Issue 54 – January 2004

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Issue 54 – January 2004

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.

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May be heavy for survivors. Slaying theories involve devil, Nazis, art By Julia Prodis Sulek Mercury News Modesto ” Nazi Low Riders named Dirty and Skeeter, an old Satanic cult called the Order of Lion, and bizarre paintings of decapitated women and floating fetuses. These are the latest surreal elements in the Laci Peterson murder case.” “The Order of Lion “In 1990, members of a Satanic cult, the Order of the Lion, killed four people in the Modesto suburb of Salida. Five members of the ragtag group were convicted and sent to prison. Three, including the “master,” Gerald Cruz, are on death row, and two are serving life sentences. The victims, some of whom were formerly involved with the cult, had had a running feud with the group….said Ramon Magana, who defended one of the murderers. “There were 20 to 30 members of this cult. We can only account for roughly five that are in prison. The rest are on the outside. Whether they continued in this direction or not, I can’t answer that.” The 1990 case brought to light chilling initiation and punishment rituals among the members, who lived in a compound of trailers behind an old house in Salida, and kept daily diaries. In them, the members detailed torture and called the sacrifice of newborns the “most pure thing you can do,” said Magana, who read the diaries.”

from LMS This article describes graphic violence – Satanic cult leader acquitted – 75-year-old cleared of murder, castration by AP Winnipeg Sun News 12/6/03 Rio De Janeiro “A Brazilian jury acquitted the leader of a satanic cult yesterday in connection with the murder and sexual mutilation of several young boys. The jury voted 6-1 to acquit 75-year-old Valentina Andrade, who was accused of planning and ordering the mutilations and killings as part of a black-magic ritual…Andrade was charged in the killing of three boys and the castration of two more. Four other defendants were convicted in earlier trials in connection with the killings and mutilations which occurred in the western Amazon city Altamira, between 1989 and 1992. They are serving sentences ranging from 30 to 70 years in prison. At least 14 boys, ranging in age from 12 to 17, are believed to have been abducted over a period of four years. ..The defendants, who authorities said were members of an alleged satanic group known as the Superior Universal Alignment sect, were charged in three murders and two mutilations. ”

Beaten by his pastor, boy tells court By AP 12/03 Austin, Texas “A 12-year-old testified yesterday he was severely beaten with a tree branch by a church pastor and the pastor’s twin brother…Joshua and Caleb Thompson, both 23, are accused of the 2002 beating, which police said was so severe the boy’s kidneys failed and he required a blood transfusion….He said after teachers complained he had been “goofing off” during Bible studies, pastor Joshua Thompson took him to Caleb Thompson’s home where he was beaten with a branch from a tree in the yard.”

Catholic body reveals 150 sexual abuse claims in England and Wales Catherine Lyst “The Catholic Church is investigating scores of new cases of alleged sexual abuse in England and Wales, according to a report to be published today. The first report of the Catholic Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (COPCA) spells out at least 150 cases, ranging from allegations of inappropriate behaviour to cases considered serious enough to be reported to the authorities.”

Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal Expands In Military – New Accusations Surface 10/10/03 Washington “New accusations have surfaced in the past year against current and former Catholic priests who served as chaplains in the military, even as the church has tried to put its clergy sex abuse scandal behind it with fresh policies and investigations. The new claims bring to more than two dozen the number of Catholic military chaplains accused of sexual abuse, according to an (AP) review of church, military and court records.”

Lawyer for Church Says He Hid His Own Sexual Abuse by Priest By Laurie Goodstein 11/25/03 “For five years, Robert P. Scamardo defended the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston-Houston against lawsuits by people who claimed to have been sexually abused by priests. As general counsel, he vigorously resisted accusers, he said, fending off their lawsuits and collaborating with church officials to send them away quietly, with as little money as possible.” “”In an interview in Houston, Mr. Scamardo provided a window into how church lawyers worked to deter lawsuits, minimize the church’s payouts, limit coverage for therapy and keep any settlements secret. It was always the church, he said, that insisted on inserting confidentiality clauses in the settlements — never the victims, as many bishops have contended. He said that while the eruption of the scandal last year had made bishops more likely to express compassion toward victims, the church’s lawyers were still playing hardball behind the scenes. And he said he was certain there were many more abusive priests and victims than have become public.”

UK police open Calvi murder inquiry Sally Bolton and agencies 9/30/03 “Police in Britain today opened a murder inquiry into the death of Roberto Calvi, a Mafia-linked Italian banker whose body was found hanging beneath a London bridge in 1982.The mysterious death of the Milanese financier, who was nicknamed “God’s banker” because of his connections to the Vatican, has been a pet subject of conspiracy theorists for more than 20 years. Although the first inquest into Calvi’s death returned a verdict of suicide, his family have long claimed that he was murdered. This theory was confirmed by a recent Italian investigation which, in July this year, issued its final report into the circumstances of his death. Calvi was found dead in June 1982, hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge. The discovery came just days after Banco Ambrosiano, a Vatican-based bank of which he was president, collapsed with debts of $1.3bn (£0.8bn). However, Calvi’s business connections reveal motives for murder. The Banco Ambrosiano had dealt not only with the Cosa Nostra, but also with the Vatican’s financial arm, the Institute for the Works of Religion, and P2, a highly influential but illegal Masonic lodge of which Calvi was a member. In October last year, Rome prosecutors, who had been investigating the case since 1998, announced the results of forensic tests on Calvi’s exhumed remains. The results showed it was most likely that he had been strung up from underneath the bridge by his killers. Calvi’s pockets were weighed down with bricks and stone, suggesting a Masonic connection. Blackfriars, or Fratelli Neri, is the nickname for the Italian Freemasons, who swear that those who betray the brotherhood will be weighed down with stones and drowned. But in December 2002, a Mafia supergrass told police that Calvi had been murdered by the mob for stealing funds they had handed to him to launder. The supergrass accused a convicted Mafioso, Pippo Calo, of ordering the hit. The Italian inquiry agreed, announcing in July that it believed Calvi had been killed by mobsters who had made his murder look like a Masonic ritual.”,12576,1052788,00.html

Son welcomes break in ‘God’s banker’ case – British police announce first arrest since reopening probe of 1982 death By Ingrid Peritz – With a report from AP 12/10/03 Montreal – “Carlo Calvi of Montreal has been consumed for more than 20 years by his efforts to disentangle the mystery of who killed his famous father. Yesterday, his efforts and his morale got a boost when British police made their first arrest in the case.”

Priest found guilty of assault for pulling gun on church official AP 12/3/03 “Lebanon, Pa. – A Serbian Orthodox priest accused of pulling a gun on the council president of the church where he had presided for 15 years has been convicted of assault and reckless endangerment. However, a jury found the Rev. Filip Velisavljevic innocent of charges of terroristic threats and unlawful restraint stemming from a fight that both men testified was over who would control church business…Velisavljevic also faces a civil lawsuit in which the council alleges he took at least $5,800 in religious items from the church, and that he defrauding the church of about $10,000. Some of the items have been returned to the church, but Velisavljevic has denied taking others.”

Priest in Nogales missing after misconduct allegation Joseph A. Reaves – The Arizona Republic 12/9/03 “A Roman Catholic priest in Nogales being investigated for possible sexual abuse has disappeared. The Rev. Fernando L. Manzo, pastor of San Felipe de Jesus parish, disappeared late last week after being summoned to a closed-door meeting with Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of the Tucson Diocese….The bishop said Manzo promised to let church officials know where he was staying but quickly disappeared.” “”Since June 2002, Tucson’s diocese has identified 25 priests, one deacon and one religious woman who have been accused of “credible” allegations of sexual misconduct with minors….An additional 30 clergy and church employees in the Phoenix Diocese have been accused of sexual misconduct, including eight priests.”

Priest Charged With Making Obscene Calls AP 12/10/03 “Daytona Beach, Fla. – A part-time priest was charged with making obscene phone calls to a 70-year-old Ormond Beach woman. Stanley Staniszewski, 60, who worked as a “helper” priest at several Catholic churches in the Diocese of Orlando, said he was unaware of any charges and that the calls were made as “a joke” and that he was “under the influence of medication.” The woman, who requested her name not be released, said the Nov. 1 and 2 calls were enough to “scare the heck” out of her. Staniszewski said he still considered himself able to function as a priest. “I have done nothing to her. It was on the phone,” Staniszewski said Tuesday. “I apologize if I used bad language.” Diocese spokeswoman Carol Brinati said Staniszewski’s “faculties” were removed Nov. 11 by Orlando Bishop Norbert Dorsey, and that he was asked to leave the diocese by Nov. 14, but “we can’t make him leave.” Unhappy that the diocese had no plans to get Staniszewski help or prevent him from working as a priest elsewhere, the woman called the Volusia County Sheriff’s office to press charges.”

Priest accused of molesting boy after dressing him up like Jesus By Sara Burnett – Daily Herald (Chicago area) 12/4/03 “A former DuPage County priest already facing sexual abuse charges molested a teenage boy after dressing him like Jesus Christ and taking his picture, an attorney for the victim said…The Rev. Fred Lenczycki abused the teen “on a regular and repeated basis” between 1980 and 1983, when Lenczycki was a priest at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Hinsdale, according to the lawsuit filed…in DuPage County civil court. The eight-count lawsuit also accuses the Diocese of Joliet and Bishop Joseph L. Imesch of covering up widespread clergy abuse and creating an environment that taught parishioners that “good” Catholics didn’t report misconduct.”

from LMS Cardinal urged to aid new law 12/1/03 Chicago “Two dozen advocates for victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy picketed Holy Name Cathedral on Sunday afternoon and called on Cardinal Francis George to oppose challenges to a new state law that lengthens the statute of limitations for seeking civil damages in abuse cases. The challenges are not from the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, the advocates said, but George was asked to take a stand. One challenge has been made in an abuse suit filed in Cook County, said Barbara Blaine, president of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. The archdiocese is one of the suit’s many defendants but has not challenged the constitutionality of the law signed in July. The Springfield diocese has challenged the law as a defendant in an abuse suit scheduled for a hearing Tuesday in Sangamon County.”,1,6984629.story

from LMS Bishop: 33 abused by 16 priests in Indiana diocese By Ken Kusmer AP 12/11/03 “Sixteen priests sexually abused 33 children in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in the past 53 years, Bishop John D’Arcy…The sexual abuse has cost the diocese and its insurers $1.36 million, of which $633,963, or nearly half, has gone to victims, D’Arcy said.”,1,2672152.story?coll=chi-newslocal-hed

Bethpage Priest Arraigned on Theft Charges By Rita Ciolli 10/17/03 “A Roman Catholic priest who told police he stole about $100 a week for more than 20 years from the collection basket at St. Martin of Tours church in Bethpage was arraigned in Nassau District Court in Hempstead…The Rev. John Johnston did not enter a plea before Judge Scott Fairgrieve after he was charged with one count of second-degree grand larceny, a felony, for stealing approximately $86,000 over a 20- to 25-year period from the collection baskets at the church.”

This article has descriptions of abuse. Father sentenced to unprecedented 32 years in jail for raping daughters By David Ratner 11/20/03 “A 59-year-old man was sentenced to 32 years in jail for raping his four daughters over a period of several years. Haifa District Court also sentenced him to pay NIS 50,000 compensation to each of his daughters, the youngest of whom is 21 and the eldest in her 30s.”

Alleged abuse victims rush to file lawsuits by December Deadline Laura Wides 11/5/03 Los Angeles (AP) “The lawsuit is among more than 400 filed since Gov. Gray Davis signed a law last year that allows sex abuse victims until Dec. 31 to sue the employers of molesters who did nothing to stop the criminal conduct of their employees. More than 85 percent of those cases involve priests, said attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents the five men….In the past, victims had to sue before their 26th birthday or up to three years after discovering that their emotional problems were linked to the molestation.”
Oakland diocese sues insurance company over abuse claims 12/7/03 AP “After…several lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct by priests, the Diocese of Oakland has filed suit against its insurance company for refusing to pay for judgements and settlements in those cases.”

Prison term over, minister who took $4 million quickly returns to the pulpit 11/30/03 “The Rev. Henry J. Lyons walked out of prison Sunday morning and headed directly back to the pulpit, telling worshippers he had erred but that time behind bars helped renew his faith. Lyons served nearly five years on grand theft and racketeering charges for using his former role as president of the National Baptist Convention to steal millions of dollars to finance his lavish lifestyle. The scheme fell apart after Lyons’ wife set a fire at a home he had secretly bought with his mistress….Lyons, former pastor of Bethel Metropolitan Baptist Church, bilked $4 million from companies doing business with the National Baptist Convention, one of the nation’s largest black church organizations.”

describes abuse – Holy Unsuitable – Another priest – a former high school teacher at Bellarmine and pastor at a grammar school – is named in the sexual abuse suit filed on behalf of the mentally disabled men living up at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center. Was there a cover-up and will the Jesuits come clean? By Corinne Asturias “…in late March, when the Los Angeles Times reported that two mentally disabled men were suing the California Province for the Society of Jesus, which he oversees, for $10 million over alleged sexual abuse by priests living at the center….another priest in his care, Angel Crisostomo Mariano, was just added to the civil suit…Mariano has the unique distinction, however, of being a cross-dresser who was convicted of child molestation in 1998 for performing oral copulation on two teenage boys in Campbell while posing as a 25-year-old Hawaiian woman named “Kim.”

from LMS Run of Abuse Claims Seen – Those who say they were molested by priests face a year-end deadline for filing legal actions. Settlement talks are continuing. By Jean Guccione and William Lobdell 12/8/03 “The Archdiocese of Chicago agreed in October to pay $12 million to 19 people who said they were abused by priests. The Kentucky Diocese of Covington pledged $5.2 million to 27 alleged victims. The Louisville, Ky., Archdiocese said in June it would pay $25.7 million to nearly 250 alleged victims. And the Diocese of Manchester, N.H., reached a $6.5-million settlement with 61 alleged victims. But experts widely expect any settlements in California to dwarf others, even those in Boston, where the scandal broke. The Boston Archdiocese agreed in October to pay $85 million to 552 victims. Beverly Hills attorney Raymond P. Boucher, lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the Southern California cases, estimates that more than 500 claims will be filed statewide before the end of the year. “Los Angeles is unique,” Boucher said. “The enormous number of children who were sodomized and raped and victimized by priests is greater than in any other archdiocese anywhere else in the country.” The California plaintiffs enjoy significant legal advantages over the Boston claimants, according to Stockton attorney Larry Drivon, who, with Boucher, represents about 300 clients in Southern California.”

Catholic Church in Ireland releases study of sexual abuse by priests AP Dublin, Ireland, 12/4/03 Roman Catholic bishops, releasing a damning report on their handling of child sex-abuse scandals, apologized and promised to improve systems for protecting children. “The 332-page report released Thursday, the fruit of two years of work by psychologists at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, detailed the damage the scandals have done to victims, the church and wider society in this overwhelmingly Catholic nation….More than 100 Irish clergy have been convicted of sex offenses in the last decade. The scandals toppled a government in 1994 after the Irish attorney-general delayed extradition of a priest wanted on sex abuse charges in neighboring Northern Ireland. A compensation tribunal formed earlier this year is expected to pay up to $700 million to thousands of claimants who allegedly suffered abuse in church-run schools, workhouses and orphanages from the 1940s to 1980s.”

from LMS Ordination called a mistake – Peter Geigen-miller, Free Press Reporter 10/30/03 “The Roman Catholic Church was wrong to appoint the priest at the centre of a sex abuse lawsuit to the priesthood, the retired bishop of London acknowledged yesterday. Questioned during a civil trial about Rev. Barry Glendinning’s ordination as a Catholic priest in 1964, Bishop John Sherlock agreed the church had made a mistake.”
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Bishops ‘Turned the Corner’ on Scandal, Leader Says – Victims Group Lists 13 More Alleged Abusers By Alan Cooperman 11/12/03 “The president of the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops said yesterday the group has “turned the corner” on the scandal of sexual abuse by priests, but a victims group said it has found at least 13 alleged abusers who were kept in ministry by bishops in 2003. Leaders of the 4,600-member Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests issued a list of the 13 “known or suspected abusers.”

from LMS Verdict against diocese appealed Insurance companies launch appeal of $1.4-M award to victim of sex abuse by former priest By Rob O’Flanagan and Harold Carmichael 10/17/03 “Insurance companies for the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie have appealed an Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling that awarded $1.4 million in damages to the sexual assault victim of Father Thomas O’Dell.”

from LMS Priest Loses Abuse Suit – Two San Bernardino County brothers, former altar boys, win a total of $26 million. Their lawyer says it’s unlikely they’ll collect. By Lance Pugmire 10/17/03 “A Superior Court judge awarded $26 million in damages to two brothers who were repeatedly molested by a priest in San Bernardino County two decades ago, one of the largest judgments recorded in the nation’s ongoing child molestation scandal involving the Roman Catholic Church. Despite the civil judgment against the Rev. Edward Ball, however, the attorney representing the brothers said he doubts his clients will ever receive a cent.”

Vermont Catholic diocese settles another lawsuit 11/23/03 Rutland, Vt. “Vermont’s Catholic Church has settled a second lawsuit accusing its priests of child sexual abuse. The Diocese of Burlington will pay Ronald Ploof, a 44-year-old Colchester man, an undisclosed sum in return for his dropping a court case against it.”

from LMS Priest flees U.S. before sex crime sentencing – Ogden 11/5/03 “A Catholic priest who pleaded no contest to a class A misdemeanor for cruising the Internet to meet boy sex partners was a no-show at his Tuesday sentencing hearing. Prosecutor Gary Heward had been prepared to argue Mario Arbelaez Olarte should spend a year in jail, followed by deportation to Colombia. But defense attorney Bernie Allen surprised the court by announcing the priest had already returned to his native country.”

2nd Circuit Rules Statutory Rape a ‘Crime of Violence’ Kellie A. Wagner The Connecticut Law Tribune 11-24-03 “A person convicted of statutory rape is considered to have committed a crime of violence even if the perpetrator did not actually physically harm the victim, a three-judge panel of the 2nd U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.”

from LMS D.C. Archdiocese Issues Abuse Data – 26 Priests Identified as Likely Molesters By Caryle Murphy – Washington Post 11/7/03 “The Washington Archdiocese said yesterday that 26 of its priests have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse over the past 56 years and that it has spent $4.3 million on victim compensation, legal fees and other expenses stemming from those cases. About 85% of the incidents of abuse occurred before 1980, and the last known incidents occurred in 1990, said archdiocesan spokeswoman Susan Gibbs. She said that none of the 26 priests is still in active ministry.”

Priest gets life for assaulting 13-year-old Tyler, Texas (AP) “A former priest who fled to South America to evade prosecution was sentenced by a jury to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old altar girl.”

from LMS Police seek to extradite three St John of God brothers 11/28/03 “New Zealand police are to try to extradite three St John of God brothers from Australia to face 47 sex abuse charges in New Zealand. The order has paid out compensation of between $30,000 and $100,000 each for alleged abuse of at least 73 former students of the Christchurch residential school Marylands. …Christchurch police said 47 charges had been laid against three St John of God brothers, all of whom now live in New South Wales.”
from LMS Victim irate man able to run for school board Betty Ann Adam and Lana Haight The StarPhoenix 10/22/03 “The woman who says she was impregnated when she was 15 by Saskatoon Catholic school board candidate Denis Hall is angry that Hall denies his crime and that he is still involved with youth through sports….Hall, who is running for the board of education for Saskatoon Catholic Schools in today’s election, pleaded guilty in July 1981 to two counts of having sexual intercourse with females aged 14 to 16 and two counts of indecent assault on females. Four other charges of indecent assault were not pursued. The offences occurred between 1974 and 1980 in Regina, Swift Current and Melfort. Hall was sentenced to an 18-month jail term and was released in June 1982.”

from LMS Alliance MP vows to push for federal inquiry into N.B. pedophile Scandal – Chris Morris Canadian Press 10/14/03 “Islandview, N.B. (CP) “Peter Goldring, MP for Edmonton Centre-East, pointed towards the unremarkable brick building where hundreds of boys were sexually assaulted and traumatized and said there has been a coverup of what he believes was a pedophile ring. Only one person, Karl Toft, was convicted and sentenced to jail for crimes against children who were in his care as a guard at the reform school in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.” “”There are over 700 victims who have no answers….” Toft, 67, is nearing the end of a 13-year jail sentence for 34 separate counts of child abuse, including sexual interference, buggery and sexual assault. Toft has admitted to assaulting as many as 200 boys who were in his care at the now-closed Kingsclear facility. In July 2001, about 250 victims made financial compensation claims and another 400 either have claims pending or made criminal complaints.”

Child sex industry thriving in Mexico Accused include Americans, men with ties to powerful figures 11/2/03 By Brooks Egerton and Brendan M. Case “It doesn’t stop at the U.S. border. Authorities say smugglers have lured Mexican girls to Southern California with false promises of housekeeping jobs, then turned them into virtual sex slaves at migrant labor camps. Some adults accused of being players in the industry have ties to powerful figures. Mr. Borja, for instance, has a friend in the upper echelons of Acapulco’s Catholic Archdiocese, although its spokesman says Mr. Borja is not a priest or a member of any lay Catholic organization – just “a sick man.” Franciscan officials say they have no record of him being a member of their order. Yet for at least two decades, and despite at least three previous police investigations of abuse allegations, he identified himself as Father Borja and ran a well-known home for street kids called Franciscan House. U.S. investigators said they have linked Franciscan House and another local shelter to the child sex trade. Mexican police declined repeated interview requests. Mr. Borja, in a brief jailhouse interview with The Dallas Morning News , said he was an innocent victim of a plot stemming from a dispute over his land, which is near Acapulco’s tourist strip.” Http://

from LMS Chile awakens to child prostitution after scandal – One organization finds 65,000 online pedophile networks – Jen Ross, Chronicle Foreign Service 11/24/03 Santiago, Chile “…Claudio Spiniak, 55, and six colleagues, were charged with using a luxury gym he owns for sadomasochistic orgies with children. He has also been accused of producing and distributing child pornography. The scandal has linked two right-wing senators of the Independent Democratic Union party (UDI) to the pedophile ring as well as prominent businessmen and four police officers, who were arrested last week for obstruction of justice. Several politicians have accused opposition parties of using the sordid case for political gain. UDI leaders say it’s a smear campaign to weaken their presidential candidate in the 2005 election.” “”Fuentes says her organization has identified 65,000 online networks of pedophiles across Chile and charges have been filed in 30 cases.”

Child abuse shown live on internet – Amelia Hill 11/9/03 “Children are being sexually abused to order by paedophiles who charge other members of their virtual sex-rings a fee to watch over the internet as it takes place.” “But this is the first time that real-time images of internet abuse have been sold for cash, raising concerns that criminal entrepreneurs have moved into the world of online child abuse.” “‘This is an online version of what has been happening for years,’ said Tink Palmer, a specialist in child abuse on the internet for Barnardos, who has identified the new tactic by paedophiles. ‘Children have long been sold by paedophiles to other abusers in their ring. This is the obvious next step.”,7369,1081169,00.html

from LMS For Albanians, It’s Come to This: A Son for a TV By Nicholas Wood 11/13/03 Durres, Albania, “Over the past 12 years, since the collapse of Stalinism here, a substantial trade in children has established itself in Albania, Europe’s most impoverished and long most isolated country. No one has exact figures for the number of children involved, but the government estimates that 6,000 children have been sent abroad for use in begging and prostitution rackets, or in some cases sold to Western couples for adoption.”

Man Given Parole in Mass. Day Care Case – By Jennifer Peter – Boston (AP) “A man convicted of raping eight youngsters in one of the nation’s most lurid – and bitterly disputed – child-molestation cases has been granted parole and could go free next spring after 17 years in prison. Gerald “Tooky” Amirault was found guilty in 1986 of abusing children at his family’s suburban day-care center and was sentenced to 30 to 40 years in prison. His mother and sister were convicted in a separate trial.” “”I knew it was going to come someday,” said Barbara Standke, 47, whose son was one of the victims. “The parole officer told me he would have to stay away from children, and at this point I guess that’s all we can ask for. But it’s not going to help my son any.”…The Amiraults claimed they were railroaded by questionable testimony from child witnesses.” “The families of 16 children, including the eight who testified in the child abuse cases, received $20 million in damages.”

from LMS Tests show brother, sister were fathered by priest By Ralph Ranalli, Globe Staff, 10/29/03 “Paternity tests show that a brother and sister from Southeastern Massachusetts were fathered by a Catholic priest who had a lengthy affair with their mother and fled her home the night she died of a drug overdose in 1973.”

from LMS Set free to prey: Released sex fiends went on to kill, rape by Jessica Heslam and Dave Wedge 11/17/03 “A Cape Cod priest entangled in a Falmouth murder probe was a central figure at a Bridgewater treatment center more than a decade ago during a mass exodus of hardcore criminals set free only to murder and rape again. The Rev. Donald Turlick and a group of psychologists and counselors, some of whom are still treating and testifying today on behalf of sex offenders, paved the road to freedom for three future killers, two accused killers, at least three repeat rapists and other offenders from the center’s 12-bed halfway house from 1989 to 1992.”

from LMS Deadly entanglement: Priest planned to leave estate to accused killer by Dave Wedge 11/21/03 “Disgraced priest Bernard Kelly planned to leave his massive East Otis vacation property to his lover-turned-accused killer Paul Nolin and was planning to hand down $10,000 to an alleged New Bedford pedophile priest, court records show. Kelly, who is accused of embezzling more than $50,000 from St. Joseph’s Church in Woods Hole, had been planning since 1991 to leave his multimillion-dollar estate to his brother, Douglas. But in August, Kelly cut his brother out of the will, opting to leave his sprawling East Otis farmhouse and four lots to Nolin, a convicted child rapist indicted yesterday for the Sept. 20 kidnapping and murder of 20-year-old Jonathan Wessner. According to a lawsuit filed by Douglas Kelly, Nolin and Bernard Kelly were “homosexual lovers.” Investigators also have said the pair were lovers, a claim denied by their attorneys.”

from LMS Cape priest took polygraph, lawyer says – Denies knowledge of Wessner case By Anne Barnard, Globe Staff, 11/5/03 “Barnstable – For the first time since he became embroiled in a murder investigation and was forced to leave his church, the Rev. Bernard R. Kelly said yesterday through his lawyer that alleged killer Paul R. Nolin Jr. never spoke with him about the death of Jonathan Wessner….Barnstable County Superior Court Judge Richard Connon apparently rejected Kelly’s assertion that his conversations with Nolin after the killing were confidential because he was Nolin’s pastor….The legal dispute hinged on whether conversations with Nolin were confidential under the clergy privilege that protects statements by people seeking spiritual guidance or comfort, or whether they took place outside a religious context. Kelly, 70, has told investigators that he had a sexual relationship with Nolin, a law enforcement source has said.”

from LMS Priest sued for swindle: Accused killer’s pal eyed for stealing at least $50G by Dave Wedge 11/20/03 “An embattled priest with close ties to accused killer Paul Nolin pocketed more than $50,000 in church cash and is being sued by the Diocese of Fall River, according to records obtained by the Herald. The Rev. Bernard Kelly is under investigation by Cape Cod prosecutors and is expected to face charges he swindled St. Joseph’s out of thousands of dollars during his six-year tenure at the Woods Hole church, according to his attorney, Frank O’Boy.”

from LMS Slay suspect’s ties to priest, psychologist investigated – Anne Barnard, Globe Staff, 11/20/03 “Investigators probing the death of a 20-year-old Cape Cod man are seeking to learn whether his accused killer, a convicted child rapist, had a sexual relationship with a priest and psychologist who counseled him in prison and advocated for his release. Two former workers at the sex offender treatment center where Paul Nolin was incarcerated for 12 years said investigators recently asked them for details of Nolin’s relationship with the Rev. Donald A. Turlick, a licensed psychologist who was Nolin’s therapist at the center. Paula Erickson, a former counselor at the Massachusetts Treatment Center for the Sexually Dangerous in Bridgewater, said she told investigators that Turlick brought in contraband for Nolin, including condoms, silk pajamas, and gold chains, and that it was well known in the facility that Nolin and Turlick were “an item.”

has descriptions of abuse – Children Renew Abuse Allegations In McLaughlin Retrial Teresa Brumback 12/04/02 “After years of appeals and other court actions, former attorney Bruce McLaughlin returned to court this week for a rare retrial on charges that he sexually molested his children. McLaughlin was convicted on those charges in 1999 and was sentenced to 13 years in prison. That conviction was overturned earlier this year, allowing a new trial. The case is expected to continue through Friday in Loudoun County Circuit Court. On the second day of testimony Tuesday, his two sons and one of his twin daughters repeated their testimony that their father had sexually molested them.” “She told of a time when her sister told her that her father wanted to see her. She went upstairs to his parents’ room where he asked her to get in the bed, where he was lying on his back under bedcovers. “He told me to open my mouth and get under the covers.” From there, she gave a detailed account…” “McLaughlin has claimed that his children were coaxed by their mother into making false allegations.”

Acquitted: McLaughlin Cleared Of Abuse Charges Teresa Brumback 12/11/02

from LMS Kingston faces another abuse case By Douglas Belkin, Globe Staff, 10/31/03 “Kingston – A town jolted by the alleged rape of a boy by a selectman just weeks ago began wrestling with another crisis yesterday when a respected School Committee member was formally charged with sneaking over to a house, plying three teenage girls there with alcohol, and groping and videotaping them.”…Last year, a Kingston priest, Monsignor Frederick J. Ryan, resigned amid allegations that he had molested three teenage boys 20 years ago. And over the last 14 years, four Kingston police officers have been accused of sex crimes. Just four weeks ago, Selectman Richard Cretinon was charged by Plymouth police with raping a 14-year-old boy.”

Doc accused of financing child porn 11/1/03 by Steve Warmbir “A Naperville pediatrician (Dr. H. Marc Watzman) was ordered released Friday on a $50,000 bond under strict conditions, even after prosecutors alleged he paid $4,000 to a Russian outfit offering to create child porn movies with real children using the doctor’s own scenarios.”

from LMS Seminar profiles sex predators – By Paul Rolly “A Utah task force formed to investigate and prosecute Internet predators stalking children online for sex has opened 300 cases in 42 months and made 150 arrests.” “Hansen cited a study that showed one of four children who used the Internet gets some kind of unwanted exposure to pornography, one in five gets a sexual solicitation, one in seven are threatened or harassed and one in 33 is asked to meet somewhere for sex.”

This article describes abuse. from LMS Former lawyer guilty of multiple sex offences – Kim Pemberton – CanWest News Service 11/9/03 “A former criminal defence lawyer was found guilty this week in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver of 14 sex-related and assault charges involving minors…..It was the second trial and conviction of the man, in his 60s, who was previously declared a dangerous offender in 1998. However, his earlier 11 rape and sexual assault convictions and the dangerous-offender status were overturned by the Supreme Court of Canada – making him the first B.C. man to have a dangerous offender designation reversed by the court.”

This article has extremely graphic details of crimes. Defendant part of big cannibal scene 12/9/03 “The detective who investigated Germany’s infamous cannibal case told a court yesterday that he had stumbled upon a vast cannibal scene in Germany — involving several dentists and other professionals. Giving evidence in the trial of Armin Meiwes…federal investigator Wilfried Fehl yesterday said the gruesome case was not an isolated one. His officers had discovered a flourishing cannibal scene in Germany, he said, involving middle-class professionals, as well as manual workers. “We are talking about dentists, teachers, cooks, government officials and handymen,” he told the court, during the second day of Meiwes’ trial for murder. He added: “These are people who come from the middle reaches of society.”

Mother wins custody after 6-year fight – Austin woman went to jail to keep daughters away from sex-offender father By Claire Osborn – American-Statesman Staff 10/16/03 “Six years of agony for Debbie Schmidt ended in 15 minutes Thursday in a Travis County courtroom. The woman who battled courts in two states and spent a year in jail to keep her children away from their sex-offender father finally won. State District Judge Jeanne Meurer awarded Schmidt custody of her 9- and 11-year-old girls, Lora and Eliana Saavedra.”

Mind Control and Experimentation

This quote describes very graphic details of abuse. Quote from “A City Possessed – The Christchurch Civic Creche Case” by Lynley Hood, Longacre Press, 2001 (Note: though I do not necessarily agree with many of the author’s conclusions, including her skepticism over the following quote, I found this quote interesting and it may perhaps help explain the backlash in this case.) “Bart Dogwood, the ritual abuse believers’ key witness, was the ninth child to give evidence….Under cross-examination, Bart insisted that the circle incident really happened. He said that Peter, Gaye, Jan and Marie put sharp sticks and burning paper up his bum, put children in cages at the creche, threw them in trap doors at the Masonic Lodge and put them in coffins and buried them in graveyards. He said that Peter put his penis up his bum, and made him do poohs in the bath and eat it, and that someone put a needle up his penis and made it bleed.” p. 490

This may be heavy for survivors. Carol Rutz’s Lecture at Indiana University in November 2003 “I am a survivor of mind control experiments performed under the CIA’s MKULTRA program. MKULTRA was established in 1953 to counter soviet and Chinese advances in brainwashing and interrogation techniques and consisted of 149 subprojects contracted out to at least 80 institutions including hospitals and Universities.  In 1977 Director of Intelligence Stansfield Turner said the program was initiated because the Agency was confronted with “learning the state of the art of behavioral modification at a time when the U.S. Government was concerned about inexplicable behavior of persons behind the ‘iron curtain’ and American prisoners of war who had been subjected to so called brainwashing.” Now for some of my background.  I have DID, Dissociative Identity Disorder that used to be known as multiple personality disorder.”

Freemasons on Assembly agenda 11/20/03 “The Welsh Assembly will decide whether to force members to declare membership of the Freemasons early next year…In November 2002 a compromise solution, requiring membership of all private clubs to be declared, was defeated. Today, the Assembly’s standards committee heard there may not be enough support among the Labour group, which holds exactly half of the 60 seats in the chamber, to provide the necessary two-thirds majority to change the rules.”

Records of the…[CIA] (Record Group 263) 1894-1993 (bulk 1947-74)

A CIA Nazi Recruit in Jewish Drag London Times 12/15/00 SS killer was given new life as a Jew – Alan Hall on the death camp officer who was recruited by the CIA “The secret life of a former Nazi war criminal, who spied for America’s Central Intelligence Agency after the Second World War in return for a fake Jewish identity, was disclosed yesterday. The story of how Günter Reinemer, an S.S. lieutenant who commanded death squads at the Treblinka concentration camp, escaped the death penalty because of the CIA is told in a documentary to be screened in Germany next month. Reinemer was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Jews at Treblinka, the first concentration camp in Poland. More than a million Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto were killed at Treblinka. Given the identity Hans-Georg Wagner by the CIA, he later married a Jewish woman, lived in Israel and was buried in a Jewish cemetery. His story might have been buried with him had he not felt the need to confess in 1988, shortly before he apparently committed suicide. His statements form the basis of the documentary Wagner’s Confession.”

A Research Discussion Presentation Identifying Human Rights Violations – Ritual Abuse Torture – a presentation by Jeanne Sarson & Linda MacDonald at The Sixth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference, 2003

describes experiments from LMS Survivor of Nazi Experiments Says $8,000 Isn’t Enough by Steven Greenhouse 11/19/03 “The medical experiments that Simon Rozenkier says he saw and experienced in Nazi concentration camps strain the imagination.” “This year, Mr. Rozenkier filed a lawsuit accusing two German pharmaceutical giants, Bayer and Schering, of providing experts and drugs to Dr. Mengele and other Nazi doctors for sterilizations.”

Cult expert testifies Malvo may have been vulnerable to brainwashing Matthew Barakat, AP 12/6/03 Chesapeake, VA. “Lee Boyd Malvo could have been vulnerable to brainwashing by sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad because of a fractured childhood in which his mother often dropped out of his life, a cult expert testified Friday. “Instability is a factor in indoctrination,” said Paul Martin, a psychologist and former cult member. “People seek relief from that instability, that sense of insecurity in their life.”

Defense Portrays Sniper Suspect as Indoctrinated By Adam Liptak 11/23/03 Chesapeake, Va., “Lee Malvo learned to shoot, his lawyers say, by playing “very realistic and gory” video games given him by John A. Muhammad.”

Mental Health Experts Call Sniper Defendant Brainwashed By James Dao 12/11/03 Chesapeake, Va. “The experts have likened him to a child soldier and cult member. They said he was clinically depressed, even suicidal. They concluded he had lost touch with his identity and could not differentiate right from wrong…By trying to equate brainwashing with mental illness, Mr. Malvo’s lawyers have pushed the boundaries of the insanity defense into a gray area where precedents are few and obstacles to winning an acquittal are high, legal experts said.”

Cult expert Margaret Singer dead at 82 11/25/03 AP Berkeley, CA “Psychologist Margaret Singer, an expert on brainwashing and cults, has died. She was 82…..Born in Denver, where her father was the chief engineer at the U.S. Mint, Singer received her degrees from the University of Denver. She began studying brainwashing in the 1950s at Walter Reed Institute of Research in Washington, D. C., where she interviewed U.S. soldiers taken prisoner during the Korean War.”

This may be heavy for survivors. Info on Singer is at “Messing with Our Minds – With links to CIA mind control experts and accused child abusers, the false memory movement turns “blaming the victim” into a science Husayn Al-Kkurdi…”Still another false memory luminary is Margaret Singer, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of California-Berkeley. Long in the research loop of the “military-industrial-intelligence complex,” Singer’s involvement dates back to her experiments on returning Korean War veterans. Scrutinizing the behavior patterns of what were described as “collaborators,” “non-collaborators,” and “active resisters,” she noted that the “collaborators showed more typical and humanly responsive reactions” than the other groups, whose members “tended to be more apathetic and emotionally barren and withdrawn.”

from The following letter was sent to the American Family Federation in response to an article adapted from “Cults in Our Midst: The Hidden Menace in Our Everyday Lives” by Margaret Singer and Janja Lalich, Jossey-Bass, 1995….(please note I do not agree with Singer and Lalich) …an article in VOL. 2, No. 4, 1996, I was very dismayed at what I read in the following paragraph of the article “Aspects of Recovery” (page 3, column 1, lines 28-40). And I quote, “And what is wrong with cults is not just that cults are secret societies. In our culture, there are openly recognized, social secret societies, such as the Masons, in which new members know up front that they will gradually learn the shared rituals of the group….In (cults), there is a deliberate deception about what the group is and what some of the rituals might be, and primarily, there is deception about what the ultimate goal will be for a member, what will ultimately be demanded and expected, and what the damages resulting from some of the practices might be. A secret handshake is not equivalent to mind control.” (In the rest of the article I rebut this statement.) excerpt from my reply about her statement : “This is only one of the rituals the Masons…perform. This ritual has many aspects of an alleged cult, including a vow of secrecy, dissociating experiences, and threats of death for divulging secrets. Masonic rituals are not (to my knowledge) monitored by outside groups nor are their rituals a matter of public record. A secret handshake may not be equivalent to mind control, but highly disorienting rituals and death threats may be.”

From In a recent AFF News Briefs, April – Vol. 2, No. 2, 1998, American Family Federations upcoming Annual Conference, Children And Cults, May 29 – May 31, 1998 in Philadelphia, PA, the following speakers were listed: An Evening with Margaret Thaler Singer and Louis Jolyon West: Reflections Across 50 Years of Studying Mind Control and Psychological Abuse….It has been alleged that Louis Jolyon West has connections to CIA LSD experiments as well as alleged connections to MKULTRA. Further information on this can be found in “The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control” pages 62-64.

info on west is also at “It has been alleged that Louis Jolyon West had connections to CIA funded LSD projects. From “The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control,” John Marks, p. 63: “Suddenly there was a huge market for grants in academia, as Sid Gottlieb and his aides began to fund LSD projects at prestigious universities. The Agency’s LSD pathfinders can be identified : ….Louis Jolyon West at the University of Oklahoma…”

Bio-chip implant arrives for cashless transactions – Announcement at global security confab unveils syringe-injectable ID microchip 11/23/03 By Sherrie Gossett “At a global security conference held today in Paris, an American company announced a new syringe-injectable microchip implant for humans, designed to be used as a fraud-proof payment method for cash and credit-card transactions. The chip implant is being presented as an advance over credit cards and smart cards, which, absent biometrics and appropriate safeguard technologies, are subject to theft, resulting in identity fraud.”

Metal Heads – Scientists in Iowa have developed a magic metal that can turn walls into Speakers…Fortune Small Business 10/28/03 By Cora Daniels “Then Conley tells me to stick my fingers in my ears. “Relax,” he says as he places the cold disc on my forehead. “We’re just turning your head into a speaker.” A few seconds later, even though my ears are plugged, power chords blast through my skull. It feels like the loud crunch that fills my head when I bite into a tortilla chip, except the crunch is music. The stereo sound is inescapable.” “”The common ingredient in all of Etrema’s offerings is something called Terfenol-D, a metal that changes its shape–as quickly as 20,000 times a second–when exposed to a magnetic field. A tiny amount of the metal–about a splinter’s worth–causes invisible vibrations that are rapid and powerful…”,15114,534705,00.html
Masonry: Beyond the Light “Bill, a former 32º Mason, establishes the historical occult roots of Masonry in fertility cults and Illuminism.” This book is reviewed in SMART Issue #5 –

Friends’ warning ignored 11/16/03 By Mike Geniella – the Press Democrat Ukiah “Twenty-five years have done nothing to diminish the anger of Brenda Ganatos and Nancy Busch. The two women still get fighting mad about how Mendocino County officials and the local news media, and later their counterparts in San Francisco, turned a blind eye to the Rev. Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple. Jones arrived in Mendocino County in 1965, and he and his followers quickly infiltrated the local political and government establishments. Temple members worked at every level of local…”

Approval sought to test brain implant – Neuron-fired device would aid paralyzed people, state firm says By Jeffrey Krasner, Globe Staff, 11/6/03 “A Foxborough company is about to ask federal regulators for permission to start testing a device that would enable paralyzed people to control computers directly with their brains or possibly help them move their limbs. Cyberkinetics Inc.”

Devices that read human thought now possible, study says – Brain implants could help severely disabled Carl T. Hall 11/10/03 “New Orleans – Less than a month after a widely heralded experiment showed how thought-reading implants can work in monkeys, scientists presented new findings Sunday suggesting such machines could work in people, too. Dr. Miguel A.L. Nicolelis of Duke University said previously unreported human experiments demonstrated success with one type of a so-called brain computer interface, or BCI.”

Dead Woman Who Accused Bush of Rape 11/12/2003 “Margie Schoedinger dies as a result of a gunshot wound to the head. Margie Schoedinger, the woman who allegedly filed a lawsuit against George W. Bush in December 2002, claiming that she had been raped, has died of a gunshot wound to the head, registered officially as “suicide”. The allegations were serious: the law suit apparently filed against George W. Bush in the County Civil Court in Fort Bend County, Texas, on 2nd December 2002, claimed that George Bush…had committed “individual sex crimes” against her and her husband. Margie Schoedinger further stated that after the claim, she had been harassed, that her bank account had been interfered with, that she had been threatened and beaten. She claimed 1 million USD in actual damages plus 49 million USD in punitive damages and emotional stress caused by the alleged incidents. Court documents filed on December 4th 2002 mention Bush, giving him 20 days to respond or appear in a court in Fort Bend. These papers were initialed by Fort Bend County Deputy Clerk, Becky Kasper. However, due to the ambiguous nature of the claims, which have never been substantiated, it is unclear whether the President of the USA was served with the suit.”

Woman files lawsuit against President By LeaAnne Klentzman – The Fort Bend Star 12/11/02 “A Fort Bend County woman files a lawsuit on former Governor and current sitting President George W. Bush. Margie Schoedinger of Missouri City, Texas has filed a lawsuit against George W. Bush in Fort Bend County Court. In her suit she is alleging “race based harassment and individual sex crimes committed against her and her husband.” The suit lists numerous offenses and asks for actual damages, punitive damages and judgments against George W. Bush. In her suit, among the many allegations, she has stated, “On or about, October 26, 2000, an attempt was made to abduct Plaintiff (Schoedinger) by three unknown assailants. Because of the actions of these assailants, Sugar Land police officers were dispatched to the scene. In the end, no report was taken. The assailants were treated respectfully and allowed to go free while Plaintiff (Schoedinger) was repeatedly and aggressively questioned. After filing a lawsuit, the Plaintiff’s family and past contacts were questioned and harassed.” As a result, Plaintiff dismissed Plaintiff’s lawsuit. Irrespective of Plaintiff dismissing the lawsuit, the harassment continued.” “As a part of their defense, the Sugar Land Police Department conducted a background investigation into Plaintiff’s past activities. In the end, this investigation yielded the following information: Plaintiff had seven dates, (which became seven lovers), had told no lies, committed no crimes, gotten 2 traffic tickets and dated George W. Bush as a minor.”

Website of Bush rape lawsuit –

from LMS Eugenics and the Nazis – the California connection by Edwin Black 11/9/03 “California’s eugenicists included potent but little-known race scientists, such as Army venereal disease specialist Dr. Paul Popenoe, citrus magnate Paul Gosney, Sacramento banker Charles Goethe, as well as members of the California state Board of Charities and Corrections and the University of California Board of Regents. Eugenics…extensive financing by corporate philanthropies, specifically the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harriman railroad fortune. They were all in league with some of America’s most respected scientists from such prestigious universities as Stanford, Yale, Harvard and Princeton. These academicians espoused race theory and race science, and then faked and twisted data to serve eugenics’ racist aims. Stanford President David Starr Jordan originated the notion of “race and blood” in his 1902 racial epistle “Blood of a Nation,” in which the university scholar declared that human qualities and conditions such as talent and poverty were passed through the blood. In 1904, the Carnegie Institution established a laboratory complex at Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island that stockpiled millions of index cards on ordinary Americans, as researchers carefully plotted the removal of families, bloodlines and whole peoples. From Cold Spring Harbor, eugenics advocates agitated in the legislatures of America, as well as the nation’s social service agencies and associations. The Harriman railroad fortune paid local charities, such as the New York Bureau of Industries and Immigration, to seek out Jewish, Italian and other immigrants in New York and other crowded cities and subject them to deportation, confinement or forced sterilization. The Rockefeller Foundation helped found the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz.”

from LMS Looking for veterans gassed at Suffield H. P. Friesen The Province 11/11/03 “Between 1941 and 1945, the government of Canada subjected more than 2,500 young Canadian soldiers to chemical weapons experiments at CFB Suffield, Alta. These experiments were undertaken without the informed consent of these brave young men. As a consequence of these horrendous experiments, many of them have suffered life-long physical and psychological damage…The Department of National Defence has declassified the tests so the participants are no longer bound by the sworn oath of secrecy.”

Journal Articles

Capturing the Friedmans – Where are the Clowns?  Film review by P. Anne Winter…The original article was printed in Survivorship Monthly Notes – October 2003 – Volume 5, Number 10. “A movie opened this year that’s causing film critics and viewers to walk away doubting a legal system that sent two self-confessed pedophiles, Arnold and his son Jesse Friedman, to prison. Both admitted under oath to sexually molesting children between the ages of 7-11 while “teaching” them a computer course in the family basement. Film maker Andrew Jarecki claims to be ‘obsessed’ with the tale of the Friedman family, portraying them as victims of a witch hunt in the late 80s….Twenty children testified during the grand jury investigation that resulted in indictments for the Friedmans. Jarecki shows us only three former students, who are less than convincing. No one mentions the children who could not sleep at night and carried baseball bats to bed. Nor do we hear about the third defendant, Jesse’s friend, who was prepared to testify about what happened in the classroom…..What would turn this film into a documentary? Inclusion of the missing evidence: the pornographic magazines and 9 pornographic software programs found in the classroom, the 3 sex aids, the 5 pornographic movies, the 6 pictures of naked people, the 3 flyers advertising homosexuality with boys.”

This article describes abuse. Beyond the Bogeyman – Psychotherapy Networker – November/December 2003 We need to develop a more mature perspective on the child molester By Katy Butler “Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, and Other Sex Offenders” By Anna C. Salter Basic Books. ISBN: 0-4650-7172-4 “The Social Organization of Sexuality—-the landmark 1994 study of American sexual practices spearheaded by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) and University of Chicago professor Edward Laumann—-found that 17 percent of its adult female informants and 12 percent of its male informants said they’d been touched sexually (90 percent genitally) by at least one adult before they turned 14. Extrapolating from the study’s 3,500 respondents to the U.S. population as a whole – using NORC’s stringent and narrow definition of abuse – this suggests that at least 23.8 million adult American women and 16.7 million men were sexually abused as children.” (202-829-2452)

Trail in Child Sex Video Led Halfway Around World By Marc Santora 10/28/03 Hartford “It was nearly five years ago when a man recorded a video featuring two young girls, one 10 and the other 11, engaging in sexually explicit acts with him in his apartment…”

Assisting Child Rape Victims: To Better Facilitate Prosecution of their Rapists – Case History and Discussion Lili Pintea-Reed, PhD “To better facilitate the eradication of child sexual abuse, the helping professional must have good understanding of the types of clinical evidence which court systems all over the world use to convict perpetrators. Professionals must also be fully aware of the types of stress experienced by child victims, and treatment modalities that are useful interventions for a child undergoing the rigors of testifying in court.”

from LMS Jumps in caseloads occurring all across the province Jane Sims, Free Press Reporter 10/17/03 “Agencies across the province report dramatic leaps in caseloads since 1995 and point to the crisis in poverty, violence and mental health as root causes. “Children are worse off, they are higher at risk, they are more challenging and they are more complex,” said Rod Podgieter.” “A ground-breaking study into child welfare cases at the Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex has uncovered alarming trends. – Seven out of 10 children were admitted to Children’s Aid Society care in 2001 for reasons of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse, up from four out of 10 in 1995.”

This article has graphic descriptions of abuse. Here’s a summary of the research on Burgus v. Braun et al that was presented by Lynn Crook at the 2002 International Society for the Study of Dissociation conference last year in Baltimore….In 1993 the Burgus family filed a malpractice lawsuit against Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Dr. Elva Poznanski, the boys” psychiatrist, and Dr. Bennett Braun, Pat’s psychiatrist…Before her hospitalization at Rush in 1983, Pat spent most days in bed in with the curtains drawn, unable to care for herself. She threatened to kill herself and others. Her husband came home for lunch to make sure the boys were fed. She became convinced that the doctor who did her tubal ligation had implanted a fetus during the surgery. She approached mothers of infant daughters, asking them if they would trade their daughter for her infant son, Mikey. Pat entered Rush diagnosed with multiple personality disorder and borderline personality disorder. Upon admission Pat was agitated and incoherent. During her first month on the unit and before she was placed on meds, Pat told staff “I’m switching [personalities] out of control today. I’m doing so much switching today I can’t believe it.” Pat testified that the rapid switching decreased over time as her medications were increased….Other patients said they recognized her from her participation in cult-related criminal activities. At the time of her release from Rush in 1987 Pat was more stable and integrated. Did Pat’s psychiatrist implant false memories as Pat has claimed? On January 17, 1997, a defense attorney asked Pat about the source of her memories. Pat repeatedly conceded that she had originated all the memories herself. Her psychiatrist did not implant any memories. He had simply passed on to her what the other patients had reported.” The full article is at

Letter: Letter misrepresented the facts in case 10/15/03 Jennifer Hoult, J.D.

Letter: Studies show corroboration for recalled memories 10/15/03 To the editor: In her Oct. 9 letter to the editor, Zene Hoult says that her husband’s daughter, Jennifer Hoult, “denied on national TV” that she ever testified that her father had sexually molested her. If it’s true that Jennifer Hoult recanted on national television, then why hasn’t Dr. Hoult appealed to have the jury decision reversed? If what Zene Hoult says is actually true, then why are her husband’s Social Security and pension still vulnerable to paying off what the jury awarded his daughter for damages? Why do the “Feds have Wayland man”? Another crucial piece missing from this letter is current research on recalled memories.” Lynn Crook Http://

The Assault on Truth: Freud’s Suppression of the Seduction Theory by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson – quote from book : “”Free and honest retrieval of painful memories cannot occur in the face of skepticism and fear of the truth. If the analyst is frightened of the real history of his own science, he will never be able to face the past of any of his patients…The time has come to cease from hiding from what is, after all, one of the great issues of human history.”” quote from review : “Jeffrey Massons “Assault on Truth” is probably one of the most important books of the 20th century. He shows in detail how Freud betrayed his female patients and how he finally ended up in denying the evidence of the widespread existence of child sexual abuse. Massons book is a forceful attack against the freudian movement, who even today build their whole theory about child sexuality and the oedipus complex on Freuds betrayal in 1897.”

Morning, Come Quickly by Wanda Karriker ISBN: 0-9717171-0-9 “A novel written by a psychologist about a psychologist in the Bible Belt who is forced, personally and professionally, to confront a culture of organized evil….incest and other sexual abuse, ritual abuse inflicted by destructive cults, unethical medical and mind control experiments, and child pornography intersecting with the war over “false memories” and the organized effort to destroy therapists who treat its casualties.”

“Award-winning film director and producer Sylvie Rokab captures a unique story about healing the scars of incest in this groundbreaking feature documentary Innermotion–The Dance of Incest premiering at the 18th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival…..According to FBI statistics, 67% of victims of sexual abuse in the US are juveniles. Innermotion has made it their mission to help other survivors heal. Also, they break the secrecy of incest to educate the general public. Their goal is to create a movement to eradicate child sexual abuse.”

from LMS Show extolling Thai sex trade got tax credit from Ottawa – Prostitutes ‘very, very good,’ viewers are told – Tom Blackwell, National Post, 11/22/03 “Taxpayers have helped fund a TV series on the Outdoor Life Network that enthusiastically promotes sex tourism to the bars and brothels of Thailand, a country beset by a huge adult and child prostitution problem.”

In 2002, there were 247,730 victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault. [2002 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)]….About three percent of American men — a total of 2.78 million men–have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. [Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women 1998.]….About 44% of rape victims are under age 18. Three out of every twenty victims (15%) are under age 12. [Sex Offenses and Offenders. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 1997.]….93% of juvenile sexual assault victims knew their attacker; 34.2% were family members and 58.7% acquaintances. Only seven percent of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim. [Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, 2000]”

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Traumatic Memories : Empirical Foundations, Forensic and Clinical Implications – Mary P. Koss, Shannon Tromp, and Melinda Tharan, University of Arizona “This article reviews empirical research on memories for negative personal experiences among adults….Evidence suggests that memories for traumatic experiences contain more central than peripheral detail, are reasonably accurate and well-retained for very long periods, but are not completely indellible. Assertions of eyewitness memory’s vulnerability to change through suggestion have overstated the evidence.” (Clin Psychol Sci Prac 2:000-000, 1995)

“Loftus and Burns (1982) presented college students with either a violent or nonviolent 1.25-minute videotape of a simulated bank robbery….Students who saw the violent version remembered the number (on a jersey) less well (4% correct) than those that viewed the nonviolent version (28% correct). This single finding from the study has been widely cited as demonstrating that “mental shock” can produce retrograde amnesia, thereby impugning the ability of real eyewitnesses to faithfully report what they saw. However, other findings in the study paint a different picture, including results indicating that the two groups did not differ in their recall of the date and time, physical characteristics of the robber…,etc. The average percentage of correct recall across all items was 80% in the violent condition and 84% in the nonviolent condition.” (p. 120)

from LMS Time on side of abuse victims – New law suspends limit on civil suits By Christi Parsons 11/2/03 “By dramatically changing the way Illinois law looks at child sexual abuse and the nature of the harm it causes, a new statute has opened the door for many more civil suits against alleged abusers. The new law puts Illinois among the most lenient in how much time can pass before such a suit is filed, by essentially suspending the age limit for some accusers. The law now acknowledges the difference between unlocking a repressed memory of abuse and actually recognizing that it was harmful, giving accusers time for both realizations to happen before shutting the door to litigation….Whereas before the new law almost no one older than 28 had any legal recourse, now anyone of any age could conceivably bring a lawsuit.”,1,1920966.story?coll=chi-newslocal-hed

This describes violence. Lynch’s Book Says She Was Raped – New York 11/6/03 – “The authorized biography of former prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch reportedly says she was raped by her Iraqi captors. “I am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story”… Medical records cited in the book indicate that she was raped, the Daily News of New York said. Officials have said she has no memory of her ordeal.” This url may only be available to AOL users.

Iraqi Doctors Dispute Lynch Rape Claim – Nasiriyah, Iraq (Ap) – 11/7/03 “Iraqi doctors who treated former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch dismissed on Friday claims made in her biography that she was raped by her Iraqi captors.” “”The book does indeed cite some intelligence reports that she was treated brutally and a medical record which says, in the book, that she was a victim of a sodomozing rape,” Sawyer said. Dr. Mahdi Khafazji, an orthopedic surgeon at Nasiriyah’s main hospital performed surgery on Lynch to repair a fractured femur and said he found no signs that she was raped or sodomized. Khafazji, speaking at his private clinic in Nasiriyah, said he examined her extensively and would have detected signs of sexual assault. He said the examination turned up no trace of semen.”

Medical checks reveal Lynch’s rape hell By Paul D. Colford and Corky Siemaszko 11/7/03,4057,7792360%5E401,00.html

from BO Prevalence and psychological sequelae of self-reported childhood physical and sexual abuse in a general population sample of men and women. Briere J, Elliott DM Child Abuse Negl. 2003 Oct; 27(10):1205-22 “A national sampling service generated a geographically stratified, random sample of 1,442 subjects from the United States….Of all potential subjects, 935 (64.8%) returned substantially completed surveys….Sixty-six men and 152 women (14.2% and 32.3%, respectively) reported childhood experiences that satisfied criteria for sexual abuse, and 103 males and 92 females (22.2% and 19.5%, respectively) met criteria for physical abuse. Twenty-one percent of subjects with one type of abuse also had experienced the other type, and both types were associated with subsequent adult victimization. After controlling for demographics, adult history of interpersonal violence, and other child abuse, childhood sexual abuse was associated with all 10 scales of the TSI, and physical abuse was related to all TSI scales except those tapping sexual issues. Sexual abuse predicted more symptom variance than did physical abuse or adult interpersonal victimization.” Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

From BO Neuroimage 2003 Nov; 20 Suppl 1:S132-8. Psychogenic amnesia Markowitsch HJ “Experimental data, obtained especially with functional imaging methods, are presented to elucidate changes in neural activation during functional amnesic states. It is concluded that functional amnesic states, confined to a patient’s biography, can be triggered by environmentally induced stress and trauma, leading to lasting inability to retrieve autobiographical events. Such an impairment may be identified at the brain level using functional imaging techniques.” Physiological Psychology, University of Bielefeld, D-33501, Bielefeld, Germany

Research separates depression in trauma victims from others By Karen Patterson – Dallas Morning News “Chronically depressed adults who suffered trauma as children may warrant different treatment strategies from other depression patients, a new study shows. The research, released… by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined the effects of an antidepressant, psychotherapy or both among two groups of outpatients with chronic, moderately severe depression. One group had suffered childhood neglect, physical or sexual abuse, or the loss of a parent; the other hadn’t. Among all patients the drug, nefazodone, appeared to work about as effectively as did a form of psychotherapy targeting chronic depression. But in the group with trauma history, those on psychotherapy alone were twice as likely to recover from their depression.”

Differential responses to psychotherapy versus pharmacotherapy in patients with chronic forms of major depression and childhood trauma. Nemeroff CB, Heim CM, Thase ME, Klein DN, Rush AJ, Schatzberg AF, Ninan PT, McCullough JP Jr, Weiss PM, Dunner DL, Rothbaum BO, Kornstein S, Keitner G, Keller MB. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2003 Nov 13 “In this study, 681 patients with chronic forms of major depression were treated with an antidepressant (nefazodone), Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), or the combination. Overall, the effects of the antidepressant alone and psychotherapy alone were equal and significantly less effective than combination treatment. Among those with a history of early childhood trauma (loss of parents at an early age, physical or sexual abuse, or neglect), psychotherapy alone was superior to antidepressant monotherapy. Moreover, the combination of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy was only marginally superior to psychotherapy alone among the childhood abuse cohort. Our results suggest that psychotherapy may be an essential element in the treatment of patients with chronic forms of major depression and a history of childhood trauma.” Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322 and others

Ground Lost: The False Memory/Recovered Memory Therapy Debate by Alan W. Scheflin Psychiatric Times November 1999 Vol. XVI Issue 11 “The appearance in the DSM-IV indicates that the concept of repressed memory is generally accepted in the relevant scientific community. This satisfies courts following the Frye v United States, 293 F.1013 (1923) or Daubert v Merrell Dow Pharmaceutical, 113 S. Ct. 2786 (1993) rules regarding the admissibility of scientific testimony into evidence in court.” “Although the science is limited on this issue, the only three relevant studies conclude that repressed memories are no more and no less accurate than continuous memories (Dalenberg, 1996; Widom and Morris, 1997; Williams, 1995). Thus, courts and therapists should consider repressed memories no differently than they consider ordinary memories.”

Child Sexual Abuse “The Sexual Assault Resource Center reports that one in three girls and one in five boys will be sexually assaulted by the time they are 16 years old [John N. Briere, Child Abuse Trauma (Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1992); Diana E. Russell, The Secret Trauma: Incest in the Lives of Girls and Women (New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1986)],5, i [though] fewer than 10 percent of child sexual abuse cases are reported to authorities. [A 2001 University of Pennsylvania] study estimated that in the United States, 325,000 children a year were subjected to sexual exploitation, including prostitution, use in pornography and molestation. “According to Unicef, a million children are forced each year into pornographic productions that generate $20 billion in sales,” [Swiss Justice Minister Ruth Metzler] said. In 90% of the rapes of children less than 12 years old, the child knew the offender, according to police-recorded incident data. Family members account for 33% to 50% of abuse against girls and 10% to 20% against boys.”

Whistleblowers – You Are Not Alone “In an abusive family, the family member who seeks help is often denounced by the rest of the family. They resent the fact that a family member went public with their secret, or “blew the whistle” on the problem. Thus the Whistleblower feels abandoned or ostracized. If this has happened to you, realize that you are not alone, and you did the right thing.”

from LMS Step in earlier in abuse: experts – Children may get quicker aid. Impact of domestic violence on youngsters must be recognized, committee says – Debbie Parkes – The Gazette 11/15/03 “Youth-protection officials could soon have more power to intervene in cases where children are exposed to domestic violence. A greater recognition of the impact of psychological abuse and neglect on children is prompting a committee of experts to recommend changes to Quebec’s Youth Protection Act….Children living in psychologically abusive environments – and that includes children who are constantly belittled or denied parental affection – lag behind in school and social skills, are more likely to suffer from depression as children and adults, and are more likely to get in trouble with the law, he said. Godman, director of youth protection for Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, was part of the 10-member committee that submitted its lengthy report yesterday to the Health and Social Services Department….Godman said brain-imaging research shows clearly that living in such stressful environments has detrimental long-term impact on children. He likened the effects of witnessing chronic abuse to the post-traumatic stress experienced by holocaust survivors and Vietnam veterans.”

Ralph Underwager, Ex-advisory Board Member of the FMSF, “Ralph C. Underwager, age 74, of Northfield, died November 29, 2003. Born in Elgin, IL. Survived by wife, Hollida Wakefield…” excellent urls on Underwager include :

“Dr. Underwager is not a medical doctor, he does not have the expertise or qualifications to either evaluate Dr. Levitt’s examination technique for child abuse victims, or assess its acceptance or reputation in the scientific community. The trial court did not err in excluding Dr. Underwager’s testimony about learned memory.” “PAIDIKA: Is choosing paedophilia for you a responsible choice for the individuals? RALPH UNDERWAGER: Certainly it is responsible. What I have been struck by as I have come to know more about and understand people who choose paedophilia is that they let themselves be too much defined by other people. That is usually an essentially negative definition. Paedophiles spend a lot of time and energy defending their choice. I don’t think that a paedophile needs to do that. Paedophiles can boldly and courageously affirm what they choose.” Reporter: Six American states have given Dr. Salter a grant to check Underwager’s methods in court. And what did she find? Anna Salter: That he isn’t accurate. That what he says in court does not necessarily fairly represent the literature. Reporter: He distorts the facts?  Anna Salter: Uh, frequently. Sometimes he quotes specific studies, and he’s frequently wrong about what the studies say.” STATE OF MINNESOTA IN COURT OF APPEALS C0-97-55 In Re: Investigation of Dr. Ralph Underwager, Ph.D., L.P. by the Minnesota Board of Psychology. Filed July 8, 1997 Affirmed Kalitowski, Judge Ramsey County District Court File No. C59612185 “The Board received a complaint that alleged a violation of a rule of conduct for psychologists during Underwager’s examination of S.K.H.. Because Underwager is a licensed psychologist, the investigation is within the authority and jurisdiction of the Board. Although Underwager claims the Board lacks authority to issue a subpoena because it is not investigating him, the record indicates the Board issued the subpoena as a result of a complaint regarding Underwager. Underwager also claims the Board lacks authority to investigate him because S.K.H. was not a client. We disagree.” LITANY FOR FATHERS written by Ralph Underwager, Ph. D. for The American Coalition for Fathers and Children (ACFC) June, 1998

Court worker faces new issues By Justin Post “Warren – New charges were filed recently against a Trumbull County Family Court psychologist accused of using a controversial, nonvalidated diagnosis in child custody evaluations. The State Board of Psychology in Columbus has submitted 11 new allegations against Dr. Douglas C. Darnall. Those are in addition to five others that were filed last year by former clients. The charges stem from complaints filed by five people. Darnall is accused of negligence and other administrative violations. The most recent allegations accuse Darnall of “refusing to release records to the board” and “prohibiting the board from conducting an investigation into the content and consistency of his professional record.” Similar to the allegations filed in December, Darnall is accused of using a nonvalidated diagnosis to classify patients’ behavior, and that he used a nonpublished test – the “parental alienation scale” to form conclusions in psychological assessment, which the state says contradicts the standards for educational and psychological testing…Darnall, in denying the allegations, said he plans to fight them during his hearing. He believes the complaints are being filed by disgruntled parents who disagreed with his evaluations.”

from BO Child sexual abuse and number of sexual partners in young women: The role of abuse severity, coping style, and sexual functioning. Merrill LL, Guimond JM, Thomsen CJ, Milner JS. J Consult Clin Psychol 2003 Dec; 71(6):987-996. “The authors proposed and tested a model describing distinct pathways through which childhood sexual abuse (CSA) may lead to relatively low or high numbers of sexual partners in adulthood. Path analyses were conducted on survey responses of young female US Navy recruits who reported CSA (N=547). Use of avoidant strategies to cope with CSA was expected to produce higher levels of sexual problems and fewer heterosexual sex partners, whereas use of self-destructive coping strategies was expected to result in more dysfunctional sexual behavior and more heterosexual sex partners. As predicted, the effect of CSA on number of sex partners was largely mediated by coping strategies and dysfunctional sexual behavior.” Naval Health Research Ctr, San Diego, CA, US.

Science of child abuse, its media presentation, and forensic considerations – Symposium planned for Sunday Feb 15 2004, 9:00-10:30 AM Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Seattle, 12-16 February 2004. “We will examine the methodological approaches taken in some of the research in this area: its applicability and its limitations to understanding child abuse and trauma, including the way researchers frame their research questions, the way this research is presented to the media, and the way the media portrays this research. The presenters will also discuss how and why trends in scientific research, and the media presentation of this work, can foster disbelief in reports by victims, discount the experiences of real victims of sexual abuse, and create opportunities for misuse of research results in forensic contexts.”

Relational Remembering: Rethinking the Memory Wars” By Sue Campbell (0-7425-3281-X 238pp, Cloth 0-7425-3280-1) “Tracing the impact of the memory wars on science and culture, Relational Remembering offers a vigorous philosophical challenge to the contemporary skepticism about memory that is their legacy. Campbell uses the false memory debates to defend a feminist reconceptualization of personal memory as relational, social and subject to politics.”^DB/CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=0742532801

Briere, John, & Marsha Runtz. University males’ sexual interest in children: Predicting potential indices of “pedophilia” in a nonforensic sample. Child Abuse & Neglect, 13(1), 1989, 65 75. “The authors surveyed 193 male undergraduates regarding their sexual interest in children, as well as their responses to questions theoretically relevant to pedophilia. 21% of the men reported sexual attraction to some small children, 9% described sexual fantasies involving children, 5% admitted to having masturbated to sexual fantasies involving children, and 7% indicated some likelihood of having sex with a child if they could avoid detection and punishment. A sexual interest in children were associated with negative early sexual experiences, masturbation to pornography, self-reported likelihood of raping a woman, frequent sex partners, sexual conflicts, and attitudes supportive of sexual dominance over women. ” Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles

Major findings from the Canadian incidence study of reported child abuse and neglect. Trocme NM, Tourigny M, MacLaurin B, Fallon B. Child Abuse Negl 2003 Dec; 27(12):1427-39. “A survey conducted in a random sample of 51 child welfare service areas across Canada tracked child maltreatment investigations conducted during the months of October to December 1998, produced a national sample of 7,672 child maltreatment investigations….Forty-five percent of investigations were substantiated and in a further 22% of investigations maltreatment remained suspected. Primary reasons for investigation were physical abuse (31%), sexual abuse (11%), neglect (40%), and emotional maltreatment (19%). A larger proportion of physical abuse cases are isolated incidents involving older children and are more likely to lead to injuries. Sexual abuse, neglect and emotional maltreatment involve more chronic situations with children showing signs of emotional harm.” Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, 246 Bloor St. West, Ont., M5S 1A1, Toronto, Canada

This site has very heavy and descriptive content – The Emotional Life of Nations by Lloyd deMause Chapter 8 – The Evolution of Childrearing “…parents until relatively recently have been so frightened of and have so hated their newborn infants that they have killed them by the billions, routinely sent them out to extremely neglectful wetnurses, tied them up tightly in swaddling bandages lest they be overpowered by them, starved, mutilated, raped, neglected and beat them so badly that prior to modern times I have not been able to find evidence of a single parent who would not today be put in jail for child abuse….”It is not surprising that the existence of widespread child abuse throughout history has been viewed with disbelief. In this chapter, the historical evidence for each childrearing practice will be presented, focusing on the actual statements made by caretakers and children so that one can understand the intrapsychic reasons behind the abuse and neglect and show how parents have struggled against restaging their own childhoods and have slowly evolved the more loving, empathic childrearing which has been achieved by some families in the modern world.”

This may be heavy for survivors. Anal findings in sexual abuse of children (a descriptive study). Bruni M. J Forensic Sci. 2003 Nov; 48(6):1343-6. “The aim of this study was to assess anal physical findings in children whose abuse was admitted by the perpetrator. Fifty children were studied in whom medical assessment took place remote in time from anal abuse which was admitted by the perpetrator. Medical assessment included examination to detect the presence of anal physical signs. Most frequent signs were anal scars and tags (either single or multiple) present, respectively, in 84 and 32% of cases. In some cases scars extended to the perianal region….In 6% of the cases there were no abnormal anal findings. The results confirm earlier reports that physical signs, including scars, tags, RAD, funneled anus and extensive venous congestion, are often present in abused children, singly or in combination, and that anal examination should be undertaken even months after a known or suspected sexual assault. In the legal setting these physical signs are seen in association with anal abuse and support the child’s statement. They do not per se provide proof of abuse.” Universita di Brescia, Specialista in Medicina Legale e delle, Assicurazioni-Chirurgia generale-Urologia, Via Procaccini 34, 20154 Milano, Italy.

Reported contact with child protection services among those reporting child physical and sexual abuse: Results from a community survey. MacMillan HL, Jamieson E, Walsh CA. Child Abuse Negl. 2003 Dec; 27(12):1397-408. “A random sample of residents aged 15 and older participated in the Ontario Health Supplement (N=9,953). A face-to-face interview included a question about contact with Child Protection Services (CPS), and the Child Maltreatment History Self-Report, a self-administered questionnaire, was used to assess history of child physical and sexual abuse. RESULTS: Only a very small percentage of respondents with a history of child abuse reported contact with CPS; 5.1% of those with a history of physical abuse, and 8.7% of those with a history of sexual abuse.” Canadian Centre for Studies of Children at Risk, Faculty of Health Sciences and Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, McMaster University, Patterson Building, Chedoke Division, Box 2000, Ont., L8N 3Z5, Hamilton, Canada

Differences between accounts provided by witnesses and alleged victims of child sexual abuse. Lamb ME, Sternberg KJ, Orbach Y, Hershkowitz I, Horowitz D. Child Abuse Negl. 2003 Sep; 27(9):1019-31. “Witnesses and victims provided similar amounts of information about the incidents of abuse. Interviewers used more open-ended invitations and elicited more information using open-ended prompts from witnesses than from victims, whereas they used more risky (including suggestive) prompts when interviewing victims…..These results confirm that young children can be informative witnesses about events that they have either experienced or witnessed.” National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA