Issue 45 – July 2002

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Issue 45 – July 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.

Copyright 2002 – All rights reserved. No reproduction of any material without written permission from the editor and individual authors.

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. 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. Some of the information in this newsletter came from ACHES-MC (Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors – Mind Control) for unconsentually federally funded mind control as children or adults Canada contact Lynne Moss-Sharman, 230 Miles St. E. #3, Thunder Bay, Ont. P7C 1J6,, listed in the newsletter as LMS.

Court Cases and Legal Articles

from LMS Abuse trial halted after police raid – By Stewart Tendler, Crime Correspondent 6/11/02 “A child sex abuse trial was halted yesterday after police raided the home and office of an expert witness for the defence. Bill Thompson is a lecturer in sociology at Reading U. and an expert witness in sexual assault cases and disputes over sexual material in print and on the internet. Dr Thompson…specialises in miscarriages of justice linked to interview techniques involving children….Dr Thompson was recognised as a leading voice on the subject of false allegations of abuse…”All his material and his computer and everything else was taken into the possession of the police…question marks must arise as to the viability of him as a witness.”….He (Thompson) denied police claims that he had downloaded child pornography from the internet…”,,2-323099,00.html

Court decisions show custody of children can be bought

State of Minnesota in Supreme Court C8-00-2227 Court of Appeals “As a matter of law, a reasonable child is incapable of knowing that he or she has been sexually abused. Absent some other disability that serves to delay the running of the statute of limitations, the six-year period of limitation provided in the delayed discovery statute, Minn. Stat. § 541.073 (2000), begins to run when the victim of sexual abuse reaches the age of majority.”

Connecticut – Public Act No. 02-138 – “An Act Concerning Penalties for Sexual Assault of a Minor, Civil and Criminal Statutes of Limitations in Sexual Assault Cases, Reporting and Investigation of Child Abuse and Neglect, Disclosure of Records of Teacher Misconduct and Establishment of Sexual Offender Risk Assessment Boards….no person may be prosecuted for any offense, except a class A felony, involving sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or sexual assault of a minor except within [two] thirty years from the date the victim attains the age of majority or within five years from the date the victim notifies…”

“Statement of Purpose: To extend the time limit for charging a person with the sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or sexual assault of a minor until thirty years after the date the victim attains the age of majority.”

From LMS Grand Jury Says Churches Are Hiding Cases of Abuse – 6/20/02 – By Randal C. Archibold White Plains “Without naming any churches or priests or issuing any indictments, a Westchester County grand jury investigating the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests released a report today accusing churches of cover-ups and urging state lawmakers to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex-abuse cases. No indictments were issued…chiefly because the statute of limitations had expired…”

Child Abuse Bill Passes – Agencies doing business with Suffolk must report allegations By Valerie Burgher 6/12/02 “Suffolk lawmakers yesterday passed a bill requiring agencies doing business with the county to report suspicions of child sexual abuse to Child Protective Services….The new initiative specifically requires religious institutions to inform the abuse registry of any knowledge they may have of sexual abuse of children. The measure does not cover information shared in confession…”

Victims of child sex abuse may get more time to sue – By Michele Ames 4/20/02 “People who were sexually abused as children will have more time to bring legal action against their abusers under a proposal given preliminary approval in the Colorado House…The measure, which is expected to gain final approval…would extend the statute of limitations to 10 years after young victims of sex abuse reach majority….About half of the sexual assaults reported in Colorado are against children, according to…Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault.” (HB 1396),1299,DRMN_37_1099246,00.html

Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) introduces Sexual Assault Prosecution Act. “On 4/11, Senator…Torricelli (D-NJ) introduced the Sexual Assault Prosecution Act. S.2090 proposes to eliminate the statute of limitations for federal sex offenses, including sexual abuse and aggravated sexual abuse”

Supreme Court strikes down ban on virtual child pornography – Anne Gearan 4/16/02 “The Supreme Court struck down a law banning virtual child pornography…ruling that the 1st Amendment protects pornography or other images that only appear to depict real children engaged in sex. The 6-3 ruling is a victory for both pornographers and artists such as moviemakers.”

from LMS Escaped convict, 70, done running after 31 years Larry Oakes 5/31/02 “But in 1970, the stepdaughter, then 17 years old, recanted, telling a judge she made up the rape allegations to get even with Severs for beating her and to punish her parents for fighting. “I didn’t think he’d go to the penitentiary,” she said…Instead of vacating the conviction or ordering a new trial, Judge Charles Owens found that her recantation was a lie and had her charged with perjury….her new testimony didn’t fit other evidence that supported her original testimony…Sharon Severs said that the recantation was indeed false…she made it because she wanted to get married. She was legally too young, and her mother promised to give…parental permission only if she recanted.” – Clergy Abuse Tracker has articles on clergy abuse.

Catholic bishops and sex abuse database “Roughly two-thirds of top U.S. Catholic leaders have protected priests accused of sexual abuse in a systematic practice that spans decades and continues today, a three-month Dallas Morning News review shows.”

Two-thirds of bishops let accused priests work – Spokesman: ‘Prudent decisions’ made amid abuse allegations 06/12/02 By Brooks Egerton and Reese Dunklin “Roughly two-thirds of the top U.S. Catholic leaders have allowed priests accused of sexual abuse to keep working, a practice that spans decades and continues today, a three-month Dallas Morning News review shows…”

Silently Shifting Teachers in Sex Abuse Cases – By Diana Jean Schemo 6/18/02 The New York Times “When teachers are accused of sexual abuse…districts often rid themselves of the problem by agreeing to keep quiet if the teacher moves on, sometimes even offering them a financial settlement…avoids the difficulties of criminal prosecution or protracted disciplinary proceedings. But districts on the receiving end of such transactions have begun suing the originating districts for civil damages when the teacher abuses again. So have the victims. Legislatures are…mandating fingerprint and criminal record checks of teachers and protecting employers who give unfavorable references from lawsuits…. Charol Shakeshaft…at Hofstra University, studied 225 sexual abuse complaints against teachers made to federal authorities from 1990 to 1994 and found that in only 1 percent of the cases did superintendents follow up to ensure that molesting teachers did not continue teaching elsewhere…Of the 121 teachers removed this way, administrators knew for certain that 16 percent resumed teaching in other districts.”

From LMS Principal Sues the Diocese of Brooklyn, Citing Abuse By Anthony DePalma 6/20/02 “The principal of a Catholic school in Ozone Park, Queens, whose pastor is under investigation by the Queens DA’s office has filed a sexual harassment suit against the Diocese of Brooklyn, charging that for more than 18 months church officials did not respond to her complaints that the pastor intimidated and verbally abused her with sexually explicit language. The complaint, filed…in State Supreme Court in Queens, alleges that the pastor, the Rev. John Thompson of St. Elizabeth’s parish…boasted of his homosexual relationships, describing in detail his activities with an 18-year-old man who lived in the parish rectory in 2001. The principal, Barbara Samide…alleges that Father Thompson tried several times to take her to bars frequented by gay men, …threatened to fire her if she did not make thousands of dollars in questionable payments from school funds.”

Spreading Scandal 6/9/02 “At least 300 civil lawsuits alleging sex abuse by priests have been filed in 16 states since January, and lawyers say several hundred more cases are being informally mediated between dioceses and accusers. Estimates of what the church has paid out since the first major scandals broke in the 1980s range from about $300 million to $1 billion. Dioceses in Kentucky face the most lawsuits — 122; 73…in Mass.; 41 in NH; 25 in CA…Almost 250 of the nation’s more than 46,000 Roman Catholic priests have either been dismissed from their duties or resigned since the scandal began in January.”

Grand Jury Urges Coverup Penalties by Devlin Barrett AP 6/18/02 NY “A grand jury issued a scathing attack…on the Roman Catholic Church’s handling of sex abuse complaints, urging new laws making it a felony whenever church officials fail to immediately report child molestation claims.” From AOL

Jury Tells of Abuses by Priests New York Daily News – 6/19/02 – By Richard T. Pienciak – “A Westchester County grand jury issued a damning report…that details numerous instances of sexual abuse by Archdiocese of NY priests and accuses church officials of chronically covering up clear-cut cases of criminal behavior….Not a single instance was discovered where church officials reported sexual misconduct allegations to law enforcement. The panel noted that it also failed to find a single church official who had ever recommended that the victim file a report with police.”

From LMS Child-sex Web snare – Snitch site targets pedo-tourists – By Rob Lamberti, Toronto Sun 6/21/02 “In the world child sex trade, Cambodia is a favourite for pedophiles -where it’s an annual $500 million US business – and it’s estimated more than 80% of the 5,000 street children in the capital of Phnom Penh have been abused by a foreigner. Globally, four million children and women are trafficked in the sex trade annually.”

Pope Accepts Resignation of Accused U.S. Bishop – 6/11/02 Vatican City (Reuters) – “Pope…accepted …the resignation of the Roman Catholic bishop of Lexington, KY, who has been accused of molesting a boy more than two decades ago.”

from LMS Hundreds Of Priests Removed Since ’60s Survey Shows Scope Wider Than Disclosed By Alan Cooperman and Lena H. Sun 6/9/02 “The Roman Catholic Church has removed 218 priests from their positions this year because of allegations of child sexual abuse, but at least 34 known offenders remain in church jobs, according to a survey of Catholic dioceses across the US by The … Post….Post survey found only $106 million in acknowledged payments. Plaintiffs’ lawyers say that the true figure is in the range of $1 billion…most of the settlements have been made under confidentiality agreements. The survey found that 866 priests have been accused of child sexual abuse over the past four decades, less than 1.5 percent of the estimated 60,000 or more men who have served in the Catholic clergy over that period….Sylvia Demarest, a plaintiff’s lawyer in Texas…compiled a database in the mid-1990s of about 1,200 priests who were accused of sexual misconduct with minors …she believes the current figure is higher than 1,500. A.W. Richard Sipe… estimates that 6 percent of all U.S. priests have committed child sexual abuse. Some church officials, including Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, have cited figures between 1 percent and 2 percent, based on a study several years ago of personnel records in the archdiocese of Chicago.”

Anglican trust hunts for more abuse victims – 6/6/02 by Gregg Wycherly “More children than previously thought may have been sexually abused at…The Anglican Trust For Women & Children…that it was trying to track other children who may have been abused 30 years ago at Blackwood House in Herne Bay. 3 children are known to have been sexually abused and the trust has paid $75,000…to one…Ramon Doughty… admitted 20 charges of sexual abuse between 1967 and 1974 involving three girls.”

Exposed: The clause that contradicts Pell By Frank Walker 6/9/02 The Sun-Herald “A disabled woman who said she became pregnant after being raped by a Catholic priest had to sign a secrecy clause before the Church would pay her $15,000…authorised by a NSW bishop last month, contradicts Sydney Archbishop George Pell’s statements that victims were not prevented from discussing such abuse… If she did talk, the document says, she would have to repay the $15,000. Dr Pell has said victims are not prevented from discussing the abuse they had suffered. Yesterday, the Church spent about $100,000 on advertisements in newspapers…apologising to sex abuse victims.

Pell Hush Money Offer – by Brad Clifton 6/1/02 “The cover-up crisis enveloping the Catholic Church deepened yesterday, with further claims Archbishop George Pell should have been aware of paedophilia activities among priests in his social circle…denial by Dr Pell that he tried to “buy the silence” of a sexual abuse victim…he should have been aware of a paedophile ring operating at a Ballarat primary school while living next door in the 1970s…Pell was also accused of attempting to “shut up” the family of two sex victims by offering them $50,000.”,5936,4428211%255E701,00.html

“list of Catholic Church leaders who have..been through the Australian courts in recent years for sexual offences…The list includes 50 priests and Brothers, plus 13 lay personnel (mostly teachers).”

Broken Rites Victim Support Group is a non-denominational support group for people who have been abused sexually, physically or emotionally in religious institutions.

Jailed Polygamist Can Be Tried in Child Rape Case LA Times 6/18/02 “Prosecutors in Salt Lake City can try avowed polygamist Tom Green on child rape charges for having sex with one of his wives when she was 13…Attorneys…had argued that the two had sex in Mexico and that Utah authorities have no standing to prosecute the crime…Judge Donald Eyre said there is evidence that Green and the girl’s mother hatched a “criminal conspiracy” in Utah, so prosecutors in this state can pursue the charges.”

Nearly 100 Kentucky Men Add to Accusations Against Priests – By Francis X. Clines “…since Mr. Turner went public with a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Louisville, this heavily Catholic area has been shocked to see more than 90 men bring shame-steeped complaints against 14 priests, a deacon and a lay parochial school teacher. The complaints cover a 25-year period that crested in the mid-1980’s.”

Area bishop discloses past sex abuse cases – By Maureen Hayden, Courier & Press staff – 6/5/02 “Evansville – The Roman Catholic bishop in Western Kentucky revealed…that he put priests back into active ministry after they admitted to sexually abusing children. The incidents were not reported to police and confidential cash settlements were paid to the victims and their families, according to Bishop John McRaith of the Owensboro Catholic diocese…”,1626,ECP_745_1189045,00.html

Can a Church Go Broke? Probably not. (6/3/02 Vol. 159 No. 22) But the cascade of sexual-abuse lawsuits is moving Catholic officials to devise innovative ways to shield their vast assets by Frank Gibney Jr. “…dioceses have paid to cover sex-abuse claims in recent years: an estimated $25 million in Santa Fe, N.M.; nearly $30 million in Boston; and $31 million in Dallas. With new allegations of sexual abuse surfacing almost weekly, Catholic dioceses across the U.S. face hundreds of millions of dollars in additional claims…In the U.S. the Catholic Church collects revenues totaling around $7.5 billion annually.”,8816,250016,00.html

Conn. judge’s opinion on the release of documents by the Bridgeport Diocese – In a written opinion (released 6/12/02), Conn Superior Court Judge Robert F. McWeeny accused his state’s judiciary of complicity in the Bridgeport diocese’s efforts to keep documents concerning sexual abuse by clergy from the public view….The church’s sexual abuse scandal has not been exposed by the courts. Courageous victims and enterprising investigators have circumvented a judicial model of cooperation with the Diocese in endlessly delaying litigation, sealing files and coercing victims into non-disclosure settlements.”

Roman Catholic Church Shifts Legal Strategy Aggressive Litigation Replaces Quiet Settlements By Michael Powell and Lois Romano 5/13/02 “…the diocese charged in a countersuit that it was she who was negligent for allowing her boys, then 7 and 10, to sleep over at the sacristan’s apartment….The 194 Catholic dioceses in the US…do not possess limitless resources – some estimates put their net worth at about $15 billion. The church and its insurers have already paid out an estimated $1 billion in settlements – obtained from the sale of assets and from special church “abuse or molestation” liability insurance coverage. And officials expect insurance premiums and settlement costs to mushroom…..It’s the largest Christian denomination in the world, with 63 million members in the US.”

Hidden Evidence? Bishop Caught on Tape Suggesting Concealing Abuse Evidence By Brian Ross 5/31/02 “The Vatican’s American embassy may have played a key role in keeping secret the scope and seriousness of the priest sexual abuse problem and of the millions of dollars in church money used to keep the scandal quiet….In a tape obtained by ABCNEWS, the auxiliary bishop of Cleveland, A. James Quinn, was recorded in 1990 telling a seminar of church leaders and lawyers to destroy any anonymous allegations when sex-abuse allegations arise. “Personnel files should be carefully examined to determine their content. Unsigned letters alleging misconduct should be expunged”…Quinn continued to suggest that officials should consider sending “dangerous” material to the apostolic delegation at the Vatican Embassy, before lawyers or law enforcement officials could formally subpoena the material….”If you think it’s going to be necessary, if there is something there that you really don’t want reviewed, you might send it off to the apostolic delegation”…”They have immunity. If it’s dangerous, if it’s something you consider dangerous you might send it off to them.”

A Cross to Bear 06/16/02 Tom Breckenridge, David Briggs The Plain Dealer “Cleveland…At least eight parishes have had more than one of their priests accused of sexual abuse.”

Parish issues apology after priest tells congregation to report abuse only to archbishop By Judy L. Thomas – 5/14/02 – Kansas City Star “An associate pastor at a Roman Catholic Church in Lenexa recently urged parishioners not to report abuse or attempted abuse of minors to authorities, but to tell only the archbishop. According to parishioners, the Rev. Bala Swamy told children attending Mass on May 5 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church that if a priest attempted to molest them, they should say “no.” If abuse did occur, parents were told they were to go to Archbishop James P. Keleher, head of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, and not tell police…Holy Trinity’s pastor wrote a letter of apology to parishioners.”

Teacher – Archbishop Told Her to Resign By Amy Lorenstein AP Omaha, Neb. – “A teacher at a Catholic school says the archbishop of Omaha asked her to resign because she told police that a priest had used a church computer to look at child pornography on the Internet.” from AOL

Pedophile priests doing church work – Rory Callinan, Tanya Targett, – Courier-Mail 5/25/02 “Catholic priests found guilty of child abuse have taken part in retreats for abuse victims, worked on church web sites and ministered to hospital patients….Insight discovered three priests who had been found guilty of child sex offences were still allowed to work in sensitive posts in south-east Queensland.”,4057,4382696%255E421,00.html

More Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed in Ky – By Lori Burling – Louisv. Ky. (AP) – “12 lawsuits were filed…against the Archdiocese of Louisville alleging child sexual abuse by priests….lawsuits brought to 87 the number of suits filed against the archdiocese since 4/19 by plaintiffs who claim they were sexually abused as children.” from AOL

How Has the Gujarat Massacre Affected Minority Women – The Survivors Speak – Fact-finding by a Women’s Panel Sponsored by Citizen’s Initiative, Ahmedabad 4/16/02 “We have been shaken and numbed by the scale and brutality of the violence that is still continuing in Gujarat.”

Ex-Altar Boy, Mom Win $800G in Case 6/15/02 By Joe Ruff Omaha, Neb. (AP) – “The Omaha Archdiocese will pay $800,000 in damages to a former altar boy and his mother following a civil verdict involving a priest who has already been convicted of sexual assault and making child pornography.”

Church paid off Chicago priest 6/18/02 by Steve Warmbir, Cathleen Falsani “The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago agreed to pay a priest dogged by allegations of sexually abusing boys a $200,000-plus settlement as he left the church, according to court records and interviews. The contract came to light during a search…of former priest Vincent McCaffrey as investigators looked for child pornography in his home. They found thousands of images of kiddie porn, and McCaffrey…was ordered held without bond…”

6 ex-altar boys allege sex abuse by priest – Now ages 28 to 32, the men say they were sexually abused by the Rev. Robert Schaeufele, who resigned in April. By Waveney Ann Moore, St. Petersburg Times 5/11/02 “Pinellas Park…a priest who served in nine area parishes for 27 years, of sexually abusing them when they were altar boys nearly 20 years ago at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Some of the men said he fondled them in church before they were to serve at Mass.”

Files show church leaders knew of abuse for decades – 05/17/02 Jennifer Levitz – “Providence – Newly released documents…show that church officials as high-ranking as the late Cardinal Humberto Medeiros knew decades ago that now-defrocked Fall River priest James Porter had been accused of molestation. Hundreds of pages of personnel files on Porter…indicate that bishops failed to act on early warnings that sexual abuse by priests was becoming a problem…The files show that Porter himself wrote to Pope Paul VI in the 1970s, alluding to troubles that had plagued him in North Attleboro and followed him to Fall River. He admitted to abusing scores of children while he was a priest.”

ABC: Wis. Bishop Settled Sex Claim – 5/23/02 – Milw. – Archbishop Rembert Weakland, who has adopted a zero tolerance policy toward abusive priests, agreed in 1998 to pay $450,000 to a man who accused him of sex assault, according to documents cited…by ABC News. The report came a day after the RC bishop of Lex., Ky., temporarily stepped aside from his…duties in the wake of a lawsuit filed by a man for alleged sexual abuse. Http://

Accused priest flees and a parish gasps – 5/12/02 – by Dave Newbart, Dan Rozek “…St. Tarcissus Roman Catholic Church…priest…had fled the country after being accused of sexually abusing a teen girl…Rev. Sleeva Raju Policetti.”

Illinois Priest, Five Others Plead Guilty to Making, Distributing ‘date-Rape’ Drug 5/22/02 – “Davenport, Iowa (AP) – A suspended Roman Catholic priest pleaded guilty…to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute the “date-rape” drug known as GHB.”

Records: Church let loose predator priest – by Eric Convey, Tom Mashberg 5/17/02 “The Archdiocese of Boston turned former priest Paul J. Mahan loose on the public in the mid-1990s after he had been diagnosed as a “sociopath” and a “threat to adolescent males,”…In a sign of just how sick therapists deemed Mahan, doctors at St. Luke Institute in Suitland, Md., expelled him as hopeless in 1995 – kicking him out of a hospital that has specialized in treating clergy with severe sexual disorders.”

The Finders Case – Washington Post, 2/7/87: “Authorities investigating the alleged abuse of six children found with two men in a Tallahassee, Fla., park discovered material yesterday in the Washington area that they say points to a 1960’s style commune called the Finders, described in a court document as a ‘cult’ that allegedly conducted ‘brainwashing’ and use children ‘in rituals.’….US News and Word Report 12/27/93 : “One of the unresolved questions involves allegations that the Finders are somehow linked to the CIA.”

This may be heavy for survivors. Teen accused in 12-year-old’s murder to plead guilty – 3/11/99 – Edinburg, TX (AP) — A teenager accused in the mutilation killing of a 12-year-old…boy….The gruesome murder sparked talk of occult rituals, but a jury last month found Vasquez guilty of capital murder with robbery as his motive.”

From LMS Church places pastor on leave…By Sacha Pfeiffer 5/25/02 “…the 12th priest in the archdiocese to be ousted since January over accusations of sexual molestation of minors….Nationwide, the number of priests suspected of molesting minors, and who have either resigned or been taken off duty this year is more than 170.”

Lost truth: Records show Church hid four decades of abuse – Tom Mashberg, Jack Sullivan 6/5/02 “Documents on 10 suspended clerics released yesterday put Bernard Cardinal Law, three subordinates and even the late…Cardinal Cushing at the center of a broad effort to hide the truth about clergy abuse from parishioners, victims and the public. The damaging new documents on the suspended clerics also reflect unfavorably on the oversight of priests under…Cushing as well as Law’s predecessor…Cardinal Medeiros. “What we now have before us is a four-decade-long pattern of protecting, harboring and covering up for known child molesters.”

Grand Jury Weighs Case on Cardinal By Denise Lavoie AP Boston “A grand jury is looking into whether there is enough evidence to bring criminal charges against Cardinal…Law and other church leaders in the sex scandal that has engulfed the Boston Archdiocese… The grand jury, convened by Mass. Atty. General Thomas Reilly, has been investigating for weeks whether the cardinal and other leaders broke the law by quietly shuffling priests accused of molesting children from parish to parish, where they still had contact with youngsters.” from AOL

Records show Law reassigned Paquin after settlements – By Stephen Kurkjian 5/30/02 “Cardinal …Law reinstated the Rev. Ronald H. Paquin to priestly duties as recently as 1998, despite numerous detailed complaints of molestation against the priest and substantial monetary settlements to Paquin’s accusers…between 1990 and 1996 there were 13 complaints to the archdiocese alleging sexual misbehavior by Paquin over the previous two decades.”

Aide admits Law made molester priest a vicar – by Tom Mashberg, Eric Convey 5/18/02 “A high-ranking Archdiocese of Boston official…that Bernard Cardinal Law promoted a priest in the mid-1990s even though the cleric had admitted to child molestation….And he confirmed that a total of 85 archdiocesan priests – 70 living and 15 dead…have been hit with credible allegations of child abuse since the late-1950s, more than half of them multiple times.”

2nd Priest Pleads Innocent to Rape – Haverhill, Mass. (AP) – A former Boston-area priest who has admitted he “fooled around” with boys pleaded innocent…to raping an altar boy he had befriended, in a case the prosecutor compared to “incest-type of abuse.” The former Rev…Paquin…was…held on $100,000 cash bail…prosecutors had sought to have him held on $1 million, saying he was a flight risk. He was arrested…at his home in Malden on one count of rape of a child under 16. A moving van with some of his furniture was parked outside.” from aol

Records: Molesters advised other abusers by Tom Mashberg 6/6/02 “…documents freed up in the Archdiocese of Boston abuse scandal reveal that known clerical molesters were often in a position to oversee or assign other priests with abusive pasts…Rev…Shanley, now in jail awaiting trial for allegedly raping and abusing minors in the 1980s, was in the position of passing judgment on two notorious priests, jailed and defrocked pedophile James R. Porter, and accused molester Daniel M. Graham.”

Church judged Shanley `beyond repair’ by Tom Mashberg, Eric Convey – 5/15/02 – “The Archdiocese of Boston let…Shanley help run a Catholic hotel in the mid-1990s despite possessing confidential reports diagnosing him as an “aberrant” sexual threat to minors…top Boston church officials were told Shanley was afflicted with a “pathology beyond repair,” but alerted no one outside the church – not even the nuns at the Catholic hostel in NYC…despite a series of alarming psychiatric testimonials similar to those in the…Geoghan serial abuse case…Cardinal Law and his key subordinates went so far as to recommend Shanley for the post of director of The Leo House in Manhattan in 1997. They also formally lifted all restrictions on his living near children.”

Shanley visited child sex havens in Thailand by Christopher Cox, Robin Washington – 5/7/02 “…Shanley traveled to Thailand in March and spent as much as a month in a vacation spot infamous for its child-sex trade, likely meeting up with fellow priest and longtime companion John J. White, according to Thai immigration documents.”

Prosecutors Examine Legal Culpability Of Church Officials Hiding Sex Abuse Could Bring Charges By Edward Walsh 5/5/02 – “…prosecutors in several parts of the country are exploring whether bishops and other high-ranking Catholic Church officials should be held criminally accountable for concealing sexual misconduct by priests under their supervision.”

Records: Vatican knew of scandal coverup in 1973 – by Jack Sullivan – 5/16/02 “…show Catholic church officials – including Pope Paul VI, Humberto Cardinal Medeiros and top aides to Richard Cardinal Cushing – knew of and took part in the coverup of cleric sexual abuse as far back as 1964…records show Vatican officials were aware as long as 30 years ago that priests were molesting children and bishops were shuffling the pedophiles around the country and covering up their acts…involvement by the Boston archdiocese under Cushing has been documented.”

Priests Accused of Running Sex Ring – By Terry Spencer – Hollywood, Fla. (AP) – “A former altar boy sued the Vatican, the Miami Archdiocese and two Roman Catholic priests…saying he was forced to participate in orgies as a teen-ager 30 years ago. Jose Albino Currais Jr. said the Revs. Ricardo Castellanos and Alvaro Guichard held orgies at the Church of the Little Flower in Miami in which they had sex with numerous teen-age boys. Currais, 45, also said Castellanos operated a teen prostitution ring, arranging for Currais and other boys to have sex with visiting seminarians from Rome. The abuse occurred from 1971 to about 1974, Currais said. His suit, seeking unspecified damages, was filed in state court in Fort Lauderdale. from AOL “law offices of Herman & Mermelstein…” also see “Lawsuit Accuses Miami Priests Of Holding Orgies” from LMS

Church sex scandal not new, but media stick to it this time – 5/6/02 By Pete McAleer “….The National Catholic Reporter began writing about clergy abuse in 1983, urging the church hierarchy to come up with a set policy to handle sex-abuse cases…reporter Jason Berry wrote about a Louisiana priest, Gilbert Gauthe, who was shuffled from parish to parish amid allegations of molesting more than 70 altar boys and boy scouts. Gauthe later admitted to the abuse and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The Lafayette diocese paid a reported $18 million to his victims.”

Former Priest in Hong Kong Arrested By Helen Luk Hong Kong (AP) -“…police arrested him for allegedly sexually abusing a teen-ager 11 years ago. Michael Lau, 42…Hong Kong’s Roman Catholic Church over allegations that six priests were involved in child sex abuse….Rev. Lawrence Lee, chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong…the victim complained to the church 11 years ago. From AOL.

Belgium’s X-Files – An Olenka Frenkiel Investigation – 5/2/02 – “The case of abduction and murder against Belgium’s infamous paedophile Marc Dutroux remains unresolved. He has not been brought to book for these heinous crimes. There appears to be a steel veil drawn over the facts at the highest level and no one is prepared to expose those involved in this blatant cover-up.” Http://

from LMS – Transcript of Law Testimony

Law recommended fired dean for college teaching position – By Stephen Kurkjian 5/15/02 “Cardinal … Law recommended the former dean of St. John’s Seminary in Brighton for a teaching job at a Catholic college in North Carolina in 1997, less than two years after Law dismissed him for having improper physical contact with a 19-year-old seminarian at St. John’s.”

from LMS Cardinal Law Says Pedophile Matter Was Left to Aides – By Pam Belluck Boston “…Cardinal…Law said…he was aware of accusations against the priest (Geoghan) as early as 9/84 but that he turned the matter over to his top aides and never followed up to learn specifically what they did.”

Lawyer: More Suits Against Church By Jennifer Peter – Boston AP – 5/4/02 – Attorneys promised renewed legal action against the Archdiocese of Boston…after the church backed out of a multimillion-dollar settlement with alleged victims of a pedophile priest. Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who negotiated the $15 million to $30 million settlement for 86 clients, said he will ask a judge…to approve the swift deposition of Cardinal…Law, which was delayed when the settlement was agreed to in March…He…would ask the judge to restrain Law from leaving the country….Law had encouraged the Finance Council to endorse the settlement….The Archdiocese of Detroit has given prosecutors internal records concerning 51 priests, two deacons and a religious brother accused of sexual misconduct in the last 15 years.” from AOL

This may be heavy for survivors. Body snatching is mark of a cult – Newark man receives probation, but other cases are unresolved – 5/1/02 – By William Kleinknecht “The two men slipped into Newark’s Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on a January night in 1999 and crept through the cold stillness of gravestones and crypts….it was only one of a series of body thefts including four others in Holy Sepulchre…are linked to Palo Mayombe, a religious cult whose priests use human remains in their rituals…. “The rituals go on in cemeteries all the time,”…”They are more common than the actual theft of bodies.”

Priest kept working after abuse cases – 05/04/02 – By Brooks Egerton “…Rev. Norman Rogge …. the 77-year-old former Dallas priest…has been criminally prosecuted twice for child molestation. He pleaded guilty the first time and no contest the second…Father Rogge remains in good standing, working at a Jesuit retirement home in New Orleans.”

Catholic Magazine Reveals Pedophilia – 5/1/02 – Rome (AP) – “At least seven priests in Italy have been sent to prison for pedophilia…Two other priests are under investigation, one had to pay civil damages to a victim and dozens more have been sent for treatment to Jesuit-run centers for troubled priests in northern Italy over the years, according to…Famiglia Cristiana.”from AOL

from LMS Maverick officer defends methods – By Kathleen Harris, Ottawa Sun 5/2/02 “”Nowhere in my training did it say you could stop a criminal offence by paying money,”he said, referring to the $32,000 payment by the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall to silence a complaint against Father MacDonald. Dunlop, who said his family has been victimized by death threats related to the case….In 1996, Dunlop filed a lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese, Cornwall’s former police chief and other high-ranking officers.”

from LMS Last charges withdrawn in probe – The Ottawa Citizen 6/18/02 – Cornwall – “The last charges remaining from the four-year Project Truth investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse in the Cornwall area were withdrawn by the Crown….investigators laid 115 charges against 15 men between 1996 and 2000….police said they found no evidence of a pedophile ring operating in the Cornwall area, and determined there was no evidence of a high-level coverup. Allegations had been made that prominent people had hampered investigations into the sexual abuse complaints.”{CC30BDD1-8A97-4648-BEB2-B95D880D2B02}

may be heavy for survivors – from LMS Thames torso boy was sacrificed – Police suspect the victim was a West African child slave, after forensic evidence points to a ritual killing – Martin Bright, Paul Harris 6/2/02 “A young boy whose mutilated torso was discovered floating in the River Thames last September was the victim of a gruesome West African ‘religious’ sacrifice intended to bring good luck, and was trafficked into the country expressly for the killing.”,6903,726271,00.html

also see Mandela appeals for aid in murder inquiry – Jeevan Vasagar 4/20/02,2763,687597,00.html

from LMS “Catholic priest sex scandal isn’t limited to US – Dozens of similar cases are reported worldwide – Knight Ridder/tribune – 4/28/02 “England…21 Catholic priests and bishops received criminal abuse convictions from 1995 to 1999.”

Vatican Gold Could Be Used to Pay Sex Abuse Victims 4/8/02 “According to…Vatican Finance Minister, Cardinal Szoka, (Business Week Online, 4/5/02), the Vatican is seeking more transparency in its financial dealings…the Vatican is hard pressed to find assets to compensate the victims of pedophile priests and bishops. Some Vatican gold is alleged to have a connection to Nazi loot obtained by the Vatican Bank after (WWII)…and is the subject of an ongoing lawsuit in Federal Court…The plaintiffs in that case are asking the Vatican Bank and Franciscan Order to account for loot laundered after World War II by Nazi war criminals.”

Vatican Lawsuit Liability Could Reach $1 Billion in US – By Lawrence Morahan 5/22/02 “Lawsuits filed in the United States targeting the Catholic Church for alleged money laundering, theft of property in Yugoslavia during WWII, and sexual abuse by American priests, call for the Vatican to pay total damages that could reach $1 billion, lawyers said.”\Culture\archive\200205\CUL20020522a.html

Missouri regulators sue Vatican – By Mark Morris – The Kansas City Star “Miss. regulators have sued the Vatican, alleging that Roman Catholic Church officials conspired to launder millions of dollars looted in one of the largest scandals to rock the U.S. insurance industry. Joining officials from four other states, the Miss. Department of Insurance filed the federal lawsuit…in Jackson, Miss., seeking to recover more than $200 million from the Vatican.”

Missouri, four other states seek to recoup losses on Frankel insurers from Vatican, bank, others – 5/9/02 – “…insurance receivers from four other states in a federal court claim that accused the Vatican, a high-ranking church official and a church foundation of participating in a money-laundering scheme operated by banned securities trader Martin Frankel.”

Vatican Denies Role in Fraud Scheme – Vatican City (AP) – “…targeted in a federal lawsuit in the United States, denied any involvement…in a $200 million-plus insurance fraud scheme run by jailed financier Martin Frankel…the Vatican distanced itself from a prelate and two charities named in the suit. The lawsuit, filed…in Mississippi by the insurance commissioners of Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, accuses the Vatican and Monsignor Emilio Colagiovanni of racketeering and fraud. From AOL

A Vatican Lawyer Says Bishops Should Not Reveal Abuse Claims By Laurie Goodstein “An influential canon lawyer at the Vatican has written an article…in a Vatican-approved Jesuit journal saying that Roman Catholic bishops should not turn over allegations or records of sexual abuse by priests to the civil authorities…in the magazine Civilta Cattolica by the Rev. Gianfranco Ghirlanda, dean of the canon law faculty at Gregorian University in Rome…inside the Vatican, influential church officials may disapprove of the response of American bishops to the abuse scandal. Last month, the head of a Vatican council, Archbishop Julián Herranz, also said that the bishops should not be required to turn over records on abusive priests to prosecutors.”

Priestly Sin, Cover-Up – Powerful Cardinal in Vatican Accused of Sexual Abuse Cover-Up By Brian Ross 4/26/02 – “A trusted ally of Pope John Paul II has been accused of sexually abusing boys a half-century ago at an elite seminary for the Catholic Church. The alleged victims say the Vatican knew of the allegations against Father Marcial Maciel and chose not to pursue them… the pope has continued to praise…Maciel…as an effective leader of Catholic youth, despite detailed allegations sent to the Vatican four years ago saying the man was also a long-time pedophile. Maciel denies the charges and said the men made them up only after leaving the Legion of Christ.”

from LMS Bishop subpoenaed; hearing canceled 4/25/02 – By Richard Nangle, Kathleen A. Shaw “….In 1999, the diocese paid Edward Gagne of Spencer $300,000 to settle a lawsuit in which he accused Rev. Inzerillo and another priest of sexual abuse. Rev. Inzerillo was placed on leave by the late Bishop Timothy J. Harrington shortly after the suit was filed several years ago. Mrs. Jean found out that her son’s physician labeled her with Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy shortly after she first complained about Rev. Inzerillo. The physician in question, Dr. John McLaughlin, was also head of the St. Leo’s school board at the time. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy is a condition that many in the mental health profession believe is a serious mental disorder that can put children at risk of illness or death. People with the condition are generally caretakers who deliberately make a child ill to gain attention for themselves as a concerned and caring person. It also refers to people who are convinced that a child is more seriously ill than he or she really is. Mrs. Jean said the physician threatened her with a 51A, a report made to the state DSS indicating possible abuse or neglect of a child, and that he said it was his way of taking care of “troublemakers” at the school.”

Critics: Jewish Court Stymies Reports By Karen Matthews AP 4/16/02 “New York – “The case of a rabbi accused of molesting more than 20 girls sparked a review of sex abuse policies in Orthodox Judaism’s most prominent group, but critics say a rabbinical court unique to the Orthodox branch still hinders abuse claims from getting a full airing.” from AOL

N.Y. cantor held for trial in sex abuse of nephew, 12 – By Gaiutra Bahadur 4/18/02 “A 12-year-old boy…pointed out a prominent New York cantor as the man who sexually abused him almost a decade ago and threatened to kill him if he told.”

Sex Abuse by Clergy a Global Problem – By Richard N. Ostling NY (AP) – Canada, Australia, Ireland, Britain, France, Germany, Mexico, Poland. It may be the American cardinals who are headed to the Vatican, but the Roman Catholic Church has faced clergy sex scandals around the globe – with the most widespread problems in English-speaking countries. from AOL 4/19/02

from LMS Priest’s sordid past shocks parish – Father Houston was declared dangerous sexual offender, sent to prison in 1962 Ed Struzik, Edmonton Journal “A Catholic priest who was at the centre of a residential school sexual abuse scandal 40 years ago has offered his resignation to the Archbishop of St. Boniface in Manitoba….Before he became a priest, Houston was a supervisor at Grollier Hall, a residential dormitory in Inuvik between 1960-1962…in 1962, he pleaded guilty to several counts of buggery and gross sexual indecency involving five aboriginal school students….Against recommendations from Catholic officials in Edmonton and in the Northwest Territories, the Archbishop of St. Boniface in Manitoba sponsored Houston’s application to become a priest. Ordained in 1990, Houston was first appointed to be the parish priest of Lac du Bonnet in Manitoba before complaints from parishioners there resulted in his move to Carman five years ago…..The council told the Archbishop that Houston has struggled in his role as parish priest. “These struggles relate to emotional instability, aggressive outbursts, inappropriate speech contained in his sermons, and insulting remarks directed to a variety of parishioners both inside and outside the Church.”…. Many parishioners say it is clear that Houston is unable to perform his priestly duties and needs medical care. But they wonder whether he will get the help they say he needs given the silence from the diocese.

From LMS Excavation at former priest’s home – Mark Martin, Kevin Fagan and Jaxon Van Derbeken – 6/6/02 “Bay Area police agencies resumed their search today of the vacation home of a defrocked Catholic priest to see if he had any connection to the disappearance of four missing Northern California girls — including Pinole’s Amber Swartz…accused child molester Stephen Kiesle…”

Four Sue Cardinal Over Sexual Abuse – LA (AP) – “Four men filed a racketeering lawsuit against Cardinal Roger Mahony that accuses him of protecting a priest who allegedly molested several children in the nation’s largest archdiocese. The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, cites federal laws involving conspiracy in a criminal enterprise.” from AOL

Cardinal Mahony Kept Cleric’s Abuse Secret for 16 Years – Scandal: Archbishop failed to inform police and instead reassigned priest. In a letter, he admits mishandling case. 5/16/02 By Glenn F. Bunting “…Los Angeles priest told Cardinal Roger M. Mahony in 1986 that he molested young boys, but was reassigned to parishes and allegedly continued his sexual abuse of minors for more than a decade, documents and interviews show. Mahony later approved a secret $1.3-million payment to two men who said they had been abused by the priest, Father Michael Stephen Baker, from 1984 to 1999. The cardinal arranged for the priest to quietly retire from the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles in late 2000…”

Cardinal Sued Over Molestation Cases – Litigation: The civil filings on behalf of two sets of brothers accuse Mahony of running a criminal enterprise. – by Beth Shuster, Richard Winton “Cardinal Roger M. Mahony was LA County Superior Court under a federal racketeering law typically used to dismantle organized crime operations. Two lawsuits were filed…allege they were sexually abused as children by a priest in the LA Archdiocese. The civil lawsuits allege that Mahony protected abusive priests as head of the archdiocese, a pattern of behavior that constitutes a criminal enterprise.”

Woman asks cardinal for help in finding priestly father – 5/7/02 By Sandra Marquez, AP LA – “A spokesman for Cardinal Roger Mahony, head of the nation’s largest Catholic archdiocese, said recently released letters showing the church urged a priest implicated in sexual abuse to stay out of the country — and mailed checks overseas to him — are not evidence of a cover-up. Lawyer Gloria Allred… cited the letters as “stunning new evidence” for a woman who claims she was born as a result of her mother’s sexual abuse by seven Catholic priests.”

L.A. cardinal’s role outrages abuse victims – Mahony lacks credibility to protect kids, critics say – Don Lattin 4/19/02 – “Abuse victims familiar with a Stockton pedophile case are outraged that Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los entrusted with carrying out new policies to protect children from harm. Testimony in the 1998 Stockton case…awarded two brothers millions of dollars in damages, indicated that Mahony had knowingly allowed a pedophile priest to continue working and taken no action to keep him away from children.” Http://

Mouth Wide Shut – Cardinal Roger Mahony’s harboring of pedo-priests didn’t just start with the current Roman Catholic sex scandal. As his protection of a predator cleric in Stockton reveals, he’s been at it for a long time by Ron Russell….Lawyers for two boys molested by O’Grady, James and Joh Howard, argued that Mahony and other diocesan officials knew that O’Grady was a child molester and that they covered it up for years, during which time the Irish-born priest abused at least 20 children.” Http://

Details still eerie 28 years after St. Cloud girls were slain – Curt Brown 5/9/02 “(Rev.) Eckroth has denied any wrongdoing…In the 1990s, at the insistence of the girls’ parents, he took and passed a polygraph test, the sheriff said.”

NOW, MURDER?: [Rod Dreher] The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that a Benedictine priest at a local abbey who is suspected of molesting children as far back as the 1960s has emerged as a suspect in the unsolved 1974 murders of twin adolescent sisters. The priest denies wrongdoing…I was put in touch with a cleric who was present at an April 15 meeting the monastery’s abbot held with the entire community of roughly 150 priests and monks…a certain monk living there is being accused of killing two girls for threatening to tell their parents about the abuse…the cleric alleged, a number of the men present admitted openly that they too had been sexually assaulted as monks or novices by members of that Benedictine community.

The Last Word By Paul M. Rodriguez 05/27/02 “Report of Church Troubles Proved Prophetic – The title of the confidential report is: “The Problem of Sexual Molestation by Roman Catholic Clergy.”… it was written nearly 17 years ago by leading U.S. authorities of the Roman Catholic Church. They reviewed the moral, spiritual, legal and economic consequences of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and proposed a five-year project designed to protect children from pedophiles, homosexual and heterosexual predators, and the church itself. Despite pleadings to institute a national and uniform plan of action that included immediately turning over to police and the courts any clergy suspected or known to have sexually abused a child, the U.S. Catholic bishops failed to act.”

Healing church’s wounds – By Pete Mcaleer 4/8/02 “…Rev. Gary Hayes stood before his congregation and told his story: A priest molested him when he was a teenage altar boy…When Hayes told his story to an attorney in 1993, becoming the first priest to file charges against another priest for sexually molesting a minor, he got a much different reaction. Camden Diocese Bishop James McHugh, now deceased, labeled the lawsuit “a new kind of terrorism.”… (Hayes) hometown diocese, which currently is a defendant in a class-action lawsuit that alleges a coverup of sexual abuse by 14 of its priests.

How a priest’s past was hidden – In 1984, the Rev. John P. Connor molested a boy. Courts and the church concealed his crime. By David O’Reilly 4/21/02 The Philadelphia Inquirer “Four years after he molested a 14-year-old boy in South Jersey, a priest was back on the job in the Philadelphia suburbs…”

From LMS Police Search West Country Garden After Child Abuse Court Case Ananova 5/15/02 – “Police are carrying out investigations in the garden of a West Country home in the wake of a major sexual abuse court case which saw eight people sentenced to lengthy jail terms….The new inquiries follow an allegation made by a complainant from the original inquiry… During the court case in 1998, the venue of which cannot be given because of a legal order, the eight defendants, who included grandparents and their children, were found guilty of 78 charges.”,1271,-1737651,00.html

German Bishop Resigns Over Abuse by Tony Czuczka “Berlin (AP) – A German bishop has resigned his office after a woman accused him of sexual abusing and injuring her during an exorcism, church officials said…Pope John Paul II accepted the resignation of Franziskus Eisenbach…they closed the case…saying there was insufficient evidence for criminal charges. “From AOL 4/16/02

Decades of Sex Abuse Are Described at Choir School in New Jersey – By Diana Jean Schemo 4/16/02 Princeton, N.J. “…in a series of interviews in the last two months, a dozen alumni from the 1960’s to the 1980’s described a pattern of sex abuse at the nonsectarian boarding school by two longtime choirmasters and by nine other staff members”

Founder of religious compound arrested on sex charges; Egyptian-style complex raided 5/9/02 AP Eatonton, Ga. (AP) – “The founder of a quasi-religious group that lives on a rural compound resembling an ancient Egyptian theme park was arrested on child sex charges, along with his companion. More than 100 law enforcement agents also raided the 476-acre compound of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors”

Conferences and Transcripts

Conferences held at Niles Hall, Preservation Park, Oakland, CA 8/17/02 “Healing Through Art” Chris Stark, fighting child and adult prostitution You may pre-register on-line or by writing

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:

Mind Control and Experimentation

Heir to the Holocaust by Toby Rogers “another Bush family business scandal….Prescott Bush’s banks were not just financing Hitler as previously reported…there was a distinct business link much deeper than Mr. Higham or Mr. Loftus knew at the time their books were published. A classified Dutch intelligence file which was leaked by a courageous Dutch intelligence officer, along with newly surfaced information from U.S. government archives, “confirms absolutely,” John Loftus says, the direct links between Bush, Thyssen and genocide profits from Auschwitz.”

The Sleep Room’s Missing Memories by Ray Conlogue Quebec Arts Correspondent, Montreal “A new CBC [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation] miniseries tells how mental patients in Montreal were once subjected to CIA-sponsored brainwashing….recalls a series of barbaric experiments conducted on mental patients over a nine-year period beginning in 1955…the “psychic driving” technique invented by psychiatrist Ewen Cameron took on a science-fiction quality when it was revealed in 1977 that the CIA had helped finance the work. The CIA thought it had potential as a brainwashing technique to be used on “enemies” of the United States during the Cold War….a human catastrophe that stripped more than 300 people of their identities….she sued Ottawa instead, and forced the government to pay $100,000 to each surviving Allan patient.”

The future of mind control – 5/23/02 “In an attempt to treat depression, neuroscientists once carried out a simple experiment. Using electrodes, they stimulated the brains of women in ways that caused pleasurable feelings. The subjects came to no harm–indeed their symptoms appeared to evaporate, at least temporarily–but they quickly fell in love with their experimenters.”

US plan to strike enemy with Valium – Pentagon scientists aim for future battlefield victories with the aid of tranquillising drugs and GM bugs – Antony Barnett – 5/26/02 “American military chiefs are developing plans to use Valium as a potential weapon against enemy forces and to control hostile populations, according to official documents seen by The Observer.”,6903,722395,00.html

This is f.y.i. only. Electronic Mind Control – remotely altering our lives “Among many of Puharich’s many accomplishments was the design and pseudo-implementation of what is described as a “radio tooth implant”, the technical specs of which were sold to the CIA. At a conference on electromagnetism (9/87) Puharich…”We were able to develop a hearing device that fit under the cap of a tooth and we could hear very clearly from a small little relay and receiver and transmitter…. The Soviets have been playing with the effects of Extremely Low Frequencies for over fifty years by studying the psychophysiological and metabolic changes and the alterations of brain function resulting from exposure to mixed frequencies of ELF radiation”

from LMS Sailors Sprayed With Nerve Gas in Cold War Test, Pentagon Says – By Thom Shanker, William J. Broad – Washington 5/23/02 “The Defense Department sprayed live nerve and biological agents on ships and sailors in cold war-era experiments to test the Navy’s vulnerability to toxic warfare…The Pentagon documents made public today showed that six tests were carried out in the Pacific Ocean from 1964 to 1968.”

Toxic Secrets – Fluoride & the A-Bomb Program “During the ultra-secret Manhattan Project, a report was commissioned to assess the effect of fluoride on humans. That report was classified “secret” for reasons of “national security”…from Nexus Magazine, Volume 5, #3 (April-May 1998). PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560 Australia. “Joel Griffiths and Chris Bryson “..US authorities began adding fluoride to public water supplies to reduce cavities in children’s teeth, recently discovered declassified government documents are shedding new light on the roots of that still-controversial public health measure, revealing a surprising connection between the use of fluoride and the dawning of the nuclear age.”

From LMS Robber loses appeal By Julio Gomes 5/16/02 “A Thunder Bay man…lost his appeal of a 1992 bank robbery conviction and a 17-year prison sentence…..Carlson, who has spent most of his adult life in jail, has repeatedly claimed his criminal behaviour was the result of brainwashing experiments he suffered while in prison between 1968 and 1974.”

Ex-Scientologist Collects $8.7 Million In 22-Year-Old Case – By Richard Leiby 5/10/02 “Nearly 22 years ago, Lawrence Wollersheim, a disaffected member of the Church of Scientology, filed a lawsuit in LA accusing the church of mental abuse that pushed him to the brink of suicide…Judgments against the church hit $30 million, then dropped to $2.5 million…Church of Scientology never paid – until yesterday, when officials wrote a check for more than $8.6 million to end the case, one of the longest-running in California history.”

from LMS Another church facing charges of sexual abuse – Former Jehovah’s Witness leader to be tried on sex offenses, attempted rape; Congregation is in Chase…claim incidents occurred between 1974 and 1984 By Dennis O’Brien – 5/21/02 “…police have charged a former leader of a Jehovah’s Witness congregation…with sexually abusing three women who say the congregation discouraged them from reporting the abuse and shunned them when they spoke out about it.”

Jehovah’s Witnesses Face Expulsion By Bruce Schreiner – Louisville, Ky. (AP) – “…William Bowen ….former church elder is among four Jehovah’s Witnesses threatened with excommunication – or disfellowship, as the denomination calls it – for sowing discord in the faith by speaking out against the church’s handling of allegations of child molestation….Jehovah’s Witnesses caught having contact with the excommunicated can themselves be expelled.” from AOL

Allegations Along the Watchtower By Elisa Batista 5/25/02 “”, a website launched by an ex-Jehovah’s Witness who was dismayed at the lack of action taken by the congregation against members he claims are sexual predators….Bowen has accused the Jehovah’s Witnesses of excommunicating members whose stories were posted on The Jehovah’s Witnesses are a Christian sect of 6 million worshippers worldwide.”,1367,52484,00.html

First Humans to Receive ID Chips – “Technology: Device implanted under skin will provide identification and medical information. David Streitfield,”Eight people will be injected with silicon chips…making them scannable…The miniature devices, about the size of a grain of rice, were developed by a Florida company.”

This may be very heavy for survivors – The Big Degree List – The Degrees of the Oriental Rite of Memphis is at This is fyi only, SMART does not agree with all the opinions at this website.

Opening of CIA Records under Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act – The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group (IWG) announces the opening and public availability of CIA files on 381 individuals and subjects associated with Nazi war crimes or war criminals. The CIA recently declassified these files under the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act (PL 105-246)…Walter Schellenberg…Otto Skorzeny…Walther Rauff, Krunoslav Dragonovic, and Reinhard Gehlen.

Remote-control system uses brain waves – System could be a boon for paralyzed people 12/25/97

Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing – Information and Resources for Survivors, Therapists and Others –

This may be very heavy for survivors. Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing – Common Programs Observed in Survivors of Satanic Ritualistic Abuse David W. Neswald, M.A. M.F.C.C., Catherine Gould, Ph.D., Vicki Graham-Costain, Ph.D. The California Therapist, Sept./Oct. 1991, 47-50 …Increasingly, cases of MPD and SRA are being reported in the psychotherapeutic community. Though controversy concerning authenticity remains, such cases are slowly gaining in acceptability as a genuine social and psychopathological phenomenon.”

Ritual Abuse Hot-Line Training – Material for a Training Session on Ritual Abuse for Crisis Counselors and Hot-Line Workers

COINTELPRO is an acronym for the FBI’s domestic “counterintelligence programs” to neutralize political dissidents. Although covert operations have been employed throughout FBI history, the formal COINTELPRO’s conducted between 1956-1971 were broadly targeted against radical political organizations…. “Counterintelligence” was a misnomer for the FBI programs, since the targets were American political dissidents, not foreign spies….anti- Communist paranoia extended to civil rights, anti-war, and many other groups.

Ex-CIA chief revitalizes ‘truth serum’ debate – 4/26/02 – Kevin Johnson, Richard Willing “Washington – Former CIA and FBI director William Webster said…that the US should consider administering “truth drugs” to uncooperative al-Qaeda and Taliban captives at…Cuba, and elsewhere to try to obtain more details about terrorist operations.”

This may be heavy for survivors. All accusations are alleged. Michael Aquino, Man in Black – By Alex Constantine “The uncanny attraction of the Third Reich – Nazi Germany – lies in the fact that it endorsed and practiced both dynamism and life-worship without restraint and to a world-shaking degree of success.”- Michael Aquino….”claims to have reported directly to the Joint Chiefs of Staff….Expert of psychological warfare, Aquino wanted to use satellites for brainwashing the US public” …S.F. Examiner 10/2/87. Dale Seago recalls, “I joined a psychological warfare unit in 1976 at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro….I went to ROTC for two years and returned to the same psyop unit with Aquino as a second lieutenant…. Aquino split from the Church of Satan and formed the Temple of Set in 1975. He was already living in Santa Barbara and working at the psyop unit and I had not yet joined the cult. The unit was the 306th Psyops Battalion, which dealt with psyop on a national policy level.” [Seago transcript] The military was heavily represented in the Temple of Set.”

Scientists create remote-controlled rats – ‘Ratbots’ trained to carry out commands 5/2/02 AP “By implanting electrodes in rats’ brains, scientists have created remote-controlled rodents they can command.”

This is f.y.i. only John St. Clair Akwei vs. NSA, Ft. Meade, MD, USA “NSA Signals Intelligence uses EMF Brain Stimulation for Remote Neural Monitoring (RNM) and Electronic Brain Link (EBL). EMF Brain Stimulation has been in development since the MKUltra program of the early 1950’s, which included neurological research into “radiation” (non-ionizing EMF) and bioelectric research and development. The resulting secret technology is categorized at the National Security Archives as “Radiation Intelligence.”

from LMS – Inmates Want Payment for Experiments – Phil. AP “A lawsuit filed in 10/0O on behalf of 298 former inmates claims the testing exposed the inmates to infectious diseases, radiation, dioxin and psychotropic drugs – all without their informed consent. It names as defendants the city of Philadelphia; Dr. Albert Kligman, a U. of Penn. dermatologist… Johnson & Johnson…. Dow Chemical Co., whose products were allegedly among those tested on inmates. The medical testing at Holmesburg began in 1951 and didn’t end until 1974.”

Journal Articles Many of the journal abstract excerpts and quotes in this section of the newsletter came from the listed as BO For info. write

all four from BO Memory presentations of childhood sexual abuse Hartman CR, Baker T J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 33(9):9-16, 1995 “Questions are continually raised about the accuracy and validity of very young children’s memories of traumatic events. Out of 19 children, where the median age was 2 1/2 at time of disclosure, 11 had full verbal memory, five had fragmented verbal memory traces, and three had no memory 5 to 10 years following day care sexual abuse.”

Structured writing and processing major stressful events: A controlled trial Schoutrop MJA, Lange A, Hanewald G, Davidovich U, Salomon H Psychother Psychosomat 71(3):151-157, 2002. “The trauma-writing groups experienced fewer intrusions and showed less avoidance behavior from pre-treatment to follow-up…Similar results were found on depressive symptoms. No effects on mood measures were found.” From: Dept of Clinical Psychology, U. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Preverbal sexual abuse: What two children report in later years. Hewitt SK. Child Abuse & Neglect 18(10):821-826, 1994 “…two case studies of preverbal abuse in which children later gave detailed accounts of their abuse, indicating that their memories were still intact despite lacking sufficient language to report the abuse when it occurred.”

Objective documentation of child abuse and dissociation in 12 murderers with dissociative identity disorder. Lewis DO, Yeager CA, Swica Y, Pincus JH, Lewis M Am J Psychiatry 1997 Dec; 154(12):1703-10 “Signs and symptoms of dissociative identity disorder in childhood and adulthood were corroborated independently and from several sources in all 12 cases; objective evidence of severe abuse was obtained in 11 cases. The subjects had amnesia for most of the abuse and underreported it. Marked changes in writing style and/or signatures were documented in 10 cases. Conclusions: This study establishes, once and for all, the linkage between early severe abuse and dissociative identity disorder. Further, the data demonstrate that the disorder can be distinguished from malingering and from other disorders. The study shows that it is possible, with great effort, to obtain objective evidence of both the symptoms of dissociative identity disorder and the abuse that engenders it.” From: Dept. of Psychiatry, New York U. School of Medicine, NY, NY 10016, USA.

From LMS Pieces of personality seen in brain – A smiling face got parts of extroverts’ minds going during scans By Faye Flam 6/21/02 “A scan of brain activity may reveal aspects of one’s personality…raising both the possibility of new treatments for mental illness and the specter of Orwellian “thought police.””

Recovered Memory Controversy Alive and Well at Chicago Debate – 6/16/02 by Ken Hausman “Psychiatrist David Spiegel, M.D., of Stanford University Medical School finds it amazing that some of his colleagues will not accept the notion that young people who suffer through traumas such as physical or sexual abuse can have no memory of the events and recall them only years later during psychotherapy. While “recovering” abuse memories is not an automatic signal that the remembered events actually occurred, or occurred in the way the person recalls them, patients and others routinely repress these memories and later “restructure the meaning of trauma” in part as a form of protection… “If we remembered everything, we’d be completely immobilized. Most of the time we operate on the basis of partially forgotten information,” he said.”

from BO Residential psychiatric treatment of emotionally disturbed deaf youth. Willis RG, Vernon M Am Ann Deaf 2002 Mar; 147(1):31-7 “A startling and significant finding was that all of the deaf children admitted at age 12 years or younger had strong or confirmed indications of sexual abuse. Deaf adolescents had an 85% rate of strong or confirmed indications of sexual abuse.” From: Mental Health Center for the Deaf, Western State Hospital, Staunton, VA, USA.

all 6 from BO The relationship of childhood abuse history and substance use in an Alaska sample. Brems C, Namyniuk L Subst Use Misuse 2002 Mar; 37(4):473-94 “Overall, findings suggest an interactive cycle of violence and substance misuse that begins very early in childhood, especially for women who were physically abused, and continues in adulthood, though no cause-end-effect conclusions can be drawn.” From : Department of Psychology, U. of Alaska Anchorage, 99508, USA.

Relationships of sexual abuse, connectedness, and loneliness to perceived well-being in homeless youth. Rew L J Spec Pediatr Nurs 2002 Apr-Jun; 7(2):51-63 “Sixty percent of the sample reported sexual abuse, which was significantly related to loneliness and inversely related to connectedness and perceived well-being. Subjects felt lonely and disconnected.” School of Nursing, The U. of Texas at Austin, USA.

The value of hypnosis in the treatment of chronic PTSD with dissociative fugues in a war veteran. Degun-Mather, M Contemporary Hypnosis 18(1): 4-13, 2001. “This report describes the successful treatment of a 61 yr old British war veteran who had chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of 40 years’ duration. He had also developed dissociative fugues during this time….At the end of therapy, the veteran was virtually symptom-free and was able to regain emotional and social contact with his family and friends.” BHB Community Mental Health Care Trust, Romford, England

Successful hypnotic abreaction after twenty years. Leahy MR, Martin IC Brit J Psychiatry 113(497): 383-385, 1967. “The successful hypnotherapy of a case of war neurosis, aft er a lapse of more than 20 yr., is described.” From: St James’s Hospital, Leeds, England

Hypnosynthesis III. Hypnotherapy of chronic war neuroses with a discussion of the value of abreaction, regression, and revivication. Conn JH J Clin Exper Hypnosis 1:29-43, 1953 “Three examples of chronic war neurosis which were successfully treated by hypnotherapy are presented…It is postulated that the hypnotic trance provides an interpersonal experience which is of value in the treatment of chronic war neurosis.” From: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Hypnosis in psychotherapy today: Anachronism, fixation, regression, or valid modality? Kaufman WR Arch Gen Psychiatry 4:30-39, 1961. “The author used hypnosis successfully during WWII returning 85% of some 2,500 patients to duty and saving the lives of 5 patients who while in status asthmaticus were returned to normal breathing. He used hypnosis “for sleep and abreaction within a limited time regression.” Mount Sinai Hospital, NY, NY

Unraveling the old myths that foster sexual violence – 6/17/02 by Wendy J. Murphy, Judith Greenberg, Laurence H. Tribe, Nan D. Stein, Linda M. Williams, Rebecca Bolen, Diane Rosenfeld, Bessell A. van der Kolk, Ann Burgess, Ross Cheit “Myth…The media exaggerate the problem of sexual assault. Facts: According to a survey of the Dept. of Public Health, 23 % of women in Mass. and 6 % of men have been sexually assaulted; 16 percent of female high school students and 6 percent of male high school students have been sexually assaulted before they finish school….Myth…: Most sexual assault is caused by homosexuals. Facts: There is no evidence that homosexuals abuse children, teens, or adults at a higher rate than heterosexuals. Studies in the Journal of the AMA indicate that 90 percent of abusers of young children are male and 95 percent of those are heterosexual….Myth…: Sexual violence is most often committed by strangers. Facts: In about 85 percent of cases, sexual assaults occur between people who know each other. For children under the age of 13, most sexual assaults are committed by male relatives, including fathers, and “friends” of the family….Myth…: False allegations of rape are common. Facts: Studies show that false allegations of rape are rare and are no more common than false allegations of other types of crime.” ttp://

all three from BO A hormone-based characterization and taxonomy of stress: Possible usefulness in managment. Nicolaidis S Metabolism 2002 Jun; 51(6 Pt 2):31-6 “It is proposed herein that classical endocrinologic criteria be employed to characterize stress responses in terms of the associated hormonal secretion ratios and their temporal evolution.” From: U. of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, MD

Emotion-perception interplay in the visual cortex: “The eyes follow the heart.” Hendler T, Rotshtein P, Hadar U Cell Mol Neurobiol 2001 Dec; 21(6):733-52 “Visual cortical regions showed significant differences between PTSD and non-PTSD veterans only in “repeated” presentations of trauma-related stimuli (i.e., combat). In these regions, PTSD veterans showed less decrease in signal with repeated presentations of the same combat-related stimuli. This finding points to the possibility that traumatic experience modulates brain activity at the level of sensory cortex itself.”

Elevated circulatory level of GABA(A) — Antagonistic neurosteroids in patients with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Spivak B, Maayan R, Kotler M, Mester R, Gil-Ad I, Shtaif B, Weizman A Psychol Med 2000 Sep; 30(5):1227-31 “Compared with the control subjects, the PTSD patients showed significantly higher plasma DHEA and DHEAS levels. Conclusions: Chronic CR-PTSD may be associated with increased circulatory level of neuroactive steroids with inhibitory activity at the GABA(A) receptors. Neurosteroid-induced decreased GABAergic tone may be relevant to the symptomatology and pathophysiology of chronic PTSD, as well as to the frequent co-morbidity of PTSD with depression and anxiety disorders. From: Research Unit, Ness Ziona Mental Health Center, Israel.

This may be very heavy for survivors. Abuse’s impact can be lifelong, lethal – By Laura Ungar 6/13/02 “…she recalls the Halloween night she said he raped her in a cemetery, then threatened to bury her in an open grave when she fought to get away. The abuse started when she was 4 years old and continued for a year and a half, she said….she sued the Rev. Robert E. Kelley – who served prison time for raping another girl…won…$500,000 settlement.

from BO Stress: A risk factor for serious illness. Vanitallie TB Metabolism 2002 Jun; 51(6 Pt 2):40-5 “The ability of stress to cause illness in humans is most clearly exemplified by …(PTSD), which consists of a predictable constellation of distressing behavioral symptoms and physiological features.” From: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

from BO Preference for aggressive and sexual stimuli in children with disruptive behavior disorder and normal controls. van Goozen SH, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Matthys W, van Engeland H Arch Sex Behav 2002 Jun; 31(3):247-53 “Children with disruptive behavior disorders (DBD) have poor social skills and show aggressive interaction patterns. There is evidence from prospective studies of an association between early physical abuse, later social information-processing patterns, and aggressive behavior….It was found that DBD children preferred viewing sexual slides and had a lower preference for nonaggressive slides.” Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, U. Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

All three from BO Streeck-Fischer A, Van der Kolk BA Down will come baby, cradle and all: Diagnostic and therapeutic implications of chronic trauma on child development. Aust NZ J Psychiatry 34(6):903-918, 2000. ” Exposure to intrafamilial violence and other chronic trauma results in pervasive psychological and biological deficits. Treatment needs to…judiciously process both the traumatic memories and trauma-related expectations.”

Can experimental memory research adequately explain memory for trauma? Spinhoven P., van der Does AJW Psychotherapy 36: 257-267, 1999. “It is argued that dissociative memory problems can be partly be accounted for by processes as identified in experimental laboratory studies, especially diminished rehearsal, intentional forgetting, encoding specificity, and implicit memory.”

Neurophysiology: Good memories of bad events in infancy Sullivan RM, Landers M, Yeaman B, Wilson DA Nature 407:38-39, 2000. “If a helpless newborn infant does not form an attachment to its care-giver, even an abusive one, its chances of survival diminish, so evolution should strongly favour attachment by the infant, regardless of the quality of care-giving. As a part of the brain called the amygdala is critical for learned fear in adult animals, we investigated whether the development of learned avoidance behaviour could be delayed by late maturation of amygdala function. We found that very young rat pups exposed to various odours associated with shock treatment learn an approach response to that odour, whereas older pups learn odour avoidance. We show that the origin and development of learned odour-avoidance behaviour is associated with enhanced neural responses in the amygdala during odour-shock conditioning.”

This may be heavy for survivors The New York Review of Books – 4/25/02 The Torturers Among Us – By William F. Schulz –

all 4 from BO Autobiographical memory and emotion in a non-clinical sample of women with and without a reported history of childhood sexual abuse. Henderson D, Hargreaves I, Gregory S, Williams JM Br J Clin Psychol 2002 Jun; 41 Part 2:129-41 “The reported CSA group gave significantly fewer specific autobiographical memories, were significantly more anxious, depressed and angry, and held more dysfunctional beliefs than the comparison group. However, specificity of memory was not correlated with the degree of this mood disturbance or with the impact of event scale or extent of dysfunctional beliefs.” From: School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK.

Complex posttraumatic stress disorder: Evidence from the primary care setting. Dickinson LM, deGruy FV 3rd, Dickinson WP, Candib LM Gen Hosp Psychiatry 1998 Jul; 20(4):214-24 “Empirical evidence from cluster analysis of the data supports the theory of a complex posttraumatic syndrome. The severity gradient based on symptoms roughly parallels the severity gradient based on childhood abuse and sociopathic behavior and violence in the family of origin, with the most severely abused subjects characterized by symptom patterns that fit the description of a complex posttraumatic stress syndrome.” From: Dept. of Family Practice and Comm. Medicine, Coll. of Med., U. of S.Alabama, Mobile 36604, USA.

An individual patient comparison of response to a memory training program–psychogenic v. organic amnesia: Brief report. Izumi SI, Yasueda M, Hihara N, Yamamoto E, Sawatari M, Ishida A Am J Phys Med Rehabil 1998 Sep-Oct;77(5):458-62 “We compared neuropsychological and behavioral findings between a patient with psychogenic amnesia and one with organic amnesia from their early stages in a rehabilitation program… Both patients underwent “memory book” training because they showed preserved performance in motor learning tasks. The first patient’s responses to training contrasted with the other’s and were indicative of psychogenic amnesia, with cancer representing a precipitating stress.” From: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tokai U. School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan.

Validation of a French version of the Dissociative Experiences Scale in a rape-victim population. Darves-Bornoz JM, Degiovanni A, Gaillard P Can J Psychiatry 1999 Apr; 44(3):271-5 “During validation of a French version of the DES, the study showed that dissociation is considerably linked to rape-trauma victim populations.” From: Clinique Psychiatrique U., Hopital U., Tours, France.

Institutional Child Abuse in Canada – Criminal Cases – Prepared for the Law Commission of Canada By Goldie M. Shea – Oct. 99

from LMS 1,000,000 Children Lost to Sex Slavery Every Year…Jeff Rud Times Colonist (Victoria) 5/29/02 “One million new children around the globe are forced into the sex trade every year, yet the world reacts with a “persistent inertia,” a frustrated Stephen Lewis told more than 200 delegates…at the U. of Victoria. The UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa…”

This may be very heavy for survivors. Pope donates a fragment of forerunner – Rory Carroll – Rome 5/27/02 “Mutilating a corpse and discreetly packing….Lopping off a bit of John XXIII and donating it to Sofia’s new cathedral was considered an honour to Bulgaria’s Roman Catholics, and to a predecessor who died in 1963.”,3604,722706,00.html

DOD Documents Go From Being Classified To Webified – By Dawn S Onley, GCN 5/28/02 “The Defense department has millions of pages of classified documents, going back decades, stored in manila folders inside boxes at the National Record Center in Suitland, Md., and Archives II at College Park, Md. The paper and microfilm documents include policy decisions, intelligence reports, treaty negotiations, chemical and biological studies, and weapons development reports once classified as top-secret.”

from LMS Talking through depression just as effective as drugs – 5/27/02 “Therapy is at least as effective in treating depression as drugs, and its effects last longer, say scientists….patients got 1 of 3 treatments – 16 weeks of cognitive therapy, 16 weeks of antidepressants plus visits to a professional, or 16 weeks of placebo pills plus visits. …75% the patients who had cognitive therapy avoided a relapse, compared with 60 % of patients on medication and 19% of those receiving a placebo ”

from BO Childhood abuse and later medical disorders in women. An epidemiological study. Romans S, Belaise C, Martin J, Morris E, Raffi A Psychother Psychosom 2002 May-Jun; 71(3):141-50 “a number of chronic physical conditions were found more often in women who reported different types of sexual and physical abuse, both in childhood and in adult life. The causal relationships cannot be studied in a cross-sectional retrospective design…” From: Department of Psychological Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, Dunedin, NZ.

both from BO Sexual behavior problems in sexually abused children: A preliminary typology. Hall DK, Mathews F, Pearce J Child Abuse Negl 2002 Mar; 26(3):289-312 “Five distinctive sexual behavior profiles emerged: (1) developmentally expected; and developmentally problematic (2) interpersonal, unplanned, (3) self-focused, (4) interpersonal, planned (noncoercive), and (5) interpersonal, planned.” From: The Creche Child and Family Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Social support and problem-solving as moderators of the relationship between childhood abuse and suicidality: applications to a delinquent population. Esposito CL, Clum GA J Trauma Stress 2002 Apr; 15(2):137-46 “Childhood sexual abuse was found to be an independent predictor of suicidal ideation and behavior… both problem-solving confidence and social support moderated the relationship between childhood abuse and suicidal ideation.” From: Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

from BO Abusive relationships in families of women with borderline personality disorder, anorexia nervosa and a control group. Laporte L, Guttman H J Nerv Ment Dis 2001 Aug; 189(8):522-31 ” Corroboration of abuse was obtained from some parents in each group. Women with BPD suffered more intrafamilial verbal and physical abuse. Whereas AN (anorexia) and NC (no clincial) women experienced relatively rare single events of extrafamilial sexual abuse at an older age, those with BPD suffered repeated intrafamilial sexual abuse at a younger age and also suffered more multiple abuse. All multiply abused women had more psychopathology. Siblings were reported abused in the same proportions as subjects; many parents of BPDs corroborated their daughters’ reports of all three forms of abuse.” From Allan Memorial Inst., Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill U. Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

both from BO Mother-daughter relationships and child sexual abuse: A pilot study of 35 dyads. Schechter DS, Brunelli SA, Cunningham N, Brown J, Baca P Bull Menninger Clin 2002 Winter; 66(1):39-60 “the authors examine features of mothers’ relationships to their mothers, spouses, and daughters associated with their daughters’ male-perpetrated child sexual abuse….Significantly more case mothers than controls reported relational disturbances intergenerationally, including hostility toward their daughters.” Infant-Family Service, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia U. Department of Psychiatry, 10032, USA.

Circuits and systems in stress. I. Preclinical studies. Vermetten E, Bremner JD Depress Anxiety 2002; 15(3):126-147 “The pathophysiology of stress reflects long-standing changes in biological stress response systems and in systems involved in stress responsivity, learning, and memory….excessive and/or repeated stress can lead to long-lasting alterations in these circuits and systems…Intensity and duration of the stressor, and timing of the stressor in life, have strong impact in this respect.” From: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory U. School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

Misinformation Concerning Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Survivors (Charles L. Whitfield, MD, FASAM; Joyanna Silberg, PhD; and Paul Jay Fink, MD, Eds.) Haworth Press, 2002 – “From the Foreword, by Robert Geffner, PhD, editor of the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse: “Too often, the public and some professionals have been misled by media publicity and articles…that appear scientific, but in reality, are biased opinions or over-generalized research. Forensic cases are being decided in many courts based upon the recommendations of so-called ‘expert witnesses’ who do not actually know the clinical research or understand the dynamics of such abusive relationships.””

from LMS Robbed of the Promise of Life – Victim of Va.’s Old Sterilization Law Says Amends Can’t End Pain Over Loss By Leef Smith 5/13/02 “….more than 8,000 men and women between 1927 and 1979 under Virginia’s eugenics law, a statute, upheld by the Supreme Court, aimed at preventing those considered genetically unfit from passing on their traits. The law’s scope was wide, targeting a range of people considered social misfits: the insane and feebleminded; the blind and the deaf; the poor, the orphaned, the antisocial;…who bore children outside marriage….Indiana passed the nation’s first sterilization law based on eugenics in 1907. 29 other states followed – Virginia in 1924 – resulting in the sterilization of more than 60,000 people nationwide over seven decades….California led the nation, recording 20,000 involuntary sterilizations. Virginia followed with 8,000, most done before World War II….Alberta, Canada, apologized in 1999 for the forced sterilization of more than 2,800 people, agreeing to pay $82 million to 246 victims. That was in addition to the more than $140 million…paid in settlements with 900 others.”

from BO 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.” School of Physics, U. of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia.

from BO The relationships among childhood abuse, borderline personality, and self-harm behavior in psychiatric inpatients. Sansone RA, Gaither GA, Songer DA Violence Vict 2002 Feb; 17(1):49-55 “Compared with non-abused participants, those with abuse histories (with the exception of witnessing violence) had a significantly greater number of BPD confirmations (i.e., self-report, clinical diagnosis, DSM-IV checklist) as well as self-harm behaviors.” From: Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

from BO Child prostitution: Global health burden, research needs, and interventions. Willis BM, Levy BS Lancet 2002 Apr 20; 359(9315):1417-22 “Child prostitution is a significant global problem that has yet to receive appropriate medical and public health attention. Worldwide, an estimated 1 million children are forced into prostitution every year and the total number of prostituted children could be as high as 10 million.” From: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 97201, Atlanta, GA, USA

from BO – Listen to the five powerful testaments of the victims of child sex abuse “…NHL player, Sheldon Kennedy” transcript of the program : (this may be heavy for survivors) “…the truth is 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will be unwillingly and inappropriately touched, kissed, fondled or tragically, even raped by an adult before they are 18 years old…these kids are molested by people they know….Nearly 7 out of 10 victims of sexual assault are under 18 years old. (NCJ)…It is estimated that there are over 50 million survivors of child sexual abuse in the US.”

Debunking Frontline’s – Did Daddy Do It? “”Frank Fuster was living the American dream.” Or so claims Frontline…for the 4/25/02 program, “Did Daddy Do It?” Fuster had “a new house in the suburbs, a successful landscaping business, and a new wife.” Then, according to the highly-acclaimed PBS program, Fuster “found himself” charged with sexually abusing children in their home day care. His subsequent conviction, considered ironclad by many, was the target of this hour-long program. But Frank Fuster was not living the American dream. He was on probation for a 1982 child molestation conviction for a lewd and lascivious assault on an nine-year-old girl. Fuster also served four years in New York for manslaughter, after shooting a man in after a traffic accident and then threatening an off-duty policeman with his loaded rifle. His “new wife” was also his third wife, a girl barely sixteen years old whose status as an immigrant was unsure…And he gained custody of his son after threatening his ex-wife’s life if she contested the matter.”

also see – Providence Journal – 04/26/2002 Frontline embraces child molester – Ross E. Cheit

From LMS Sex Offender Registers and other information

Lauren Stratford, author of Satan’s Underground, I Know You’re Hurting and Stripped Naked, passed away on 4/8/02….Satan’s Underground, was a best seller and resulted in thousands of survivors finding hope and healing, as well as validation for their experiences…early 1990’s, Lauren became the victim of a vicious smear campaign (see Passantino’s below)…two subsequent successful books (…available…Pelican Press) and never recanted one word of her testimony.”

All accusations are alleged. Part 1 – Long time Prominent Cultwatchers Lie about their Credentials, Investigation Reveals By William Alnor “Southern California researchers Bob and Gretchen Passantino, long time figures in Christian apologetics who are closely aligned with the scandal-ridden Christian Research Institute, have extensively lied about their credentials on their resume, the Christian Sentinel has learned.”

Study shows sex abuse figures here higher than Europe, US – by Kitty Holland “Prof David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Children Research Centre at the U. of New Hampshire… He was speaking at a conference to mark the publication of a study which shows more than 40 per cent of women (42 per cent) and more than a quarter of men (28 per cent) here have been sexual abused or violated in their lifetime….Sexual abuse is defined as either contact or non-contact abuse. Non-contact abuse could involve forcing someone to view pornography or watch sexual acts….while 17 per cent of women in Europe had experienced sexual abuse as children and 29 per cent had in N. America, some 30 per cent of Irish women said they had been sexually abused as children. Among men, 5 per cent in Europe and 7 per cent in N. America had experienced sexual abuse as children. In Ireland…24 per cent of men were sexually abused as boys.

Child Abuse Shows First Increase in Seven Years – “…the numbers of cases rose in 2000. Figures…by the Department of Health and Human Services show almost 900,000 victims of child abuse or neglect in 2000, with about 1,200 children losing their lives as a result of the abuse, according to the AP….About 3 million cases of abuse or neglect were referred to child protective services, but only about one-in-three were substantiated following investigation. Among the confirmed cases, 62 percent of the victims suffered neglect, 19 percent were physically abused, 10 percent were sexually abused and 8 percent were psychologically maltreated…84 % – the children were abused by a parent.

How “Parental Alienation Syndrome” is Used Against Mothers And Children Who Allege Child Sexual Abuse – Trish Wilson

U.S. women face highest murder risk – Reuters – 4/17/02 Boston – American women and girls are five times more likely to be murdered than women in other industrialized nations, according to a study released…by the Harvard School of Public Health. Seven out of 10 women murdered in the world’s wealthiest countries are from the US, researchers found.”

Mr. Bubbles and Ralph Underwager on Australia 60 Minutes – Witness for Mr. Bubbles Transcribed from “Australia 60 Minutes,” Channel Nine Network (Aired 8/5/90 in Australia)… “”Reporter:…this is what you said in court: “Children up to age ten or eleven simply do not have the capacity to think abstractly”…Underwager: Right – Reporter: “and to consider what’s true” Underwager: Yes. Reporter: So in effect, you’re saying that, these children, in the Bubbles case, aged three and four, were too young to understand the truth. Underwager: No, not at all. What you are doing is distorting and twisting the language that a psychologist would use. Reporter: In relation to the Bubbles hearing, there were statements from children saying — which I’m sure you read — what happened to them, there was positive ID of Tony Deren as Mr. Bubbles, by a number of children, plus the fact that at least five of the children, and all girls, were positively physically abused. Where you aware of the medical evidence? At the time? Underwager: I have not reviewed the file that I had at that time…”

Ralph Underwager Expert Testimony – State of Minnesota v. Deloch, 1990 WL 48536 (Minn.App.), 4/24/90 “….The trial court did not err in excluding Dr. Underwager’s testimony about learned memory. The record does not establish that the scientific basis for his theory is reliable and broadly accepted in its field…the basic rule is that expert testimony, to be admissible, must be helpful to the jury, and we conclude that Dr. Underwager’s testimony….. would not necessarily be helpful. Dr. Underwager’s testimony would tend to inappropriately interfere with the role of the jury in assessing credibility. No evidence exists that Dr. Underwager’s testimony would add precision or depth to the jury’s conclusions….The trial court correctly excluded Dr. Underwager’s testimony. The evidence is sufficient to support the convictions.”