Issue 52 – September 2003

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Issue 52 – September 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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This issue of the smart newsletter was co-edited by Steve F. and others. SMART also wants to thank all those that have contributed resource information to the newsletter.

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,

STOGNER v. CALIFORNIA (statute of limitations case)

Brief of Amici Curiae on Stogner case in support of respondent – “the California legislature determined section 803(g) was needed because victims of childhood sexual abuse often delay reporting the abuse”

The Case for Abolishing Child Abuse Statutes of Limitations, And For Victims’ Forgoing Settlement In Favor of A Jury Trial by Marci Hamilton 7/17/03 “Recently, in Stogner v. California, the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional California’s law retroactively lifting the statute of limitations on child abuse. The Court held that the law violated the Constitution’s Ex Post Facto Clause, which prohibits certain retroactive criminal laws. The purpose of the Clause is to protect citizens from arbitrary government action changing the legal status of actions that occurred in the past. Abuse victims were deeply and understandably upset by the decision in Stogner. As a result of the ruling, predators bound for prison got off scot free….Children often live with the ugliness of child abuse for years, held within themselves, precisely because they are not certain exactly what happened, or how to judge it. They need maturity to comprehend the situation.”

from LMS Time limit weighed in abuse suit – By Brandon Griggs, The Salt Lake Tribune “A judge will decide whether two Salt Lake County brothers waited too long to pursue their multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Utah’s Roman Catholic diocese over a priest they claim sexually abused them in the early 1970s…. In addition, Keller argued the statute of limitations does not apply to Ralph Colosimo because he repressed his memories of the abuse until 2002.”

Overlap of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment in U.S.A. State Civil and Criminal Statutes, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108

N.Y. to Indict DNA Profiles in Rapes – 8/5/03 by Jennifer Friedlin, AP New York – “City officials plan to scour the records of hundreds of unsolved sex crimes and bring indictments against still-unknown attackers based on their DNA, an effort to circumvent the statute of limitations. Indicting the unidentified rapists by their DNA profile alone permits authorities to later arrest and charge suspects, a way to “stop the clock” on a 10-year deadline to prosecute.”

This may be very heavy for survivors – Satanism, ritual abuse, cannibalism – in the news

South Africans rape children as cure for Aids David Beresford in Nelspruit 6/29/03 “An estimated 31 per cent of Nelpruit’s population of 600,000 is infected. Now the city has another problem, a dramatic increase in child rape caused by the myth that sex with a virgin cures HIV. Until 2000 most rape victims were adults, but there was an abrupt turn-around from 2001, when 65 to 70 per cent of victims were children, some as young as two weeks old.”,6903,987209,00.html

How British troops raped Kenyans Archers Post, Northern Kenya 7/16/03 “Some have remained silent for 30 years. But now the Samburu and Masaai women, as well as their young men, are coming forward to tell their stories: how they were raped and sodomised by British soldiers on manoeuvres in northern Kenya.”

from LMS California diocese drops suit By AP, 7/6/03 San Bernardino, CA “A Roman Catholic diocese in California is withdrawing a lawsuit that demanded that the Boston Archdiocese pay any damages resulting from the transfer of a priest accused of sexual abuse. The Rev. Paul Shanley had arrived in California in 1990 with a sworn affidavit that he was in good standing in Boston, despite having a history of sexual abuse allegations against him. He was later accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy in California.”

from lms Attorney General says church abuse scandal likely involved more than 1,000 victims Denise Lavoie, AP 7/23/03 Boston “An in-depth examination of sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese found that Roman Catholic priests and other workers probably molested more than 1,000 people over six decades. The Massachusetts attorney general called the figures “staggering” Wednesday as he issued a report with the findings….The cardinal was aware of the abuse even before he arrived in Boston as archbishop in 1984, and he and his inner circle were actively informed about complaints against numerous priests. But with only rare exceptions did any of Law’s senior assistants advise him to take steps that would put a halt to what became the systematic abuse of children, Reilly said.”

Records show Boston church paid $21.2M US to settle abuse cases in 1994-2001 Denise Lavoie 8/13/03 Boston (AP) “As alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse began considering the Boston archdiocese’s offer to settle 542 lawsuits, records were released showing the archdiocese paid at least $21.2 million US in settlements to 149 people from 1994 to 2001.” Http://

Attorneys submit legal briefs for upcoming Shanley trial By Theo Emery 7/21/03 Boston (AP) “The Rev. Paul Shanley paid to rape and molest teenage boys and sometimes shared them with other men including at least one fellow priest, according to court documents filed…by attorneys for Shanley’s alleged victims.”

All accusations are alleged ‘God’s banker’ murdered by the Mafia 7/25/03 “Roberto Calvi, “God’s banker”, the Italian financier whose body was found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London more than 20 years ago, was (allegedly) murdered by the Mafia for mishandling its money, according to prosecutors charged with investigating one of Europe’s most opaque criminal mysteries…..As the circumstances surrounding it emerged, it became clear the Milanese banker was at the centre of a web of sensationally improbable connections linking his bank, the Banco Ambrosiano, not just to Cosa Nostra, but also to the Vatican’s financial arm, the Institute for the Works of Religion, or IOR; offshore tax havens; cold war politics; and an influential rogue Masonic lodge, known as P2….They concluded that the mafia acted not only in its own interests, but also to ensure that Calvi could not blackmail “politico-institutional figures and [representatives] of freemasonry, the P2 lodge, and the IOR with whom he had invested substantial sums of money, some of it from Cosa Nostra and Italian public corporations”.”

Defense outlines cult theory by John Coté and Garth Stapley 8/13/03 “Scott Peterson’s defense team Tuesday briefed two forensic experts on a satanic cult theory, including paintings and artwork near San Francisco Bay and an experiment showing that the pregnant Laci Peterson’s body could have been placed in the water at the art site. Attorney Matt Dalton, using a laptop computer, showed artwork that he said depicted ritualistic killings and occult practices, and said the artwork could be found near the end of a peninsula in the bay.”

from LMS Fed judge OKs Curleys’ lawsuit vs. NAMBLA by David Weber 7/22/03 “A federal judge yesterday said a $200 million lawsuit against leaders of the North American Man Boy Love Association should continue, but he dismissed charges against three of the 18 men named individually as defendants. The U.S. District Court lawsuit was filed three years ago by the family of 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley, an East Cambridge boy who was abducted and killed by two men, Charles Jaynes and Salvatore Sicari, on Oct. 1, 1997. The Curleys claim Jaynes was a NAMBLA member and was influenced by its literature.”

from LMS Habits of Sin – An Expose of Nuns Who Sexually Abuse Children and Each Other by Ashley Hill

Navy Punishes Chaplains for Sexual Abuse By Matt Kelley AP 7/4/03 Washington “The Navy has punished more than 40 chaplains over the last decade for offenses ranging from sexual abuse to fraud – a misconduct rate much higher than for other officers, according to documents that detail the Navy’s alarm at the problem.”

Priest Arrested In Prostitution Sting Found Guilty Rogers Sentenced To Probation, Community Service Kansas City, Mo. “A Catholic priest recently arrested in a metrowide prostitution sting has been found guilty in the case.” news/2311416/detail.html

Catholic Priest sentenced to 12 years in jail 7/25/03 “A Catholic priest has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing nine children. The court has also ordered Santiago’s Archbishop to pay a fine of some $71 000 for his role in covering up the crime. For the first time, the head of the Catholic church in Chile yesterday was held partially responsible for crimes committed by a priest…Jose Andres Aguirre Ovalle (‘Father Tato’), the priest, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping at least 10 children from 1998 to 2002.”

Churches accused of cover-up over sex attacks Antony Barnett 7/20/03 “British church authorities stand accused of covering up a catalogue of sexual assaults on women by clergymen. An investigation by The Observer has uncovered more than 60 cases where women have alleged they were abused by clerics from all denominations. Many victims claim the churches have ignored their suffering while allowing the offenders to go on preaching from the pulpit.”,6903,1001812,00.html

from LMS O’Malley defends allowing priest to stay in mission posting By Stephen Kurkjian and Walter V. Robinson, Globe Staff, 7/2/03 “A Fall River priest was allowed to continue as a missionary in Bolivia for eight years after Bishop Sean P. O’Malley was told by a woman that she had been sexually molested by the priest for seven years beginning when she was 9, a spokesman for the Fall River Diocese confirmed last night.” “The priest, the Rev. Donald J. Bowen, was not removed from his ministry with the Society of St. James the Apostle until he was indicted last September for the alleged sexual molestation of the woman.”

‘God wants you to love me’ After a four-month investigation, Antony Barnett reveals that the Anglican Church is to be hit by a new scandal, as women tell of rape and abuse by priests who practised ‘sexual healing’ 7/20/03,6903,1001664,00.html

from LMS Ex-church leaders said to hide data By Ralph Ranalli 7/12/03 “A Jesuit priest who is the former chief of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital has excoriated former leaders of the Archdiocese of Boston for withholding key information about accusations of sexual misconduct against priests he evaluated for the church…. Rev. Dr. Edwin Cassem accused church leaders, particularly Bishop John B. McCormack, of concealing the information….he was appalled to learn that church officials had apparently ignored his advice and reassigned some abusive priests to active ministry after he recommended that they be kept away from parish work. The list of priests Cassem evaluated includes some of the archdiocese’s most notorious abusers, including the Rev. Paul R. Shanley, who is facing criminal charges for allegedly raping young boys. During the deposition, Cassem said he was “stupefied” that the archdiocese had apparently withheld documents suggesting that Shanley was involved with the North American Man/Boy Love Association.”

Presbyterians appoint committee to probe abuse allegations of missionary children AP 7/15/03 Louisville, Ky. “The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will appoint a committee to investigate allegations of physical and sexual abuse of missionary children in Africa between the 1950s and 1980s. The new panel’s first task will be to look at reports of abuse at missionary boarding schools in Egypt and Cameroon.”

This may be heavy for survivors. Jail for monk who tortured pupils By Auslan Cramb 7/15/03 “A monk who tortured pupils at a residential school in Stirlingshire for troubled children was jailed for two years yesterday. A former night-watchman at the school who sexually molested boys was given the same sentence and a former woodwork teacher will be sentenced for offences of indecency today. Michael Murphy, 69, known as Brother Benedict at St Ninian’s List D school in Stirlingshire in the 1960s and 1970s when the offences took place, had been convicted of 10 charges of physical abuse.”

A Diocesan ‘Shell Game’ $5M Lawsuit Targets Bishop’s Perks, Lack Of Salary 7/16/03 By Stephanie Saul “Bishop Thomas Daily presides over the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, a job with perks – a staff, first-class travel and the use of a mansion. Yet lawyers for Daily claim he is not paid as an officer or director of the diocese and, therefore, can’t be sued.”

How Ireland Hid Its Own Dirty Laundry By Mary Gordon “The Magdalene Sisters,” by the Scottish director Peter Mullan…The film follows three young Irish girls who are sent to one of the Magdalene Asylums, institutions run by nuns, primarily in Ireland, to house girls who got pregnant outside of marriage, or who were considered too sexual, too flirtatious or even too attractive. They were incarcerated in these asylums, which doubled as laundries, where they worked, unpaid, seven days a week, 364 days a year, with only Christmas day off.”

Sex Crimes Cover-up by Vatican? Los Angeles, 8/6/03 “The confidential Vatican document, obtained by CBS News, lays out a church policy that calls for absolute secrecy when it comes to sexual abuse by priests – anyone who speaks out could be thrown out of the church. The policy was written in 1962 by Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani. The document, once “stored in the secret archives” of the Vatican, focuses on crimes initiated as part of the confessional relationship and what it calls the “worst crime”: sexual assault committed by a priest” or “attempted by him with youths of either sex or with brute animals.” Bishops are instructed to pursue these cases “in the most secretive way…restrained by a perpetual silence…and everyone {including the alleged victim) …is to observe the strictest secret, which is commonly regarded as a secret of the Holy Office…under the penalty of excommunication.”

also see A ‘Blueprint for Deception’

from LMS Vatican told bishops to cover up sex abuse – Expulsion threat in secret documents by Antony Barnett 8/17/03 “The Vatican instructed Catholic bishops around the world to cover up cases of sexual abuse or risk being thrown out of the Church. The Observer has obtained a 40-year-old confidential document from the secret Vatican archive which lawyers are calling a ‘blueprint for deception and concealment’…. The 69-page Latin document bearing the seal of Pope John XXIII was sent to every bishop in the world. The instructions outline a policy of ‘strictest’ secrecy in dealing with allegations of sexual abuse and threatens those who speak out with excommunication. They also call for the victim to take an oath of secrecy at the time of making a complaint to Church officials. It states that the instructions are to ‘be diligently stored in the secret archives of the Curia [Vatican] as strictly confidential.”,6903,1020400,00.html

Major sex abuse uncovered in Anglican Church 7/16/03 “South Australian police task force into child sex abuse within the Anglican Church had identified 217 victims and 48 possible offenders, police said today. However the number of victims could rise to more than 400.”

New child sex case hits Australian church David Fickling in Sydney 7/30/03 “Australia’s Anglican church has been thrown into fresh controversy after the author of an influential report on paedophilia within the Tasmanian church pleaded guilty to child sex charges.”,12070,1008577,00.html

Judge weighs fate of church records By Sandra Marquez AP 7/16/03 Los Angeles “The nation’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese is awaiting a judge’s decision on whether it can keep private the personnel files of priests accused of child molestations.”

Chicago Archdiocese settles with four abuse victims for $4 million 7/9/03 Chicago (AP) “The Chicago Archdiocese has reached a $4 million settlement with four sexual abuse victims of an ex-Roman Catholic priest convicted last year on child pornography charges…The settlement stems from an October lawsuit filed by Eddie Vincent, 31, regarding claims of abuse by former Chicago-area priest Vincent McCaffrey…”

Kenyan women in rape protest – by Andrew Harding BBC East Africa correspondent 8/14/03 A Kenyan delegation has presented a petition on behalf of hundreds of alleged victims of rape by British soldiers.

New England in brief By Globe Staff and Wires, 7/27/03 Milford, N.H. Man arrested on child porn charges “Police, with some help from overseas, arrested a Milford man on charges of operating a child pornography site through his home computer. Thomas F. Richards, 43, turned himself in to police on Thursday on a warrant charging him with 50 felony counts of possession of child pornography.”

Sexual Abuse of Children by Protestant Ministers –

from LMS Sioux Indians suing U.S., claim sex abuse at boarding schools AP “He and five other Sioux are suing the federal government for $25 billion on behalf of perhaps thousands of students allegedly abused at Indian boarding schools around the country.”

Love and Death in the Valley: Awakening to Hidden Histories and Forgotten Crimes on the West Coast of Canada by Kevin Annett. The back cover of the book states: “is the personal story of Reverend Kevin Annett, the minister who single-handedly exposed the (alleged) murder and genocide of aboriginal people by the government of Canada and his employer, the United Church of Canada.” By 1st books, 1-800-839-8640, 1st Books Library, 1663 Liberty Drive, Suite 200, Bloomington, IN 47403

UN ship ‘carried child prostitutes’ From correspondents in the United Nations 7/1/03 “The United Nations is investigating a report that a ship chartered for peacekeepers in East Timor is also being used to bring child prostitutes to the island nation, the organisation said today. The allegations surfaced over the weekend in the Portuguese weekly Expresso. The Expresso report said UN personnel were involved in bringing girls from Thailand to East Timor as prostitutes.”,4057,6682018%255E401,00.html

People-trafficking alarms US By Russell Skelton 8/17/03 “She estimates up to 4 million people are being trafficked across a vast range of countries that includes the former Soviet republics such as Belarus, Africa and eastern Europe.”

The teenagers traded for slave labour and sex Today, a new international study reveals that Britain has become an easy target for child trafficking gangs. In a special report, Audrey Gillan exposes the plight of the victims of this hidden trade in human misery 7/30/03,2763,1008607,00.html

Children being trafficked into Ireland, report claims By John Breslin 8/1/03 “Children are being imported against their will via Britain into Ireland, a leading global advocacy group warned yesterday. Children’s charity UNICEF, which carried out a major investigation into child trafficking in to Britain, said it is believed minors are passing through the country on the way to the Dublin. The charity has identified hundreds of known cases where children are trafficked in to Britain, some of whom are used as prostitutes. Unicef describes this as the tip of the iceberg.”
Sex Slavery Scandal Rattles Montenegro By Misha Savic Ap 7/7/03 Podgorica, Serbia-Montenegro “Respected local newspapers reported that politicians and other members of Montenegro’s ruling elite frequented the brothel and took part in orgies at which women were tortured. The republic’s top lawman, state prosecutor Bozidar Vukcevic, was assailed with calls for his resignation for allegedly using his own car to transport captive women….the case was dropped by another prosecutor, who said there was a lack of evidence and inconclusive witness statements. The move has touched off widespread talk of a cover-up, and the US, UN, Amnesty International and European security organizations have accused Montenegrin authorities of tolerating sexual slavery and human trafficking. Of the estimated 700,000 women transported across international borders for the sex trade each year, as many as 200,000 are taken to or through the Balkans, according to recent statistics compiled by international agencies.”,0,2357483.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines

African trafficking ring linked to UK – BBC Radio Five Live has uncovered an international child trafficking ring based in Cameroon with links to Britain.

This may be heavy for survivors. Key suspect in ritual murder case ‘killed 11 children’ 8/4/03 “Onojhighovie, who had been setting up branches of a demonic cult in Germany and London, had killed 11 children, including the couple’s eldest daughter, she said, according to the same source. Police arrested 21 people around London on Tuesday in connection with the Adam case.” ttp://

21 held in child trafficking raids – Dawn operation launched by detectives investigating Thames torso mystery By David Barrett and Tom Whitehead, PA News 7/29/03 “A group of suspected child traffickers was arrested in London today…A total of 21 people were detained in the operation launched by detectives investigating the murder of a young boy whose torso was found floating in the River Thames. Police believe they have smashed a crime network responsible for smuggling African children in to the UK.”

Human trafficking expands with a host of `products’ …Crime gangs in Europe are upping their income from enslaved prostitutes by impregnating the girls and selling their babies the Observer 7/21/03

Police launch child abuse database 6/24/03 “A ground-breaking computer database that will enable police to trace child abuse victims and catch their abusers has been launched today in a bid to tackle internet paedophilia.The database, called Childbase, already includes 220,000 images distributed by paedophiles on the internet of children being abused.”,1074,1005120,00.html

Pedophilia: International Discovery Organization in Rome (AGI)- Rome, 7/23/03 “The military policemen of the operating department of Rome have uncovered an association commit a crime esoteric that it is hidden under the abbreviation “Fun Club.” The organizers of the group, that operated in Italy, Switzerland, USA, England and Denmark, had organizing a new sexual type of abuse on the children, the “kidswrestling”, based on bet and photographic services on meetings of struggle between nude children. Between the “suppliers of children” also an Italian, resident in Lombardy that, for these meetings, made available the daughter of nine years. The investigators, up to now, traced 74 victims among which two Italian little girls.” translation from

Articles on alleged world sex rings

Rape and trafficking of women prevalent in post-war Iraq 7/17/03 “Sexual assault, rape and the reported trafficking of women are the new hidden crime, part of life for women in a liberated Iraq.”

Better Late than Never – A lengthy pedophilia investigation in Portugal snags politicians and stirs debate about phone tapping 6/2/03 By Rod Usher “The detention of Paulo Pedroso, Socialist M.P. and former minister, was hailed by lawyers and commentators as a sign that the wealthy and influential were no longer untouchable….Pedroso’s was one of several high-profile arrests after an interminable, eight-month police investigation into a pedophile network operating in state-run children’s homes known as Casa Pia. Also placed in preventive detention was Jorge Ritto, a former ambassador to South Africa, along with a doctor, a lawyer and a TV anchorman.” Http://,13005,901030602-455005,00.html

Former cadets dispute commanders Colorado Springs, CO (AP) 6/12/03 “Four Air Force Academy cadets who came forward as sexual assault victims praised the panel investigating the scandal, but had a “jaw-dropping moment” when former administrators said they never punished the women for reporting rapes. The four cadets are among 146 women who have been reported being sexually assaulted at the academy in the past 10 years….Each said they left the academy after being punished for reporting the attacks.”

Air Force Academy Looks at New Sex Charges 7/24/03 By Judith Kohler, AP Denver “The Air Force Academy, still reeling from a rape scandal that led to the ouster of its top brass, is investigating possible drug use by students and new sexual assault allegations against at least two male cadets. The assault investigations are the first known cases since the academy installed new commanders in a shake-up prompted by complaints from at least 60 women who said they were ignored or punished when they reported sexual assaults.”

Air Force Academy to make rape allegations public By Robert Weller AP 7/29/03 Air Force Academy, CO “Amid fresh sexual assault claims against their cadets, Air Force Academy commanders announced Tuesday they will now make all allegations public and send victims to a civilian hospital for rape exams.”

Fourth Boys Town abuse suit filed 7/28/03 Omaha, Nebraska (AP) A fourth man who lived at Boys Town, the home for wayward youths that was made famous in a 1938 Spencer Tracy film, has filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually abused by a staff member….The lawsuit says Sturzenegger told Boys Town officials about the incident at the time, and no action was taken against Moore.

Studabaker Due in Court- “Abduction suspect Toby Studabaker is expected to appear before a judge in Frankfurt later today….He was arrested in Frankfurt following an international hunt for the ex-marine and Wigan girl Shevaun Pennington, 12, after the pair went missing on July 12. ….It has emerged that the authorities in America found child pornography when they searched a computer used by him. Police sources said they also had evidence that he knew Shevaun’s real age before flying to England – despite telling his family in the US he did not.”,,30000-1097236,00.html

Scout Camp Inquiry Begins – Teen claims ’02 sex assault By Samuel Bruchey 7/28/03 “the family, which filed a $10 million lawsuit against the Boy Scouts this month, believes camp officials tried to do away with the allegations by firing the alleged abuser and many of the counselors in the same cabin after empty beer cans were found on camp grounds, in the woods.”,0,3010184.story

Mom’s molestation complaint costs her custody of son Mercer judge orders 3-year-old boy into foster care 7/10/03 by Barbara White Stack, Post-Gazette Staff Writer ” Mercer County judge yesterday granted a child welfare agency’s request to take a 3-year-old boy from his mother and place him in foster care, even though it is the boy’s paternal grandfather, not his mother, who is accused of abusing him.”

All accusation are alleged “Claims for 90 former child psychiatric patients who allege they were abused, beaten, raped and given shock “treatment” while they were in hospital, are being lodged in the High Court in Wellington New Zealand. The claimants, most of whom were in hospital during 1960s and 1970s, were seeking damage for ill-treatment and abuse they claim they suffered. “The abuse our clients suffered at the hands of hospital staff included rape, sexual assaults, beating, long periods of solitary confinement and the use of electro-convulsive therapy as punishment,” Roger Chapman, one of the layers acting for the group, said.” Contact Johnston Lawrence Barrister & Solicitors PO BOX 1213 Wellington NZ, Anna de Jonge, PATIENTS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY 65 Tawa Street, Hamilton, New Zealand Telephone: International + 64 – 7 – 8435837 Email:


Neil Brick’s SMART conference “03 transcripts are now available on line at :

“Stopping Mind Control and Healing”

“How Cues and Programming Work in Mind Control and Propaganda”

Carol Rutz’ SMART conference “03 transcript Healing from Ritual Abuse and Mind Control is now available on line at :

“Questions I Have Answered.” deJoly LaBrier’s presentation at SMART’s August 2001 – Windsor Locks, Connecticut conference is now online at deJoly LaBrier is a survivor of a military sex ring, satanic ritual abuse, and mind control.

The 8th International Conference – Survivorship West Coast Conference A Place for Truth: Building Community Vision, Sept. 19 & 20, 2003, Oakland, CA. Survivorship is an organization for survivors of ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture. Co-sponsored by BAWAR and SMART, this conference serves survivors, their partners, allies, and therapists. Presenters include Martin Katchen, PhD, published in Out of Darkness, Jackie McGauley, mother of a McMartin case preschooler, Jeannette Westbrook, MSW, activist and law enforcement trainer. See for details and registration forms. Email for information.

Conference on Family Violence: Advocacy, Assessment, Intervention, Research, Prevention and Policy – September 17-20, 2003. Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute, 6160 Cornerstone Court East, San Diego, CA 92121, (858) 623-2777 ext. 427

South County Christian Counseling Center is a teaching and counseling center located in St. Louis, Missouri. We exist to heal the hurting through individual counseling and also through teaching and training churches, treatment centers, and mental health professionals in the area of traumatic abuse and the devastating affects it has on people.

This page may be heavy for survivors. Third Annual Conference on MPD/SRA : Religious Terrorism and Trauma October 9-11, 2003 St. Louis, Missouri. This year’s timely theme will be religious terrorism.

Mind Control and Experimentation

Number of satanic sects increases – Over the past couple years, the number of religious sects, mostly satanic ones, have been increasing in Slovakia. The internet has become a fertile soil for the rise of different cults and sects that are often imported from Germany, the daily Národná obroda writes. Currently, there are 500 sects operating in Slovakia with several of them presenting a serious danger to society, Lucia Machácková of the Institute for Relations between the State and Churches says. She explains that these groups violate human rights, create a spiritual dependence and endanger the development of children.”

The Politics and Experience of Ritual Abuse beyond disbelief by Sara Scott “offers insight into why ritual abuse has become such a contested issue, while enabling the reader to explore the meaning of ritual abuse through the accounts of those that claim direct experience.” This book is well written and well researched. Open University Press, Philadelphia, ISBN 0335204198

The Manipulated Mind by Denise Winn has good information on brainwashing, conditioning and indoctrination. Malor Books, P O Box 381069, Cambridge, MA 02239-1069

Superior Court of The State of California in And For The County of Orange – Carol C. Smith, Plaintiff, Vs. Richard Alton Smith, Defendant. Case No. 67 52 64 Deposition Upon Oral Examination of Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D. January 18, 1993 Room 211, Guthrie Hall University of Washington Seattle, Washington – The interviewer is Atty. Mark E. Roseman, Santa Anna, CA Answering is Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D. – “Q. Dr. Loftus, I’ve read in a psychological paper that you are a child sexual abuse victim yourself. Have I read that correctly ? A. Yes…..Q. Was your experience before the age of 14? A. Yes. Q. Was the perpetrator your father? A. No. Q. Were you in therapy as a result of abuse? A. It’s hard to know. Not then. Q. The answer is no? A. I guess not. Q. Did you repress memories of your childhood sexual abuse? A. No. Q. May I ask you what age you were at the time of the abuse? A. Probably five or six. Q. Was it one occurrence or multiple occurrences? A. Possibly a number of times. It’s hard to know. I remember one in particular.”

MK-Ultra documents on line

from LMS The Mormon Image, From Alien to Human By Janet Maslin 7/17/03 Book called : “Under the Banner of Heaven” “Mr. Krakauer has also shoehorned in a chapter about the abduction of Elizabeth Smart at age 14 and a covetous polygamist, Brian David Mitchell, the chief suspect in the case. This section is more obligatory than revealing, but it underscores the pattern of sexual abuse and incest that runs through this material. Among many examples unearthed by Mr. Krakauer is that of a man named Kenyon Blackmore. One of his daughters says she was raped by him and says he means to “marry” her sisters when each one turns 12.”

Murphy defense investigator files appeal of citation By Jeff German “A defense investigator for convicted murderer Sandy Murphy is fighting a state citation for operating without a license. Ted Gunderson, a former top FBI agent in Los Angeles, plans to tell the Nevada Private Investigators Board that he has been working in Las Vegas as an investigative journalist and does not need a license.”

from LMS “Pure and simple, the Psychological Operations Veterans Association is a reunion association. We have no formal affiliation with our brothers and sisters on active duty with the 4th Psyop Group, nor with the US Army or any other element of the government. But we retain close ties with our colleagues on active duty and in many reserve units.”

EPA Opens the Door to Testing Bug Killers on People Spoon-Feeding Poison by Tennille Tracy July 9 – 15, 2003 “The Bush administration is now moving to endorse the testing of noxious and lethal chemicals on human beings. Since this spring, despite rife opposition from the medical community, the Environmental Protection Agency has quietly begun lifting a 1998 ban on accepting such research. Once the prohibition is gone, which will likely happen next year, chemical companies will have the full support of the federal government to dose healthy young men and women with the latest insecticides, rodenticides, and fungicides.”

Activists prepare for counter-Bohemian Grove ritual 7/11/03 By Jeremy Hay the Press Democrat “Activists are gearing up to protest the annual summer retreat of San Francisco’s Bohemian Club, saying what happens in secret amid the 2,700 acres of privately owned redwoods in Monte Rio influences policies that shape people’s lives around the world.”

from LMS Judge awards woman $5K in civil suit against Jehovah’s Witnesses Mike Oliveira Canadian Press 6/30/03 Toronto (CP) “A woman who accused the Canadian wing of the Jehovah’s Witnesses of negligence over their handling of allegations of sexual abuse has received $5,000 in damages.”

from LMS Lawsuits Accuse Jehovah’s Witnesses of Hiding Sex Abuse “An attorney for the denomination says there was no cover-up as church leaders tried to fulfill a variety of responsibilities.” AP 7/29/03 Sacramento “More than a dozen lawsuits nationally, many by the same law firm or its affiliates, accuse Jehovah’s Witnesses officials of covering up sexual abuse, sometimes by congregation leaders who the suits claim used their positions of authority to abuse children. The most recent series of lawsuits was filed last week in three California counties.”
Jehovah’s Witnesses face abuse suits By Don Thompson AP 7/29/03 Sacramento – “A national flurry of lawsuits, many by the same or affiliated law firms, accuses Jehovah’s Witnesses officials of covering up sexual abuse, sometimes by congregation leaders who the suits claim used their positions of authority to abuse children.”

Schoolboy gunman studied Satanic Bible: classmate 7/7/03

Farnborough Journal There’s a Bug in My Seat Cushion by Alan Cowell Farnborough, England, 6/30/03 “Deep in the Hampshire woodlands, southwest of London, at an installation ringed with barbed wire and guarded by security cameras and men in yellow slickers, scientists are working, among many other things, on what has been called a “smart seat.” It is an airline passenger seat studded with hidden sensors and linked to a computerized monitor screen that cabin staff can read for clues about their passengers.” “With a 33.8 percent, $320 million stake held by the United States-based Carlyle Group of private investors – whose board members including former President George H.W. Bush and ex-Prime Minister John Major of Britain”

2003 Survey of Evidence Regarding Mind Control Experiments by Cheryl Welsh, January 3, 2003 “I have received over 1800 claims of mind control since 1996. A strong case can be made that the US, Russia and major countries are developing and conducting classified mind control nonconsensual experiments. The issue of mind control and nonconsensual experiments is addressed by European, Russian and US legislatures, several human rights groups and notably, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).”

from LMS B.C. women’s group calls on government to stop funding polygamist School Vancouver (CP) “A women’s centre is outraged that the provincial Liberal government provided $632,000 in funding last year to a school at a polygamous commune in southeastern British Columbia….Critchley said she’s also concerned about the welfare of teenage girls who are being married off to older men and then bearing several children each. Three women who sought refuge at the women’s centre in recent years after escaping from the commune have said very few children are even being educated there, Critchley said.”

this is fyi only Pedophilia and Satanism in the Vatican by Ernesto Cienfuegos La Voz de Aztlan “Fr. Malachi Martin said that the incidence of Satanic pedophilia and its rites and practices was already documented among certain bishops and priests as widely dispersed as Turin, in Italy, and South Carolina, in the United States.”

This may be very heavy for survivors – Tanzania fights human skinning 7/4/03 “The head of the forensic science division in the chief chemist’s office, which is exhibiting the parts, Gloria Machube, told the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme that the human skin is used in witchcraft.”

Former republican Senator John Decamp was involved in the production a documentary called “Conspiracy of Silence” it was to air May 3, 1994 on the Discovery Channel. This documentary exposed a network of religious leaders and Washington politicians who flew children to Washington D.C. for sex orgies. At the last minute before airing, unknown congressmen threatened the TV Cable industry with restrictive legislation if this documentary was aired.”

No Porton Down deaths charges 7/8/03 “An inquiry into the deaths of servicemen used as “guinea pigs” in chemical weapons tests has decided there is insufficient evidence to warrant a criminal prosecution. The men took part in tests at the Porton Down research centre in Wiltshire over a 30-year period from the 1950s to the 1980s. A Wiltshire Police investigation into their deaths has revealed there was criminal liability arising out of the conduct of some former scientists. But lawyers have decided there is not enough evidence to charge anyone.”

An Assessment of Non-Lethal Weapons Science and Technology (2003) Naval Studies Board

Life as a human guinea pig By Mark Handscomb “For years an Auschwitz survivor has tried to win compensation from the pharmaceutical giant that carried out medical experiments on her. Now living in Dundee, she tells her story in a BBC documentary. Zoe Polanska Palmer never imagined she would survive Dr Mengele’s experiments in Auschwitz….During her two years at the camp, 13-year-old Zoe was forced to take tablets and pills as part of a series of pharmacological experiments, believed to be part of early birth control tests. But Zoe refused to die. Saved by a Russian doctor who evacuated her to Dachau, she recovered and eventually settled in Scotland. Now in her early 70s, she has been fighting for compensation and an apology from the German drug manufacturer, Bayer.”

U.S. Releases Final Reports on Cold War Toxin Tests By Thom Shanker Washington 6/30/03 “The Pentagon made public today a final set of reports on a cold war program that tested the vulnerability of American forces to unconventional attack, having identified 5,842 people who may have been exposed to chemical or biological agents.”

This may be very heavy for survivors – Occult Symbolism: As American as Baseball By Randy Lavello “The prime example of an initiate into Freemasonry who dealt with Satanic Rituals is Aleister Crowley. Aleister Crowley, who referred to himself as ‘the beast, 666,’ graduated into the 33rd degree of Masonry – the highest known degree. There was much argument among the ranks of his Lodge as to his advancement, for Crowley was a known drug addict with devilish tendencies….He founded an Order named Ordo Templi Orientis, that he claimed was based on the esoteric knowledge of the Knights of Malta, the Scottish Rite Masons, the Knights Templar, the Royal Arch Masons, the Rosecrucian Masons, and the Illuminati. These are just the more widely known Sects which he claimed his foundation upon. It’s been rumored that Adolf Hitler met with Aleister Crowley for counsel at some point in history.” “Albert G. Mackey M.D. goes on to explain the Order of the Illuminati: “To give to the Order a higher influence, Weishaupt connected it with the Masonic Institution….The other powerful group that emerged shortly before the American Revolution and the birth of the Illuminati was the International Banker. These early globalists already had the notion to subvert and control nations through their money.”

This is fyi only – Letter From A witch writing about Harry Potter “As a former witch, I can speak with authority when I say that I have examined the works of Rowling and that the Harry Potter books are training manuals for the occult. Untold millions of young people are being taught to think, speak, dress and act like witches by filling their heads with the contents of these books. Children are obsessed with the Harry Potter books that they have left television and video games to read these witchcraft manuals.”

‘Caged’ children freed from school – From correspondents in Lusaka, Zambia 7/4/03 “Police in Zambia have stormed a secret Islamic school in which 280 children were allegedly confined in cages and forced to study military tactics and Arabic, a police officer said today.”,4057,6698275%255E1702,00.html

The Pentagon’s Plan for Tracking Everything That Moves – Big Brother Gets a Brain by Noah Shachtman July 9 – 15, 2003 “The cameras are already in place. The computer code is being developed at a dozen or more major companies and universities. And the trial runs have already been planned. Everything is set for a new Pentagon program to become perhaps the federal government’s widest reaching, most invasive mechanism yet for keeping us all under watch….The military is scheduled to issue contracts for Combat Zones That See, or CTS, as early as September….Your face and license plate will likely be matched to those on terrorist watch lists. Make a move considered suspicious, and CTS will instantly report you to the authorities.”

On the Need for New Criteria of Diagnosis of Psychosis in the Light of Mind Invasive Technology Carole Smith “people who are the victims of the most appalling abuse by scientific-military experiments, and a totally uncomprehending society is indifferent to their evidence. For the development of a new class of weaponry now has the capability of entering the brain and mind and body of another person by technological means. Harnessing neuroscience to military capability, this technology is the result of decades of research and experimentation, most particularly in the Soviet Union and the United States.”

Who’s watching the class? By Greg Toppo, USA Today 8/10/03 “When students in Biloxi, Miss., show up this morning for the first day of the new school year, a virtual army of digital cameras will be recording every minute of every lesson in every classroom.”

Revealing Pair of Eyes – New Software Blends Images to Spot Hidden Weapons By Paul Eng “The setup uses two cameras. One camera takes normal digital images while a separate camera uses a new chip called a millimeter-wave (MMW) sensor. The new sensor, based on MMW radar developed by the military, emits very high frequency radio waves that can penetrate clothing and walls to reveal metal objects such as guns and knives. The resulting image looks much like an X-ray photograph….Blum’s system goes a bit further that just revealing what’s under a person’s clothes.”

British troops try out ‘James Bond’ style X-ray specs Kevin Hurley 7/29/03 “British troops have been carrying out secret tests on a revolutionary new device that allows them to `see’ through walls, scientists have revealed…..It transmits low-frequency radar pulses that can pass through the walls and detect objects and movements. The machine’s antenna sensors can pick up enough information to create sharp views on a screen of what is happening inside a room. The equipment can see through walls up to nearly a foot thick and the device is being engineered to have a 75ft range.”

from LMS Forced Sterilization Once Seen as Path to a Better World – Decades of files on mental patients reveal how a group of noted Californians hoped to influence the fate of the human race. By Mike Anton 7/16/03 “The archives of the Human Betterment Foundation, a private, Pasadena-based think tank that promoted sterilization from 1926 to 1942, have been at Caltech for six decades.” “1942, the foundation was known worldwide….Its work informed a wide audience, from government officials developing their own sterilization programs to high school students writing term papers. “You were so kind to send new information about the sterilization particulars in California,” Dr. Fritz Lenz, one of Nazi Germany’s leading eugenicists, wrote Gosney in 1937. “These practical experiences are also very valuable for us in Germany. For this I thank you.” In a 1934 article for the Journal of Heredity, Popenoe dismissed suspicions that the Nazis were motivated by dreams of racial purity. He lauded Hitler as a visionary, quoted from “Mein Kampf” and concluded that Germany’s effort was in “accord with the best thought of eugenicists in all civilized countries.”

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

American Psychiatric Association Statement Diagnostic Criteria For Pedophilia June 17, 2003 Arlington, Va. – “Pedophilia, included in the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) since 1968, continues to be classified as a mental disorder….The essential features of a Paraphilia are recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors that generally involve nonhuman subjects, children, or other non-consenting adults, or the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one’s partner. An adult who engages in sexual activity with a child is performing a criminal and immoral act and this is never considered normal or socially acceptable behavior. Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H., Director, American Psychiatric Association’s Division of Research states, “there are no plans or processes set up that would lead to the removal of the Paraphilias from their consideration as legitimate mental disorders.”

Forgetting Trauma Stimuli – Anne P. DePrince University of Denver Jennifer J. Freyd University of Oregon This is a preprint of an Article accepted for publication in Psychological Science c 2003 American Psychological Society – Anne P. DePrince, Ph.D. Department of Psychology 2155 S. Race Street Denver, CO 80208 “The high dissociator group reported significantly more trauma, including high betrayal events, than low dissociators. Further, the dissociation by word category interaction was present when we looked only at those participants who reported a betrayal trauma history. This pattern is consistent with betrayal trauma theory’s prediction that individuals who experience events high in betrayal will use dissociation to keep threatening information from awareness.”

Journal of Trauma & Dissociation: “Preschoolers’ memory for threatening information depends on trauma history and attentional context: Implications for the development of dissociation” by K.A. Becker-Blease, J.J. Freyd, & K.C. Pears, K.C. “Contrary to prediction, children with relatively high dissociation scores did not differ in their memory for charged and neutral pictures under divided attention when compared to children with low dissociation scores. Consistent with predictions, under divided attention, abused children remembered fewer charged pictures relative to non-abused children. The same pattern was found when comparing abused children with high dissociation scores to non-abused children with low dissociation scores. These results are consistent with the idea that some traumatized people use divided attention to keep threatening information out of awareness.” Jennifer Freyd, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Oregon; 1227 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-1227; email:

All accusations are alleged in the following articles about the Friedmans.

What film maker Andrew Jarecki omitted from “Capturing the Friedmans.” This has graphic descriptions of abuse. 1. In 1986, Arnold ordered a magazine called “Boy Love” featuring graphic pictures of men having sex with children. This mail order initiated the sting. 2. Child-sized dildoes were found in a cabinet just outside the classroom. Pornographic magazines were found on classroom shelves. 3. 140 children, ages 7-12, disclosed. Jarecki aired an interview, a young man seductively posed who said he’d recalled the abuse only after hypnosis. In 1989, some of the boys still wet their beds, took baseball bats to bed, were unable to sleep. 4. Jesse disclosed that when he was 8-9 he found his father’s stash of kiddie porn. Later, his father visited him at night in his bedroom and began to fondle, eventually sodomize him. Jesse started using drugs at 16 and was soon stoned on a daily basis. He started therapy at 10 and was diagnosed manic depressive. He had no friends, at 5’6″ he ballooned to 175 pounds. Jesse said in a 1989 interview that he was “halfway between loving and hating” his father. He said, “He let me down as a father.” 5. Mrs. Friedman said of her workaholic, undemonstrative husband that he was almost in tears when police took his pornographic photos. 6. Parents were told there was no need to enter the classroom. 7. The boys played “Simon Says,” nudity and fondling were demanded. 8. Threats reported by boys included: Arnold would burn down their house, kill their parents if they told. 9. Arnold and Jesse admitted to molesting 13 boys. Arnold pled to 8 counts of sodomy and 28 counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Jesse pled to 17 counts of sodomy and 4 counts of first degree sexual abuse. 10. Ross Goldstein, Jesse’s friend, pled to 3 counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of using a child in a sexual performance. 11. Mrs. Friedman pled to attempted assault and obstructing government administration. References Bessent, A. E. (1989, May 28). The secret life of Arnold Friedman. Newsday. Online at:,0,1128093.story?coll=ny-li-span-headlines Dudek, D. (2003, July 7). Family’s story is anything but happy. Journal Sentinal. Online at:

From Newsday – Teen Faces 37 New Sex Charges By Alvin E. Bessent Staff Writer Originally published June 24, 1988 “A Great Neck teenager already charged with molesting young male students at his father’s private computer school was rearrested yesterday on 37 new counts of sodomy and other forms of sexual abuse, Nassau police said….Police said they expect to arrest as many as four acquaintances of Jesse Friedman in the burgeoning case.”,0,1821081.story?coll=bal-features-headlines

From Newsday – Teen Gets 6-18 Years For Child Sex Abuse By Alvin E. Bessent Staff Writer Originally published January 25, 1989 “But Jesse Friedman most often physically brutalized the boys in his father’s classes, and invited friends to participate in orgies of child sexual abuse, Boklan pointed out. “The fact that you were a victim does not absolve you from responsibility,” Boklan said….The Friedmans and a neighbor, Ross Goldstein, who was arrested in June, were charged in a series of indictments with more than 400 counts of various forms of sexual abuse involving 7 to 11-year-olds who were students in Arnold Friedman’s computer classes. Jesse Friedman was accused in more than 200 of those counts.”,0,248214.story?coll=bal-features-headlines

From Newsday – Teacher Guilty of Sex Crimes In plea bargain, admits sodomizing boys in Great Neck home By Alvin E. Bessent Staff Writer Originally published March 26, 1988 “Friedman, 56, in a barely audible voice, admitted sodomizing, sexually touching and forcing the boys, all under age 11, to look at sexually explicit videotapes and magazines for his own sexual gratification. Friedman also admitted ramming one young boy’s head into a wall while other students watched. He answered with the single word, “Yes,” when asked by Boklan if he then threatened to do the same to the other boys if they told anyone about the sexual abuse.”,0,1165720.story?coll=bal-features-headlines

“Arnold and Jesse Friedman were arrested Nov. 26, 1987 ….Arnold ….pleaded guilty that same month before Boklan to 42 counts of sexually abuse involving 13 boys and was sentenced to 10 to 30 years in prison to run concurrently with the federal time. Jesse Friedman pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to 17 counts of first-degree sodomy; four counts of first-degree sexual abuse; one count of first-degree attempted sexual abuse; one count of using a child in a sexual performance and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. In the plea bargain, Jesse Friedman gave up the option of appealing the case and was promised the sentence imposed yesterday. Goldstein, 18, has pleaded not guilty to 118 similar counts and is free on bail.”

The Secret Life Of Arnold Friedman Friends and parents knew him as a respected teacher. What they didn’t know was that he and his son were sexually abusing pre-teen boys….By Alvin E. Bessent May 28, 1989 “….government officials and Nassau police, armed with a warrant, raided the home. They found a foot-high stack of child pornography….child-sized dildoes in a cabinet just outside a makeshift classroom.” “Police said that 140 children – ranging in age from 7 to 12 – would finally admit what they had been too shamed and afraid to tell their parents. Some of them still wet their beds, take baseball bats to bed with them or are unable to sleep….the children were introduced to the pornographic computer discs….Det. Sgt. Frances Galasso, head of the Nassau sex crimes unit, said the Friedmans had the children mimic the actions of the computer figure in “Talking Sam.”….As a reward for keeping quiet, children were allowed to take computer discs home to copy. In a few cases, police found such discs in the homes of Friedman’s students….And the children were warned that if they told anyone what was going on there would be no more computer classes in Great Neck, Arnold Friedman would go to jail and it would be all their fault….Refusals to cooperate were punished by Arnold and Jesse. “I remember once they banged some kid’s head against the wall and said this will happen to you,” a 12-year-old boy who attended the classes two years ago said in an interview….”Jesse used to sneak up from behind me and he would slide his hands the same way his father did. First he would touch my shoulders then down my chest and into my pants.” “Then in March, 1986, friends of Jesse joined in what police said escalated into orgies of sexual abuse. Arnold and Jesse Friedman and three teens would sometimes attend classes with five to 10 students. Victims recounted being held down by one attacker and raped by another. As the abuse escalated so did the threats….He threatened to burn their houses down. He reportedly said he would kill their parents. “It was brainwashing,” the mother of one victim said” “When he was 8 or 9 years old, Jesse said, he stumbled upon his father’s cache of kiddie porn. Later, his father began to visit his bedroom at night and fondle him. The abuse escalated into sodomy.”,0,1128093.story?coll=ny-li-span-headlines

Interesting, but Not Quite Accurate 7/27/03 Paul Vitello “The documentary film “Capturing the Friedmans” won the Best American documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year, which might imply that it is a true story.” “There are too many omissions, however, for it to fairly answer any of the particular or general questions it purports to ask. It leaves out, for instance, any mention of a co-defendant of Arnold and Jesse Friedman – an 18-year-old friend of Jesse’s named Ross Goldstein, who pleaded guilty to participating in the sex abuse of the boys and received a sentence of 2 to 6 years in exchange for his cooperation…..Goldstein, the third defendant, said he was there in the Friedmans’ computer classes, said he saw the sex crimes against the children, was able to identify the victims from photographs shown to him by police and was willing to testify against the Friedmans in court.”,0,6529280.column

A Film’s Fallout Years after a notorious LI sex abuse case, debate rages By Víctor Manuel Ramos 7/2/03 “I’ve gotten angrier about it, about how misleading it is,” said Abbey Boklan, the now-retired Nassau County Court judge who heard the Friedmans’ pleas. “By editing out most of the proof against certainly Jesse and even Arnold to a lesser extent, [Jarecki] may have created a brilliant piece of theater, but it’s not a truthful and accurate documentary.” ” “In 1989, Jesse Friedman told Newsday of his father’s abuse. He even detailed what he had done to the children on national television, when he told talk show host Geraldo Rivera that he too had been his father’s victim.” ….Jesse Friedman said in the televised interview. “I fondled them. Umm, I was forced to, to pose in hundreds of photos for my father in all sorts of sexual positions with the kids and the kids likewise with myself…”

The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Ross G., Appellant No. 1081E Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department 163 A.D.2d 529; 558 N.Y.S.2d 603; 1990 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 8786 “In 1987, Arnold Friedman, a retired high school teacher, was arrested on Federal charges for using the mails to send and receive child pornography…..In connection with the investigation of the Friedmans, police were led to the defendant, a friend of Jesse Friedman, who had also sexually abused some of the boys who had been attending the computer classes. The defendant, who was 15 and 16 years old when he committed the crimes, became repulsed by them, and six months before the Friedmans were arrested, the defendant disassociated himself from Jesse Friedman and his activities.”

Experts: Sex abuse of teens leaves scars By Rob Amen, Valley News Dispatch 7/9/03 “Teenage students sexually abused or harassed by school employees can require years of psychological therapy, or even turn to drug and alcohol abuse. Even students who suppress memories of the incident in attempt to “get past it” eventually face serious, sometimes grave, ramifications. ”

Kinsey’s Kooky, Kinky Shrinks By Judith Reisman 7/14/03 “International Academy of Sex Research (IASR) will gather, also emceed by Kinsey Institute director Dr. John Bancroft. ….Joining Bancroft on the podium will be Theo Sandfort, the IASR president and Scientific Program Committee chairman. Sandfort’s qualifications include having been a well-known member of the editorial board of Paidika, the Journal of Paedophila. Sandfort shares this dubious editorial honor with Kinsey Institute conference keynoter Verne Bullough, as well as Bill Andriette, the editor of The NAMBLA (The North American Man-Boy Love Association) Bulletin. The journal editors wrote in 1987, “The starting point of Paidika is necessarily our consciousness of ourselves as paedophiles.”

from LMS Young form bulk of sex victims By Oliver Moore “Well over half of sex assault victims who report their attacks to police are youths under the age of 18, a report released Friday by Statistics Canada shows. The study found that 61 per cent of reported sexual assaults in Canada involved young people, and that 85 per cent of such attacks were perpetrated on young women.” “some other surveys suggesting that up to 90 per cent attacks go unreported.”

Classics in Psychology – Robert H. Wozniak – Bryn Mawr College Morton Prince: The Dissociation of a Personality (1906) “Probably the best known instance of multiple personality of this sort is one described by Morton Prince in his classic account, the Dissociation of a Personality. In this monograph Prince presented the case of a young woman, Christine Beauchamp, with whom he had worked extensively in his capacity as a neurologist.”

Research Paper – The Alleged Ethical Violations of Elizabeth Loftus in the Case of Jane Doe by Neil Brick

Research Paper – The Neurological Bases for the Theory of Recovered Memory by Neil Brick

“Betrayal Trauma Theory: A theory that predicts that the degree to which a negative event represents a betrayal by a trusted needed other will influence the way in which that events is processed and remembered.” This definition is from: Sivers, H., Schooler, J. , Freyd, J. J. (2002)

What about Recovered Memories? Jennifer J. Freyd, University of Oregon – Sivers, Schooler, and Freyd (2002, p 169) define recovered memory as “The recollection of a memory that is perceived to have been unavailable for some period of time.” Has links and resources on recovered memories.

Violence and Risk of PTSD, Major Depression, Substance Abuse/Dependence, and Comorbidity: Results From the National Survey of Adolescents Dean G. Kilpatrick, Kenneth J. Ruggiero, Ron Acierno, Benjamin E. Saunders, Heidi S. Resnick, and Connie L. Best Medical University of South Carolina “With a national household probability sample of 4,023 telephone-interviewed adolescents ages 12-17, this study provides prevalence, comorbidity, and risk-factor data for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depressive episode (MDE), and substance abuse/dependence (SA/D). Roughly 16% of boys and 19% of girls met criteria for at least 1 diagnosis. Six-month PTSD prevalence was 3.7% for boys and 6.3% for girls, 6-month MDE prevalence was 7.4% for boys and 13.9% for girls, and 12-month SA/D prevalence was 8.2% for boys and 6.2% for girls. PTSD was more likely to be comorbid than were MDE and SA/D. Results generally support the hypothesis that exposure to interpersonal violence (i.e., physical assault, sexual assault, or witnessed violence) increases the risk of these disorders and of diagnostic comorbidity. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Vol. 71, No. 4, 692-700 0022-006X/03/$12.00 DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.71.4.692

from LMS – In stories of lives cut short, crisis revealed Recent child abuse cases add urgency to drumbeat for awareness, prevention By Ruth Rendon Houston Chronicle “Last year more than 47,000 Texas children were the victims of child abuse or neglect and 203 were killed.”

Students in Japan challenge rape stigma Howard W. French NYT 6/30/03 “Experts say that molestation and statutory rape are common in schools across Japan, and that victims rarely come forward. To do so would violate a host of powerful social conventions.”

Group therapy for incarcerated women who experienced interpersonal violence: A pilot study Bradley RG, Follingstad DR J Trauma Stress 2003 Aug; 16(4):337-40 “This study evaluated effectiveness of group therapy for incarcerated women with histories of childhood sexual and/or physical abuse….The data demonstrate significant reductions in PTSD, mood, and interpersonal symptoms in the treatment group.” Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, USA.

Isolation, gratification, justification: Offenders’ explanations of child molesting. Lawson L. Issues Ment Health Nurs 2003 Sep-Nov; 24(6-7):695-705. “Offenders used cognitive distortions to meet personal needs, protect themselves from aversive self-awareness, and overcome internal inhibitions against engaging children in sexual activity. Offenders carefully groomed their victims by systematically separating them from their families and peers and socializing them into sexual relationships. Specific cognitive and behavioral processes were used to translate sexual arousal into offending behavior. Offenders justified the abuse by making excuses and redefining their actions as love and mutuality.” The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Nursing, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

The impact of adverse childhood experiences on health problems: evidence from four birth cohorts dating back to 1900. Dube SR, Felitti VJ, Dong M, Giles WH, Anda RF. Prev Med. 2003 Sep; 37(3):268-77. “The ACE score increased the risk for each health problem in a consistent, strong, and graded manner across four birth cohorts (P < 0.05)….Growing up with ACEs increased the risk of numerous health behaviors and outcomes for 20th century birth cohorts, suggesting that the effects of ACEs on the risk of various health problems are unaffected by social or secular changes.” National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30341-3717, Atlanta, GA, USA

Preschoolers’ Memory for Threatening Information Depends on Trauma History and Attentional Context: Implications for the Development of Dissociation Kathryn A. Becker-Blease, Ph.D. Family Research Laboratory 126 Horton SSC University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 03824 Jennifer J. Freyd, Ph.D. University of Oregon, Katherine C. Pears, Ph.D., Oregon Social Learning Center “Perhaps because attention symptoms are often associated with trauma, a high percentage of abused children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, Famularo, Kinscherff, & Fenton, 1992; McLeer, Callaghan, Henry, & Wallen, 1994; McLeer, Deblinger, Henry, & Orvaschel, 1992; Merry & Andrews, 1994). This raises the concern that clinicians and pediatricians may be diagnosing ADHD without treating trauma symptoms that in fact may be the root of the problem.” “People who have experienced abuse perpetrated by caregivers are especially likely to have difficulty recalling information about the abuse (DePrince & Freyd, 1999; Freyd, 1994). Children in this situation depend on their abusers for the emotional and physical support they need to survive.” “the results of this study are consistent with adult studies, in that children who live in abusive homes may develop divided attention skills that may facilitate coping by keeping threatening information out of awareness. Understanding the development of this process throughout childhood has important implications for basic attention and memory research, as well as for children’s mental health and education.”

Cover Fire – A Novel with Study Guide and Play by K.G. Booth “The novel can be read separately as a complement to the study of WWII or as a vehicle for discussing abuse victims dealing with trauma.” Peach Blossom Publications, Williamsport, PA ISBN 0-941367-32-0 This book may be heavy for survivors.

Predictors of attributions of self-blame and internalizing behavior problems in sexually abused children. Quas JA, Goodman GS, Jones D. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 2003 Jul;44(5):723-36.”Increased attributions of self-blame were predicted by the child having a close relationship with the perpetrator, experiencing severe sexual abuse (e.g., long-lasting abuse that involved penetration), perceiving the abuse as disgusting, and coping with the abuse by pretending it was not happening.” Department of Psychology and Social Behaviour, University of California, Irvine 92697-7085, USA.

Pedophilia. Fagan PJ, Wise TN, Schmidt CW Jr, Berlin FS. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Lutherville, Md, USA. “Remote risk factors for development of pedophilia often include the individual having been sexually abused as a child….Meta-analyses have established that treatment is more effective than nontreatment in preventing recidivism of sexual offenders in general, a finding that has a high probability of application to individuals with pedophilia. Pedophilia is a chronic psychiatric disorder, but it is treatable in terms of developing strategies for preventing behavioral expression….PMID: 12435259 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Beyond “true” and “false” memories: remembering and recovery in the survival of childhood sexual abuse.(Recovery and Rehabilitation) 06/01/1997; Advances in Nursing Science; Hall, Joanne M. Kondora, Lori L. “As survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) struggle to grasp and reclaim their selves, their stories, and their futures from the grip of aftereffects of trauma, the processes of recovery and rehabilitation are interwoven with remembering.”

from BO Consistency of retrospective reporting about exposure to traumatic events. Krinsley KE, Gallagher JG, Weathers FW, Kutter CJ, Kaloupek DG. J Trauma Stress 2003 Aug; 16(4):399-409. “Findings demonstrate that respondents are generally consistent in reporting traumatic events, although the majority report more events upon reevaluation. Reporting about traumatic events shows some variation as a function of the life epoch in which events occurred, whether they were directly or indirectly experienced, and the type of trauma involved.” VA Boston Healthcare System and Department of Psychiatry, National Center for PTSD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA.

From BO Dissociative disorders in Turkish inpatients with conversion disorder. Tezcan E, Atmaca M, Kuloglu M, Gecici O, Buyukbayram A, Tutkun H. Compr Psychiatry 2003 Jul-Aug; 44(4):324-30.’ “Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule (DDIS) and Structured Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D). According to the SCID-D, 18 of 59 patients (30.5%) received a diagnosis of dissociative disorder; nine of these 18 patients (50%) were diagnosed as having dissociative identity disorder, eight (44.4%)were diagnosed as having dissociative disorder not otherwise specified (NOS), and one (5.6%) was diagnosed as having dissociative amnesia. Accordingly to the DDIS, borderline personality disorder was frequent in the DDs group, and all of the patients in the DDs group reported sexual abuse and neglect during childhood, latency, or adolescence. A high proportion of CD patients have significant dissociative pathology.”