering the art of mind control.
CIA Secret Experiments – Information on Ewen Cameron
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUW-frxo2X4

Ritual Abuse – Child Abuse Wiki
Ritual abuse exists all over the world. There have been reports, journal articles, web pages and criminal convictions of crimes against children and adults.
http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Ritual_Abuse

The 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/

The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/the-credibility-of-ritual-abuse-allegations/

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years Presenter: Neil Brick
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2018-conference/changes-in-awareness-of-severe-abuse-and-child-abuse-crimes-over-twenty-five-years/

Child and Ritual Abuse Conference Helps Educate Survivors and Their Helpers; Speakers included Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick
Child and Ritual Abuse Conference Speakers Included:
• Dr. Randall Noblitt
• Neil Brick
• Jillian Jackson
• Manjot Singh Khalsa
• Mike Skinner – Musician
https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=227656

Boy died in religious ritual, Over 1,000 victims of priest abuse – more than 300 clergy, Ritual Abuse Conference, Ritual Abuse YouTube videos

August 15, 2018 § Leave a comment

Boy found at New Mexico compound died in religious ritual, officials say
Monday, August 13th 2018

AMALIA, N.M. — New details emerged Monday about the fate of one of the children found at a New Mexico desert compound raided by police 10 days ago. It came at a court hearing for five adults arrested on charges of abusing 11 other children at the compound.

At the bond hearing for Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and four others, prosecutors presented a disturbing update about his son, 3-year-old Abdul Ghani, whose body was found buried on an apocalyptic-looking compound authorities raided last week. Other children found there told investigators the boy died during a religious ritual.

“Some of the children have stated these rituals were intended to cast out demonic spirits from Abdul Ghani’s body. All five defendants knew about these rituals,'” said Taos County Prosecutor John Lovelace….
http://www.ktva.com/story/38876582/boy-found-at-new-mexico-compound-died-in-religious-ritual-officials-say

Grand jury report identifies over 1,000 victims of priest abuse
Tuesday, August 14th 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — More than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday.

The grand jury said it believes the “real number” of abused children might be “in the thousands” since some records were lost and victims were afraid to come forward. The report said more than 300 clergy committed the abuse over a period of decades.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said the two-year probe found a systematic cover-up by senior church officials in Pennsylvania and at the Vatican.

“The cover-up was sophisticated. And all the while, shockingly, church leadership kept records of the abuse and the cover-up. These documents, from the dioceses’ own ‘Secret Archives,’ formed the backbone of this investigation,” he said at a news conference in Harrisburg.

Significantly, the report faulted Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the former longtime bishop of Pittsburgh who now leads the Washington archdiocese, for what it said was his part in the concealment of clergy sexual abuse. Wuerl defended himself, releasing a statement Tuesday that said he had “acted with diligence, with concern for the victims and to prevent future acts of abuse.”….

The report cites 99 priests in Pittsburgh’s diocese alone, and of those 99 a group of four groomed and violently sexually assaulted young boys, Shapiro said….

Because of an ongoing legal battle, more than a dozen names and identifying information have been redacted. But the report shows a consistent pattern of bishops having prior knowledge of the actions of predatory priests, reassigning them and not alerting law enforcement….
http://www.ktva.com/story/38885579/grand-jury-report-identifies-over-1000-victims-of-priest-abuse

East Coast Child and Ritual Abuse Conference is this weekend

On August 18 – 19, 2018 SMART’s 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference will be occurring at the DoubleTree Hotel in Windsor Locks, CT. This conference will give attendees an opportunity to learn about severe child abuse issues. These issues include human trafficking, cult abuse and ritual abuse occurrences. The presentees come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and trainings. Reduced prices are available for low income attendees.

Speakers Include:
• Dr. Randall Noblitt
• Neil Brick
• Jillian Jackson
• Manjot Singh Khalsa
• Mike Skinner – Musician
http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/
https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=227335

You tube videos about ritual abuse:

Proof Satanic Ritual Abuse and Ritual Abuse Exists by Neil Brick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knSAmGobbD8

Neil Brick – Survivorship Conference 2017 – How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGoaYw3pEZs

Survivorship You Tube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjWmq050zbA3HaytUTJmesw

Neil Brick – Survivorship Conference 2017 – Freedom from Mind Control
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxBO2HU4R_M

Child and Ritual Abuse Conference is Happening in Less Than Two Weeks

August 10, 2018 § Leave a comment

Child and Ritual Abuse Conference is Happening in Less Than Two Weeks

Speakers Include:
• Dr. Randall Noblitt
• Neil Brick
• Jillian Jackson
• Manjot Singh Khalsa
• Mike Skinner – Musician

copied with permission of author

https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=227335

Windsor Locks, CT – WEBWIRE – Thursday, August 9, 2018

SMART Child and Ritual Abuse Conferences

SMART Child and Ritual Abuse Conferences

The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted.

On August 18 – 19, 2018 SMART’s 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference will be occurring at the DoubleTree Hotel in Windsor Locks, CT.  This conference will give attendees an opportunity to learn about severe child abuse issues. These issues include human trafficking, cult abuse and ritual abuse occurrences.  The presentees come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and trainings. Reduced prices are available for low income attendees.

Speakers and Topics Include:

  • Dr. Randall Noblitt

  • Neil Brick

  • Jillian Jackson

  • Manjot Singh Khalsa

  • Mike Skinner – Musician

Randy Noblitt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (licensed in Texas) and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles.

His topic is: The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations

Information on Randy Noblitt and His Research
https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes.

His topic is: Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years

Information on Neil Brick and his research:
His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us
Articles: http://neilbrick.com

Jillian Jackson received a Masters of Social Work from Marywood University.
Her topic is: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Manjot Singh Khalsa is a psychotherapist in private practice, sacred healer, interfaith minister, teacher and co-creator of Radikal Healing. His topics are: Radikal Healing and Be Here Now

Mike Skinner will perform a concert for the attendees. Michael Skinner is a nationally known award-winning advocate survivor addressing the issues of trauma, abuse and mental health concerns through public speaking and his music.

Important research will be presented at the conference supporting statements made about the prevalence of severe abuse crimes.

Scientific Research:
Proof That Ritual Abuse Exists
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/

Large List of Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse References
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Research and Information on Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder) https://ritualabuse.us/research/did/

German mother jailed for prostituting young son online, Ritual Abuse Conference August 2018

August 8, 2018 Comments Off on German mother jailed for prostituting young son online, Ritual Abuse Conference August 2018

German mother jailed for prostituting young son online
A German woman and her partner have been jailed after pimping out a boy to pedophiles they found online. Investigators say it’s one of the most horrific child abuse cases they’ve ever seen.

A court in southwestern Germany on Tuesday sentenced a 48-year-old woman to 12 and a half years in prison for offering her son, now 10, up for sex on the darknet in exchange for payment. The woman’s 39-year-old partner was given a 12-year sentence followed by preventive detention.

They were the main suspects in a pedophile ring that operated out of Staufen, near the city of Freiburg.

The couple — named as Berrin T. and Christian L. — both confessed not only to pimping the victim out to a number of men, but also to carrying out abuse themselves.

Details of the case

Investigators charged Berrin T. and her boyfriend with nearly 60 acts, including forced prostitution, verbal intimidation and abuse, extreme humiliation, physical bondage and rape.
They say the couple allowed a number of foreign and local men they found on the darknet to rape and abuse the boy over a two-year period until September 2017 in exchange for thousands of euros.

Video recordings of many of the crimes were traded online, some of them showing the boy masked and tied up.
Police uncovered the pedophile ring in September 2017 after an anonymous tipoff.

Officers arrested eight suspects including Berrin T. and her partner, who has a previous child abuse conviction.
Three German men, one Swiss national and a Spanish citizen have so far been sentenced to prison terms ranging from eight to 10 years….
https://www.dw.com/en/german-mother-jailed-for-prostituting-young-son-online/a-44978403

SMART East Coast Conference scholarships and price reductions still available

This excellent conference is in less than two weeks.  Please pre-register now to ensure you have a place at the conference.

SMART East Coast Conference this August 2018 in Connecticut.

https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Speakers include Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick.

The conference will be Saturday and Sunday August 18 – 19, 2018 at the DoubleTree near Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.

Conference Goals

– To help stop future occurrences of ritual abuse

– To help survivors of ritual abuse

– To name the groups that have participated in alleged illegal activities

– To unite those working to stop ritual abuse

Speakers at the conference include:

Randy Noblitt, PhD: The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations

Information on Randy Noblitt and His Research https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/

Neil Brick, researcher and advocate: Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years

Child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us

Research at http://neilbrick.com

Jillian Jackson: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Manjot Singh Khalsa: Radikal Healing

Scientific Research:

Proof That Ritual Abuse Exists

https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/

Large List of Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse References

https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Research and Information on Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder) https://ritualabuse.us/research/did/

SMART East Coast Ritual Abuse Conference – August 2018 in Connecticut

June 8, 2018 § Leave a comment

The SMART East Coast Conference this August 2018 in Connecticut
https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/ 

Speakers include Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick.

The conference will be Saturday and Sunday August 18 – 19, 2018 at the DoubleTree near Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.

Special Prices until June 15, 2018 – Low Income Prices Available

Internet conference information: https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Conference Goals
– To help stop future occurrences of ritual abuse
– To help survivors of ritual abuse
– To name the groups that have participated in alleged illegal activities
– To unite those working to stop ritual abuse

Speakers at the conference include:

Randy Noblitt, PhD: The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations

To what extent do mental health and other helping professionals believe the stories of ritual abuse survivors? This presentation systematically reviews the empirical research on the credibility of ritual abuse allegations. After presenting the findings there will be a discussion that welcomes the opinions of the attendees regarding their own conclusions including considerations of the community standard, professional ethics, related forensic questions, and advocacy for extreme abuse survivors. (Skype Presentation)

Randy Noblitt, PhD, is a clinical psychologist (licensed in Texas) and professor of clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. In the course of his practice, Randy has treated more than 300 individuals who met the criteria for dissociative identity disorder. He is the principle author of Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (Praeger, 1995. 2000), and its third edition, Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence and Healing Approaches (Praeger, 2014). He is also co-editor and contributing author of the book, Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations (Robert Reed, 2008).

Information on Randy Noblitt and His Research https://ritualabuse.us/smart/randy-noblitt/

Neil Brick, researcher and advocate: Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years

The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted. Ten years ago, research began again to help expose severe abuse crimes. More recently, first in the UK and Australia and now in the United States, a variety of child abuse, severe abuse, sexual harassment and rape cases are bringing public awareness again to the mainstream media of severe abuse crimes. This presentation will discuss the changes of the last 25 years, with an emphasis on the more recent exposures of organized child abuse crimes and social systems that have been part of the cover up of these crimes.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us  has been published for over 22 years. His research is at http://neilbrick.com

Jillian Jackson: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
CPT Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is short-term, specific 12 session therapeutic intervention to help adults address specific life events associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It was originally designed to assist victims of rape and it has been widely used within the Veterans Administration to assist combat veterans address PTSD. Clinicians are now using this evidence-based practice to help individuals who struggle with a continuum of traumas. CPT is a derivate of the more widely known Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Research demonstrates that CPT is effective in reducing the symptoms associated with PTSD. In this workshop, participants will learn the history of CPT, determine who is an appropriate candidate for the intervention, and how CPT is administered. The workshop will also highlight the research supporting this intervention and discuss it’s outcomes.

Jillian Jackson received a Masters of Social Work from Marywood University. Jillian provides services at the Village of Radikal Healing in Warminster and online through WeCounsel. Jillian also maintains employment at a local psychiatric hospital where her main focus is on adults with co-occurring disorders: mental health and substance abuse. Jillian’s experience includes working with a myriad of people with various life challenges and stressors and utilizes a holistic approach in assisting both adolescents and adults. Jillian offers individual, couples, and family counseling. Jillian’s experience includes grant writing, creating community-based programs and working with individuals who have extensive histories of trauma. Jillian is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and is certified in Reiki I.

Manjot Singh Khalsa: Radikal Healing
Radikal Healing is a holistic therapeutic approach for the healing of trauma. This workshop will provide a primer introduction to various modalities that are available and also highlight why it is vital for a process of healing and transformation to be tailored to each individual’s needs and experience.

Be Here Now
Manjot Singh Khalsa is the creator of a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation curriculum, “Be Here Now: Yoga, Meditation & Mantra for Trauma Survivors.” In today’s experiential workshop, participants will have the opportunity to stretch, breathe, strengthen and rest in a safe space. No previous yoga experience necessary. Participants will choose to sit in a chair or on the floor during this workshop.

Manjot Singh Khalsa is a psychotherapist in private practice, sacred healer, interfaith minister, teacher and co-creator of Radikal Healing. Radikal Healing is a process of life transformation utilizing a complement of modalities tailored to each client’s individual needs including psychotherapy, meditation, Kundalini yoga, Shamanic technology, energy medicine, life coaching and supervised fasting. Village of Radikal Healing in Bucks County, PA is a healing center that provides opportunities for people to embrace the Radikal Life they were meant to live.

Scientific Research:

Proof That Ritual Abuse Exists https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/

Large List of Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse References
https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Research and Information on Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder) https://ritualabuse.us/research/did/

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