Issue 44 – May 2002

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Issue 44 – May 2002

The purpose of this newsletter is to help stop secretive organizations and groups from abusing others and to help those who allege they have been abused by such organizations and groups.

This newsletter is not a substitute for other ways of recovering from ritual abuse. Readers should use caution while reading this newsletter. If necessary, make sure other support systems are available during and after reading this newsletter.

Important: The resources mentioned in this newsletter are for educational value only. Reading the books cited may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when reading any book or contacting any resource mentioned in this newsletter. Some may have a religious or other agenda that may be separate from your own recovery process. Others may have valuable information on the Masons and other organizations, but have triggers or be somewhat sympathetic to those organizations. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the views expressed in this newsletter constitute expressions of opinion, and readers are cautioned to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions by consulting a variety of sources, including this newsletter. Resources listed, quoted and individual articles, etc. and their writers do not necessarily support all or any of the views mentioned in this newsletter. Also, the views, facts and opinions mentioned in this newsletter are solely the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily the opinions of this newsletter or its editor.

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This may be very heavy for survivors. Please use caution or have a support person present while reading. The following quote is from : “A Nation Betrayed” by Carol Rutz – Table of Contents and Preface can be read at Book contains a complete Index. Email Carol Rutz at – Retail Price: U.S. Dollars – $15.95 from Fidelity Publishing P.O. Box 365, Grass Lake, MI 49240-0365, Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½, 262 pages, Trade Paperback – ISBN: 0-9710102-0-X – Add $3.95 Shipping in Continental U.S. – Query for shipping to other locations.

All accusations are alleged – “Dr. Corydon Hammond delivered a lecture in 1992 describing some of the programming he had encountered. Many other doctors have likewise found these same types of programmed alters in survivors of government mind control. Most survivors seem to have more than one level of programming. Alpha is general programming within the control personality. Beta is sexual programming, i.e. child pornography, prostitution, and sexual training used for the benefit of a handler for blackmail or personal use. This programming eliminates all learned moral conviction from the survivor, so that the function can be carried out without inhibition. Delta is a trained killer, a sleeping assassin. Delta survivors feel no fear and have been trained in the use of specialized arms and alternative methods of disposal. Sirhan Sirhan had total amnesia of the killing of Robert Kennedy, but under hypnosis remembered it. Mr. Sirhan’s lawyer, Lawrence Teeter says his client was programmed to kill Kennedy by government agents who wanted to prolong the Vietnam War. Theta is psychic killing, such as the training I was involved in. Most survivors with Theta programming exhibit an unusually high level of ESP in their day-to-day lives. Many even train in alternative methods of healing before they discover the theta programming. It seems to be a way for the dominant personality to use their energy in a positive healing manner, thereby compensating for the negative uses of this same energy. Omega is self-destruct programming installed in the event a survivor would start remembering. It was used to prevent them from going public. There generally is self destruct programming associated with Delta assassin programming if the survivor is captured. Books written by survivors of these programs recount the horrors they were forced to endure during their training. As explained in “Secret Weapons,” a second area of funded research was the program Sid Gottlieb cobbled together for the purpose of turning children into warriors who would be perfect Manchurian candidates, perfect spies and assassins who are ignorant of their orders, fitting into society easily and anonymously; until a code or trigger is used to awaken them and send them into action.”

Resources and Information

Please note: Listing of these resources does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are for educational value only and some may be heavy for survivors to read. Please also note. Some of the conferences listed may not necessarily be safe for all survivors. S.M.A.R.T. recommends always bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques.

Court Cases and Legal Articles

Delayed Discovery Exception Applies in Child Sexual Abuse Cases Law Reporter – 4/3/02 Jasmin v. Ross, 33 P.3d 725 (Or. Ct. App. 2001). “The Oregon Court of Appeals held that an individual who, as an adult, first discovered the connection between her psychological problems and past sexual abuse, timely filed her claim under the state’s delayed discovery exception to the statute of limitations. The exception provides, in part, that an individual injured by sexual abuse is allowed to sue up to three years from the date of discovery of the causal connection between the injury and the abuse….Plaintiff’s Counsel David L. Slader, Portland, Or”

Man Accused of Rape in Satanic Rituals Nears Release – 04/09/02 AP “The former Thurston County sheriff’s deputy who pleaded guilty to raping his daughters in satanic rituals is nearing release from prison. The state Corrections Department says Paul Ingram can be released from a Delaware prison when he has a plan for treatment and counseling. He pleaded guilty in 1989 in Olympia in a case that raised questions about recovered memory allegations.”

No extension for sex-abuse suits – Dane Smith – Star Tribune – 4/10/02 “…the Minnesota House quashed an amendment Tuesday that would give victims more time to sue their abusers….The amendment that was tabled would have expanded that six-year limit to 30 years, or to age 48.”

Report: DA to Convene Special Jury – By Diego Ibarguen – NY (AP) – “…a district attorney is seeking to convene a special grand jury to investigate child-sex allegations against priests…. It would be the first time in the United States….Since January, dozens of Catholic priests out of more than 47,000 nationwide have been suspended or forced to resign on suspicion of child molestation, in a scandal that began in Boston. The Archdioceses of New York and Boston, as well as dioceses in Cincinnati, New Hampshire and Maine, have agreed to turn over to prosecutors information on priests accused of molesting children.” (From AOL)

Soul Betrayal – It’s not just priests who abuse youngsters. Clergy of all faiths are guilty of sexual misconduct with children and adults. By Anne A. Simpkinson “While the media focuses on pedophile priests, what’s being lost is the sad reality that sexual abuse of both children and adults is a serious problem among clergy of all faiths.”

Courts back repressed-memory claims in church abuse cases – By Nena Baker – The Arizona Republic 4/1/02 “Watson sued the Diocese of Phoenix, which didn’t contest that Rev. George Bredemann, a former Phoenix cleric and convicted child molester, had abused Watson during outings in the desert years earlier…the church set out to show that Watson had never forgotten that it happened and therefore didn’t have a case…. Arizona’s law requires that victims of childhood sexual abuse make a claim within two years of reaching 18…the state Supreme Court has ruled that exceptions can be made if a controversial psychological condition called memory repression is present. And, as more state courts have begun accepting repressed-memory claims, the Catholic Church has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars…., the Diocese of Tucson settled 11 lawsuits totaling an estimated $15 million with plaintiffs who claimed they had repressed memories of sexual abuse by four priests in Tucson and Yuma during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.”

Repressed Memory Evidence Legal Standing by State Please note we do not agree with some of the statements on this page. This is fyi only.

Calif. parish says Boston kept quiet on accused priest – By Stephen Kurkjian and Michael Rezendes, Globe Staff, 4/7/02 “Despite three decades of complaints that the Rev. Paul R. Shanley had sexually abused children, the Boston Archdiocese transferred the onetime ”street priest” to a California parish where officials were never told of the molestation allegations….A church adviser told the Globe that the documents will include a 1977 record of a statement by Shanley in which Shanley said he did not believe that pedophilia was deviant or immoral…. others familiar with the documents said they will show the church had reason to believe Shanley was a child molester while leaving him assigned to parish work where he had access to children.”

Cover up: Documents: Archdiocese knew priest was a rapist – by Tom Mashberg and Robin Washington – 4/9/02 “….internal church documents on the Rev. Paul R. Shanley make clear that the Archdiocese of Boston knew the priest was a child rapist yet devoted large sums of money and decades of personnel resources to cover up his crimes. The documents also show that Shanley spoke in favor of sex between men and boys at a formative 1978 meeting in Boston of the “Man Boy Lovers of North America,” a precursor of the North American Man-Boy Love Association, or NAMBLA…. Shanley stated in a Sept. 25, 1995, letter to… Rev. Brian Flatley, that he was…”sexually abused as a teenager and later as a seminarian” by a priest and by the “predecessor to one of the two cardinals who now debate my fate.” He did not identify the cleric who allegedly abused him, but the cardinals he was referring to as debating his future were Bernard Cardinal Law and John Cardinal O’Connor…..Shanley admitted openly to raping and sodomizing minors when confronted by church investigators under Boston’s two past archbishops, Humberto Cardinal Medeiros and Law. Despite deep concerns about his proclivities expressed by therapists and others, he received positive referrals from Law to ministries in San Bernadino, Calif., and in (NYC), where he spent the years from 1990 to 1997.”

This may be very heavy for survivors. Police suspect Satanists behind mass grave attack – “Romanian police suspect a group of Satanists is behind an attack on 250 graves in a cemetery. The graves in Bucharest’s Berceni cemetery had their crosses uprooted and destroyed. A witness says over 30 people cried like wolves during the attack on the graves. The local Orthodox priest says it is not the first attack but may be the first well-organised assault. He says he has found, in the past, graves painted with blood and black cats hanging on crosses.”

Child-porn case may involve 50 girls – by Robert Sanchez 4/9/02 “Up to 50 underage girls likely were sexually exploited during photography sessions with a man suspected of running one of the largest child-pornography operations in state history…Investigators have identified three teen-age girls since…Grady, 42, was arrested Friday night at his Sheridan studio. As many as 60 teens — ages 13 to 17 — posed for Grady, who posted the photos on Web sites and is estimated to have made $60,000 a month.”,1299,DRMN_15_1076947,00.htm

Nation: Seabees busted in child porn case – AP – Gulfport, Miss. 4/4/02 – “Twelve Seabees stationed in Gulfport are accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and videotaping the acts. The men, ranging in ages from 18 to 25, face charges of sexual battery and child pornography.”

This may be very heavy for survivors. Teen Strangled Sorcery Ritual – 4/4/02 – Phnom Penh (Reuters) – A 14-year old virgin girl was strangled in a good luck sorcery ritual in Cambodia, police said… Police said two men – a 22-year old sorcerer and his student – were charged with the murder in court…Another four were charged with conspiring to commit murder.

Charges Dropped Against KKK Charles Macaphearson (53) – 4/6/02 By Peter Smith – Calgary Sun :The Crown has dropped two sexually related charges it laid against the former imperial wizard of Alberta’s Ku Klux Klan.”

This site may be heavy for survivors. Believe the Children’s – Ritual Child Abuse: Convictions and Evidence

SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests ) is a self-help organization of men and women who were sexually abused by spiritual elders (Catholic priests, brothers, nuns, ministers, teachers, etc). Members find healing and empowerment by joining with other survivors.

Pope To Be Named In Two Sex Abuse Lawsuits – Three American Dioceses Also Defendants – “Two civil lawsuits will be filed …which name the Vatican, three dioceses (Portland, Chicago and St. Petersburg), and two religious orders as defendants in a conspiracy to move pedophile priests across state and national boundaries to protect them from prosecution.” Contact: Jeff Anderson 651-227-9990 Laura Barrett 314-645-5915

Suits Say Vatican and Pope Are Liable in Priest Scandal By Laurie Goodstein 4/4/02 – ST. Petersburg, FL – “A lawyer who has handled hundreds of sexual abuse cases against the Roman Catholic Church filed two lawsuits today that name the Vatican and Pope John Paul II among those responsible for moving pedophile priests not only between dioceses, but also between countries to avoid prosecution…the lawyer, Jeffrey R. Anderson…(said) he had the evidence to establish a pattern of intentional obstruction of justice. One lawsuit… said a religious brother who molested an 11-year-old boy at a Catholic boarding school in Tampa in 1987 was transferred to New Jersey just after the police showed up at the school to investigate. The other lawsuit, filed in Portland, Ore., said that the church knowingly moved a pedophile priest from Ireland in the 1960’s to Chicago and then Portland, where he victimized more children he worked with in schools and parishes. “It’s not about mistakes, it’s about deceit,” Mr. Anderson said. “It’s about concealment of wrongdoing. Every road leads to the Vatican because it’s the Vatican that has said to these bishops and superiors, `Keep this secret.'”

2 Catholic Dioceses Settle Abuse Suit for $1.2 Million – Church: Woman alleges priest molested her and two other priests ignored her pleas for help. 4/2/02 by William Lobdell, Times Staff Writer “The Roman Catholic dioceses of Orange and Los Angeles paid $1.2 million Monday to a 37-year-old woman who alleged in a lawsuit that a popular priest molested her as a teenager, got her pregnant and paid for her abortion.”

Top boarding schools face inquisition on child abuse – 3/25/02 – By Alexandra Frean and John O’Leary “Child abuse and bullying allegations made by pupils at private boarding schools are to be published in annual welfare reports from next week.”,,2-246968,00.html

This may be very heavy for survivors. Terror, sexual abuse rampant in Zimbabwe – Militia ‘above the law’ – Brian Latham and Philip Sherwell – The Sunday Telegraph “According to Dewa Mavhinga, a research officer with the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers’ Association, there are more than 1,000 female sex slaves being held in 56 militia camps.”

ACC claims soar after sex-abuse leaflet 3/23/02 “At least 3000 new sexual-abuse claims have been laid since a Christchurch law firm began touting for business from victims, forcing ACC to take on eight new staff. Claims to ACC have increased from 100 a week to 500 a week since Wakefield Associates’ controversial national mail-out in January.”

Sex Abuse by Clerics – a Crisis of Many Faiths – “While sexual misconduct has rocked many religions, leaders of some have acted far more quickly than others by Teresa Watanabe – 3/25/02 “The wave of clergy sex scandals now engulfing the Roman Catholic Church has battered other denominations as well, producing an uneven record of response that ranges from the Episcopal Church’s aggressive and detailed policies to the Southern Baptist Convention’s widespread lack of written standards. In the last decade, clergy sexual misconduct has been exposed in virtually every faith tradition. National studies have shown no differences in its frequency by denomination, region, theology or institutional structure…In faith after faith, the problem of clergy misconduct was exposed during the past 10 to 15 years because victims began stepping forward, plaintiffs began winning large awards and insurers began demanding policies to prevent abuse.”

Cloak of Silence Covered Abuse at Jesuit Retreat – 3/24/02 – Religious order admits two retarded men were victimized. Talks are underway to settle $10-million suit. by Glenn F. Bunting, Times Staff Writer “Los Gatos, Calif. — Two mentally disabled men who live and work at a Jesuit retreat were sexually abused by members of the clergy for at least five years, according to court records and interviews….Of the seven clergymen convicted of sex crimes or named in the civil lawsuit, five were previously employed at Jesuit high schools.”

Ex-Priest Charged in Probe of Sex Abuse of Children (washingtonpost_com) – AP 3/29/02 – St. Louis – “Prosecutors said…they are investigating about 50 complaints of child sexual abuse, including up to 22 against a defrocked priest who worked as a school counselor. The complaints follow a public appeal by Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce’s office last week for information about possible cases of sexual abuse by current or former Roman Catholic priests.”

‘Reactivated’ Memory of Abuse Permits Adults to Sue Priest – Charles Toutant New Jersey Law Journal 3/19/02 “Two brothers, now in their 40s, can sue a Roman Catholic priest for sexual abuse they allegedly suffered as children but repressed subconsciously for decades, a state appeals court ruled…The judges revived a suit that a trial judge found time-barred under the Sexual Abuse Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:61B-1, which requires that suits be filed within two years of “reasonable discovery of the injury and its causal relationship to the act of sexual abuse.””

Originally published in Moving Forward, Volume 3, No. 3, pp 1, 12-21, 1995. The Highly Misleading Truth and Responsibility in Mental Health Practices Act: The “False Memory” Movement’s Remedy for a Nonexistent Problem by Judith M. Simon “Over the past few years, the “false memory” movement has manifested primarily as a media presence that discounts sexual abuse survivors as first-hand witnesses to their own experiences. Its message of disbelief has compromised the healing process of many and placed more children at risk by helping perpetrators escape accountability.”

This may be very heavy for survivors. Teenage girl torturers shock nation – Schoolmate left for dead because she was ‘too pretty’ The Europe pages – The Observer – Paul Webster in Paris 3/24/02 “An abandoned old people’s home where a 14-year-old high school girl was tortured by two of her schoolmates in a crime that has shocked France…Neither had a reputation for violence, but a public prosecutor has pointed out that the older girl had just seen Scream and the younger one had taken part in Satanic practices with skinheads in the local cemetery.”

This may be very heavy for survivors. Police have suspect in cat head hate crime by Dana Brundage 3/21/02 – Charlestown – “Police say they have a suspect in last month’s hate crime involving the decapitated head of an animal…. Along with the boot was a letter written in a satanic language.”

Warren church struck by vandals – Karyn-Lynn Fisette – Warren – “St. Mark’s Episcopal Church was the most recent of three churches in the state to be desecrated by vandals with a satanic agenda. ”

Police alerted to massive prostitution ring – Cassandra Szklarski – Canadian Press 4/5/02 “…The unusual tip led police to a Toronto-based criminal group that operated out of several escort services and victimized scores of women – many of them underage, said the city’s police chief….But the operation itself involved dozens of supposedly legal agencies fronting for pimps…The agencies’ owners spent an estimated $800,000 a year on ads spanning 20 pages in the phone book. The arrests of 12 people represented a significant blow to the city’s underground sex trade, said police.”{1C34840D-FE66-40C2-A37E-7A224F48DA02}

Jury awards woman $300,000 in exorcism suit – 3/24/02 – AP – Fort Worth – “A Tarrant County jury has awarded $300,000 to a woman who claimed that members of her church restrained her and attempted to perform an exorcism on her six years ago. The pastor and several members of Pleasant Glade Assembly of God Church in Colleyville were found liable for abusing and falsely imprisoning Laura Schubert, who was 17 at the time….Before she ever showed up at the church, she had a pre-existing personality disorder.”

Johns’ driving days almost over – April 1 target date for law allowing police to impound vehicles – James Parker – Saskatoon StarPhoenix “There are an estimated 600 children under the age of 18 involved in the sex trade in Regina, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Most of them are aboriginal and most have been forced into prostitution.”{45E05AC1-B921-4ECA-B36C-83645C218051}

Net faulted for boom in child sex abuse – Easier for pedophiles to meet, share materials – Wayne Washington, Boston Globe – 3/12/02 “Washington – Internet use has contributed to an exploding number of child pornography and abuse cases over the past five years, and investigators are worried that pedophiles are using computers to coordinate their criminal behavior in new and dangerous ways, federal officials say. Last year, the FBI’s Crimes Against Children Unit opened 1,541 cases against people suspected of using the Internet to commit crimes involving child pornography or abuse, up from 113 cases in 1996. In 1995, there were 20 FBI employees working on cases involving Internet crimes against children; now about 150 agents handle those cases.” “Federal investigators said yesterday that they are still dissecting a child porn and abuse ring they dubbed “the Spanking Club,” whose members communicated through chat rooms and the telephone, met through ads placed in fetish magazines and shared videos of naked children being beaten.” “At least 10 people in eight states and Canada have been arrested and charged with various child pornography and abuse crimes” “A dozen children from age 4 to the early teens were abused by members of the club.”

Police cracking down on child porn, online solicitation – 3/24/02 – By Andy Kravetz of the Journal Star “For every child porn collector or online pedophile caught, Feehan said there are at least five to 10 more in the Tri-County Area doing the exact same thing.”

Two Charged Over Internet Porn Ring Ananova 3/21/02 – “Detectives have charged two men with being members of a suspected worldwide internet paedophile network….Both men were arrested by officers from the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) and were later charged under the Protection of Children Act 1978….A total of 12 men thought to be members of a network styling itself “The Round Table” were arrested simultaneously in 10 countries. The members are suspected of using the internet to trade tens of thousands of photographs and video clips of child pornography.,1271,-1600366,00.html

Child abuse to be shown on TV at offender’s wish By Adam Sherwin, Media Reporter 3/21/02 ” A Paedophile…will have his final request carried out by the BBC when it screens video footage of him abusing boys. Mark Hansen, who had 26 previous convictions for abusing youngsters, agreed to be interviewed by a BBC crew for a documentary about police paedophile investigations. Hansen had just been arrested by the Metropolitan Police paedophile unit, which had seized 5,000 images of computer pornography, when he conducted the interview in his home. This may be heavy for survivors.,,2-242606,00.html

90 Are Arrested in Inquiry Into Internet Child-Sex Ring – By David Stout 3/19/02 – Washington – “A nationwide Internet child-pornography ring has been smashed with the arrest of about 90 people, including two Roman Catholic priests, a school bus driver, a teacher’s aide and a police officer, the federal authorities said today….27 of those arrested have admitted to having molested more than 40 children, the F.B.I. said.”

Candyman’ yields child porn arrests Two central Illinois men charged in federal probe of explicit Web community 3/22/02 By Andy Kravetz of the Journal Star “Peoria – Two central Illinois men were part of an Internet “e-group” formed for the distribution of child pornography….federal officials announced more than 90 people in 20 states were in the process of being arrested as part of the first phase of Operation Candyman. FBI officials estimated about 7,000 members of “TheCandyman” e-group uploaded, downloaded or traded images over the Internet…27 members of the ring, which operated the Candyman group and two other online communities, have been charged with molesting a total of 36 children.”

Texas Monsters, Child Porn – 3/21/02 Police say area suspect had images of child pornBy Rosanna Ruiz – Houston Chronicle “One of the Houston-area men arrested in a nationwide FBI crackdown on child pornography had disks that contained images of toddlers and infants, a police officer testified in a federal detention hearing…” This may be very heavy for survivors.

3rd Circuit Clarifies Use of Evidence of Past Acts – Shannon P. Duffy – The Legal Intelligencer 3/11/02 “When a federal trial judge is considering the admissibility of evidence of a past sexual assault in a civil lawsuit, the court need not make its own finding that the act probably qualifies as a sexual assault and was committed by the defendant, but only that a reasonable jury could do so and that the evidence is relevant, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.”

Former Lake Alice patients lay abuse claims 3/12/02 By Paula Oliver – “Thirty-four criminal complaints of torture and sexual abuse have been laid against former staff members of Lake Alice Hospital near Marton as fresh claims emerge of identical abuse at another of the country’s mental institutions. The criminal claims dating back to the 1970s were received by police…They target several former Lake Alice staff members. Last year, 95 former child patients of Lake Alice received about $6.5 million in compensation and an apology from the Government for abuse they received at the mental institution in the 1970s. At the time, some of the complainants said they wanted to pursue criminal charges because the staff involved could still practise.”

“Doctor guilty of defrauding insurers” Chicago Suntimes 2/26/2002 – Page 12 – “A Chicago doctor ordered unnecessary and painful shock therapy for patients so he could cash in on insurance payments. Guilty of running a health care scam that defrauded millions of dollars from private insurers …the scan netted more than $2.5 million.”

Goose gored, burned in suspected cult ritual 3/8/02 – Anthony Reinhart Record Staff (Ontario) – Cambridge – “A Canada goose was found dead, staked to the ground and partly burned, in Cambridge last night, apparently as the result of some bizarre ritual.”

Hellish ’79 Slay Case Goes Cold after Cops Drop Ball – By Jamie Schram NY Post 3/3/02 “The bodies of Carol Marron and Howard Green of Brooklyn were mutilated in what could have been a satanic-ritual killing.” This may be very heavy for survivors.

Cruel, unusual punishment toward children – Bob Greene – 3/10/02 may be very heavy for survivors “The US Constitution…8th Amendment to the Bill of Rights — guarantees this to all… “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”…Adults in this country can live confident that no governmental body or court will inflict such punishments upon them. But children — who count on the adults in the homes where they live to care for them and protect them.”

FBI Busts Teen Sex Ring – 2/28/02 “The News2Houston Investigators reported… that the FBI… has busted a teenage sex ring wide open…spanned across several states. It landed an untold number of teenage girls in so-called modeling studios in Houston, as adult men raked in the money from their sex slavery…The FBI seized the video of one pimp, as he found a new hot sport to bring underage girls for prostitution…..Daniel McNeal, 30, is just beginning 3 1/2 years in federal prison. McNeal of Las Vegas begged for a light sentence, but the federal judge said that he put so many young girls to work in these clubs that the maximum sentence was in order.”

“FAA’s Sex Scandal 3/4/02 by Paul M. Rodriguez – “Federal sky marshals allegedly have been frequenting fleshpots in Southeast Asia and South America to procure children for sex….startling new allegations of sexual misconduct overseas involving at least three federal air marshals, one of whom is accused of having sex with a 13-year-old child…allegations, covering a time period between the early 1990s and at least through Jan. 1, 2000, include allegations of visits to whorehouses, bordellos and interactive strip clubs.” “

Escaping a Free Love Legacy Children of God sect hopes it can overcome sexy image – Don Lattin, Chronicle Religion Writer – 2/14/02 – “One of the most detailed examinations of Berg’s prophecies and sexual practices is contained in a voluminous 1995 court judgment in a British child custody case. In his conclusion, Lord Justice Alan Ward wrote that, at least until 1986, there was widespread child-to-child sex and sexual abuse of minors by adult members of the Children of God. “I am completely satisfied that he was obsessed with sex and that he became a perverted man who recklessly corrupted his flock,” Ward wrote. Citing the prophet’s explicit writings depicting young children as “sexual beings,” the judge ruled that Berg “bears responsibility for propagating the doctrine which so grievously misled his flock and injured the children within it.”…Steve Kent, agreed with Ward’s conclusion that the Family has now stopped most of its past excesses.”

A Test of Faith Allegations of past child abuse threaten Hare Krishnas’ existence – Don Lattin, Chronicle Religion Writer “Last summer, a Texas lawyer filed a $400 million lawsuit alleging widespread sexual, emotional and physical abuse of more than 40 Krishna kids at the Dallas ashram, at the Krishna temple in West Virginia, and at other schools, called gurukulas, around the country. At least five of Prabhupada’s anointed successors have been named in the child abuse suit, including one who already sits in a North Carolina prison, convicted of racketeering.”

This may be very heavy for survivors. Philadelphia Inquirer 03/10/02 – Krishnas faced with making amends – Even Hare Krishna officials admit to child abuse in the sect’s boarding schools. By Tina Susman Newsday 3/10/02….Gedeon and 90 other former Krishna children are suing the organization for what they say were years of physical and mental abuse in the schools known as gurukulas. The suit, filed in October in Texas state court, seeks $400 million in damages from the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, or Iskcon…Iskcon officials do not deny that abuse occurred, though they dispute its extent…Texas lawyer Windle Turley, whose firm represents the Iskcon plaintiffs, won a multimillion-dollar lawsuit in 1998 against the Dallas Catholic Diocese for hiding sexual abuse by a priest. And the Jehovah’s Witnesses are the subject of at least two suits by adults who say elders did nothing about reports of abuse in the order.

UN probes alleged child sex abuse by aid staff – United Nations (AP) — The United Nations chief ordered an urgent investigation…into allegations UN staff sexually abused children in refugee camps in West Africa. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said he was shocked by reports of possible extensive exploitation of young people already battered by years of war. “The secretary general reiterates the policy of zero tolerance for any such acts perpetrated by any one employed by or affiliated with the United Nations.”

Child abuse by relief agency workers widespread in Africa, UN report says Globe and Mail AP London — The UN and a major children’s charity said…an investigation uncovered allegations of widespread sexual abuse of children by relief agency workers sent to West Africa. The investigative findings were in an interim report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and Save The Children, UK….The UNHCR and Save The Children released the findings before the report was complete “because of the disturbing nature of these allegations, because of the apparent scope of the problem…” Ron Redmond, UNHCR spokesman.”

Major NGO Groups Moves to Protect Children From Abuse 3/4/02 – “Washington (Reuters) – “America’s largest coalition of non-governmental aid organizations said…it would establish a task force aimed at protecting displaced children from sexual exploitation. The move by InterAction, whose 160 members conduct overseas relief and development in 100 nations, came after findings of widespread child abuse by aid workers in West Africa. The study by UNHCR and Britain’s Save the Children released last week found that almost 70 aid workers from 40 agencies had been pushing refugee children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone into sex in exchange for food, medicine and other supplies sent to save their lives.”

Team battles modern slavery – by Frank Main Crime Reporter – 2/25/02 – “Up to 50,000 people a year are shipped and flown into the country and forced into prostitution, domestic service or farm labor, according to the U.S. Justice Department. There are 91 federal trafficking investigations under way nationwide.”

International ring used Internet to distribute photos, prosecutors say By Onell R. Soto Union-Tribune Staff Writer 2/21/02 – “Two men from San Diego and Poway are facing child molestation and Internet child pornography charges from what authorities say is an international ring uncovered by a Swedish watchdog group. Other arrests in the case also have been made in Central California, Germany and Denmark, authorities said yesterday….Paul Whitmore, a child and family counselor from Grantville, pleaded not guilty yesterday to 23 child molestation and child pornography charges involving two girls ages 10 and 13.”

Cantor arrested on charges of child abuse By Ralph Vigoda Inquirer Staff Writer – AP 2/20/02 “The cantor for the largest reform synagogue in the country was arrested at his Manhattan home early this morning on charges that he sexually abused his nephew in Lower Merion during a four-year period.”

This may be heavy for survivors of abuse. Philadelphia Inquirer – Court papers describe boy’s sex-abuse trauma – 2/22/02 “Court papers describe boy’s sex-abuse trauma…By Mark Stroh Inquirer Suburban Staff – “Two of those men – the child’s uncle and cousin, Lawrence Nevison and Stewart Nevison – were convicted in 2000 of child sex-abuse charges and sent to jail after the boy testified against them. But prosecutors said the child was too terrified until now – at age 12 – to take the stand against the third man he accused, his uncle Howard Nevison. Howard Nevison, 61, of New York, the cantor at Temple Emanu-El, one of the largest synagogues in the world…”

Swift won’t free Tooky by David R. Guarino and Elisabeth J. Beardsley 2/20/02 “Convicted child molester Gerald “Tooky” Amirault lost his best shot at freedom yesterday, denied commutation of his sentence by acting Gov. Jane M. Swift….”She carefully analyzed every bit of information generated through the investigation and came to her decision that the verdict was just and the sentence was appropriate,” said Swift spokesman James Borghesani.”

Witness praises Amirault decision By John Ellement, Globe Staff, 2/23/02 – Canbridge – “Bennett was one of nine children who testified against Amirault during his three-month trial in 1986, which ended with his conviction on multiple rape and molestation charges. He was sentenced to 30 to 40 years in prison….Laurence Hardoon, who was the trial prosecutor, said yesterday the preschool age of the witnesses did inject some inaccurate information into the inquiry. But, he said, mistaken memories by some of the children accounted for at most 5 percent of the information against the Amiraults. Hardoon also said the quality of the investigation and the actions of prosecutors, police, and social workers working with the children were all scrutinized intensely during Gerald Amirault’s trial – and still the jury convicted. He said Amirault supporters are focusing on 2 percent of the children’s claims that “seem inexplicable and they are conveniently ignoring the 98 percent of the case that was overwhelming” against Amirault.”

“Governor explains Amirault decision…By Douglas Belkin and Frank Phillips, Globe Staff, 2/21/02 “Acting Governor Jane Swift yesterday said she decided to deny Gerald Amirault’s request for commutation in the notorious 1986 Fells Acres Day Care case because there was no “overwhelming” evidence of innocence, but Amirault’s family and legal team quickly condemned her decision as politically motivated….But ultimately…she concluded that the sentence was appropriate and consistent with other cases. Pressed on how she could come up with a far different judgment than the five members of the Parole Board, Swift said her staff conducted “a more exhaustive review of all of the legal aspects” than the board did.”

Philadelphia case set a high bar in sex-abuse suits – By Nancy Phillips – Inquirer Staff Writer 3/17/02 “Under Pennsylvania law…victims of childhood sexual abuse generally have until age 20 to sue their abusers. That is one of the most restrictive time limits in the nation…In New Jersey, suits can be filed at any age as long as a person can demonstrate injury stemming from the abuse… lawmakers in Harrisburg have moved to make the Pennsylvania law less restrictive. Legislation that would extend the statute of limitations on civil suits in such cases is pending in the state Senate, and one lawmaker from the area is preparing a bill that would eliminate it altogether. The push to amend the law comes at a time when the Philadelphia Archdiocese has acknowledged that it has “credible evidence” that 35 diocesan priests had sexually abused 50 children over the last five decades. Those figures do not include sex abuse by priests who work for religious orders, such as the Franciscan Friars, the order to which the alleged abuser belonged.”

Church sex scandal spurs call to change law – A bill would end the statute of limitations on child-sex abuse. By Nancy Phillips Inquirer Staff Writer 3/7/02

Philadelphia-area priests are dismissed because of abuse 2/23/02 After a crackdown in Boston, local archdiocese officials removed several clerics who were known to have sexually assaulted children. by David O’Reilly Inquirer Staff Writer

Former seminarian to sue ex-Bishop; alleges molestation – By Amy Driscoll – 3/16/02 – “A former seminary student is planning to file a lawsuit…alleging that he was sexually abused 20 years ago by Anthony J. O’Connell, the former bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach. The suit will be filed in Hannibal, Mo., on behalf of a man in his late 40s, said attorney Jeff Anderson of St. Paul, Minn., who has represented hundreds of plaintiffs against the Catholic church in sex abuse cases.”

’95 ruling a shield for clergy – Suits difficult in state, lawyers say By Tom Kertscher – Journal Sentinel staff 3/18/02 – “A state Supreme Court decision makes it nearly impossible for victims of sexual abuse by clergy to successfully sue the Catholic Church or other religious organizations, several leading attorneys say….The legal climate in Wisconsin right now is the most hostile to the protection of the rights of victims of sexual abuse by clergy in the USA.”

Another US Catholic priest suspended on abuse charge – 3/23/02 “Ryan is the 10th priest suspended this year by the diocese because of allegations of sexual abuse of children and teenagers….The controversy has rocked the US Catholic Church, spreading from Boston to dioceses in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and beyond.”

Priest abuse cases slow to settle in R.I. Talks with church began a decade ago By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff, 3/16/02 “Providence – While the Archdiocese of Boston this week agreed to pay up to $30 million to settle 84 lawsuits and end a sordid chapter in the local church’s history, Catholic officials in Providence have taken a far different course. In Rhode Island, 38 victims of sexual abuse have waited so long for their lawsuits to be resolved that four of the 11 priests accused of molesting them have died. For 10 years now, according to lawyers for the 38 plaintiffs, legal foot-dragging by the Diocese of Providence in a state that is overwhelmingly Catholic has kept the consolidated lawsuits against the 11 priests and one nun at a near standstill.”

Settlement eyed in R.I. priest cases – 3/29/02

Mass. OKs Child Abuse Reporting Bill – By Leslie Miller, Boston (AP) 2/26/02 – Amid the biggest child-molestation scandal to rock the nation’s Roman Catholic Church, the Massachusetts state House approved legislation…requiring clergy to report evidence of sexual abuse of children to authorities. Clergy would not have to report anything they learned in confession or other usually privileged conversations if their religion forbids it.

DAs push bill on child abuse – Passage expected of law requiring clergy disclosure By John Ellement, Globe Staff, 4/6/02 “Danvers – Attorney General … Reilly and several district attorneys yesterday urged quick passage of legislation mandating that members of the clergy report suspected child abuse to civil authorities. A key state senator later said the bill could soon become law.”

Archdiocese May Pay $30M to Settle – 3/6/02 – by Robert O’Neill, AP “Negotiations between the Boston Archdiocese and people who say they were sexually abused by a former priest have stalled on two factors — neither of which is money, the plaintiffs’ lawyer said….The reported framework for a settlement would give up to $30 million to the 86 plaintiffs, which include 70 people who claimed they were abused by Geoghan. Each would receive an average of $232,000 to $348,000 each.”

$20m accord seen in Geoghan cases – By Walter V. Robinson 3/5/02 “Since the mid-1990s, the church has paid another 100 victims of Geoghan an estimated $15 million.” s+.shtml

St John’s Seminary Linked to Problem Priests – 3/3/02 by Eric Convey – Boston Herald “A Herald analysis of cases of priests facing serious pedophile allegations in the state, including those who settled out of court or have been suspended by the church pending resolution of accusations, shows that a disproportionate percentage attended St. John’s in the late 1950s and 1960s.”

Paedophiles had ‘instruction manual’ – by Paul Cheston Courts Correspondent – 3/18/02 “Members of a paedophile ring named after a British child film star…and suspected of abusing hundreds of youngsters were jailed…today. The so-called Hazel Ascot Appreciation Society produced a chilling manual of advice on the best ways to lure and molest children… It was found with 110 videos of child porn, 10,000 photographs, 18 audio tapes of detailed sexual conversations with children and 500 magazines from abroad containing 8,000 indecent child photographs. The “association” had subscription fees to fund the systematic sexual abuse of children across London, the Home Counties and Yorkshire.”

Strategies for Crime Prevention and Control, Particularly in Urban Areas and in the Context of Public Security – Measures to Prevent Trafficking in Children – “Argentina reported that according to provisional findings of a criminological study of international trafficking in children conducted in Argentina, in about 17.4 per cent of cases of adoption, irregularities were detected which gave grounds for strong suspicions of international trafficking in children”

Native lawsuits fuel costly bureaucracy By Michael Valpy 3/5/02 – Globe and Mail – “The federal government has created a $53-million bureaucracy to work on resolving aboriginal residential school claims despite its failure to reach any agreement on liability and redress with the churches that ran the schools on Ottawa’s behalf…. to examine claims of physical and sexual abuse by former students. There are approximately 9,000 individual claims. About 160,000 aboriginal children passed through the schools before the last one was closed at the end of the 1960s….The government says it has allocated $20-million for compensation, which is part of the $53-million budget.”

Lawyers say victims need more help: Abuse revelations spark emotional crises by Eric Convey and Tom Mashberg 2/28/02

Polish Archbishop Resigns in Wake of Sex Abuse Scandal – 3/28/02 – Warsaw (Reuters) “A Polish archbishop accused of molesting young priests quit…bowing to pressure to end the worst sex scandal to hit the powerful Roman Catholic church in Poland….Paetz…denies sexual abuse charges….A newspaper report last month saying Paetz forced trainee priests and young clerics into homosexual acts”

Polish Archbishop Center Of Sex Scandal – 3/22/02 – Baltimore Sun

Reilly, DAs pressure archdiocese on priests Warn grand jury may force church to turn over dataBy Kevin Cullen, Globe Staff, 3/1/02 “Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly and five district attorneys warned that they might convene a grand jury to force the church to turn over incriminating information about pedophile priests. Frustrated by the refusal of the archdiocese to turn over the case files of accused priests, Reilly and the district attorneys today plan to announce the formation of a task force aimed at getting Cardinal Bernard F. Law to be more cooperative with prosecutors.”

Survivors of Clergy Abuse in Catholic Seminaries Web Site –

This may be very heavy for survivors. An unfathomable crime – parents who slay their kids – Elizabeth Fernandez – 2/23/02 “Children at risk – The younger the child, the greater the danger: Statistics show that children under age 5 are in the greatest peril at the hands of their own parents, with mothers killing nearly as often as fathers…..Who killed children under age 5 In 1999, the latest statistics available Parent: 56.6% Unknown: 10.8% Stranger: 2% Friend/acquaintance: 22.9% Other family: 7.8%…Source: FBI, Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-1999”

Lawmakers push bid to fight sex crimes By Christopher Tangney 2/24/02 – “State lawmakers are making a new push to address the issue of sexual violence, and want the Swift administration to devote more resources to the problem.”

Conferences and Transcripts

Transcripts from the Survivorship December Conference – 12/1/01 by Jean Riseman (spoke on demystifying programming) and Neil Brick (spoke on his recent memories and research)are now available online at : (you will need to be a member to get these, please write the address below for more info) – Survivorship also has copies of both transcripts. To receive one, send a stamped self-addressed envelope for each transcript to Survivorship, PMB 139, 3181 Mission St., San Francisco CA 94110. You can enclose a small donation or some stickers if you want. To receive a transcript by e-mail, write

Second Annual Conference on DID and MPD – September 6,7,8, 2002 – Holiday Inn-Airport/River Port – 13735 Riverport Dr. – St. Louis, MO 63043 – Please direct any questions about the conference to: Mary Jo Schneller, Ph.D. – South County Christian Counseling Center – 300 Biltmore Dr. Ste. 350A – Fenton, MO 63026 – email: 636-305-0755

South County Christian Counseling Center is a teaching and counseling center. We teach and train churches in the area of traumatic abuse and the devastating affects it has on people. We are located in St. Louis, MO email:

On March 23rd, 2002, Tom Economus, President of Linkup, a 12 year old national organization of support and service to survivors of clergy sexual abuse, died after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He was an incredible advocate for survivors and will definitely be missed.

The Reading Lamp – The Incest Awareness Foundation Presents Laura Davis – co-author of “The Courage to Heal,” with discussions and questions about her newest book, “I Thought We’d Never Speak Again : The Road from Estrangement to Reconciliation.” Only 50 seats are available. 5/3/02, 6 – 9 PM, SLC Conference Center, 22 West 34th St. 5th floor. Info: IAF, P O Box 1338, NY, NY 10156, 212-995-2589.

“Hearts of Fire – Cult Recovery and Spiritual Transformation” by Kara Sorenson, PsyD. Is available from, 1-866-308-6235, ISBN 1-4010-2307-x

Mind Control and Experimentation

In Depth – Transcript – 4/5/02 – “Bill Moyers: Eileen Welsome…won a Pulitzer Prize for searching out secrets dating back fifty years, to the dawn of the atomic age. Eileen Welsome (Author, the Plutonium Files): I had come across a footnote in a scientific report describing 18 humans who had been injected with plutonium during the Manhattan Project. Moyers: The Manhattan Project created the first atomic bomb. To study the effects of radiation on human beings, scientists working on the bomb injected unsuspecting Americans with radioactive plutonium. It was all top secret.”

Russia Says It Has Uncovered an American-Run Espionage Ring – By Michael Wines 4/11/02 ” Moscow, April 10 — “Russia’s counterintelligence agency said tonight that it had broken an American-run espionage ring that officials said had employed a mind-altering drug in an effort to recruit an expert from a top-secret military plant. Russian television and the Interfax news agency reported that an unidentified female C.I.A. officer working as a midlevel American diplomat had been forced to leave Moscow after the espionage plot, which took aim at Russian weapons projects and military work with former Soviet nations, was foiled.”

Scientists debate whether `brainwashing’ is sinister tool, or mere social influence – Sharon L. Crenson and Martha Mendoza 3/30/02 “Dr. Phillip Zimbardo, president of the APA and a Stanford Univ. psychology professor, said the powers of social influence cannot be denied. “They are variants of well-known social psychological principles of compliance, conformity, persuasion, dissonance, reactance, framing, emotional manipulation, and others that are used on all of us daily to entice us: to buy, to try, to donate, to vote, to join, to change, to believe, to love, to hate the enemy,” he said.

Shadow Government: Keeping Perps Safe Underground – by Carol Rutz “While the news media feigns surprise and continues to report on the “Shadow Government” deployed outside of Washington to run things in the event of an attack, we who have written about this “Shadow Government” know that this is nothing new….There are many underground facilities throughout the United States which are set up to house those people that are considered “essential.””

Web page with Masonic urls. This may be very triggering for survivors and is provided fyi only.

This may be very heavy for survivors. The CIA and the Mafia Mind Control By Harry V. Martin and David Caul “In July of 1991, two inmates died at the Vacaville Medical Facility. According to prison officials at the time, the two may have died as a result of medical treatment, that treatment was the use of mind control or behavior modification drugs. A deeper study into the deaths of the two inmates has unraveled a mind-boggling tale of horror that has been part of California penal history for a long time, and one that caused national outcries years ago. In August of 1991, the Sentinel presented a graphic portrait of some of the mind control experiments that have been allowed to continue in the United States. On November 1974 a U.S. Senate Sub-committee on Constitutional Rights investigated federally-funded behavior modification programs, with emphasis on federal involvement in, and the possible threat to individual constitutional rights of behavior modification, especially involving inmates in prisons and mental institutions.”

This is fyi only, and our listing this does not necessarily mean we agree with its contents. Case Studies of Destabilization and Delusions Described as Radio-wave Transmitted: Behavioral Implications – Kathryn Kelley – Dept. of Psych. Albany, NY “The purpose of these implants is the use of electromagnetism in a communication device which can act as a transducer. The input typically ranges from two to seven megaHerz (mHz) at low intensity…behavioral functions of RAAT implants can encompass internal, auditory surveillance of the individual’s experiences, pain delivery to that person, and transmission of conversations as any sound heard by the individual.”

This may be very heavy for survivors. Mind Control and the Secret State by Daniel Brandt “Last September the CIA confirmed the existence of a 20-year, $20 million research program in “remote viewing,” a subvariety of extrasensory perception. On October 29, a Jack Anderson column added more details, and Ted Koppel of ABC’s Nightline…program on November 28….”remote viewing” was an old story, first reported by Anderson himself on 23 April 1984. Other Anderson columns of U.S. and Soviet interest in psychic research date back to 1981. Anderson’s October 29 update reported that this project, which for a time was contracted out to the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), had been scaled back and put under Pentagon sponsorship, but nevertheless continued.”

How IBM Helped Automate the Nazi Death Machine in Poland – Final Solutions – by Edwin Black – “…IBM saw Nazi Germany as a lucrative trading partner. Its president, Thomas J. Watson, engineered a strategic business alliance between IBM and the Reich, beginning in the first days of the Hitler regime and continuing right through World War II. This alliance catapulted Nazi Germany to become IBM’s most important customer outside the U.S. IBM and the Nazis jointly designed, and IBM exclusively produced, technological solutions that enabled Hitler to accelerate and in many ways automate key aspects of his persecution of Jews, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others the Nazis considered enemies. Custom-designed, IBM-produced punch cards, sorted by IBM machines leased to the Nazis, helped organize and manage the initial identification and social expulsion of Jews and others, the confiscation of their property, their ghettoization, their deportation, and, ultimately, even their extermination.” Edwin Black is the author of “IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America’s Most Powerful Corporation” (Crown Books, 2001, and Three Rivers Press, 2002)

Commentary regarding NSAM-#271 and NASA by Nathan Gant – “On Nov. 4, 1984, Dr. Arthur Louis Hugo Rudolf received NASA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal, at an official ceremony in the Reagan White House. He supervised the production and operation of the Saturn rocket booster which was a key component to NASA’s manned moon missions during the 1960’s….Rudolf’s Saturn rocket-booster manufacturing plant in Gentilly, south of New Orleans, also housed a CIA station at the same time. Almost immediately after he received that honor, he renounced his US citizenship and returned to Germany that year. His past was finally catching up on him. Government investigators were preparing to charge and deport him as a war criminal based on incriminating evidence in the National Archives. He joined the Nazi party in 1931 and the SA Storm Troopers in 1933. He was a close colleague of Wehner von Braun at the Mittlewerk Dora slave-labor factory in Harz, Germany where the V-1 and V-2 rockets were assembled.”

Fact Sheet for Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments: NASA Review of Human Radiation Experiments 4/13/94 NASA Is Continuing its Review of Human Radiation Experiments Involving NASA Investigations or NASA Funding.

This may be heavy for survivors. War Monger of the New Millennium By Armen Victorian 6/96 “Six years ago, John Alexander, in a paper submitted to “Forum for Military Applications of Directed Energy (F-MADE)” at Kirtland AFB, wrote: ….”To expend force option available to commanders and allow them to INFLICT control over people,” by using: “Electromagnetic optional munitions” …”High Power Microwave”… “Pulsed power weapons” …”Infra-sound” to disorient them.”

Scientists test first human cyborg – Oxford, England – “A British university professor has been fitted with cyborg technology enabling his nervous system to be linked to a computer.”

A Russian paper on U_S_ psychotronic weapons – Title: Psychotronic Weapons: Myth or Reality?….Article by Lt Col V. Pavlychev….7/92, “the program “Now It Can Be Told” was shown over channels of the American television company NBC. It was devoted to problems of studying the possibilities of using individuals possessing a powerful bio-field for military purposes. It was noted that about $1 million is being spent annually on this work being accomplished by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. People with extrasensory perception were used to detect enemy troop and armament concentration areas and also to search for hostages.”

Can’t Scan Without a Warrant – By Declan McCullagh – 6/12/01 “Washington – If the feds want to spy on your home using whizzy tech gadgets, they’d better get a warrant first, the Supreme Court said on Monday. In an important 5-4 ruling that extends privacy’s shield to radiation not visible to the human eye, the court said federal agents should have obtained a warrant.”,1283,44444,00.html

An ID idea: Microchips under your skin – by Shannon Tan The Miami Herald 03-10-02 “….Palm Beach-based Applied Digital Solutions…the VeriChip. The $200 microchip can be encoded with information such as a person’s name and Social Security number and a list of medical allergies, then injected under the skin. Emergency room workers would then use scanners to read the chip….MicroCHIPS, in Cambridge, MA, makes products that deliver medicine to the body; AVID, in Norco, CA., tracks pets implanted with its microchips; and Trovan, in Santa Barbara, Calif., has implantable transponders in more than 300 zoos worldwide.”

Company to Sell Implantable Chip 4/4/02 Washington – “A company plans to begin selling a computer ID chip that can be embedded beneath people’s skin, now that the FDA has said it will not regulate the implant as long as it contains no medical data. Applied Digital Solutions Inc. designed the VeriChip about the size of a grain of rice…information …read with special electronic scanners.”

U.S. to Weigh Computer Chip Implant – 2/26/02 – By Christopher Newton, AP Washington – “Other possible uses of the technology, from an added device that would allow satellite tracking of an individual’s every movement.”

Ritual for the Thirty-Second Degree – Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret This may be very heavy for survivors – so please use caution

Editorial A Natural Seducer – 2/17/02 – “…Kubey, a media studies professor at Rutgers, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psych. prof. at Claremont Graduate School, offer a gripping explanation of how images and sounds from the small screen seduce us by evoking a biological reaction that has been wired into our brains over millions of years of evolution. The researchers are hardly the first to describe the “orienting response,” which dilates blood vessels to the brain, slows the heart and constricts blood vessels to major muscle groups at the sight of sudden or novel stimuli…Kubey and Csikszentmihalyi are among the first academics to “out” the science of media manipulation in the popular press.”

Journal and related articles

Sexually Abused Boys Have Persistent Somatic, Psychological Problems London (Reuters Health) Mar 25 – “Boys who were victims of sexual abuse at a school in the UK did not seem to experience an excess of health problems, but those they did have were likely to continue for longer than a year after the abuse was stopped and the perpetrator jailed” (see below)

Somatic and psychological problems in a cohort of sexually abused boys: A six year follow up case-control study. Price L, Maddocks A, Davies S, Griffiths L Arch Dis Child 2002 Mar; 86(3):164-7. “Boys who have previously suffered sexual abuse at school did not utilise primary health care services more than a group of age matched controls. They did not present with psychological or somatic problems different from those presented by non-abused boys. However, abused boys were more likely to complain of persistent somatic or psychological problems lasting more than a year. This pattern appeared to persist after the abuse had stopped and the perpetrator imprisoned.” Department of Community Paediatrics, Swansea NHS Trust, Central Clinic, Orchard St, Swansea SA1 5AT, Wales, UK School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales, UK.

Studies Show Rise In Abuse Cases 3/28/02 “…research suggests that sexual abuse may actually be on the rise. The results of the Third National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect, published in 1996, showed an increase of 125 percent in the number of sexually abused children since the 1986 report.”

Virginia Child Protection Newsletter – Sexual Abuse Treatment: Status of the Research, Vol. 63, is available by writing Joann Grayson, Ph.D., James Madison University, School of Psychology, MSC 7401, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, E-mail:

Research: Early Unsolicited Sexual Encounters Lead to Life of Crime UH Professors Find Link Between Prepubertal Touching, Jail Time – Houston, 4/2/02 – “People who experienced unsolicited sexual touching before puberty stand a greater chance of ending up serving jail time as teen-agers or adults, according to research conducted at the University of Houston….UH researchers focused on individuals who were sexually touched before puberty and where they ended up in life. Results showed that individuals who had unsolicited sexual encounters before age 12 were significantly more likely to serve jail time. They were also more likely to exhibit behaviors such as sexual promiscuity and running away from home at an early age, resulting in an increased probability of turning to crime.” Survey pub. in the 1/02 issue of the Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect.

Self-reports of forgetting and remembering childhood sexual abuse in a nationally representative sample of US women. Wilsnack SC, Wonderlich SA, Kristjanson AF, Vogeltanz-Holm ND, Wilsnack RW Child Abuse Negl 2002 Feb; 26(2):139-47 “The findings indicate that, among women who report CSA, forgetting and subsequently remembering abuse experiences is not uncommon. According to the women surveyed, however, very few (1.8%) of those who felt abused recovered memories of CSA with help from therapists or other professionals…this study suggests that therapist-assisted recall is not a major source of CSA memories among women in the US general population.” From: Department of Neuroscience, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Grand Forks 58202, USA.

Is flashbulb memory a special instance of source memory? Evidence from older adults. Davidson PS, Glisky EL Memory 2002 Mar; 10(2):99-111 “We speculated that emotionally arousing autobiographical memories may be qualitatively different from everyday memories and may involve the amygdala.” From: University of Arizona, USA.

A meta-analytic examination of the relationship between child sexual abuse and eating disorders. Smolak L, Murnen SK Int J Eat Disord 2002 Mar; 31(2):136-50 “A small, significant positive relationship between CSA and ED emerged. The relationship was marked by heterogeneity. Effect sizes were largest when CSA was the grouping variable, the Eating Disorders Inventory (EDI) or the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT) was used as the measure of eating disorders, and nonclinical groups were compared with clinical samples.” From: Department of Psychology, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.

A naturalistic study of autobiographical memories evoked by olfactory and visual cues: Testing the Proustian hypothesis. Herz RS, Schooler JW Am J Psychol 2002 Spring; 115(1):21-32 “Results revealed that memories recalled in the context of odors were significantly more emotional than those recalled in the context of the same cue presented visually and by the verbal label for the cue.” Department of Psychology, 89 Waterman St., Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA.

Neuropsychological function in children with maltreatment-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Beers SR, De Bellis MD Am J Psychiatry 2002 Mar; 159(3):483-6 “The children with PTSD performed more poorly on measures of attention and abstract reasoning/executive function. Conclusions : Although based on a small number of subjects, these results support cognitive differences between children with and without maltreatment-related PTSD.” Dept. of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, U. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA.

Dissociative phenomenology of dissociative identity disorder. Dell PF J Nerv Ment Dis 2002 Jan; 190(1):10-5 “The goal of this study was to investigate the dissociative phenomenology of dissociative identity disorder (DID). The Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID) was administered to 34 patients with DID, 23 patients with dissociative disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), 52 patients with mixed psychiatric disorders, and 58 normal individuals. DID patients obtained significantly higher scores than the other three groups on 27 dissociation-related variables….The findings of the present study are virtually identical to a large body of replicated findings about the dissociative phenomenology of DID…. It was concluded that dissociation is a unifactorial taxon or natural type that has different aspects or epiphenomena (i.e., amnesia, depersonalization, voices, trance, etc.).” Author contact: Trauma Recovery Center, Norfolk, Virginia 23510, USA.

Effects of guided written disclosure of stressful experiences on clinic visits and symptoms in frequent clinic attenders. Gidron Y, Duncan E, Lazar A, Biderman A, Tandeter H, Shvartzman P Fam Pract 2002 Apr; 19(2):161-6 “The findings extend previous findings to frequent clinic users, using a new form of written disclosure aimed at shifting trauma from implicit to explicit memory. The GDP may be an inexpensive additional intervention in primary care for reducing symptoms and clinic visits among frequent clinic users. From: Departments of Sociology of Health, Behavioral Sciences and Family Medicine, Ben-Gurion Univ., Be’er-Sheeba, Israel and Dept. of Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK.

Impulsive personality traits in male pedophiles versus healthy controls: Is pedophilia an impulsive-aggressive disorder? Cohen LJ, Gans SW, McGeoch PG, Poznansky O, Itskovich Y, Murphy S, Klein E, Cullen K, Galynker II Compr Psychiatry 2002 Mar-Apr;43(2):127-34 “Pedophiles showed severe and pervasive personality impairment relative to controls. Although there was evidence of impulsivity, the findings do not suggest a predominance of impulsive-aggressive traits, and in fact provide evidence of inhibition, passive-aggression, and harm avoidance. From: Montiefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

Questioning strategies in interviews with children who may have been sexually abused. DeVoe ER, Faller KC Child Welfare 2002 Jan-Feb; 81(1):5-31 “Findings suggest that many children are able to describe sexual abuse with careful questioning that includes nonleading but focused inquiry.” From: Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10025

The Relationship between Dissociative Proneness and Alexithymia. Elzinga BM, Bermond B, van Dyck R Psychother Psychosom 2002 Mar-Apr; 71(2):104-11 “The results of this study support the idea that, in a nonclinical group, dissociation may provide a way to cope with current stressful events, and that this is associated with a difficulty in identifying feelings. It is argued that two types of dissociation may exist, one trait-like type of dissociation that is associated with fantasy proneness and other related factors, and a trauma-related type of dissociation that is more apparent within the clinical range.” From: Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Shelter aims to treat post-traumatic stress disorder – 3/16/02 – by Steven H. Foskett Jr. “Worcester – At least 70 percent of the women who participate in programs at Abby’s House, a shelter for homeless and battered women and children, experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder…..”We (Abby’s House) had been part of a fairly well-known study that focused on the relationship between poverty and abuse,” … “It was a long-term study that determined that 83 percent of women who have lived in poverty for extended periods of time have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse. That same study found that abuse leads to post-traumatic stress disorder.”

The body remembers: Grieving and a circle of time. Hentz P Qual Health Res 2002 Feb; 12(2):161-72 “Body memory experienced by each participant was unique in its expression, the common pattern being that it was relived as it was originally lived.” Author contact: College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Maine, USA.

The effect of negative emotion on eyewitness functional field of view (article in Japanese) Oue W, Hakoda Y, Onuma N, Morikawa S Shinrigaku Kenkyu 2001 Dec;72(5):361-8 “After watching the video participants were asked to report whether they noticed the number. Participants who watched the emotional event were able to detect fewer numbers than participants who watched the neutral event. This result suggests that the functional field of view shrank because of negative emotion. Peripheral memory decrement reported in previous studies might be due to the shrinkage of the functional field of view.” Dept. of Cognitive Psych. Faculty of Letters, Kyushu Univ., Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and trauma memory – A psychobiological perspective [article in German] Wessa M, Flor H Z Psychosom Med Psychother 2002; 48(1):28-37 “We postulate that posttraumatic stress disorder is maintained by learnt cortical and subcortical plastic changes. Specifically, we assume that classical conditioning leads to an intense emotional memory of the trauma that is mainly implicit and related to plastic changes in subcortical structures such as the amygdala. At the same time an insufficient explicit trauma memory is formed that manifests itself in insufficient cortical processing of trauma content. This dissociation of implicit and explicit memory prevents the extinction of the emotional response to the trauma and perpetuates the disorder. First empirical results based on this model confirm the main hypotheses.” Lehrstuhl fur Neuropsychologie an der Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg, Zentralinstitut fur Seelische Gesundheit, J 5, D-68159 Mannheim, Germany.

Childhood trauma in obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, and controls. Lochner C, du Toit PL, Zungu-Dirwayi N, Marais A, van Kradenburg J, Seedat S, Niehaus DJ, Stein DJ Depress Anxiety 2002; 15(2):66-8 “The findings showed a significantly greater severity of childhood trauma in general, and emotional neglect specifically, in the patient groups compared to the controls. Although various factors may play a role in the etiology of both OCD and trichotillomania (TTM), this study is consistent with some evidence from previous studies suggesting that childhood trauma may play a role in the development of these disorders.” From: MRC Unit on Stress and Anxiety Disorders, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa.

Suicide risk following child sexual abuse. Plunkett A, O’Toole B, Swanston H, Oates RK, Shrimpton S, Parkinson P Ambul Pediatr 2001 Sep-Oct; 1(5):262-6 “Young people who had experienced child sexual abuse had a suicide rate that was 10.7 to 13.0 times the national Australian rates. There were no suicides in the control group. Thirty-two percent of the abused children had attempted suicide, and 43% had thought about suicide since they were sexually abused.”

Abnormal functional connectivity in posttraumatic stress disorder. Shaw ME, Strother SC, McFarlane AC, Morris P, Anderson J, Clark CR, Egan GF Neuroimage 2002 Mar; 15(3):661-74 “The resampling procedure provided direct evidence that working memory updating was abnormal in PTSD patients relative to matched controls.” From: School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia.

Discrepancies in autobiographical memories-implications for the assessment of asylum seekers: Repeated interviews study. Herlihy J, Scragg P, Turner S BMJ 2002 Feb 9; 324(7333):324-7 “The assumption that inconsistency of recall means that accounts have poor credibility is questionable. Discrepancies are likely to occur in repeated interviews. For refugees showing symptoms of high levels of post-traumatic stress, the length of the application process may also affect the number of discrepancies. Recall of details rated by the interviewee as peripheral to the account is more likely to be inconsistent than recall of details that are central to the account. Thus, such inconsistencies should not be relied on as indicating a lack of credibility.” Author contact: Traumatic Stress Clinic, London W1T 4PL.

EMDR: A putative neurobiological mechanism of action. Stickgold R J Clin Psychol 2002 Jan; 58(1):61-75 “We propose that the repetitive redirecting of attention in EMDR induces a neurobiological state, similar to that of REM sleep, which is optimally configured to support the cortical integration of traumatic memories into general semantic networks. We suggest that this integration can then lead to a reduction in the strength of hippocampally mediated episodic memories of the traumatic event as well as the memories’ associated, amygdala-dependent, negative affect.” Author contact: Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Early abuse, psychiatric diagnoses and irritable bowel syndrome. Blanchard EB, Keefer L, Payne A, Turner SM, Galovski TE Behav Res Ther 2002 Mar;40(3):289-98 “IBS patients seeking psychological treatment, we found expected levels of childhood sexual and physical abuse (57.7%) and expected levels of current Axis I psychiatric disorders (54.9%). Moreover, we found those who had been victims of early abuse had higher current Beck Depression Inventory scores….contrary to expectations, there were no significant associations between early abuse and current psychiatric disorder in this population, suggesting that those individuals with psychological distress are not exactly the same group with a history of abuse.” Univ. at Albany, Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders, NY 12203, USA.

The relationship between parental psychiatric disorder and child physical and sexual abuse: Findings from the Ontario Health Supplement. Walsh C, MacMillan H, Jamieson E Child Abuse Negl 2002 Jan; 26(1):11-22 “Respondents reporting a parental history of depression, mania, or schizophrenia had a two to threefold increase in the rates of physical, sexual, or any abuse. Parental history of antisocial disorder increased the risk of exposure to physical abuse (adjusted odds ratios [OR 6.1] and any abuse [OR 7.5]).” Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Developmental risk factors for sexual offending. Lee JK, Jackson HJ, Pattison P, Ward T Child Abuse Negl 2002 Jan; 26(1):73-92 “Childhood Emotional Abuse and Family Dysfunction, Childhood Behavior Problems, and Childhood Sexual Abuse were found to be general developmental risk factors for paraphilias. Furthermore, Childhood Emotional Abuse and Family Dysfunction was found to be a common developmental risk factor for pedophilia, exhibitionism, rape, or multiple paraphilia. Additional analyses revealed that childhood emotional abuse contributed significantly as a common developmental risk factor compared to family dysfunction. Besides, Childhood Sexual Abuse was found to be a specific developmental risk factor for pedophilia.” From: Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health, Australia.

The perpetrator’s strategy as a crucial variable: A representative study of sexual use of girls and its sequelae in Switzerland. Niederberger JM Child Abuse Negl 2002 Jan; 26(1):55-71 “The prevalence of child sexual abuse (CSA) was 39.8% overall and 14.7% for severe abuse. Using the three variables – love-bargaining strategy, self-blaming, and need for affection… The first of the three variables mentioned was by far the most influential. Force was not included in the equation but was closely correlated on a bivariate level with the SCL-90 partial scale “anxiety.” Conclusions: The consequences of CSA produced by the use of soft strategies have been underestimated in the past.” Author contact: Pedagogical Institute of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

HB 1433 – ” Reference Title: Parental Alienation Syndrome; Custody; Prohibition State of Arizona Senate Forty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session 2002 SB 1433 Introduced by Senators Hamilton, Petersen: Solomon An Act Amending Title 25, Chapter 4, Article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by Adding Section 25-403.01; Relating to Child Custody…Section 1. Title 25, Chapter 4, Article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, Is Amended by Adding Section 25-403.01, to Read: 25-403.01. Parental Alienation Syndrome In Determining Custody Pursuant to Section 25-403, the Court May Not Allow Testimony Regarding Alleged Parental Alienation Syndrome Unless That Syndrome Is Recognized by the American Medical Association or the American Psychiatric Association as a Valid Medical or Psychiatric Condition.”

Mormon leader ‘ordered massacre of settlers’ By Oliver Poole in LA 2/27/20 – “a Confession etched on a newly discovered lead sheet has shaken the Mormon Church by linking its…leader, Brigham Young, with one of the worst massacres in American history. The note claims that the founder of Salt Lake City ordered the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, when a wagon train of 120 settlers, mostly women and children, were killed after they had thrown down their weapons on a promise of safe passage”;$sessionid$JFL2DFIAAAKTDQFIQMFSFF4AVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2002/02/27/wmorm27.xml&sSheet=/news/2002/02/27/ixworld.html&secureRefresh=true&_requestid=19563

Almost All in U.S. Have Been Exposed to Fallout, Study Finds By James Glanz 3/1/02 – “In a preliminary study that takes into account not only nuclear tests in Nevada but also nearly all American and Soviet nuclear tests conducted overseas until they were banned in 1963, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that virtually every person who has lived in the United States since 1951 has been exposed to radioactive fallout….The new study, which was completed in August 2001 and was first revealed yesterday in USA Today, suggests that for all Americans born after 1951 “all organs and tissues of the body have received some radiation exposure.” The study says in highly guarded terms that the global fallout could eventually be responsible for more than 11,000 cancer deaths in the United States. But the study said any medical implications were uncertain because the average American had received almost 20 times as much radiation from medical procedures like chest X-rays as from fallout of all kinds over the same period.”

‘15,000 died of cancer’ after US atom tests – London Times 3/1/02 – From Damian Whitworth

Association Between Self-reported Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adverse Psychosocial Outcomes: Results From a Twin Study – Arch Gen Psychiatry 2002 Feb;59(2):139-45 Nelson EC; Heath AC; Madden PA; Cooper ML; Dinwiddie SH; Bucholz KK; Glowinski A; McLaughlin T; Dunne MP; Statham DJ; Martin NG Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 40 N Kingshighway, Suite 1, St Louis, MO 63108.”Self-reported CSA was associated with increased risk for adverse outcomes, controlling for family background. Family background risk factors also were associated with adverse outcome risk.”

A treatment unit within a medical center for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse: an interdisciplinary approach. Seligman Z, Bleich A Harefuah 2002 Jan; 141(1):34-8, 126 “Research and clinical observations of psychological trauma have led to a clinical recognition of the complexity of survivors clinical presentation and needs, helping therapists to develop special treatment models for them.” Souraski Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University

Psychological distress in childhood trauma survivors who abuse drugs. Medrano MA, Hatch JP, Zule WA, Desmond DP Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 2002; 28(1):1-13 “Prevalence of early trauma ranged from 44% for emotional neglect to 65% for sexual abuse. The severity of all forms of childhood maltreatment were directly associated with current psychological distress.” Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA.