Issue 51 – July 2003

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Issue 51 – July 2003

The purpose of this newsletter is to help stop secretive organizations and groups from abusing others and to help those who allege they have been abused by such organizations and groups. This newsletter is not a substitute for other ways of recovering from ritual abuse. Readers should use caution while reading this newsletter. If necessary, make sure other support systems are available during and after reading this newsletter.

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

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The Sixth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference will be from August 8 – 10, 2003 at the DoubleTree near Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT. Sponsored by: S.M.A.R.T. Internet conference information is at: or please send us a letter or E-mail requesting information.

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. LMS: article 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, Some of the article blurbs below may be found in larger versions at

Police accuse man of assaulting child during satanic act By Kim Skornogoski 4/22/03 “Tribune Staff Writer Editor’s note: This story contains graphic descriptions of alleged sex crimes and satanical rituals. It may not be suitable for younger readers and may offend other readers. Great Falls police arrested a 26-year-old man Monday afternoon, accusing him of sexually assaulting a toddler and killing a cat as part of a satanic ritual.”

Park carcasses hint of nocturnal rituals By Donovan Slack, Globe Correspondent, 5/9/03 “Authorities say they are baffled. Some of the animals may be slain in occult rituals, they said. Or they may be left behind after late-night ceremonies by Boston’s growing number of practitioners of Santeria, a Caribbean religion that dictates offering animal blood to gods for good luck and the forgiveness of sins.”

Animal attacks ‘linked to pagan rituals'”Police investigating a series of sadistic attacks on animals say they could be linked to pagan rituals. West Yorkshire Police launched the investigation.”

Graphics may be heavy at this site San Jose Mercury News, July 24, 1988 “Child Abuse at the Presidio the Parents’ Agony, the Army’s Cover-up, the Prosecution’s Failure. Were children really being sexually abused at the Presidio? The Army didn’t want to believe it. The prosecution didn’t think they could make a jury believe it. But the parents believe it.” Army of the Night By Linda Goldston highlighting the text may make it more readable

May be very heavy for survivors Boy, 17, ‘cut out woman’s heart to be a vampire’ By Jason Bennetto Crime Correspondent 6/17/02 “A teenager who wanted to be a vampire cut out the heart of an elderly woman and drank her blood during a ritual killing, a court heard yesterday.”

Calif. to Drop Some Molestation Charges San Francisco (AP) 6/03 “The state attorney general said convictions will be overturned or pending charges dropped for about 800 accused child molesters in California after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that statutes of limitations cannot be erased retroactively. The Supreme Court on a 5-4 vote Thursday overturned the nation’s only law designed to ensnare molesters who committed their crimes decades ago. Lawyers said the ruling nullifies most pending clergy sex abuse prosecutions in California. The ruling, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer said, “will allow child molesters to escape prosecution simply because they preyed on our children years ago.”
STOGNER V. CALIFORNIA (01-1757) 93 Cal. App. 4th 1229, 114 Cal. Rptr. 2d 37, reversed. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES – STOGNER v. CALIFORNIA – CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT No. 01–1757. Argued March 31, 2003-Decided June 26, 2003 In 1993, California enacted a new criminal statute of limitations permitting prosecution for sex-related child abuse where the prior limitations period has expired if, inter alia, the prosecution is begun within one year of a victim’s report to police. A subsequently added provision makes clear that this law revives causes of action barred by prior limitations statutes. In 1998, petitioner Stogner was indicted for sex-related child abuse committed between 1955 and 1973. At the time those crimes were allegedly committed, the limitations period was three years. Stogner moved to dismiss the complaint on the ground that the Ex Post Facto Clause forbids revival of a previously time-barred prosecution. The trial court agreed, but the California Court of Appeal reversed. The trial court denied Stogner’s subsequent dismissal motion, in which he argued that his prosecution violated the Ex Post Facto and Due Process Clauses. The Court of Appeal affirmed….93 Cal. App. 4th 1229, 114 Cal. Rptr. 2d 37, reversed.

Man Whose Case Led to High Court Ruling on Confinement of Sexual Predators Arrested Again 6/20/03 Kansas City, Mo. (AP) – “A convicted sex offender whose case led to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling setting guidelines on keeping sexual predators locked up after their sentences end has been charged with a rape committed after his release….Last year, the court ruled in a 7-2 decision that states must prove that convicted sex offenders can’t control themselves if they are to be confined after they finish their prison terms.”

from LMS Church proposes $25M settlement by Robin Washington and Tom Mashberg 4/29/03 “Emboldened by a recent Supreme Judicial Court ruling and new developments in a major clergy sexual-abuse lawsuit, lawyers for the Archdiocese of Boston are toughening their negotiating position by proposing a $25 million deal to settle hundreds of molestation cases.”

from LMS This may be very heavy for survivors. Former teen hooker wants new trial in ’80 killing by Thomas Caywood 4/23/03 “A former Fall River teen prostitute, who admitted fatally slashing the throat of a female lover at her devil-worshipping pimp’s command, is asking a judge to grant her a new trial after more than two decades in jail. Robin Marie Murphy…is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court in New Bedford….”

from LMS $20,000 to $600,000 for Cashel victims – But payouts have strings attached – Abused could not sue Nfld., police, church 4/23/03 St. John’s, Nfld. “Nearly 100 men have come forward with claims of physical and sexual abuse at the orphanage run by the Christian Brothers of Ireland in Canada. Nine Christian Brothers have been convicted of abuse. The orphanage was closed down in 1990 after a public inquiry was ordered into the systematic abuse of children in its care.”
also see from LMS Some Mount Cashel victims reach deadline for compensation Decision Dene Moore Canadian Press 5/6/03 ST. John’s, Nfld. (CP)

Priest ‘asked prostitutes to dress as nuns’ 5/8/03 “Police say an Italian priest who asked prostitutes to dress as nuns was among the clients of a brothel raided by the vice squad.”

More subpoenas issued in church abuse scandal 4/25/03 Los Angeles AP – “Confidential personnel files of 14 more Roman Catholic priests were subpoenaed in a widening abuse scandal involving the Archdiocese of Los Angeles….Files on 17 priests and church officials were requested for last year but prosecutors have yet to see them….District Attorney Steve Cooley has accused the archdiocese of conspiring to keep reports of child molestation secret. Church officials said that accusations of conspiracy are unfounded and irresponsible.”

Child protection law signed by President 5/28/03 “Johnson’s cyber stalking legislation will give law enforcement new wiretapping authority to catch suspected sex predators before they strike….Congress passed the bill earlier this month as part of a broader child protection bill (S. 151, “The PROTECT Act of 2003″).” from LMS Man’s life was destroyed by abuse at hands of city priest – Former city priest Thomas O’Dell threatened to get him and his brother if he told about horrific abuse By Carol Mulligan/The Sudbury Star 6/27/03 Local News – Toronto — “A Sudbury man who was sexually abused as a boy by a priest was terrorized with threats of “smokestacks where they burn the children who disobey the priest,” says the lawyer representing the man in a civil lawsuit.”

Priest charged after child porn found on laptop – Archdiocese removes Rev. Timothy Szott from parish in case By Marisa Schultz / The Detroit News 6/6/03 “…Rev. Timothy Szott, former pastor at one of Metro Detroit’s largest Catholic churches, alleging he possessed hundreds of pornographic images of children on his personal laptop computer.”

from LMS Porn user roundup – No link between kid smut collectors, UCC man: Cop by Rob Lamberti, Toronto Sun 6/13/03 “Ashley Chivers, 28, who has worked at Upper Canada College since 1995, was charged…with attempting to import child pornography, attempting to possess child pornography, possessing child pornography and making child pornography….about 45% of child porn collectors in the Toronto area also abuse children, slightly higher than the international average of between 35% and 40%.”

Time Runs Out on Mass. Sex Abuse Suit Massachusetts’ Highest Court Tosses Clergy Sex Abuse Lawsuit on Statute of Limitations Grounds AP Boston 4/30/03 “In a decision that could have broad consequences for clergy sexual abuse cases, the state’s highest court Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit in which a woman said she was molested by a priest more than four decades ago.”

This may be heavy for survivors. from LMS Krishna Temples Seek Out Possible Sex-Abuse Victims…By Larry B. Stammer 4/30/03 “A lawsuit over the alleged abuse prompted the Krishna movement, which is known officially as the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, to file for bankruptcy….A suit was filed in 2000 in Texas against the Los Angeles, Moundsville and Dallas schools. The six California temples were also named as parties in the suit, which seeks millions of dollars in damages on behalf of more than 90 alleged victims. An attorney for the victims said the number could rise to as many as a thousand. Victims were subjected to “the most unthinkable abuse and maltreatment of little children which we have seen. It includes rape, sexual abuse, physical torture and emotional terror of children as young as 3 years of age,” Wendell Turley, the Texas plaintiffs’ lawyer who is handling the suit, said.”

Research: Teens victimized in Boy Scouts’ police Explorers program Martha Mendoza, AP 6/25/03 “At least a dozen teenagers assigned to work with police departments as part of the Boy Scouts’ Law Enforcement Explorers program have allegedly been sexually abused by officers during the past year. In the past five years, such molestations number at least 25, according to criminologists’ research.”

Sioux allege abuse at church boarding schools by Sharon Waxman Washington Post 6/2/03 “…what the former students say occurred at the reservation schools into the 1970s was more systemic: They say physical abuse was a routine part of school discipline; that sexual abuse was commonplace; and that both forms of abuse were committed against children in the round-the-clock, unsupervised care of school staff members. Some former students have filed a $25 billion class action lawsuit in Washington against the federal government, which paid the church to house, feed and educate American Indian children. Since the lawsuit was filed in April, their attorneys said, the number of plaintiffs has expanded to include hundreds…Jeff Herman, the plaintiffs’ Miami-based attorney.”

Teens’ ‘prison’ closed – Schools for rebellious teenagers are accused of taking drastic, abusive measures Julie Smyth National Post 6/6/03 “Amid allegations of severe physical and mental abuse at the school, the Costa Rican government launched an investigation that led to the school’s closure last month and charges against its owner….The local social services department had also been told of alleged physical punishments and overcrowded, filthy accommodations. The owner, Narvin Lichfield, a former car salesman from Utah, was arrested and charged with holding students in a facility without their consent and violating basic human rights.”

Catholic school says students responsible for alleged abuse By AP Nashua – “A Roman Catholic high school says in court documents that the alleged sexual abuse of three former students by a teacher was caused by their “own failure to exercise reasonable care.” The men are among 10 suing Bishop Guertin High School and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, the Rhode Island-based religious order that runs the school, saying they failed to protect students from abusive teachers and covered up allegations.”

Bishop letting priest work – He has admitted to fathering child; diocese cites lawsuit dismissal 05/14/03 By Brooks Egerton “Dallas Catholic Bishop Charles Grahmann has reinstated a priest who admitted fathering a child by a nun he was accused of raping and who disobeyed another bishop’s orders not to exercise his ministry. Diocesan officials explained the move by citing the dismissal of a lawsuit against the Rev. Ernesto C. Villaroya.” ttp://

Files show Norwich Diocese told former priest sought out teen boys 5/16/03 AP Norwich, Conn. “Personnel files of a priest accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in the late 1970s show a Toronto bishop had advised the Norwich Diocese that the priest was known to seek out teenage boys, WFSB-TV reported Friday. A Middlesex Superior Court judge last month ordered the personnel files of the former Rev. Bruno Primavera released. The diocese had sought a protective order to keep them from public view.”–churmay16.story

Attorneys File Latest Lawsuit Thursday 4/25/03 Omaha, Neb. “Boys Town faces a third lawsuit claiming sexual abuse from decades ago at the home for wayward youth. Phoenix attorney William Walker said Friday more lawsuits will follow.”

Ky. Church Suit Settles for $25.7 M by Mike Torralba AP Louisville, Ky. 6/11/03 – “One of the largest collections of civil actions against the Roman Catholic church came to a close when the Archdiocese of Louisville agreed to pay $25.7 million to 243 people who accused priests and employees of child sexual abuse.” from AOL

Litigation Services Network VerdictSearch Report – Archdiocese employees allegedly molested hundreds “Mediated Settlement: $25,700,000.00 Case Type: Sexual Assault Case: Michael J. Turner, et al. v. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Louisville and Our Lady of Consolation Province, No. 02-C1-02903 Venue: Jefferson County Circuit Court, KY….Date: 06-10-2003….The defendants moved to dismiss the case last year, claiming that the suits were barred by the statute of limitations. The plaintiffs countered that a 1998 Court of Appeals ruling states that the statute of limitations does not bar cases in which church officials concealed the alleged abuse.”

from LMS Retired Priest Gets 20 Years For Sex Abuse AP 5/28/03 Louisville “…Louisville archdiocese’s sex abuse scandal was sentenced to the maximum 20 years in prison today for decades of sexual misconduct against children. The Rev. Louis E. Miller, 72, pleaded guilty in March in Jefferson County Circuit Court to 44 counts of indecent and immoral practices and six counts of sexual abuse…. Miller also is accused of molesting children in 94 of the more than 250 lawsuits filed against the archdiocese since April 2002. The plaintiffs contend the church knew they were sexually abused by clergy or others connected with the church, but hid it and did not stop it.”

New Jersey priest criticizes church’s handling of sex abuse allegations by Martin Finucane AP 6/4/03 Boston “A New Jersey priest…criticized the handling of the sexual abuse crisis by the Roman Catholic church in his state and said he had been a victim of retaliation for speaking out about it….Rev. Robert Hoatson. ”–churchabuse-outsp0604jun04,0,2883818.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

St. Paul sex sting nets three men, including two pastors 5/17/03 AP St. Paul – “A priest at a Rochester, Minn., parish and the pastor of a Woodbury, Minn., church are among three men charged with groping undercover police officers in a St. Paul park.”

from LMS Girls Teach Teen Cyber Gab to FBI Agents – Md. Students Help Catch Pedophiles On the Internet By Phuong Ly 6/4/03 “Agents estimate that at any given time, 20,000 pedophiles are online worldwide, trolling chat rooms after school hours for vulnerable teenagers….The program has led to the convictions of about 2,200 people across the country for swapping child pornography or arranging to meet minors for sex.”

Ogden Priest Charged With Enticing Minor on the Net – Mario Arbelaez Olarte by Stephen Hunt – The Salt Lake Tribune 5/17/03 “A 44-year-old Catholic priest who claims he was conducting research during an online sex chat with a police officer posing as a 15-year-old boy was charged Friday with enticing a minor over the Internet.”

Dirty mac image hides truth about child abuse 6/6/03 Reuters By Marie-Louise Moller “Brussels…In a new report, Save the Children also highlighted the potential threats to children posed by the Internet, where child pornography is widely distributed and one in five children under 18 years old are solicited for sex by adults in chatrooms. “People who sexually abuse come from different educational backgrounds, age groups and all socio-economic levels in society,” the report said….recent cases in Europe and the United States have revealed organised networks trading in child pornography and people making millions of dollars selling sex with children. In one Danish case, a stepfather and his wife were charged with sexually abusing their 11-year-old daughter and trading pictures of the abuse over the Internet. The girl was also trafficked both within Denmark and abroad to be sexually abused. During the investigation, police found another 35 children in nine countries who had been abused to produce pictures and videos for the members of a network.”

Fife care home sex offender dies in prison Craig Walker 6/15/03 “A Sex offender who carried out a 25-year reign of terror on young boys in a Scottish care home has died….Murphy, of Troon, Ayrshire, also forced himself on a number of boys, aged between eight and 16, during caravan trips to Aberdeen and St Andrews….Despite being reported to police in 1973 nothing was done. Because of the inquiry he was removed from the home but got a job at Linnwood Residential School, Leven, Fife, when he made victims’ lives a “living hell”….Murphy originally faced 60 charges dating back as far as 1960, including 18 serious assaults on boys, but pled guilty to 30 of them.”

Ariz. Bishop Says He Hid Abuse Complaints – Phoenix Bishop Acknowledges He Hid Abuse Allegations Against Priests, Gives Up Some Authority AP Phoenix 6/2/03 “The Roman Catholic bishop of Phoenix has relinquished some of his authority in an unprecedented agreement with prosecutors that will spare him from indictment on charges of protecting child-molesting priests. Under the agreement, Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien acknowledged he concealed sex-abuse allegations against priests.”

Bishop: No crime committed, deal signed to end investigation Phoenix (AP) – The Roman Catholic bishop of Phoenix said Tuesday he signed an immunity agreement with prosecutors to end an investigation into alleged child abuse in the church. He insisted he committed no crimes….O’Brien signed a statement acknowledging he allowed priests under his supervision to work with minors after becoming aware of allegations of sexual misconduct.”

Text of the agreement 6/2/03 “…the investigation developed evidence that Thomas J. O’Brien failed to protect the victims of criminal sexual misconduct of others associated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.”

Phoenix Bishop Arrested in Hit and Run – Phoenix’s Catholic Bishop Thomas O’Brien Arrested in Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident Phoenix – AP 6/16/03 – “The Roman Catholic bishop of Phoenix was arrested Monday in a deadly hit-and-run accident after police traced a license plate number to his car and found the windshield caved in. Bishop Thomas O’Brien, 67, was jailed Monday night. Police said he would be booked on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.”

from LMS Phoenix Bishop Steps Down By Jesus Sanchez 6/18/03 “The Roman Catholic Bishop of Phoenix, Thomas O’ Brien, resigned today after the cleric was charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident.”

Arizona’s child porn law under attack Judges, defense attorneys fight harsh sentences Carol Sowers The Arizona Republic 5/19/03 “Research, prosecutors say, demands such stiff penalties. They point to a 2000 study conducted in a federal prison that found that of 62 men convicted of computer crimes involving children, 76 percent also had sex with them….Cindi Nannetti, chief of the county attorney’s sex crimes unit, said that even without studies, the connection between child porn and pedophilia is obvious. Search warrants on computers of suspected child molesters often turn up images of children in sexual situations, she said….”Children are being kidnapped to fill the demand for child pornography.”

New Hampshire Diocese Settles More Abuse Claims 5/22/03 Concord, N.H. (Reuters) – “The Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, said…it will pay $6.5 million to settle most of the remaining civil complaints it faces from people who said they were sexually abused by priests. The settlement with 61 people…”

Woman who claims she was molested by Catholic priest files suit 6/24/03 “Baker, 55, has pleaded innocent to 34 counts of child molestation in connection with a boy he allegedly abused during the 1970s and 1980s. Investigators believe there are nine or more victims.” “The woman said the alleged abuse by Baker began in 1984 and continued two years later when Mahony said he met with the priest and then sent him to treatment for his behavior. Baker received interim assignments to parishes until 2000.”

from LMS Seminary sex abuse recounted Peter Geigen-Miller, Free Press Reporter 6/17/03 “The woman was testifying at the civil trial in which Glendinning and the Roman Catholic Diocese of London are being sued by John, Guy and Ed Swales and their family for $7 million. The Swales brothers say they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Glendinning during visits to the seminary and on camping trips and other outings. Glendinning pleaded guilty in 1974 to gross indecency involving children. Yesterday, at the start of the second week of the civil trial, the woman testified Glendinning took her and her brother to the priest’s room at the seminary and engaged with them in nude body painting and nude massages. On one occasion, Glendinning forced her and her brother to perform a simulated sex act while he watched, she said. When her brother was reluctant to do as the priest asked, Glendinning twisted the boy’s arm behind his back and forced him to comply, she said.”

from LMS London Free Press News Section – Abuse trial adjourned till Sept – An accused priest admitted to “touching someone inappropriately” while serving in Windsor. Hank Daniszewski, 6/23/03 “A Catholic priest was transferred to regular duties at a Windsor parish just months after he was convicted of sexually abusing children in London in 1974.” “Glendinning’s three-year probation included an order his priestly duties “shall not include supervising or working with adolescents, it being the intent of this order that there be no more opportunity for repetition of this type of offence with young persons” Despite the order, Glendinning said he worked with altar boys at the parish as part of his duties and visited schools. He said he “touched someone inappropriately” while working at the parish, triggering another visit to Southdown.”

from LMS Tot revealed abuse, judge told light…Peter Geigen-Miller, Free Press Reporter “A Catholic priest’s sexual abuse of children came to light….The woman, whose identity can’t be revealed because of a court order, said police asked her to go through hundreds of pictures of children found in a drawer in Glendinning’s room at the seminary. Many of the children were nude, and some were wearing black mesh underwear, she said. She said there were pictures of more than 30 different children in the room.”
Abuse response rapped – A London woman says she was outraged the RC Diocese of London countersued her son. Peter Geigen-Miller, Free Press Reporter 6/11/03 “A London woman testified yesterday she was outraged when she learned the Roman Catholic Diocese of London had launched a counterclaim against her son as part of a sexual abuse lawsuit….The counterclaim by the diocese says John Swales, one of the victims of the priest’s abuse, sexually, physically and emotionally abused his siblings.”

from LMS Winning for sexually dangerous clients Herald staff 6/3/03 “A planned taxpayer-sponsored seminar for defense attorneys representing sexually dangerous persons in commitment hearings offered a variety of subjects to help lawyers win their cases.”

from LMS Seminar on tips to free sex offenders has defenders by David Weber 6/4/03 “Current and former defense attorneys yesterday stood behind a state agency’s sponsorship of a training seminar for lawyers defending convicted sex offenders against efforts to keep them locked up even after their prison sentences expire….a seminar that originally was titled, “Winning Despite the Bastards: Sexually Dangerous Person Litigation and You.””

Data Base of Alleged California Priest abusers

from LMS Church settles lawsuit with the whistle-blower it fired – Adrienne Tanner The Province 5/7/03 “Laurie Brown has been fired, has sued the United Church for wrongful dismissal and been shunned by many in her religious community. All because she tried to warn her employer, Camp Kwomais, about hiring a popular children’s entertainer whom prosecutors feared might have a sexual interest in children.”

Priest abuse suit is allowed by David Crumm and Patricia Montemurri Knight Ridder Newspapers 6/19/03 (KRT) – “In a ruling that could open the floodgates to lawsuits by countless people alleging sexual abuse by Catholic priests, a Wayne County, Mich., judge accepted Thursday an innovative legal argument allowing a decades-old claim to get around Michigan’s statute of limitation.” “argued that the Archdiocese of Detroit was aware of Burkholder’s abuse and became a partner in his crimes by fraudulently concealing complaints and moving him from parish to parish.”

This may be very heavy for survivors – Breach of Faith – 8/28/02 “But some of the horror is corroborated in statements of claim filed on behalf of 16 women and one man in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1999 against the Corporation of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane and the Trustees of the Poor Sisters of Nazareth….there are other women who say they were sexually assaulted by nuns, as well as by priests. The church and the Poor Sisters of Nazareth have never admitted liability. An out-of-court settlement was reached instead, with compensation of as much as $75,000 each depending on the level of physical and sexual abuse. The victims also received an apology with their cheque.”

Church probing 157 abuse claims 5/8/03 “The Anglican Church in Queensland is investigating more than 150 cases of abuse, Archbishop of Brisbane Dr Phillip Aspinall has revealed. Some of the cases involved adults and some dated as far back as the 1930s.”,4057,6400684%255E2,00.html

Church abuse: the full picture 5/25/03 By Gary Hughes “Australia’s Catholic and Anglican churches have received more than 1640 complaints of sexual abuse, according to the first national figures compiled…The Catholic Church has received about 1200 complaints during the past 10 years …Of the 1000 complaints received outside the Melbourne archdiocese, 75 per cent have been substantiated and acted upon. The Anglican Church, which does not have its own national figures, has had more than 440 complaints.”

Beattie calls for royal commission on child abuse 5/8/03 “Queensland Premier Peter Beattie says he is stunned to hear the Anglican Church in Brisbane has opened nearly 160 sex abuse files since early last year. A report last week on the church’s handling of complaints under former Archbishop Peter Hollingworth has lead to increasing pressure on Dr Hollingworth to quit as Governor-General.”

Secret suppression order 5/11/03 “A Court order suppressing details of allegations that Governor-General Peter Hollingworth raped a woman almost 30 years ago was kept secret from the public.”

Police suspect paedophile network 5/30/03 “A Network of paedophiles appeared to have operated from within the Anglican Church, South Australian police commissioner Mal Hyde said today….the task force was established after he was contacted by Adelaide Archbishop Ian George about 65 child sex abuse complaints. The complaints named 17 different offenders.”

Rumors And The Rabbi – Rabbi Unnerved Students 5/27/03 By Stephanie Saul “Weinberg had enthralled and entertained them with his brilliant lectures, the former students recalled, but, they alleged, he also had shocked and confused them with sexual attacks.”,0,5026846.story
Tripping Up The Prosecution By Stephanie Saul 5/28/03 “Mondrowitz is living so openly, it’s hard to believe the psychologist and self-styled rabbi is wanted for allegedly sexually abusing four Brooklyn boys, ages 10 to 16. The charges against him include sodomy….Mondrowitz will be arrested should he ever re-enter the United States, according to the office of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes. But according to U.S. Justice and State department documents, Hynes’ office approved a decision in 1993 to drop efforts to extradite Mondrowitz (from Israel).”,0,6404157.story?coll=nyc%2Dtopheadlines%2Dleft

from LMS Mormon missionary accused of fondling girls at Vegas church 5/7/03 Las Vegas (AP) “A 20-year-old Mormon missionary is facing felony charges after he was accused of fondling two young girls at a church in Las Vegas, authorities said….A Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints official said Misseldine “denies adamantly that he did anything wrong at all…”

International child porn ring smashed by Drew Cullen 05/07/03 “Two UK men, both alleged members of The Brotherhood, a worldwide child porn ring, were arrested today in an “International Day of Action”. The UK men were among 21 “board owners, senior administrators and administrators of a complex Internet paedophile network have had premises under their control searched in five different countries in connection with making and distributing paedophilic images”.

from LMS Pedophile Playground Sun Media reporter Kim Bradley examines child pornography and the Internet’s role in its proliferation in this 4-page, 4-part report By Kim Bradley, (Calgary) Sun Media “…California-based Orchid Club, busted in 1996, after it hosted an online, by-request assault on a 10-year-old girl that was viewed internationally. That investigation revealed another, much more organized and sophisticated international group – The Wonderland Club – that required 10,000 child porn images as a membership fee and hosted regular online abuse acts. Police identified 180 Wonderland members in 49 countries when they shut it down in 1986….COPINE is seeing an average of three to four new faces of abused kids on the Internet a month. About 40% of girls and 55% of boys are between nine and 12. The rest are younger. The studies also show 50,000 new child-abuse images are being posted to newsgroups alone every month. That doesn’t include those traded in e-mails or listed on peer-to-peer sites commonly used to share music.”

from LMS Using kids to make big bucks By Kim Bradley 5/28/03 “While most online child porn is free or traded, highly publicized cases like the Reedys are creating an increase in pay-per-view sites owned by people in it for money, Carr said, adding his group finds 80 to 85 new pay Web sites each month. “The fact they (the Reedys) made $1.4 million in one month was a siren call to the mafia,” said Carr….Det. Sgt. Paul Gillespie of the Toronto Police child exploitation unit. “They are facilitating the abuse of thousands of children for money.” The Russian mafia, and organized crime groups from countries where child porn isn’t seen as a serious offence, are the biggest suppliers of for-profit kiddie porn.”

from LMS Ex-Professor at Yale Wins Resentencing in Pornography By The NY Times 5/13/03 “Mr. Lasaga pleaded guilty in 2000 to receiving 150,000 pornographic images of children on his home and university computers and to possessing two videotapes depicting his own sexual activities with a child.”

from LMS Child-prostitution ring investigation ends – The Canadian Press “Several prominent local residents face charges of paying for sex with girls as young as age 14….police had already arrested the city’s top radio morning man and the former head of the winter carnival. Joining them…was the head of the city’s summer festival, who was also a former federal Tory aide to Premier Jean Charest and Bloc Quebecois founder Lucien Bouchard in the 1980s and ’90s. Prominent businessmen were also arrested.”

from LMS Child-prostitution ring investigation questioned La Presse Canadienne “A senior Quebec provincial police officer and a former deputy justice minister may have intervened in the investigation of a child-prostitution ring operating out of Quebec City, according to a weekly newspaper. All Police is reporting that the police officer reduced the amount of electronic surveillance used at the beginning of the operation…”

Scoutmasters set up UK pedophile ring – Stuart Arnold and Marjorie McIntyre 4/11/03 – Newsquest Digital Media “Police are investigating a nationwide paedophile ring of scoutmasters after a North-East man was jailed for 11 years for abusing youngsters in his care. Paul Woodruff, 43, made sex videos with Scouts at his Teesside home, where police seized his collection of 16,000 Internet child porn images. …Sources close to the investigation have revealed that as many as nine London scoutmasters could be linked to Woodruff’s activities.”

From LMS Online host of abuse – Police enlist computer industry in fight against child porn By Kim Bradley, Toronto Sun “The Web has also attracted a new breed of criminal: Online sex offenders, or “technophiles,”…. The British Internet Watch Foundation found that an abundance of child pornography could be found in 28 different newsgroups originating in various countries. Research did not include Web sites or material traded via chat rooms. Broken down by country of origin…United States – 62.7% Russia – 10.3% Cyprus – 3.9% Canada – 3.6% Korea – 2.6% United Kingdom – 2.5% Belgium – 1.6% Taiwan – 1.5% Other – 11.3%.”

Tales of orgies and murder rock France Politicians and police linked to scandal Paul Webster in Paris 6/1/03 “Toulouse…allegations that public officials protected a barbaric serial killer charged with murdering prostitutes recruited for orgies in the city’s courthouse….The allegations focus on the activities of Patrice Alègre, a convicted murderer awaiting trial for five other killings. Two former prostitutes have claimed his activities were covered up. A former mayor and three judges have come forward to give their version of events….They will be questioned about ‘acts of torture and barbaric acts, pimping and rapes of under-age girls’. Detectives have reopened an investigation into the disappearance of 115 young women in the Toulouse area between 1986 and 1997, and are probing earlier claims that Alègre was paid to establish a prostitution network by respected local leaders.”,6903,967926,00.html

French ‘orgy’ storm grows – 6/2/03 “Veteran French politician Dominique Baudis has challenged judges to investigate allegations that he was involved in sado-masochistic orgies organised by a convicted serial killer….Alegre, who appeared before magistrates at the weekend, also confessed to the murder of two more people – a female prostitute and a transvestite – in addition to the five he is known to have killed. He said he carried out the murders under instructions from public figures, who feared the transvestite would release pictures taken with a hidden camera and that the prostitute “would not keep her mouth shut”. The orgies are alleged to have taken place in Toulouse, when Mr Baudis was mayor of the city.”

Toulouse officials ordered murder, says serial killer Paul Webster 6/3/03 “One judge has admitted to drinking with Alègre and another has said that there was “some truth” in evidence from two former prostitutes of an official cover-up of Alègre’s crimes.”,11882,969121,00.html

Mayor’s ‘affair’ with serial killer Paul Webster in Paris 6/6/03 “The scandal over alleged links between top officials in Toulouse and France’s most notorious serial killer deepened yesterday when a news magazine revealed allegations that the former mayor, Dominique Baudis, had a sexual relationship with the murderer, Patrice Alègre.”,11882,971714,00.html

Orgies, torture, murder and the mayor By Rob Parsons in Toulouse “…Allegre goes further still. He killed Martinez, he says, on the orders of four leading figures in Toulouse society, among them a senior magistrate, a high-ranking policeman and Dominique Baudis.”

also see France laps up tale of sex and politics,4386,193750,00.html?

Evidence evaporates in lurid French sex scandal By Nicolas Fichot Toulouse, France 6/26/03 “Accusations linking French public officials to seedy sex parties and cold-blooded murders began to unravel on Thursday after a jailed serial killer retracted his testimony and a key witness admitted lying….convicted murderer Patrice Alegre reneged on a confession that he killed a prostitute and a transvestite in 1992 under orders from senior public figures. The retraction came after a cross-dresser known as “Djamel” admitted lying about seeing senior officials at sex orgies.”

Ex-mayor cleared of sex scandal 6/27/03 “Claims of murder and sado-masochistic orgies have been dropped, reports Philip Delves Broughton” “The former mayor, Dominique Baudis, who has gone on to become head of France’s broadcasting standards authority, was triumphant after the retraction.” From LMS Former Waterbury Mayor Giordano sentenced to 37 years in prison for sexually abusing two girls Matt Apuzzo, AP Writer 6/13/03 Bridgeport, Conn. (AP) “Former Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano, convicted of sexually abusing two young girls inside City Hall and elsewhere in liaisons arranged by a prostitute, was sentenced Friday to 37 years in federal prison.”

This may be heavy for survivors – Serbia and Montenegro – High Profile Sex Trafficking Case Collapses – Suspicion of a Cover-up 6/5/03 “Amnesty International is concerned that victims of forced trafficking are being failed by the judicial system in Montenegro. Recently a high profile trial collapsed after the Prosecutor’s Office in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, halted criminal proceedings against the Montenegrin deputy state prosecutor and three other men for involvement in sex-slavery….Most of the victims come from Eastern Europe – in the Balkans it is estimated that some 60 per cent of trafficked women and girls come from Moldova, one of Europe’s poorest countries.”

Eight children ‘destined for sex trade’ taken into care by Martin Hickman 6/21/03 “Eight African children have been taken into care by social workers who believed they were destined for Britain’s sex industry.”

400% rise in child rape cases 6/23/03 “Child rape cases in South Africa have increased by 400% in the past decade. This was revealed at the International Conference on Sex and Secrecy in Johannesburg…According to police statistics, 40% of rape victims are girls younger than 12.”

The Lords of Bakersfield “Powerful…men. Vulnerable teen-age boys. Murder. For years, some prominent local men who led secret lives were rumored to be protected. Whispers surrounding another important man’s death prompt the question: Is there really a conspiracy?”

Petaluma Man Faces Child Molest Trial 6/3/03 – the Santa Rosa Press Democrat “A Petaluma man is scheduled to stand trial on more than 300 charges that he sexually molested his 6-year-old daughter.” “In a recorded interview with officers, Brauer admitted molesting his daughter and making the tapes, according to police. Brauer reportedly had been molesting the girl since she was 3.”

The Sexual Compromise at The Capital Data Dump. “Sex And The Capital Karlyn Barker, Washington Post, July 24, 1990: The alleged leader of what authorities have called the largest male prostitution operation in the Washington area surrendered to federal agents….Asked about earlier reports that some of those clients included high-level officials in the Reagan and Bush administrations, Stephens said the investigation had not revealed “additional conduct which suggests criminal conduct on behalf of other people.”,18,01.htm#article4

Judge jailed over sex party abuse case 6/6/03 “A German judge, who held regular sex parties at his home, has been jailed for three years for assisting a rape. A court in Berlin…found him guilty of helping one of the guests rape a 19-year-old Slovakian woman.”

Party chief called to testify in Lisbon child sex scandal By Elizabeth Nash in Madrid 6/4/03 “Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues is the latest and most senior in a stream of politicians, diplomats and television talkshow hosts to be implicated in a paedophile ring said to have preyed for decades on boys in a state-run orphanage. Mr Rodrigues is likely to be asked whether he covered up illicit activities: he is not suspected of participating in them. But his influential deputy, the former Labour minister Paulo Pedroso, was detained last month over accusations of 15 counts of child sex abuse….allegations that police and other authorities allowed powerful clients to abuse the boys sexually and prostitute them, and did nothing to stop them for 30 years. Several former inmates of the Casa Pia boys’ home in Lisbon have described the sexual abuse they received in the 1970s and 1980s. An official report said that among the children still living at Casa Pia, at least 128 had been subjected to sexual abuse. Many are deaf and dumb.”

also see Portugal reeling over child sex abuse scandal By Elizabeth Nash in Lisbon 6/16/03

Child sex claim rocks Cabinet 5/28/03 “…Liberal MLC Charlie Lynn announced to the parliament that he had documents relating to a police investigation of paedophilia allegations against a senior government politician.”

Counselor Faces Sex Charge – D.C. School System Hired Man Despite 1996 Rape Case By Sylvia Moreno and Henri E. Cauvin – Washington Post Staff Writers 6/5/03 “School officials said…that city regulations prohibited them from taking the earlier criminal case into account when Jones applied to be a school attendance counselor at Ballou in 1999. They said their criminal background check of Jones showed the 1996 case but listed it only as a dismissal of charges, not mentioning the hung jury.”

Human sacrifice bid in Kamakhya foiled Press Trust of India Guwahati, 6/14/03 “…alert priests foiled the sacrifice bid of a self-proclaimed ‘sadhu’. The ‘sadhu’, one Satya Mazumdar took his 14-month old daughter to the main shrine of the temple…”,0008.htm

Hindu priests pledge to fight ritual of human sacrifice in India Guwahati, June 24, IRNA Hundreds of Hindu priests Tuesday pledged to fight the ancient barbaric ritual of human sacrifice at temples that continues to live on in India. “A very miniscule cult still believes that to achieve supernaturalmagical powers one needs to sacrifice a child at the altar,” Biswajit Giri, a 45-year-old Hindu mystic told IRNA. “The practice of human sacrifice is very rare nowadays, but then it has not died down completely and is being carried out in many select temples secretly.”

3 Turks sentenced to life for human sacrifice Agence France-Presse Istanbul, 6/17/03 “A Turkish court…sentenced two young men and a woman to life in prison for a satanic ritual murder which the trio believed would prevent devastating earthquakes in the country, Anatolia news agency reported.”,00050003.htm

Full copies of the following newspaper articles from the early 1990’s are available online at You will need to join topica to see these The San Francisco Chronicle – February 3, 1994 – Father Who Kidnaped Son Released From Jail “Tscherneff said he took his 3- year-old son, Alex Blalock, on Feb. 4, 1993, because the boy was being ritually abused by satanists at a Novato day-care center. Authorities say there is no substantiation of Tscherneff’s allegations.”

This may be very heavy for survivors Modesto Bee – January 15, 1994 In the Family of Satan? Survivors Recall Terrors By Dennis Roberts, Bee staff writer “Ann recalls going to playgrounds and beaches to lure youngsters. Sometimes they would explore poor neighborhoods, searching for homeless or neglected children. “They would assess the value of a child,” Ann said, deciding whether to keep the child as a member of the cult, sacrifice the youngster, or use the child in pornography. “They film children being abused or tortured,” Ann said. The victimizers are so clever they are never caught. “You have to understand they have a lot of contacts,” Ann said. She recalled hearing that films were shipped out of the country, duplicated, then sent back in. That way, if the films were apprehended it would seem they were filmed outside the United States…Both Ann and Belinda said they witnessed numerous sacrifices, animal and human.” “local therapists Pam Clare and Bob Robinson believe clients like Belinda and Ann actually experienced the events they describe. Robinson has been treating ritual abuse cases since 1984, and is dealing with about a dozen clients who say they were victims. Clare has worked with about 50 victims of satanic ritual abuse since 1987. Robinson said survivors are “usually female, multi-gifted and talented … multiple personality … with unusual strength.” Outwardly, he said, victims may look normal, even perfect. They may attend private schools. Their parents are often professionals with plenty of money. They may even be influential church members.”

May be very heavy for survivors Idaho Falls Post Register (Idaho Falls, Idaho) December 9, 1993 Killer Says He ‘Found God’ after Arrest By Paul B. Johnson “…he methodically dismembered the body of the girl he had kidnapped from a Pocatello neighborhood June 29 and murdered the next morning on the banks of the Snake River in Idaho Falls…”I felt like it was as an offer to Satan” he said.”

May be very heavy for survivors Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho) June 7, 1992 Satanic Cults Rumors of Darkness No Proof of Cults Found in Kamiah, But Expert Warns Parents Not to Stand Back By Sandra L. Lee Kamiah “The rumors of satanism devil worship began several months ago, centering around a small band of teen-agers. They had taken to wearing black. They were into heavy metal music, the kind with lyrics about death and violence. And they carved letters into the flesh of their own arms.” “Multigenerational satanic cults are the ones where abuse and sacrifice most often occur. These groups attract adults with promises of sex with children. It is here that children may be bred for sacrifice, or witness sacrifice of loved pets or even friends. Here, they may be buried alive by their parents and rescued by satanic priests to encourage bonding away from the family and with the group.” “Many of the documented instances involving blood and sacrificial rites and sexual and physical abuse were decided to be unsuitable for printing in the Lewiston Tribune.” “Greg P. Hassakis of Boise, a therapist who works with survivors of ritual abuse.”

Idaho Falls Post Register (Idaho Falls, Idaho) April 07, 1994 Woman Reports Being Abducted, Abused by Paul B. Johnson “Police are investigating a report by a 40-year-old Idaho Falls woman that she had been abducted Sunday night and abused as part of a satanic ritual.”

This may be very heavy for survivors. Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)November 29, 1992 Tales of Satanism Divide Mansfield; City Agonizes Over Children’s Claims by Michael A. Hobbs; Plain Dealer Reporter – Mansfield “Months after two baby sitters were convicted of sexually assaulting …children at First Presbyterian Church in Mansfield, rumors persist that there is much, much more to the case. Like murder, cannibalism, mutilation of corpses, forcing children to consume bodily fluids and waste and animal blood. All part of satanic rituals. Children and their parents insist at least 18 more church members should be charged. Police and the Richland County prosecutor’s office, which recently opened its thick files on the case to the public, have found no evidence to corroborate the wild accusations. And a grand jury declined to indict anyone else after hearing testimony from 30 children.”

US soldiers accused of raping teenage girls 6/10/03 “An Iraqi newspaper run by Sunni Muslims traded charges yesterday with the US-led occupation authority over the alleged rape of two Iraqi girls by US soldiers, a claim denied by the coalition.”

this may be heavy for survivors – My horror at PoW sex abuse pics By John Scott and Michael Lea “The young mum who uncovered the Iraqi PoW sex snaps scandal” “The shocking pictures – revealed by The Sun yesterday – showed male Iraqis apparently forced into sexual positions by their British captors. In another a prisoner was suspended by rope from a fork-lift truck driven by a laughing Brit….amid fears the scandal is the tip of an iceberg.”

Iraq (British) Troops in 2nd Child Porn Probe 6/7/03 by Tom Newton Dunn “a Second Intelligence Corps sergeant has been arrested in Iraq after child porn pictures were allegedly found on a military laptop computer.” Two soldiers have been arrested for possessing pornographic images.”

This may be heavy for survivors. from LMS Sex fear of Army teens “Allegations of torture by British squaddies in Iraq could point to a culture of humiliation and brutality pervading military bases at home. Jason Burke reports ” “Relatives of victims accuse the Army of failing to tackle the problem. The father of one young woman, who was harassed while undergoing basic training at the age of 18, told The Observer that senior officers and officials ‘didn’t want to hear’ when his daughter tried to report the problem.”,6903,972901,00.html

From LMS Troopers confirm more sex reports 6/13/03 Pa. State Police were subjects of 118 sexual-misconduct complaints in a 6-year period, not 89, as they said earlier. By Chris Gray and Mario Cattabiani

also see from LMS Alleged trooper sex acts listed – Accusations of sexual misconduct on the Pa. state police force are outlined in a court filing by Chris Gray Inquirer Staff Writer 6/14/03

Police Sex Scandal: Update 6/17/03 – “A federal judge in Philadelphia has been appointed to oversee four lawsuits against the Pennsylvania State Police…The suits claim high ranking officials knew of widespread sexual harassment, AND sexual misconduct within the ranks, but did nothing about it.”

EDITORIAL – No way to clear the air 6/10/03 “Angry Senators demanded an independent investigation of the 56 cases of rape or sexual assault reported at the U.S. Air Force Academy since 1993.”

Records detail Air Force Academy assaults by Robert Gehrke AP Washington 6/26/03 “A violent attack on a wheelchair-bound woman and the rape of a drunken teenage girl were among the alleged rapes and sexual assaults investigated at the Air Force Academy over the past 10 years, documents show. The Air Force documents…detail dozens of cases…”

from LMS Arrests of Caregivers Raise Alarm – About 30,000 workers at state-licensed centers have been cited since January. Officials seek more funds to investigate the cases. By Sue Fox 6/14/03 “Only 2% of the arrests so far this year involve so-called “non-exemptible” crimes such as child abuse or rape.”

UN Peacekeepers Exempted From War Crimes Prosecution 6/16/03 “The United Nations Security Council has approved a 12-month extension of immunity that effectively shields UN peacekeepers from potential prosecution by the world’s first permanent war crimes tribunal. Currently, members of UN peacekeeping missions from nations that have not ratified the Rome Statute – the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC) – are immune from investigation or prosecution under a Council resolution adopted unanimously a year ago…In Council debates last year, the United States said it would not expose its personnel serving in UN peacekeeping missions to the additional risk of politicized prosecutions before the ICC and subsequently, Washington temporarily blocked a full renewal of a UN operation in Bosnia.”

also see Peacekeepers exempted from war crimes for 1 yr 6/13/03 Press Release: United Nations

Groups Demand Halt to Sex Abuse in Congo 6/17/03 By Edith M. Lederer, AP United Nations “Leading human rights and aid agencies called the situation in Congo one of the world’s largest humanitarian tragedies and demanded urgent action to halt the sexual abuse and forced recruitment of children.”

‘Boys will be boys’ 6/14/02 “…Bosnia and Kosovo where girls as young as 15 have been duped into working in brothels and forced to have sex with UN personnel.”

Irish troops in Eritrea sex scandal By Jonah Fisher BBC, Asmara “Irish military police are investigating claims that peacekeepers in Eritrea used prostitutes – some as young as 15.” 6/13/03

Sex crimes – A UN police officer from Pakistan and three local men have been arrested on charges of sex crimes involving children in Kosovo. AP


Religious Terrorism and Trauma: Third annual conference on Treating DID and MPD October 9,10,11 2003 Twin Rivers Worship Center St. Louis Missouri – Contact: South County Christian Counseling Center (636) 305-0755 ext.1

How Cues and Programming Work in Mind Control and Propaganda as well as how to avoid these cues A presentation by Neil Brick at Survivorship East Coast Conference Presentation, Cambridge, Mass. Friends Meeting House, 5/24/03

Mind Control and Experimentation

Today in Italy – Special service by AGI on behalf of the Italian Prime Minister’s office Satanic Sects in Italy Involve 83,000 People; 9 Mln ‘Victims’ (AGI) – Rome, Italy, May 8 – “At least 9 million people in Italy have suffered crimes linked to satanic sects, whose overall members in the country are 83,000 in 130 different groups. The alarm was launched by the magazine Happy Web, which, in the survey that will be attached to tomorrow’s issue, shows figures provided by the interior ministry to describe this reality which is constantly soaring, especially through the internet. Hundreds of ‘would-be wizards’ use the web to recruit pupils and to carry out brutal crimes: there are websites, newsgroups, and forums dedicated to paedophilia, suicide, homicide, and even cannibalism. (AGI 081452 MAG 03”

This is fyi only – all accusations are alleged – Famous Kidnapping Case Implicates Top Political Figures in Child Prostitution Network “On Sept. 5, 1982…Johnny Gosch disappeared. Although his case made national headlines what his mother learned about Johnny’s kidnapping has been kept under wraps by the mainstream media in America. His mother, Noreen Gosch, discovered not only that Johnny was still alive-long after his disappearance-but that he was in the hands of a Nebraska-based nationwide pedophile and child prostitution ring that has been collaborating with high-level “mind control” operations of the CIA.”
This page has lots of links. “MKULTRA (also known as MK-ULTRA) was the code name for a CIA mind control research program lasting from the 1950s through the 1970s. The project’s goal was to produce a perfect truth drug for use interrogating suspected Soviet spies during the Cold War, and generally to explore any other possibilities of mind control. Experiments were often conducted without the subjects’ knowledge or consent. The project was headed by Dr. Sydney Gottlieb.”

Research of Jose Delgado

This may be heavy for survivors. The Dark Tunnels of McMartin by Roland C. Summit – Journal of Psychohistory 21 (4) Spring 1994 “Although ritual elements were deliberately excluded from prosecution, defense attorneys ridiculed the willingness of therapists and parents to support the bizarre conspiracy theories implied by the children. A boy who had testified for prosecutors only about sexual touching responded to defense cross – examination with a typically grandiose, tough-kid description of physically lifting a body from an open grave. Other child witnesses described satanic weddings in neighborhood churches.”

Jeanne and Linda will both be speaking at our August conference.

Exposing crimes of human evil: satanism, luceriferinism, rituals and ceremonies Jeanne Sarson, RN, BScN, MEd & Linda MacDonald, RN, BN, MEd “This paper presents the outcome of our struggles to clarify our thinking and our perspective that the RAT torturer/family/group functions within a loose inter-connected RAT co-culture that sanctions violence-that sanctions ritual abuse-torture-within the context of the family/group. The targets being the innocent infant, the toddler, the child, the youth, and the “captive adult.” “Much like false memory advocates diverted the truth about ritual abuse. Much like Freud theorized away the reality of incestuous sexualized abuse. Much like Richard Gardner created misogynistic parent alienation syndrome to explain away a mother’s allegations her children were being abused by their father and his opinions that there is “nothing wrong with paedophilia, incestuous or not.”

This is fyi only How the Vatican collaborated with fascism in Yugoslavia Seán Mac Mathúna The Vatican, Croatia and the Nazi Gold “In April 1941, multi-ethnic Yugoslavia fell to the Nazis who wasted no time in installing the fanatical Ante Pavlic’s Catholic Ustashe in power in Croatia. With the blessing of the Roman Catholic Church and the active participation of clergy, especially Franciscan monks, the Ustashe killed 750,000 Serbs, Jews, and Roma in an orgy of violence that shocked even some of the Germans and revolted their Italian allies. Holocaust survivors in the USA are now suing to recover hundreds of millions of dollars of property looted by the Croatian Nazis, converted to gold, and held by the Vatican Bank for safekeeping. Rumours had circulated about the fantastic wealth that allowed Croatian war criminals to escape justice and live lives of luxury in South America, Spain, and even California until a June 1998 US State Department report confirmed the story.”

Brain Implants article

Book Review – Mormons and a massacre: Was Young at all responsible? American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857; Sally Denton; Alfred A. Knopf By Anthony Day, Special to The Times …by Sally Denton “In Mountain Meadows they were set upon and slaughtered with guns and knives, about 140 men, women and older children….their clothes, belongings, cattle and the gold they were said to have carried confiscated by Mormons. Only a few young children were left alive. The Mormons first blamed Paiute Indians. As Denton and others have demonstrated, that is false. Mormons did the deed themselves. The question is, was Young responsible?”,0,4907960.story?coll=3Dl=a-headlines-books-manual

I. Summary “Children are abducted in record numbers by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda and subjected to brutal treatment as soldiers, laborers, and sexual slaves. ….Conservative estimates place the total number of children abducted at more than 20,000.”

Cult Held Me Captive for Six Months – Student Saw Pals Brainwashed Brendan Mcginty “A student yesterday revealed how a cult held him prisoner for six months in Denmark. Martin Lewis said he…watched friends being brainwashed and mentally and physically abused. He signed up for Humana – which claims to be a charity endorsed by UNICEF – to help some of Africa’s poorest people. But when he got to their volunteer centre in Julesminde, Martin, 29, was put in a shared dormitory, constantly watched and sent out to sell newspapers and roses on the streets.”

Search for children in care home who became guinea pigs for drug Industry Ian Johnston And Nicola Byrne “The Irish children – orphaned or illegitimate – were among hundreds used as guinea pigs in trials of new vaccinations by drug firm Wellcome, now a part of international conglomerate GlaxoSmithKline. Many of those unwillingly experimented upon believe their long-term health was damaged as a result of the research….So far three drug trials involving 211 children have been positively identified by the Laffoy Commission…Some 2,000 former pupils of the so-called `industrial schools’ have come forward to say they fear they may have been experimented upon. The tests, carried out between 1960 and 1973, involved vaccines for conditions such as rubella, whooping cough, diphtheria, tetanus and polio.”

may be heavy for survivors At Bolivia’s bloody rite, death ‘better for the fields’ – 6,000 Indians beat each other to a pulp in ancestral festival; tourists appalled By Graham Gori AP

Savant for a Day by Lawrence Osborne 6/22/03 discusses the medtronic, affects brain funtioning Http://

The Virtual Soldier – Program Manager: Dr. Richard Satava – “The Virtual Soldier Program will represent a DSO thrust area that comprises a multi-disciplinary, multi-pronged approach to establish a new capability that will revolutionize medical care to support the soldier.”

Ten-year-old tearaways to be tagged Murdo Macleod “Tearaway children as young as 10 will be electronically tagged under government plans to crack down on the nationwide epidemic of youth crime. Youngsters responsible for terrorising Scottish communities will be forced to wear the tags to prevent them leaving their homes at night under the proposals….The tags send a signal to a transmitter in the offender’s home which is relayed to a central control.” “This would bring Scotland into line with England and Wales where 4,000 10 to 15-year-olds have been tagged since 2001.”
Radio ID chips may track banknotes By Winston Chai Special to CNET 5/22/03 “Radio tags the size of a grain of sand could be embedded in the euro note if a reported deal between the European Central Bank (ECB) and Japanese electronics maker Hitachi is signed.”

Big Brother Comes to Wal-mart By Mary Starrett 6/11/03 “Starting this week, the nation’s largest discount retailer will quietly begin selling tracking-chipped products to clueless shoppers….These chips, researched at M.I.T.’s Auto-ID Center are about the size of a grain of sand.”

Some fear loss of privacy as science pries into brain By Carey Goldberg 5/1/03 “Using magnetic resonance imaging machines that detect the ebb and flow of brain activity, researchers have become so good at peering into the workings of the human mind that their work is raising a new and deeply personal ethical concern: brain privacy.”

The Political Psychology of Terrorist Alarms – Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph. D. (3 01 03)”We must not be so blindly led into this catastrophe, rather we must dissent, challenge, reason with, and then disobey any administration urging an aggressive war when there is no immediate compelling reason for doing – that is our duty as patriotic Americans. BENDING THE MASS WILL TO WANT WAR. “Why of course the people don’t want war… That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” – Hermann Goering, Nazi Officer, Statement during his Nuremberg War Crimes Trial.”

Teachers warn of occult dangers in Potter movie magic Tracy McVeigh 11/4/03 “One of Britain’s biggest teaching unions has issued a stern warning to parents and teachers that J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful creation could lead schoolchildren into the sinister world of the occult. With the premiere of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone due this month, Peter Smith, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, has echoed concerns in America and called on parents and teachers to be wary.”,6903,587261,00.html

from LMS A Christian community falters – Loss of leader, governing body hurts group formed in Boston By Farah Stockman, Globe Staff, 5/17/03 “It was one of the fastest-growing and most controversial churches in America, banned as a cult from dozens of college campuses while boasting 135,000 members worldwide….the central organization of the International Churches of Christ, a strict religious body founded in Boston, is collapsing. Thomas “Kip” McKean, its charismatic founder, has stepped down.”

International Churches of Christ (ICC) (ICOC) Boston Movement Crossroads Movement 1979-1987: The Boston Era “Dr. Yeakley….test results showed an extreme level of “personality shift” in the members of the Boston Church of Christ from their normal orientation toward the orientation of the group norm, he realized that the accusations had a significant level of truth in them, and after seeing no changes in the Boston Movement, which had promised to curb its abuses, reluctantly published his results. (Personality shift is one of the most accurate measures of whether an organization is using mind control.)” also see

Church sued for $2 million over dramatic youth service 6/13/03 by Anna C. Irwin “A $2 million lawsuit has been filed in Blount County Circuit Court against a Blount County church, the pastor, the youth director, two deacons and several other church members…The suit says the group was accosted by “men dressed in dark clothes” but reached the fellowship all where the lights were out and the adult who greeted them appeared to be crying. They began reading Bible passages by flashlight, heard “gunshots” outside, hid between some cupboards, then “several men dressed as soldiers with gas masks on” came in.”

Please note, this url is pro-Masonic and may be very heavy for survivors Secret Fraternity: Freemasons identities revealed on Internet “For the first time, the identities of Norwegian freemasons have been made public. A Christian newspaper has published the list of names on the Internet. Many of the freemasons have prominent positions in Norway….”Next week we will present a list of freemasons from the administration of justice, including judges, magistrates, police officers and lawyers. 550 people from the juridical system are members of the Masonic Lodge and as a result, there are freemasons in a lot of trials in Norway, something that could challenge their qualifications,” Vebjorn K. Selbbekk, editor of the magazine “Magazinet” said.”

Rowan Williams apologises to Freemasons By Chris Hastings and Elizabeth Day 4/20/03 “The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has been forced to apologise to Britain’s 330,000 Freemasons after he said that their beliefs were incompatible with Christianity and that he had rejected them from senior posts in his diocese.”

Big Brother Is Tracking You. Without a Warrant By James Bamford 5/18/03 “Last week, in an effort to increase satellite intelligence coverage of high-priority targets, President Bush ordered spy agencies to begin buying as much imagery as possible from private companies….But now the lenses are also being trained on American citizens.”
Pentagon Details New Surveillance System – Critics Fear Proposed Extensive Use of Computer Database Raises Privacy Issues By Ariana Eunjung Cha 5/21/03 “The Pentagon yesterday detailed the development of a massive computer surveillance system that would have the power to track people as never before. It would identify people at great distances by the irises of their eyes, the grooves in their face or even their gait….The technology does not yet exist, and no one knows whether its creation is even possible.”

“The Brain Machine Interfaces Program…. will create new technologies for augmenting human performance through the ability to noninvasively access codes in the brain in real time and integrate them into peripheral device or system operations.”
Can an electronic device replace damaged brain circuits? by Michael Rosenwald June 2003 ” Berger sees potential commercial and military applications for the brain chip, which is partially funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Learning how to build sophisticated electronics and integrate them into human brains could one day lead to cyborg soldiers and robotic servants, he says.” “Damage to the hippocampus often destroys a person’s ability to store new memories. A computer chip that can fill in for faulty brain circuits could be less than 15 years away.”,12543,456105,00.html

United States Patent 6,506,148 Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors “Physiological effects have been observed in a human subject in response to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are pulsed with certain frequencies near 1/2 Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite a sensory resonance….It is therefore possible to manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set.”,506,148.WKU.&OS=PN/6,506,148&RS=PN/6,506,148

Targeting the Human with Directed Energy Weapons Dr. Reinhard Munzert 9/6/02 “Directed energy weapons are among the high-tech arms of the century. They hurt and kill with electromagnetic power. Microwave weapons can be aimed at computers, electronical devices and persons. They have strong physical and psychological effects and can be used for military and terrorist activities.”

Mikrowelle als Nahkampfwaffe Von Julia Winkenbach 6/21/02 “Microwave as a near battle weapon of neighbor attack … with manipulated stoves. The radiation penetrates through walls and leads to heavy health damage… already 150 criminal proceedings.” Translation from German article is at

Cabinet Magazine Online – The Acoustics of War Issue 5 Winter 2001/02 by Daria Vaisman “Low-frequency sound travels in all directions and is hard to direct. (Infrasound is measured at 20 Hz and below, ultrasound at 20 KHz and above.) Wavelength is in a ratio to the aperture of the device that is directing it, so that infrasound needs a very large aperture. As a matter of contrast, ultrasound uses a very small aperture. It is cheap to generate and relatively easy to direct, but ultrasound burns surface tissue and destroys organs (medical ultrasound is used to break up kidney stones) and therefore has not been adapted for non-lethal purposes. Infrasound is an amazingly effective weapon under the right conditions….Ultra-low frequencies will nauseate and disorient most people under the right conditions (that is, if the sound can easily couple with their bodies, which it does under water or in a high-pressure chamber).”

RADIO GA GA. “Is your health at risk? Over.” Police Magazine 3/01 By Alisdair Philips “Concern about ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) pulsed radiation effects goes right back to the 1960s when Eastern Block countries started experimenting with ‘mind-control’ non-lethal weapons….Animal experiments have demonstrated the use of low-level microwave signals to produce death by heart seizure or by neurological pathologies resulting from breaching the blood-brain barrier.”

Fuss over Army plan for gas grenade – Patent says it can deliver chemical, biological agents Tom Abate 6/9/03 “A new rifle-launched gas grenade, invented by the U.S. Army ostensibly for nonlethal crowd control…”

Bush Dominates a Nation of Victims By Renana Brooks, The Nation 6/22/03 “What is overlooked is his mastery of emotional language – especially negatively charged emotional language – as a political tool….his political success turns out to be no surprise. It is the predictable result of the intentional use of language to dominate others.”

Smartcams Take Aim at Terrorists Kari L. Dean 6/4/03 “The Department of Defense believes intelligent DIVAs can fight terrorism….These distributed digital video arrays, or DIVAs, are collections of really smart cameras able to detect and identify an individual in a crowded train station and track him wherever he goes.”,1282,59092,00.html

This is fyi only. Super Sonic Nausea – This “industrial strength” version of the Sonic Nausea is now available for non-government sales for the first time. It provides serious, substantial capability to disrupt and disperse gatherings….you might just have a case of a speaker with diminished clarity and concentration, or perhaps is even unable to complete his presentation “due to illness”.”

Baobab Press – Vol. 1 Number 12 Brazil Launches Inquiry into U.S. Population Activities The charge: millions sterilised to meet U.S. political objectives “A U.S.-sponsored program that resulted in the sterilisation of nearly half of Brazil’s women has prompted a formal congressional inquiry…”

These may be very heavy for survivors. Ritual Cannibalism Stalks Congo’s Remote East

Cannibal soldiers ‘selling human flesh’

Contemporary Justice Review Vol 6 – Issue 1 has an article called “Facing into the Wind’s Teeth: An Interview with Hal Pepinsky by Dennis Sullivan, where Hal discusses in part, ritual abuse.

Kennedy’s killer demands retrial – Sirhan Sirhan claims he was a victim of hypnotic programming by Isabel Vincent – National Post 6/11/03 AP “Thirty-five years after he gunned down Robert F. Kennedy with a cheap pistol in a Los Angeles hotel kitchen, Sirhan Sirhan is demanding a new trial….Sirhan did fire a gun in the early hours of June 5, 1968, in the Ambassador Hotel, where Kennedy was celebrating his win in the California primary, but he was not conscious of what he was doing and none of his bullets killed the senator, his lawyer says. “Have you seen The Manchurian Candidate?” asked Lawrence Teeter in an interview from his home in California. “It’s the same thing with my client. He was the victim of hypnotic programming.”

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

from BO Family secrecy: A comparative study of juvenile sex offenders and youth with conduct disorders. Baker AJ, Tabacoff R, Tornusciolo G, Eisenstadt M. Fam Process 2003; 42(1):105-16 “Families of juvenile sex offenders told more lies, had more family myths, and were more likely to be involved in taboo behavior. Logistic regression revealed that this factor of family deception significantly increased the odds of sexual offending over and above other measures of family pathology.” Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522, USA.

Child is at risk if dad’s rights always put first by Adele Horin 5/3/03 “Indeed the parent, usually a mother, who accuses a partner of child abuse, is likely to be seen as manipulative and vindictive. The Family Court’s lack of powers to investigate child abuse claims is putting Australian children at risk.”

Smoke and Mirrors: Three Years Later by Lynn Crook, MEd, Editor, Treating Abuse Today “Smoke and Mirrors” was originally published in the November/December, 1995 – January/February, 1996; Vol 5 No 6 – Vol 6 No 1 issue of Treating Abuse Today. “PBS Frontline’s “The Search for Satan,” aired in October 1995….Mary endured severe emotional abuse from her mother. She suffered from a learning disability that contributed to poor self-esteem….Although Bikel implies that Mary lost her job because of “bad” therapy, Mary’s school district placed her on full disability and then Mary sought therapy for depression, weight loss, panic attacks, restlessness and an inability to concentrate….A high-level spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Child Protection confirmed that Bikel’s presentation contained “inaccuracies.””

Unrecallable memory: Who’s twisting the truth? By David L. Corwin “The most important and far-reaching issue about the situation described in Susan Kelleher’s article (“Professor questions study, then others question her,” Times page one, March 17) is the breach of an individual’s right to privacy after she had agreed to the publication of a scientific article about her case….After my article appeared, Loftus, Guyer and a private investigator violated Jane’s privacy by determining her real identity and interviewing her mother, brother, stepmother and foster mother. The investigator also attempted but failed to contact Jane. In May and July of 2001, Loftus and Guyer published two articles in the Skeptical Inquirer titled, “Who abused Jane Doe?”…Loftus and Guyer did not contact me prior to violating Jane’s privacy nor did they obtain Jane’s consent for determining her identity, interviewing her childhood caregivers or publishing their articles about her childhood and abuse allegations.” or
also see Professor questions study, then others question her By Susan Kelleher Seattle Times 3/17/03

deJoly LaBrier’s new web page with information on Multiple Personality Disorder, her story and her recovery are shown on the pages of Inside deJoly.

from BO Neurobiological effects of childhood abuse: Implications for the pathophysiology of depression and anxiety. Penza KM, Heim C, Nemeroff CB. Arch Women Ment Health 2003 Feb;6(1):15-22 “Recent research on the effects of adverse early life experiences on central nervous system (CNS) stress systems has provided a greater understanding of the link between childhood abuse and susceptibility to mood and anxiety disorders. Specifically, early life traumatic events, occurring during a period of neuronal plasticity, appear to permanently render neuroendocrine stress response systems supersensitive. These physiological maladaptations likely represent long-term risk factors for the development of psychopathology after exposure to additional stress.” Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, U.S.A.

from LMS Media and American Society What the Laci Peterson story isn’t telling Lori Dorfman, John McManus 5/4/03 “A report from the California Research Bureau…shows that in 2000, California law enforcement agencies received on average more than 500 domestic violence calls a day. That year, 41,885 men and 9,340 women – 140 people a day – were arrested for spousal abuse. News organizations typically tell us only about the most extreme cases of intimate partner violence.”

from LMS Judge to Decide Whether to Unseal Peterson Warrants….AP 5/27/03 “The defense attorney has suggested that Modesto members of a satanic cult killed Laci Peterson and her unborn son.”

also see Defense: Satanic Cult May Have Killed Laci, Baby San Diego 5/16/03

Public Interest Initiatives – Potential Problems for Psychologists Working with the Area of Interpersonal Violence – The ad hoc Committee on Legal and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Interpersonal Violence “The most frequent types of interpersonal violence involve family members, intimate partners, and trusted friends or authority figures.” “The APA Working Group on Investigation of Memories of Childhood Abuse Final Report (1996), APA’s release of Questions and Answers About Memories of Childhood Abuse (1995), and the APA Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family Final Report (1996), have reported that experiences of early childhood abuse that have been forgotten can be remembered later. Even though this may not happen often, and most people who were abused during childhood remember part or all of the abusive experiences, adults can forget and then later remember childhood abuse. This has been documented in a variety of research and clinical reports, but additional studies are needed to determine the precise processes and mechanisms that occur during this situation. Assuming that any delayed recall of memories must be false would be inappropriate. There is no scientific evidence to indicate that delayed recall of childhood abuse memories are implanted or induced by psychologists, but it is accepted that pseudo memories of abuse can also occur at times. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can indeed produce intrusive and delayed recollections of trauma, but it is important for psychologists not to have preconceived ideas about the accuracy of such reports of delayed recall of childhood abuse during the therapeutic process, or in forensic settings.”

Child abuse report shows ‘just tip of iceberg’… By Cynthia Mccormick 4/28/03 “Statistics kept by…the Cape Cod and Islands Child Advocacy Center, show that boys under 10 are almost as likely as young girls to be victims of sexual abuse; that females make up 73 percent of victims age 10 and over; and that biological fathers are reported as perpetrators of child sexual abuse more often than stepfathers, uncles and mothers’ boyfriends combined.”

The Emotional Life of Nations by Lloyd deMause – Chapter 4–Restaging Early Traumas in War and Social Violence “The connections between early traumas and neglect are everywhere, yet we continue to insist on policies that are guaranteed to increase social violence and to undo the progress and prosperity we work so hard to achieve.”

Sexual Abuse and Texas’ Teachers by 5/5/03 Amarillo “State records show hundreds of documented instances of sexual misconduct by school teachers…The Dallas Morning News reports at least 600 teachers in Texas have engaged in sexual misconduct with students the past eight years.”

The Society for Neuroscience November 2001 NEWS San Diego, US, November 2001 Mothers’ neglect changes infants’ brain development “Early maternal neglect changes the expression of genes involved in the development of the dopamine system, research on mice has revealed. Abnormal regulation of dopamine in the brain has been linked to drug abuse, depression and personality disorders – conditions that are also associated with childhood neglect in humans. “Clearly, if the dopamine system of the brain is compromised, and if this can be extrapolated to humans, it could lead to greater susceptibility for drug dependence and perhaps greater vulnerability to develop certain psychiatric illnesses,” says researcher Wayne Brake of the University of California, Santa Barbara.”

from BO Psychological trauma and psychosis: Another reason why people diagnosed schizophrenic must be offered psychological therapies. Read J, Ross CA. J Am Acad Psychoanal 2003 Spring; 31(1):247-68 “A review of the relevant literature indicates that childhood trauma may in some cases be causally related to the development of psychotic symptomatology later in life, perhaps by contributing to the diathesis in the stress-diathesis equation….The authors identify and challenge ideologically, rather than empirically, driven assumptions about the etiology of schizophrenia, particularly the distorted but dominant version of the diathesis-stress model, which claims that the diathesis is predominantly or exclusively biogenetic in origin and therefore inaccurately places all psychosocial stressors and traumas exclusively on the stress side of the equation. It is this bias that inhibits many clinicians from taking trauma histories with people diagnosed schizophrenic and from offering appropriate treatment when trauma is disclosed.” The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

From LMS Nation’s dark, dirty secret blighting many young lives 6/14/03 by Eugene Bingham and Catherine Masters “Child sexual abuse…Social workers are finding five new cases a week and many of the victims are preschoolers or toddlers. The Department of Child, Youth and Family confirmed 1284 reported cases of sexual abuse last year, a 7 per cent rise on the previous year. …Ministry of Justice figures show the number of convictions against adults for child-sex offending was 1357 last year, up 100 on 2001.”

from BO Underdiagnosis of child abuse in emergency departments. Kunen S, Hume P, Perret JN, Mandry CV, Patterson TR. Acad Emerg Med 2003 May; 10(5):546 “It is likely that more than 75% of all child abuse cases presenting to ED’s are being missed, and many of these missed cases involve fractures and dislocations in infants.” Earl K. Long Medical Center: Baton Rouge, LA.

From BO MRI and PET study of deficits in hippocampal structure and function in women with childhood sexual abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder. Bremner JD, Vythilingam M, Vermette E, Southwick SM, McGlashan T, Nazeer A, Khan S, Vaccarino LV, Soufer R, Garg PK, Ng CK, Staib LH, Duncan JS, Charney DS. Am J Psychiatry 2003 May; 160(5):924-32 “A failure of hippocampal activation and 16% smaller volume of the hippocampus were seen in women with abuse and PTSD compared to women with abuse without PTSD. Women with abuse and PTSD had a 19% smaller hippocampal volume relative to women without abuse or PTSD.”

1: Horm Res 2003;59(4):161-79 Pediatric stress: hormonal mediators and human development. Charmandari E, Kino T, Souvatzoglou E, Chrousos GP. Pediatric and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., USA. “inappropriate responsiveness of the stress system may impair growth and development, and may account for a number of endocrine, metabolic, autoimmune and psychiatric disorders….The developing brain undergoes rapid growth and is characterized by high turnover of neuronal connections during the prenatal and early postnatal life….Exposure of the developing brain to severe and/or prolonged stress may result in hyperactivity/hyperreactivity of the stress system…suppression of reproductive, growth, thyroid and immune functions, and changes in pain perception. These changes may be accompanied by abnormal childhood, adolescent and adult behaviors, including excessive fear (‘inhibited child syndrome’) and addictive behaviors, dysthymia and/or depression, and gradual development of components of the metabolic syndrome X, including visceral obesity and essential hypertension…..Most frequently, chronic dysthymia and/or depression may develop in association with gastrointestinal complaints and/or the premenstrual tension syndrome. A lesser proportion of individuals may develop the classic posttraumatic stress disorder, which is characterized by hypocortisolism and intrusive and avoidance symptoms; in younger individuals it may present as dissociative personality disorder. Copyright 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel PMID: 12649570 [PubMed – in process]

Abused Kids More Likely to Turn to Crime Washington (AP) – “Children who are abused or neglected are far more likely to become criminals as adults, according to a study released… by…Fight Crime: Invest in Kids….a study published in 2000 by Dr. Cathy Spatz Widom, a professor of criminal justice and psychology at the State University of New York at Albany, that found individuals who had been abused or neglected as youngsters were 29 percent more likely to become violent criminals than other children.”

Childhood Victimization: EARLY Adversity, LATER Psychopathology by Cathy Spatz Widom “Childhood physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect have both immediate and long-term effects. Different types of abuse have a range of consequences for a child’s later physical and psychological well-being, cognitive development, and behavior.”

Lessons From Lives of 37 Texas Murderers Show Different Paths to Death Row Seattle 5/7/03 (AScribe Newswire) – “Murder often begins at a terrifyingly young age….frequently launched by physical and sexual violence, bullying and neglect -that terminated in 1997 with the execution of 37 men convicted of murder in Texas….journal Violence and Victims, compares the lives of men convicted of committing heinous and less-heinous murders….The most striking factor that springs from the study is the prevalence of childhood violence in the lives of many of these men….virtually all those whose childhood backgrounds included sexual abuse, physical abuse and physical or emotional neglect were convicted of committing the most-heinous crimes.”

Experts say pedophilia may never be cured – Jane Reuter 5/8/03 Summit County – “District Attorney Mark Hurlbert said he sees several child sexual abuse cases in Summit County every year. In most cases, the perpetrator is not a stranger. “Most of the time it’s a parent,” he said.” “It is estimated 60 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse live in America today. – Approximately 31 percent of women in prison state they had been abused as children. – Approximately 95 percent of teenage prostitutes have been sexually abused.”

CDC Reports the Health-Related Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women Exceeds $5.8 billion each year in the United States

three from BO Crime among homeless military veterans who abuse substances. Benda BB, Rodell DE, Rodell L Psychiatr Rehabil J 2003 Spring; 26(4):332-45 “This study also finds that physical and sexual abuse before 18 years of age increases the odds of committing crimes, whereas self-efficacy, ego integrity, and resilience decrease these odds.” University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204, USA.

Psychopathology and sexual trauma in childhood and adulthood. Thompson KM, Crosby RD, Wonderlich SA, Mitchell JE, Redlin J, Demuth G, Smyth J, Haseltine B J Trauma Stress 2003 Feb; 16(1):35-8 “Women who reported sexual trauma were significantly more likely to exhibit psychopathology than controls. Being sexually victimized in childhood and raped in adulthood was associated with a particular risk for substance dependence.” Department of Sociology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105, USA.

[Memory and brain — Neurobiological correlates of memory disturbances] [Article in German] Calabrese P, Markowitsch HJ. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 2003 Apr;71(4):211-9 “Comparing results from imaging studies in memory disturbed patients with brain damage and from patients with a psychiatric diagnosis (e. g., psychogenic amnesia) revealed that both patient groups demonstrate comparable metabolic changes on the brain level.” Neurologische Universitatsklinik (Knappschaftskrankenhaus), Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (Direktor: Prof. Dr. W. Gehlen).

Neural correlates of declarative memory for emotionally valenced words in women with posttraumatic stress disorder related to early childhood sexual abuse. Bremner JD, Vythilingam M, Vermetten E, Southwick SM, McGlashan T, Staib LH, Soufer R, Charney DS Biol Psychiatry 2003 May 15; 53(10):879-89 “Animal studies have shown that early stressors result in lasting changes in structure and function of brain areas involved in memory, including hippocampus and frontal cortex. Patients with childhood abuse-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have alterations in both declarative and nondeclarative memory function, and imaging studies in PTSD have demonstrated changes in function during stimulation of trauma-specific memories in hippocampus, medial prefrontal cortex, and cingulate.” Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Radiology (JDB, EV), Emory Center for Positron Emission Tomography, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Childhood sexual history of 20 male pedophiles vs. 24 male healthy control subjects. Cohen LJ, McGeoch PG, Gans SW, Nikiforov K, Cullen K, Galynker II. J Nerv Ment Dis 2002 Nov;190(11):757-66 Beth Israel Medical Center, 6 Karpas, 1st Ave. and 16th St., NY, NY 10003 “Sixty percent of pedophiles compared with 4% of control subjects reported adult sexual advances as a child. Seventy-five percent of pedophiles and 22% of control subjects reported a first sexual encounter before age 14 years. About 60% concordance was found between acts experienced as a child and perpetrated as an adult.” PMID: 12436016″

Find a Shelter or Crisis Center – “These sites list the numbers of crisis centers, counseling centers, and shelters” (as always, please check out any resource listed carefully)

A meta-analysis of the published research on the effects of child sexual abuse. Paolucci EO, Genuis ML, Violato C. J Psychol 2001 Jan;135(1):17-36 National Foundation for Family Research and Education, Calgary, Canada. “A meta-analysis of the published research on the effects of child sexual abuse (CSA) was undertaken for 6 outcomes: posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, suicide, sexual promiscuity, victim-perpetrator cycle, and poor academic performance. Thirty-seven studies published between 1981 and 1995 involving 25,367 people were included….analyses provide clear evidence confirming the link between CSA and subsequent negative short- and long-term effects on development.” PMID: 11235837

Has graphic descriptions of abuse Putting life together after the cameras leave – Child victim of a predator tells how recovery takes years Joan Ryan 6/22/03

From LMS Recovery from mental illness ‘basic and simple’ By Julio Gomes – The Chronicle-Journal 5/16/03 “People who recover from mental illness and go on to lead productive and rewarding lives often do so on their own or with the help of family and friends, a U.S. rehabilitation researcher says.”

Explaining Pedophilia – What Is Pedophilia? By Martin Downs “These people, Siracusa says, are called “regressed offenders” because they have literally regressed: They lose the social skills they need to deal with other adults, which makes children more attractive to them. …According the American Psychological Association, there are clearer signs: Abused children may know more about sex than you have taught them, or they may have an “inappropriate” interest in sex for their age, which may include acting out sexually with others….If a child tells you that he or she has been sexually abused — although probably not in those words — that’s the clearest sign of all. Children rarely lie about it.”{5FE84E90-BC77-4056-A91C-9531713CA348}

Early Sex in Teens May Be Cry for Help By Michael Smith, MD WebMD Medical News Archive Reviewed By Gary Vogin, MD 10/9/01 “New research shows that young girls who experience psychological trauma during childhood, such as verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, are more likely to turn to sex at an earlier age…CDC researcher Susan D. Hillis and colleagues, who published their study in the September/October issue of Family Planning Perspectives.”{5FE84E90-BC77-4056-A91C-9531713CA348}

from BO Factors associated with suicide attempts in 648 patients with bipolar disorder in the Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network. Leverich GS, Altshuler LL, Frye MA, Suppes T, Keck PE, McElroy SL, Denicoff KD, Obrocea G, Nolen WA, Kupka R, Walden J, Grunze H, Perez S, Luckenbaugh DA, Post RM. J Clin Psychiatry 2003 May; 64(5):506-515 “The 34% of patients with a history of suicide attempts, compared with those without such a history, had…a greater personal history of early traumatic stressors and more stressors both at illness onset and for the most recent episode.” Stanley Foundation Bipolar Treatment Outcome Network (all authors)

Richard Gardner, 72, Dies; Cast Doubt on Abuse Claims By Stuart Lavietes “His theory has provoked vehement opposition from some mental health professionals, child abuse experts and lawyers. Critics argue that it lacks a scientific basis, noting that the APA and the AMA have not recognized it as a syndrome. They also say that the theory is biased against women, as allegations of abuse are usually directed at fathers, and that it is used as a weapon by lawyers seeking to undermine a mother’s credibility in court.”

Dr Richard A. Gardner – Child psychiatrist who developed the theory of Parental Alienation Syndrome 5/31/03 (deceased 5/25/03)””Parental Alienation Syndrome”. The theory – one of the most insidious pieces of junk science to be given credence by US courts in recent years – holds that any mother who accuses her spouse of abusing the children is lying more or less by definition. She tells these lies to “alienate” the children from their father, a shocking abrogation of parental responsibility for which she deserves to lose all custody rights in favour of the alleged abuser. This is not only tawdry logic, guaranteed from the outset to protect the interests of divorcing fathers, by far Gardner’s most enthusiastic constituency, but it has also destroyed the lives of hundreds, maybe thousands, of American families over the past 15 years. In state after state, courts deferred to Gardner’s academic credentials and put children in the custody of their alleged abuser, even in cases where police records, medical records and testimony by teachers and social workers supported the mother’s accusations. By now, the concept of “parental alienation” has entered case law and swayed thousands of disputes in which Gardner himself played no part. Yet it has no scientific basis whatsoever.”

The next two articles were originally cited in SMART Issue #32

Richard A. Gardner: in His Own Words “At the present time, the sexually abused child is generally considered to be the victim,” though the child may initiate sexual encounters by ‘seducing’ the adult.” Gardner, Richard A., Child Custody Litigation (1986), p.93 – Also has links to other articles.

Parental Alienation Syndrome: Frye V. Gardner in the Family Courts by Jerome H. Poliacoff, Ph.D., P.A., Cynthia L. Greene, Esq., and Laura Smith, Esq. “Berliner and Conte (FN6) (1993) scathingly note “Indeed the entire scale (the SALS)(Sex Abuse Legitimacy Scale) and the Parental Alienation Syndrome on which it is based have never been subjected to any kind of peer review or empirical test.” Less kind have been comments such as Conte’s (FN7) (Moss, D.C., 1988) when referring to the SALS “…is probably the most unscientific…I’ve seen in the field in all my time…to base social policy on something as flimsy as this is exceedingly dangerous”. Http://

Keep PAS out of the DSM – People with factual evidence on PAS need to write the coordinator below to make sure it is not included in the DSM revision : DSM-V Coordinator American Psychiatric Association 1400 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 Fax 202-682-6850 e-mail

Stalking Through the Courts by Janet Normalvanbreucher 1999 “Congress’s recent hearings found that “the documented rate of any child abuse allegations in custody cases is approximately 2 percent, and there is no evidence that false accusations are more common in the context of custody litigation.” (Congressional findings, VAWA proposed 1999 amendments, H.R. 357, Title II, s. 201 (18). ”

Guardian Special report child protection site,7368,350542,00.html

from BO Psychogenic seizures: Clinical features and psychological analysis. Abubakr A, Kablinger A, Caldito G. Epilepsy Behav 2003 Jun; 4(3):241-5. “However, only patients with motor manifestations had a history of sexual and physical abuse.” New Jersey Neuroscience Institute, Seton Hall University, 65 James Street, 08818, Edison, NJ, USA

from BO Lifetime prevalence of sexual abuse in a Swedish pregnant population. Stenson K, Heimer G, Lundh C, Nordstrom ML, Saarinen H, Wenker A. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2003 Jun; 82(6):529-36. “In most cases, the perpetrator was someone the woman knew. When compared with non-victims, those abused were more likely to report general health problems, especially gynecologic ill health and surgery, pulmonary disease/asthma, and/or psychiatric care.” National Center for Battered and Raped Women, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Department of Information Science, Division of Statistics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Psychiatric Association Debates Lifting Pedophilia Taboo By Lawrence Morahan 6/11/03 “In a step critics charge could result in decriminalizing sexual contact between adults and children, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently sponsored a symposium in which participants discussed the removal of pedophilia from an upcoming edition of the psychiatric manual of mental disorders.” “Dr. Darrel A. Regier, director of research for the APA, said there were “no plans and there is no process set up that would lead to the removal of the paraphilias from their consideration as legitimate mental disorders.”

Logical Fallacies in Psychology: 18 Types Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D., ABPP

A prospective investigation of the impact of childhood sexual abuse on the development of sexuality. Noll JG, Trickett PK, Putnam FW. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2003 Jun;71(3):575-86. “Abused participants were more preoccupied with sex, younger at first voluntary intercourse, more likely to have been teen mothers, and endorsed lower birth control efficacy than comparison participants. When psychological functioning earlier in development was examined, sexual preoccupation was predicted by anxiety, sexual aversion was predicted by childhood sexual behavior problems, and sexual ambivalence (simultaneous sexual preoccupation and sexual aversion) was predicted by pathological dissociation. Findings also indicate that biological father abuse may be associated with greater sexual aversion and sexual ambivalence.” University of Southern California School of Social Work, Los Angeles 90089-0411, USA.

Capturing the Limelight Moral Relativism and the Movies “Jarecki…discussed his new documentary, Capturing the Friedmans, and stated that he wanted to make a movie about his subject that potrayed them “accurately”….his subjects – a multi-generational family of clowns with long histories of sadistic sex abuse.”

Documentaries Carry the Day by Rex Reed “Arnold Friedman…and his youngest son, Jesse, a high-school student, were both…charged with more than 100 counts of sodomy and other sexual abuses. Their accusers were a group of boys who had been taking after-hours computer lessons in Mr. Friedman’s basement…Arnold Friedman pleaded guilty and was sentenced as a pedophile to 10 to 30 years in prison-the maximum sentence.”

Frank Rich: Digging the truth out of ‘reality Frank Rich NYT 6/7/03 “Jesse, then 19, pleaded guilty to multiple acts of pedophilia carried out in the basement of their home, where they held after-school computer classes for neighborhood kids.”

Arresting Images – Documentary Asks: Hysteria or Truth? By Desson Howe Washington Post Staff Writer 6/16/03 “When postal inspector John McDermott told police that Arnold also taught preteen boys, the Nassau County sex crimes unit (headed by Galasso) got lists of his students and interviewed them. Their testimony included alleged acts of abuse, sodomy and bizarre sexual games.” “The movie, said Boklan in a later telephone interview, “is a brilliant piece of fiction and theater but unfair and inaccurate.” She cited a Geraldo Rivera show in 1989 in which Jesse — already in prison at that point – admitted he had abused those children. But the scene, she says, is left out of the movie.” “Galasso also strongly rejected the idea that interviews with the children were designed to coax preconceived answers. The first detective sent out to interview one 10-year-old boy was surprised when the boy – upon meeting the detective – immediately handed him a flier that advertised Elaine Friedman’s in-home day-care center. According to Galasso, the boy told the detective he wanted him to have the poster because “‘I don’t want any more children to get touched.'” “What that young man eventually revealed,” Galasso continued, “was a pretty complete account of how he was seduced and then raped by Arnold Friedman and then Jesse Friedman.” The 10-year-old’s older brother, who also attended classes with Arnold Friedman, “told the same story, by the way,” Galasso said. Two-person teams began interviewing “a great number of children within a very short period of time,” she said. Lurid accounts surfaced of games of “leap frog” in the nude and “find the M&M’s,” which involved children using their mouths to find candy hidden inside other children’s underwear.”

From BO “Downpour Resurfacing traces Robert Hall’s rekindling sense of self and strength, despite the childhood sexual and physical abuses that he recounts. As Robert navigates the repercussions of abuse on self esteem, sounds and images lead into the somatic dream world, into realms not verbal, where the traumas take hold….Breaking down memory blocks and denial spurs the need to find peace with abuse.”

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Myths & Realities About Child Sexual Abuse “Studies related to the incidence of sexual abuse and assault against women report that between 15 to 28 percent of females will be sexually victimized at some point in their lives. Research data related to male victimization is less available and undoubtedly underrepresented by the currently reported figure of 8.7 percent.” “Research on the incidence of false reporting of child sexual abuse now shows that between 2 and 10% of all cases are false…..The most significant number of false allegations in these cases were not initiated by children, but rather by adults…The perception that all custody cases now involve false allegations of abuse has not been supported in the research which shows that only 8 to 10% of custody proceedings involve allegations of child sexual abuse.”

from BO Prevalence of sexual and physical abuse and its relationship with symptom manifestations in patients with chronic organic and functional gastrointestinal disorders. Baccini F, Pallotta N, Calabrese E, Pezzotti P, Corazziari E. Dig Liver Dis. 2003 Apr; 35(4):256-61.”Histories of physical plus sexual abuse, sexual abuse, childhood abuse and female gender, were statistically associated with an increased number of gastrointestinal and extra-gastrointestinal symptoms irrespective of functional or organic disorders, whereas there was no statistical association with physical abuse only.” Department of Clinical Science, La Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Cheit, Ross E. (2003). What hysteria? A systematic study of newspaper coverage of accused child molesters. Child Abuse & Neglect, 27(6), June 2003, Pages 607-623. A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, Brown University, Campus Box 1977, Providence, RI 02912, USA “The data indicate that the press exaggerates “stranger danger,” while intra-familial cases are underreported. Newspaper accounts also minimize the extent to which guilty defendants avoid prison.”

Child Sexual Molestation “Sex offenders who molest and exploit children come from all walks of life. They are people with families, jobs, and neighbors. Some are wealthy, some are poor, but all are engaged in criminal behavior.”

“legislation that protects our children from child abuse. S. 342, the Conference Report on Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, helps to prevent child abuse and family violence before it occurs. This bill strengthens the resources of states to combat incidents of domestic violence and addresses the concerns related to infants born to mothers who abuse drugs and alcohol.” Http://

from LMS Ice storm babies have lower IQ scores: study – Researchers also found a greater incidence of premature births due to natural disaster – Peggy Curran, with files from Zev Singer CanWest News Service 6/20/03 “Babies born to mothers who suffered the full brunt of the January 1998 ice storm had lower IQ scores and took longer learning to speak, a study by researchers at McGill University and the Université de Montréal reveals.”

Battlefield Aid for Soldiers’ Battered Psyches by Steven Lee Myers “The psychological strain he continues to endure has had many names over the years. In World War I, it was shell shock. In World War II, it was combat fatigue, or, officially, psychoneurosis….Today, it is called combat stress reaction…..Symptoms of combat stress or, in noncombat situations like today’s, “operational stress,” include anxiety and irritability, agitation and apathy and, in more severe cases, memory loss and psychotic episodes.”

MMPI-2 F scale elevations in adult victims of child sexual abuse J Trauma Stress 2003 Jun; 16(3):269-74. Klotz Flitter JM, Elhai JD, Gold SN “Eighty-eight women seeking outpatient treatment for CSA after-effects participated. Self-report measures of dissociation, posttraumatic stress, depression, and family environment individually correlated significantly with F, and collectively accounted for 40% of its variance. Dissociation was the strongest predictor.” Human Services Incorporated of Washington County, Oakdale, Minnesota, USA.

Gender, victimization, and outcomes: Reconceptualizing risk. Pimlott-Kubiak S, Cortina LM. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2003 Jun; 71(3):528-39. “These findings argue against theories of female victims’ greater vulnerability to pathological outcomes, instead linking risk to exposure history.” Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, USA.

Recovered Memory Controversy Index of articles, books & abstracts.

Memory, Abuse, and Science – Questioning Claims about the False Memory Syndrome Epidemic

from BO The relationship of exposure to childhood sexual abuse to other forms of abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction during childhood. Dong M, Anda RF, Dube SR, Giles WH, Felitti VJ. Child Abuse Negl 2003 Jun; 27(6):625-39. “This study assesses the relationship of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) to nine other categories of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), including childhood abuse, neglect, and multiple types of household dysfunction….CSA was reported by 25% of women and 16% of men….CSA is strongly associated with experiencing multiple other forms of ACEs. The strength of this association appears to increase as the measures of severity of the CSA increases.” Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4170 Buford Highway NE, MS K-67, 30341-3717, Atlanta, GA, USA

Emotional support and adjustment over a year’s time following sexual abuse discovery. Rosenthal S, Feiring C, Taska L. Child Abuse Negl 2003 Jun; 27(6):641-61. “In general, initial caregiver emotional support at the time of abuse discovery predicted resilience in child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse.” Behavioral Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA

Children’s memory for trauma and positive experiences. Berliner L, Hyman I, Thomas A, Fitzgerald M. J Trauma Stress 2003 Jun; 16(3):229-36. “Results revealed that memories for trauma tended to have less sensory detail and coherence, yet have more meaning and impact than did memories for positive experiences. Sexual traumas, offender relationship, and perceived life threat were associated with memory characteristics.” University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Psychological assessment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse within a naturalistic clinical sample. Callahan KL, Price JL, Hilsenroth MJ. J Pers Assess 2003 Apr; 80(2):173-84 “Findings suggested that CSA survivors tend to experience greater psychiatric distress and poorer interpersonal functioning than nonabused clinical controls. No significant differences were found in social and occupational functioning or in alliance developed by the end of the therapeutic assessment process. Abuse severity was significantly related to increased symptomatology and poorer interpersonal functioning.” Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University.