Issue 86 – May 2009
S M A R T
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Issue 86 – May 2009
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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From Confessions of a Whistle-Blower: Lessons Learned Author: Anna C. Salter DOI: 10.1207/s15327019eb0802_2 Published in: Ethics & Behavior, Volume 8, Issue 2 June 1998 , pages 115 – 124 http://ritualabuse.us/research/memory-fms/confessions-of-a-whistle-blower-lessons-learned/
“”The argument between the field of child sexual abuse and the backlash against survivors is not an academic debate between two well meaning groups equally invested in ascertaining truth. It is not an academic debate at all; it is a political fight.” P. 121
“What wins political fights is organization and stamina and a refusal to be intimidated.” P. 122
Trauma and Recovery Book by Judith Lewis Herman; Basic Books, 1997. 290 pgs. p.246 – 247 Underlying the attack on psychotherapy, I believe, is a recognition of the potential power of any relationship of witnessing. The consulting room is a privileged space dedicated to memory. Within that space, survivors gain the freedom to know and tell their stories. Even the most private and confidential disclosure of past abuses increases the likelihood of eventual public disclosure. And public disclosure is something that perpetrators are determined to prevent. As in the case of more overtly political crimes, perpetrators will fight tenaciously to ensure that their abuses remain unseen, unacknowledged, and consigned to oblivion.
The dialectic of trauma is playing itself out once again. It is worth remembering that this is not the first time in history that those who have listened closely to trauma survivors have been subject to challenge. Nor will it be the last. In the past few years, many clinicians have had to learn to deal with the same tactics of harassment and intimidation that grassroots advocates for women, children and other oppressed groups have long endured. We, the bystanders, have had to look within ourselves to find some small portion of the courage that victims of violence must muster every day.
Some attacks have been downright silly; many have been quite ugly. Though frightening, these attacks are an implicit tribute to the power of the healing relationship. They remind us that creating a protected space where survivors can speak their truth is an act of liberation. They remind us that bearing witness, even within the confines of that sanctuary, is an act of solidarity. They remind us also that moral neutrality in the conflict between victim and perpetrator is not an option. Like all other bystanders, therapists are sometimes forced to take sides. Those who stand with the victim will inevitably have to face the perpetrator’s unmasked fury. For many of us, there can be no greater honor. Judith Lewis Herman, M.D. February, 1997 http://books.google.com/books?id=3cn2R0KenN0C
Resources and Information
Please note: Listing of these resources does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are for educational value only and some may be heavy for survivors to read. Some of the conferences listed may not necessarily be safe for all survivors. S.M.A.R.T. recommends always bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques. Some of the information in this newsletter came from ACHES-MC (Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors – Mind Control) for unconsentually federally funded mind control as children or adults Canada contact Lynne Moss-Sharman, 230 Miles St. E. #3, Thunder Bay, Ont. P7C 1J6, firstname.lastname@example.org
new web pages
Proof ritual abuse exists video – http://www.youtube.com/stopritualabuse
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Information on our 2009 conference http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/
Extreme Abuse Survey Research – http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/eas-studies/
http://eassurvey.wordpress.com/ Recent worldwide survey of ritual abuse
http://ritualabusearticles.wordpress.com/ Ritual Abuse articles
“CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS” Documentary or Whitewash?
http://mcmmartinpreschooltrial.wordpress.com/ McMartin Preschool Trial information
describes crimes – Wasaga Beach man charged in child porn raids by Trina Berlo 2/5/09 OPP …Commissioner Julian Fantino announced at a press conference in Toronto earlier today a total of 93 charges had been laid against 31 people after police executed 33 search warrants in raids across the province yesterday. Charges include sexual assault, sexual interference, making child pornography, making child pornography available, distributing child pornography and possession of child pornography….The raids were executed by police services in 18 municipalities, including Barrie, as part of the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Assault and Exploitation on the Internet. Since the strategy was implemented in August 2006 at the request of the provincial government, police have laid 1,983 charges against 634 people as a result of 4,782 investigations. The Child Sexual Exploitation Section of the OPP investigated another 996 cases, resulting in 392 charges being laid against 144 people….Those charged are all men and many are relatives or neighbours of victims, said police. Police say collections of child pornography in circulation on the Internet include hundreds of thousands of images and hundreds of child rape videos. The victims are increasingly younger and the images are more violent as the appetite for live video of child sexual abuse on the Internet grows, say police. Often mistaken as victimless, most child pornography offences in Ontario involve the actual sexual exploitation, rape and sexual torture of children, including infants, on-camera, said police….Studies suggest 19 out of 20 cases of child sexual abuse go undetected. Only one in 10 adults report sexual assault and the sexual assault of children is reported less often. Possessors of child pornography have a very high propensity to be hands-on abusers, and studies in the United States indicate that anywhere from 30-80 per cent of collectors of child sexual abuse images are hands-on abusers. Studies indicate abusers have anywhere from 13-30 child victims each. http://www.simcoe.com/article/128263
describes crimes – Guilty Plea Entered in Ponchatoula Sexual-abuse Case – Prison Time Could Be Avoided with Plea By David J. Mitchell Advocate Florida parishes bureau 2/17/09 Amite – The estranged wife of a former church pastor convicted in a child sexual-abuse scandal at a now-defunct Ponchatoula church pleaded guilty late this morning to obstruction of justice under an agreement with prosecutors. Under the terms of her “best interests of justice” plea, Robbin Lamonica, 49, of Hammond, could avoid any prison time in connection with charges from the case, attorneys on both sides said. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss three counts of aggravated rape and four counts of aggravated oral sexual battery in exchange for the guilty plea entered today before Judge Zorraine M. “Zoey” Waguespack at the Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse in Amite….Prosecution and defense attorneys also said Lamonica has agreed to testify at future trials in the Hosanna case, which has raised lurid child sex charges amid allegations of satanic rituals at the church. Seven members of Hosanna Church have been indicted or convicted in connection with the alleged child sex ring. Juries have convicted former Hosanna pastor Louis D. Lamonica, Robbin Lamonica’s estranged husband, and Austin “Trey” Bernard III on allegations of child rape. Lamonica is serving four concurrent life sentences and Bernard three consecutive life sentences….The defendant does not admit to a specific act but admits that prosecutors have enough evidence to get a conviction on the charge in question. http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/39743437.html
Jeff Anderson & Associates: Clergy Sex Case vs. Vatican Moves Forward By: PR Newswire 3/3/09 Portland, Ore. – The following was released today by Jeff Anderson & Associates: The Vatican can be sued for a pedophile priest’s crimes, according to a new appeals court ruling issued today. In a unanimous 60 page decision, a three judge panel in Portland, Oregon ruled that a man who was sexually assaulted in the 1960s by Fr. Andrew Ronan can pursue his civil lawsuit for damages against the Holy See. “In a rigid hierarchy like the Catholic church, decisions come from Rome, so it’s crucial that Rome be held responsible for on-going cover ups of clergy sex crimes,” said St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents the alleged victim. “This ruling sends a clear signal that anyone who enables American kids to be molested will face legal consequences. It will help prevent future child assaults and cover ups of those assaults. It also signals that the Vatican is not above the law.” Ronan is accused of molesting kids in his native Ireland. He was then sent to Chicago, where he allegedly abused again, and finally transferred to an Oregon Catholic school, where he reportedly assaulted the victim in this case. Ronan is now deceased. The case was argued by Professor Marci Hamilton, a Cardozo law school faculty member. Defending the Vatican was attorney Jeff Lena of Berkeley, CA. SOURCE Jeff Anderson & Associates http://uk.sys-con.com/node/862696
related page http://www.andersonadvocates.com/ViewFile.aspx?ID=231
“Civil Liberties” and Uncivil Lies: What the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights Have in Common – An Agenda to Keep Child Predator Identities Secret By Marci A. Hamilton 3/19/2009 Yesterday, March 18, the New York Assembly Rules Committee passed the Child Victims Act (Assembly Bill A02596/Senate Bill S02568), which will extend the criminal and civil statute of limitations for child sex abuse by five years. It will also open a one-year window of opportunity for child sex abuse victims to go to court even if their statute of limitations already had expired. The next stop is the full Assembly and then on to the Senate….If this bill is passed, as it looks like it will be, the result will be that parents in New York will know many more names of perpetrators at the end of next year than they do today. When California enacted such a window in 2003, by comparison, 300 new perpetrators were publicly named….The New York Civil Liberties Union’s Disappointing Anti-Child Victim Position – and Why It Is So Unpersuasive – Meanwhile, the New York Civil Liberties Union apparently does not want New York citizens to learn the identities of perpetrators, because they are the defendants the NYCLU would represent. They are taking the side of the perpetrators, making the patently ridiculous argument that it is not “fair” for those who preyed on children to be named decades after their abuse occurred, because memories are faulty. Once again, the truth has taken a hit from a group intent on misinforming the public for its own ends. The NYCLU appears to be ignorant of the vast literature on child sex abuse over the last couple of decades, and has not accurately informed legislators or anyone else about how the burdens of proof are apportioned in such cases. In fact, when the statute of limitations window is opened, and the statute’s term is extended, the plaintiff still bears the initial burden of proof and if the plaintiff has no corroborating evidence, then the case is over. It is rare that a defendant has to defend himself or herself against claims that are solely the result of the victim’s story, or the result of “faulty memories.” In the overwhelming majority of cases, instead, there are markers of abuse that can corroborate a victim’s story. While the crime itself occurs usually with no one else there, child sex abuse victims display common characteristics that can be traced to the abuse, such as falling grades, depression, sexual confusion, and substance abuse. There is also evidence to be adduced about the availability of the victim to the perpetrator. For example, did the perpetrator call the child out of class on a regular basis for private “counseling” sessions? With respect to organizations, there are also employee files that often prove that the organization knew about the perpetrator’s dangerous predisposition toward children, but did nothing. That is true of the Catholic Church, with its “secret archives,” which so often provide all the information anyone would need to know the hierarchy’s role in crafting the unsafe conditions that led to the abuse. Some of the most important corroborating evidence, though, comes from the fact that most abusers have multiple — and even, in some cases, hundreds — of victims….The NYCLU, like the ACLU, is an institution that makes the world a worse place for children. The NYCLU and ACLU rarely, if ever, take the position of the child, unless the issue is free speech in public schools. Whether the issue is the medical neglect of children in faith-healing homes, or the abuse of children in polygamous families, or the failure to educate children in Amish or Mennonite communities, they choose the religious parents to the detriment of the helpless children. It is a record that all those in the emerging civil rights movement for children have come to know well, and to be deeply disappointed by. The truth is that the NYCLU and ACLU seem incapable of factoring the rights of children into the mix. The ACLU might as well be called the Adult Civil Liberties Union. These organizations’ knee-jerk reaction to the Child Victims Act is not only dangerous to children and families, but also based on outdated, inaccurate information about the reality of childhood sexual abuse.
A Window for Justice 3/22/09 For decades, priests who preyed sexually on children did so with shocking ease and impunity. Their superiors acted as functional accomplices, shuttling abusive priests among parishes and buying or bullying victims into silence. Shame and guilt did the rest, burying abuses under a shroud of secrecy that often far outlasted the statute of limitations for prosecutions or lawsuits. Those victims deserve a day in court. The New York Legislature should grant it to them, by passing a bill that would temporarily lift the statute of limitations for civil lawsuits involving the sexual abuse of children. The bill would open a one-year window during which accusers would be allowed to sue in civil court, no matter how old the case. After a year, the statute of limitations would be restored, but an accuser would have up to 10 years after turning 18 to make a claim, instead of five. The statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions would not be changed. Like similar measures in Delaware and California, the Child Victims Act seeks to balance the need for reasonable time limits for lawsuits against the unusual challenges in uncovering sexual crimes against children. It can take decades before victims are ready to make the wrenching decision to tell their stories. Add to that problem the particulars of the priest abuse scandal. It had its roots in the 1960s and 70s, but did not engulf the Catholic Church — which systematically covered up for the criminals in its clergy — until 2002, when its many victims were in their 30s or older….Those fairness concerns are vastly outweighed by the need to dispense fairness to those who were powerless to seek it. Exposing abuse is also a matter of public safety. It is wrong to allow the institutional shame of the Catholic Church to remain hidden in church files and in the anguished hearts of victims. Their continued suffering and the prevention of future abuses are the strongest arguments for passage of the Child Victims Act. Http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/23/opinion/23mon3.html?_r=1&ref=opinion
Vatican can be sued for clergy abuse, judges rule – An Oregon man who alleges he was molested in the 1960s by a priest can pursue a civil lawsuit against the Holy See, a federal appeals court says.
By Manya A. Brachear March 5, 2009 Reporting from Chicago — A federal appeals court ruling has brought an Oregon man one step closer to suing the Vatican for sexual abuse he says he suffered by a Roman Catholic priest. In a 59-page decision issued Tuesday, a three-judge panel from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the man — who says he was molested in the 1960s by a priest at a Catholic school — can pursue a civil lawsuit against the Holy See because the priest allegedly abused him while serving in a religious capacity.
Texas child advocates believe system failed after FLDS raid By Paul A. Anthony The San Angelo Standard-times 03/27/09 ….The girl, a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was returned to her parents in June, and like 437 others, her case has been dismissed by the state’s Child Protective Services agency….Ripping into CPS for what they described as an inexplicable desire to drop the case as quickly as possible, Brown and her employees said the agency underestimated in its final assessment the amount of abuse that took place at the ranch. As well, they said CPS nonsuited children without adequately determining whether they were truly safe from the prospect of forced underage marriages. It’s a characterization with which the agency obviously disagrees — but which seems obvious to Brown. “At some point, CPS decided to turn a corner and just get out,” Brown said. “That’s when everybody stopped getting looked at.” ….”There has been a report of child abuse” at the compound, Brown said Walther told her. “I’ve signed a warrant for CPS and law enforcement. They’re going to check on some young ladies. There may be possible removals.” Brown said they were ready. The next day, Brown, in San Antonio, received periodic updates from Walther, the number of children increasing with each phone call. Could Brown’s CASA staff handle a dozen children, if necessary, the judge asked initially. Then the number grew to 35. Then 80 to 100. “Over the weekend, that number kept growing and growing,” Brown said. By Saturday afternoon, April 5, the number was 200. The advocacy center, then sporting a full-time staff of just four and already handling 268 children, scrambled, asking inactive volunteers to come in and help with paperwork and interviewing the children and parents. Fifty answered the call, and 35 new volunteers were sworn in. State and national CASA organizations arrived to provide help and advice about increased security as staffers received threats over their perceived role in the removal. ….Ultimately, CPS removed 468 people — 439 children and 29 women believed at the time to be children. The 468 people, Davis said, had just 18 last names between them. ….The guardians pressed CPS and the court to remove the mothers, something that eventually occurred April 14, leading to a series of tearful media interviews. Yet when Davis watched news footage of the outraged mothers on television, she noticed something strange, she said: They weren’t the same women with whom she had been working over the previous week. “Most of that was just staged,” Davis said. “There were some very good mothers, but they weren’t the ones on TV.” ….The children have been returned, most to the YFZ Ranch, living a lifestyle their court-appointed guardians are convinced is unhealthy for many of them. “There were definitely some of the cases where the children shouldn’t have been removed and should have been returned quickly,” Davis said. But, she continued, “These are children who were removed for a reason.” http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_12013868
The Fallen Feather- Indian Industrial Residential Schools – Canadian Confederation – Documentary 2007 – Between 1879 and 1986, upwards of 100,000 children in Canada were forcibly removed and placed into Indian Industrial Residential Schools. Their unique culture was stripped away to be replaced with a foreign European identity. Their family ties were cut, parents were forbidden to visit their children, and the children were prevented from returning home….Tens of thousands of cases of sexual and physical abuses. The Government has assumed partial responsibility for this historical wrong and has agreed to pay out Billions in damages. They agree that the assimilation of First Nations children within these Industrial Schools was a terrible mistake. http://www.fallenfeatherproductions.com/
Paul Shanley – Summary of Case: Shanley’s career had four stages. He spent the 1960s as a junior parish priest at St. Patrick’s in Stoneham (a suburb north of Boston) and at St. Francis of Assisi in Braintree (a working class suburb south of Boston). In the 1970s he was a “street priest” designated as the Boston archdiocese’s minister to “alienated youth.” In the 1980s he was a priest and pastor at St. Jean’s in the working class Nonantum section of Newton, west of Boston. And in the 1990s he was a fill-in priest in the San Bernardino diocese and an acting director of Leo House, a Catholic hostel in the New York archdiocese. He is accused of sexual abuse in each decade. His alleged victims were mostly male, but some women have come forward. Ages of the alleged victims at the time of the abuse range from 6 to 26, and the alleged offenses range from fondling to forced oral sex and anal rape. http://www.projecttruth2.com/Paul%20Richard%20Shanley.htm
Home of broken trust – Caroline Overington 3/13/09 articles describes abuse “The full name of the home was the Church of England North Coast Children’s Home,” he says. “The home was on the church grounds. Clergy worked there. Nuns worked there. It was a Church of England home.”….Campion says his goal was always to get the Anglican Church to admit responsibility for the abuse, as well as obtain a settlement. In April 2007, the church agreed to make a one-off payment of $825,000 to the 41 complainants, to be divided up on a scale of suffering. The worst abused would get $22,000, while others would get $10,000. There was a catch, however. The payment was not compensation for suffering, but an “act of compassion”. The church would not, and does not, agree that the North Coast Children’s Home was a church-run facility. Yes, it had a Church of England sign out the front, and yes, clergy worked there, but legally speaking, it was merely “connected” to the church, and therefore, the church was not “responsible” for the abuse….Campion’s Gold Coast flat is papered with evidence of his obsession: there are hundreds of letters and files and documents from the former department of child welfare. One example, from 1951, clearly shows that the home where Campion was raised was known as the Church of England North Coast Children’s Home. Another document, from 1939, describes the home as being controlled by a “local Church of England committee”. Under “Person in charge” it says: “Sister Bertha, Anglican Nun”. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25177776-28737,00.html
Home to something evil – What really happened at Haut de la Garenne, the children’s home at the centre of the Jersey care scandal last year? Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy report on a building that still houses some very dark secrets – Cathy Scott-Clark The Guardian, 3/14/09 Among the thousands of statements that still line the shelves of Harper’s old incident room, and in the testimony of former residents and workers at Haut de la Garenne and other institutions across Jersey, many of whom we tracked down and interviewed, harrowing stories are buried. Over a period of three decades, residents of the care homes made repeated complaints that they were being sexually and physically abused. A series of damning reports was produced, following confidential inquiries into these institutions, most of which went unheeded. Few prosecutions ensued. It is true to say there were no corpses. However, the testimony provides compelling evidence of a catastrophic failure within Jersey’s children’s services that ran a regime so punitive, they preferred to lock up problem children en masse than deal with them in their own homes: four times more children, proportionately, are imprisoned in Jersey than in its nearest neighbour, France. And what happened to them once in care was something that Harper’s team, had they not been distracted by murder plots, came close to exposing….Meanwhile the child abuse investigation, which had already identified 160 alleged victims, was, Harper claimed, taking flak. Http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/mar/14/haut-de-la-garenne
60,000 children in S-E Asian sex trade – 3/20/09 ANN/AFP – Denpasar, Bali – In a frightening statistic that is still creeping upwards, over 60,000 children in South-east Asia are being exploited in the multi-million-dollar world of sexual businesses and sex tourism, a seminar was told on Wednesday. Startlingly, law enforcers at times hesitate to swoop in to the rescue because the child may be a family’s sole source of income. “The number falling victim to sexual abuse is increasing,” said Mr Frans van Dijk, regional director of Terre des Hommes Netherlands, a Dutch aid body focused on children. The countries most affected are Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. At the South-east Asia Conference on Child Sex Tourism here, Mr van Dijk urged governments to take the issue more seriously. The situation was especially bad in Asia because some Asian men believed that having sex with children increased longevity, he said….Mr Marco Scarpati, president oF the Italian chapter of End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, said the rapid growth of technology, especially the Internet, played a major role in exacerbating the phenomenon of child-sex tourism. – the Jakarta Post/Asia News Network, Agence France-Presse http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20090320-129816.html
Austria smashes child porn ring 3/13/09 Austrian police say they have broken an internet child porn ring that spanned 170 countries and involved nearly 1,000 people, including teachers and doctors. Police say they have charged nearly 190 men in Austria and confiscated 14,000 computers, drives and disks. The images showed naked children aged nine to 12 from the US and Paraguay. It is one of the biggest crackdowns on indecent images of children in Austria, and was assisted by police in Croatia, where the site was registered. Police identified a total of 935 suspects as part of an international investigation, code-named Operation Sledgehammer. So far, 189 Austrians have been charged with downloading and dealing in child pornography and another 97 are under investigation, the police said. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7941935.stm
Arrests follow record child porn dragnet – Police forces across the country take part in sweep By Laura Drake, The Edmonton Journal; with files from Canwest News Service 3/27/09…In a cross-Canada dragnet dubbed Project Salvo, police executed 71 search warrants and arrested 57 suspects, with a number of additional arrest warrants, searches and investigations pending….
“Four years ago, we would have been looking at 50,000 to 100,000 images on one computer seized. But that was back when we were dealing with hard drives that were 80 gigabytes. We thought that was huge. “Now, you’re seeing routinely 750-GB hard drives. The most I’ve seen is a million and a half images on one computer.”….”No longer can we doubt that we have a growing problem in this country surrounding the sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children,” said Lianna McDonald, director of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. “Today’s announcement really underscores the need for Canadians to wake up and recognize that this growing problem is affecting all of our children.
The National Child Exploitation Co-ordination Centre, which holds the national mandate for co-ordinating these investigations, spearheaded the operation in conjunction with police across the country. McDonald said the Canadian Centre for Child Protection operates a tip line at cybertip.ca to receive reports of online child sexual exploitation. “We’ve received over 30,000 reports from Canadians,” McDonald said. “Of those confirmed reports of child pornography, 80 per cent pertain to children under the age of eight years old. These are not teens, these are not adolescents exploring. These are very, very young children.”…McDonald said 35 to 40 per cent of those reports received were sexual acts and assaults committed against the children in the images. “These online images and videos contain real victims — real children being sexually abused,” said Chief Const. Derek Egan, of the Saanich, B.C., police. “These arrests are important for many reasons — the partnership aspect, the number of arrests and the message that it sends. We will not be deterred from protecting children and making the Internet a safer place for everyone.”
Day Care and Child Abuse Cases http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/day-care-and-child-abuse-cases/
This page has information on the McMartin Preschool Case, Michelle Remembers, the Fells Acres – Amirault Case, the Wenatchee, Washington Case, the Dale Akiki Case, the Glendale Montessori – Toward case and the Little Rascals Day Care Center case.
Mind Control and Experimentation
An Interview With the Author of Hell Minus One – Anne A. Johnson Davis – My Story of Deliverance From Satanic Ritual Abuse and My Journey to Freedom
Q. What is Hell Minus One about?
Anne: Ultimately, Hell Minus One is a book about hope and empowerment. It is a memoir – a segment of my life. As the subtitle of my book states, it is “My Story of Deliverance from Satanic Ritual Abuse and My Journey to Freedom.”
Hell Minus One also reveals that there are people who engage in satanic ritual abuse. SRA is not a myth, as some claim it to be.
Other resources on Hell Minus One:
Hell Minus One – signed verified confessions of satanic ritual abuse – Anne’s parents confessed their atrocities – both in writing and verbally.
book’s web page – http://www.hellminusone.com/
Book aims to aid victims of ritual abuse by Ben Winslow Deseret News 12/10/08
Cult and Ritual Abuse – James Randall Noblitt – Chapter 6 – Empirical Evidence of Ritual Abuse http://books.google.com/books?id=zJkTTpfyJ-8C&printsec=frontcover#PPA55,M1
Psychometric measures of trauma among psychiatric patients reporting ritual abuse – Noblitt- Psychol Rep. 1995 Dec;77(3 Pt 1):743-7. The present investigation compared psychometric measures of trauma, the MMPI-2 PK and PS scales, in a group of patients reporting ritual abuse and another group with no such accounts of ritual abuse. Comparisons were statistically significant with mean PK and PS scores of 86.3 and 85.8, respectively, for the 34 reporting ritual abuse and 58.3 and 58.7 for the 31 not reporting ritual abuse. Further, 91% of the patients alleging ritual abuse had scores on at least one of the two scales within the clinical range, i.e., T score > or = 65. It was concluded that patients reporting histories of ritual abuse also showed significantly elevated scores on these scales and their scores were higher than those obtained for a sample of patients not reporting ritual abuse. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8559911
webpage describes graphic crimes – Chapters from THE EGYPTIAN MASONIC – SATANIC – CONNECTION – By David L. Carrico and Donna M. Carrico FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST MINISTRIES P. O. Box 4174, Evansville, IN 47724-4174 (812) 477-6338 E-mail: FOJCMinistries@cs.com includes : CHAPTER 6 – EGYPTIAN SATANISM – CHAPTER 7 – SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE (The author of Chapter 7 is Rick Doninger) – DRAWINGS BY SURVIVORS OF SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE – CHAPTER 9 – FREEMASONRY AND SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE “Our suspicions were first aroused that there could be a connection between Freemasonry and SRA during our involvement in the “Blue House SRA case in Evansville, Indiana. The children in Evansville alleged that they were taken from school and subjected to Satanic abuse in a blue house. According to Rick Doninger, the leading children’s advocate for the `blue house children’, all of the `blue house children’ claimed that they were abused by Masonic perpetrators. Mr. Doninger also informed us that the police who investigated the `blue house case’ also were Freemasons. No arrests resulted from the investigation.” http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/books/chapters-from-the-egyptian-masonic-satanic-connection/
article describes crimes – Rick Doninger – Blue House Case – Rick talked about the famous “Blue House” case in Vanderburg County (Evansville), Indiana in 1990, where several children were taken out of school and allegedly (the allegedly is mine) ritually abused. Even though there was a great deal of evidence, the case never even made it to a grand jury. The attorney that attempted to bring the case to trial was fighting a lot of political power. He once told his son that he had been threatened. About 10 years ago, Rick’s wife had been in “Sexual Child Abuse Rescue” (in Evansville). He mentioned that “justice was not something seen very often” and the “offenders were in a revolving door system.” They were starting to see multiple victim cases. They eye witnessed through binoculars and heard children’s accounts of what may have been sadistic pornography….Rick helped a lot of children at that tine. “Satanic ritual abuse was going on all over the country.” “At that time, 1,000 families were on the run from this judicial system.” He mentioned that nothing legal was being done in the justice system. He alleges that, most of the people involved in the ritual abuse cases were Masons. http://ritualabuse.us/2008/10/issue-8-may-1996/
Article describes crimes – The Remarkable Transformation Of One Child – CBS Evening News: After Being Subjected To Unspeakable Abuse, Mia Was Nearly Lost 2/17/09 by John Blackstone (CBS)….”The level of terror, when the pediatrician saw her, the neurologist saw her, everyone said: ‘what in the world happened to this child?'” Behrens said. According to Thom Snyder, the deputy district attorney of Kings County, Calif., the abuse Mia suffered was ritualistic — “Satanic in some way,” he said. Snyder knows well what happened to Mia when she was less than a year old. “She was an infant, but she was grievously sexually abused in ways that I think for the average individual . would be incomprehensible,” he said. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 3,300,000 reports of child abuse are made every year in the United States. And more than 80 percent of abused children carry lasting scars as an adult suffering from depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, according to the National Clearinghouse of Child Abuse and Neglect. Mia’s abuse was discovered after her father killed her baby sister. Mia had been abused since she was born. “She drew biting monsters. She drew naked women lying in pools of blood – the most ghastly pictures you can imagine a three-and-a-half year old drawing,” said Dr. Lenore Terr, a child psychiatrist….After years of treatment for wounds both mental and physical, there’s a different Mia. She’s a smiling, confident young woman. She told CBS News: “They thought I would never be able to socialize. They thought I would never be able to talk with people. I would be, like, in an animal state, like, growling, biting, scratching, hitting, screaming and stuff.” http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/17/eveningnews/main4808278.shtml
Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder – Google books
The book “Forensic aspects of dissociative identity disorder” looks at the role of crime in the lives of people that suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder. It is a collection of essays written by several international researchers. It explores the legal, moral, ethical and clinical questions that psychotherapists and other professionals face while working with those suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder. Authors that have contributed to the book come from the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, psychology, medicine, law, police, psychoanalysis and social work. Chapters include discussions on ritual abuse, dissociative identity disorder, mind control, extreme abuse, survivor accounts and criminal convictions.
The Fifteenth Annual Northern California Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference.
The conference will be 4/24 – 4/25/09 Presentations will include :
4/24 – Transforming Treatment: Symptoms, Substances and Axis IV – at the Sierra Health Foundation, 1321 Garden Hwy, Sacramento, CA from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For information write: CPPA, POB 1903, Davis, CA 95617 or email@example.com or call 916-233-8381
4/25 – RITUAL ABUSE IN THE 21st CENTURY at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 East 14th Street, Davis, CA, 9:30 – 5:00 pm. No cost, no registration – Speakers include Randy Noblitt, Ph.D., Pamela Perskin Noblitt, who co-edited Ritual Abuse in the 21st Century and co-authored Cult and Ritual Abuse, Jeanne Adams, author of Drawn Swords, Anne A. Johnson Davis, author of Hell Minus One (who has signed confessions from her perpetrators), and survivors of ritual abuse.
Speakers will discuss the evidence of ritual abuse; international research data from over 1,500 survivors; efforts to discredit allegations made by survivors; the psychological, behavioral and physical devastation left by such abuse; and pathways to wellness and recovery.
This conference is co-sponsored by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University. IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
Please contact conference coordinators at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-233-8381 for more information.
Recovered memory corroboration rates
There are many studies that show fairly high corroboration rates for recovered memories.
American Family Receives Asylum in Europe – A battered woman …fled the United States with her children to protect them from abuse. They were granted Asylum in the Netherlands. We told our Mom that our father was still hurting us and she believed us. We would show our mother the bruises when we returned from our fathers and we would beg her not to send us again. She pleaded with the court to protect us but they refused. When my father appeared at our home to pick us up I would cry so hard that I would throw up. Many times my mother would also cry and sometimes she couldn’t bear to make us go with him, but then my father would call the police. The policemen would enter our home and search for us. My brother and I would hide in the closets or under our beds. It was terrifying. The police would pull us out from underneath our beds and hand us over to this man who was beating us as we were kicking, screaming and begging for help. My father filed for a custody reversal based on Parental Alienation Syndrome and used the police reports as evidence that our mother was interfering in his relationship with his children. Even though the judge found that our father was abusive, in the very same order he issued a reversal of custody, citing that our mother was too traumatized from the abuse to care for us. I was 7 years old when a court officer arrived with my father and pried my fingers loose from my mothers dress. I was fighting with everything I had. http://www.americanchildrenunderground.blogspot.com/
describes traumatic events – Official blog of the book “Mother Had a Secret” – My name is Tiffany Fletcher and I am the second oldest of six children born to a mother diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder. My mother was originally diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder in March of 1994….My mother was abused as a child and kept silent. As a result, the cycle of silence continued throughout her life and forced its way into the lives of her children. This cycle can only be broken when the silence is interrupted and understanding begins to heal the scars that come from a lifetime of remaining silent. I am breaking free from the cycle of silence and telling the world my story. I encourage all to do the same. Only then can we move forward and truly be liberated from our past. http://motherhadasecret.blogspot.com
Child pornography: images of the abuse of children By Susan J. Creighton (November 2003)….An earlier police operation in 1998, Operation Cathedral, against a paedophile ring known as the Wonderland (after Alice in Wonderland) Club had seized 750,000 child pornography images. Over 1200 different children were identified among these images, only 18 of whom had been discovered, three in the U.K. (Downey, 2002). It should be stressed that these are the cases that come to light and have been recorded and not the true incidence. The COPINE project at the University of Cork has been conducting research on the volume and characteristics of child pornography on the Internet. During a six-week period in 2002 they came across 140,000 child abuse images, of which 35,000 were completely new. Twenty previously unseen children were identified among these 35,000 images (Taylor 2004)….The use of child pornography for barter and straight commercial dealing has increased with the advent of the Internet. Taylor and Quayle (2003) have documented how the desire for new pictures can lead some consumers to abuse their own, or neighbouring children, in order to supply fresh images for barter or sale. The commercial sale of child pornography on the Internet has been increasing. The recent Operation Ore in the U.K. grew out of Operation Avalanche in the US. This operation acquired the credit card details of Internet subscribers to child pornography websites run by a Texan company, Landslide Productions run by Tomas and Janice Reedy. At the time of their arrest in 1999 they were making $1.4 million a month from Internet subscribers to Landslide. With this demand for child pornography commercial suppliers are bound to exploit the market.
Childhood trauma has life-long effect on genes and the brain 2/22/09 – McGill Newsroom – Study confirms effects of early environment in brains of suicide victims – McGill University and Douglas Institute scientists have discovered that childhood trauma can actually alter your DNA and shape the way your genes work. This confirms in humans earlier findings in rats, that maternal care plays a significant role in influencing the genes that control our stress response. Using a sample of 36 brains; 12 suicide victims who were abused; 12 suicide victims who were not abused and 12 controls, the researchers discovered different epigenetic markings in the brains of the abused group. These markings influence the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function, a stress-response which increases the risk of suicide. This research builds upon findings published last May that showed how child abuse can leave epigenetic marks on DNA…..The all-McGill study is set to be published in the February 22, issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience.”We know from clinical experience that a difficult childhood can have an impact on the course of a person’s life”, said Dr. Turecki. “Now we are starting to understand the biological implications of such psychological abuse,” added Dr. Szyf. “The function of our DNA is not as fixed as previously believed, said Dr. Meaney. “The interaction between the environment and the DNA plays a crucial role in determining our resistance to stress thus the risk for suicide. Epigenetic marks are the product of this interaction.”
Editorial: Cornelia B. Wilbur, M.D. Richard P. Kluft, M.D – Dissociation Nl. V, No. 2, June 1992 – …While in Nebraska she had begun the treatment of a young teacher who hoped to take graduate training at Columbia. When this young woman, known as “Sybil,” relocated and resumed her treatment, Connie rapidly discovered the presence of multiple personalities. Connie’s efforts to present and publish her findings, and the rebuffs that she encountered and endured, are an embarrassing commentary on the mental health professions’ capacity to dissociate dissociative disorders. Suffice it to say, after years of rejection of her efforts to communicate what she had learned, she began to discuss a lay publication with a journalist whose integrity and honesty she had admired, Flora Rheta Schreiber. This project became a reality only after ” Sybil ‘ s ” integration. Eleven years after the publication of Sybil (1973), Connie’s first psychiatric paper on MPD, “Treatment of Multiple Personality” was published in Psychiatric Annals. Others followed, but the majority of her writings and presentations remain unpublished and unavailable.
Wilbur, C. B. (1984) . Treatment of multiple personality. Psychiatric Annals,14, 27-31.
Childhood Antecedents of Multiple Personality By Richard P. Kluft, American Psychiatric Association Meeting Published by American Psychiatric Pub, 1985 ISBN 0880480823, 9780880480826 258 pages google books http://books.google.com/books?id=AplwBTXWr44C
In the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida in and for Pinellas County Criminal Division State of Florida – CASE NO.: CRC99-18956CFANO Division: M – Nathan Brinkle – SPN: 01659274; Defendant. Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to Suppress #3, Motion to Suppress #4, and Amended Motion to Suppress #4 (Heard February 14, 2002, April 18,2002, and May 10, 2002)….Dr. Ofshe’s Testimony – After carefully listening to his testimony offered at the May 10, 2002 hearing, the court specifically declines to adopt any of the expert testimony offered by Dr. Ofshe. As explained below, the court found his testimony to lack credibility. First, the court specifically finds that Dr. Ofshe’s testimony on cross-examination, in a few critical areas, was wholly inconsistent with his testimony on direct-examination….
This observation leads the court to discuss another area of concern about Dr. Ofshe. It is clear to the court, after reading the transcript of the interview conducted at the Pinellas County Jail, that Dr. Ofshe did, in fact, ask the defendant numerous leading questions, and that he did indeed suggest to the defendant that he was bated, coerced, and improperly motivated during the interview (e.g., page 26, line 15:
Dr Ofshe: “You have to understand that they’re playing a game with you.”). During the interview, Dr. Ofshe repeatedly suggested and even told the defendant that he was manipulated and coerced, after which the defendant then stated: Okay. Now I’m catching on to what’s going on here…. For hours I was kind of lost before. I know she [defense counsel] told me what you was coming to really do, but, you know, until you get into it, until I get into it, you know, it really then- it’s really not dawned on me. [Transcript of Interview at Pinellas County Jail: pages 20-21 ].
That the defendant was ill prepared for the interview does not, in the court’s opinion justify a blatant attempt to “coach” the defendant or convince him that he was psychologically coerced. Although this arguably goes to the defendant’s theory of the case and the preparation thereof, it is a factor that the court can consider as the fact-finder to determine the expert witness’ credibility. For all of the reasons listed above, the court rejects the testimony of Dr. Ofshe, finding him to lack credibility. In deciding to reject his testimony for purposes of these pretrial motions, the court makes no comment on the admissibility of Dr. Ofshe’s testimony at trial or whether he is qualified as an expert to testify at trial. Boyer v. State, 2002 WL 925015, 27 Fla. L. Weekly D 1113 (Fla. 5-th DCA 2002) (holding that the trial court erred in excluding Dr. Ofshe’s testimony at trial after finding him qualified to testify as an expert where Dr. Ofshe’s testimony went to the defendant’s main defense). http://www.reid.com/educational_info/criticnbrinkley.html
In “First Person Plural, “….When several of his “alter” personalities begin to emerge, their secrets threaten to crumble the walls of West’s mind — walls he unconsciously erected when he was subjected to devastating childhood sexual abuse. First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple
By Cameron West – Pub. Hyperion, 1999 ISBN 0786889780, 9780786889785 368 pages http://books.google.com/books?id=sAX4LIr2Wo4C
Objective documentation of child abuse and dissociation in 12 murderers with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Lewis, D.O., Yeager, C.A., Swica, Y., Pincus, J.H., & Lewis, M. (1997). American Journal of Psychiatry, 154, 1703-1710. RESULTS: Signs and symptoms of dissociative identity disorder in childhood and adulthood were corroborated independently and from several sources in all 12 cases; objective evidence of severe abuse was obtained in 11 cases. The subjects had amnesia for most of the abuse and underreported it. Marked changes in writing style and/or signatures were documented in 10 cases. CONCLUSIONS: This study establishes, once and for all, the linkage between early severe abuse and dissociative identity disorder. Further, the data demonstrate that the disorder can be distinguished from malingering and from other disorders. The study shows that it is possible, with great effort, to obtain objective evidence of both the symptoms of dissociative identity disorder and the abuse that engenders it. http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/154/12/1703
describes crimes Sex assaults go unreported – Many women feel shame, have fear or mistrust authorities By Danielle Bell, The Daily News 3/15/09 The latest statistics available suggest that sexual assaults can go unreported because victims remain silent out of shame, fear of reprisal or a reluctance to get involved in the legal system….Victimization studies suggest many women never come forward. It’s a troubling trend that advocacy groups believe heightens awareness to ensure that adequate support services are in place. Fewer than 10% of sexual assault victims reported the crime to police in 2004, suggested by the latest figures from Statistics Canada in Measuring Women Against Violence: Statistical Trends 2006. Of spousal violence victims, 36% of women reported those crimes to police. Women that were younger, less-educated and living in lower-income households were more likely to report such crimes. http://www.timescolonist.com/news/victoria/assaults+unreported/1394360/story.html
Recovered Memory and the Daubert Criteria : Recovered Memory as Professionally Tested, Peer Reviewed, and Accepted in the Relevant Scientific Community – Constance Dalenberg – Alliant International University California School of Professional Psychology – Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, Vol. 7, No. 4, 274-310 (2006) DOI: 10.1177/1524838006294572 Research during the past two decades has firmly established the reliability of the phenomenon of recovered memory. This review first highlights the strongest evidence for the phenomenon itself and discusses the survey, experimental, and biological evidence for the varying mechanisms that may underlie the phenomenon. Routes to traumatic amnesia from dissociative detachment (loss of emotional content leading to loss of factual content) and from dissociative compartmentalization (failure in integration) are discussed. Next, an argument is made that false memory is a largely orthogonal concept to recovered memory; the possibility of one phenomena is largely irrelevant to the potential for the other. Furthermore, some aspects of the false memory research offer supportive data for the recovered memory researcher. Finally, the issue of error rates in making the Daubert case is explored. It is concluded that the weight of the evidence should allow the recovered memory victim to come before the court. http://tva.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/7/4/274
Trauma Articles – This page includes selected full-text articles about trauma — versions of preprints, published articles, or chapters. Several other resources relevant to trauma, disasters, psychology, and neuroscience are available on the Resources Page, as well as the Links page.
The Body Keeps The Score: Memory & the Evolving Psychobiology of Post Traumatic Stress
by Bessel van der Kolk first published in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 1994, 1(5), 253-265.
Dissociation & the Fragmentary Nature of Traumatic Memories: Overview & Exploratory Study
Bessel A. van der Kolk & Rita Fisler This is a version of their article published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, 1995, 8(4), 505-525. Since trauma is an inescapably stressful event that overwhelms people’s coping mechanisms it is uncertain to what degree the results of laboratory studies of ordinary events have relevance to the understanding of traumatic memories. This paper first reviews the literature on the differences between recollections of stressful and of traumatic events. It then reviews the evidence implicating dissociative processes as the central pathogenic mechanisms that give rise to PTSD. We present the results of a systematic exploratory study of 46 subjects with PTSD which indicates that traumatic memories are retrieved, at least initially, in the form of dissociated mental imprints of sensory and affective elements of the traumatic experience: as visual, olfactory, affective, auditory and kinesthetic experiences. Over time, subjects reported the gradual emergence of a personal narrative that can be properly referred to as “explicit memory”. The implications of these findings for understanding the nature of traumatic memories is discussed. http://www.trauma-pages.com/a/vanderk2.php
The Confirmation and Disconfirmation of Memories of Abuse in DID Patients – Dissociation : Vol. 8, No. 4, p. 253-258 – Kluft, Richard P. The charts of 34 dissociative identity disorder (DID) patients in treatment with the author were reviewed for instances of the confirmation or disconfirmation of recalled episodes of abuse occurring naturalistically in the course of their psychotherapies. Nineteen, or 56%, had instances of the confirmation of recalled abuses. Ten of the 19, or 53%, had always recalled the abuses that were confirmed. However, 13 of the 19, or 68%, obtained documentation of events that were recovered in the course of therapy, usually with the use of hypnosis. Three patients, or 9%, had instances in which the inaccuracy of their recollection could be demonstrated. https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/handle/1794/1155
Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder By Bennett G. Braun Published by American Psychiatric Pub, 1985 ISBN 0880480963, 9780880480963 206 pages google books
Little Rascals Day Care Center case
Closing Arguments in Child-Abuse Trial By Ronald Smothers, 3/24/1992 New York Times
Calling the operator of a day-care center who is the defendant in a child sex-abuse case an “evil, evil man,” the prosecution in the eight-month-long case began closing arguments today, painstakingly recalling children’s testimony that jurors had not heard since September…. Mr. Kelly, 43 years old, is facing 100 charges of sexually abusing a dozen children in 1988 and 1989 at the Little Rascals Day Care Center in Edenton, N. C., 60 miles east of here. Originally there were 248 charges involving 22 children, but the prosecution has withdrawn many charges while Judge D. Marsh McLelland of Pitt County Superior Court has dismissed others. Six Others Charged – Still, the case remains one of the largest child sex-abuse cases in the nation’s history in terms of number of charges and alleged victims. The case also involves charges against Mr. Kelly’s wife, Elizabeth, three adult employees of the center and two other adults. All have been accused of fondling, raping and sodomizing the children at the center….Testifying on his own behalf in January, Mr. Kelly said he never touched any of the children in a sexual way….Using 8-by-10-inch color photographs of each of the dozen children who testified, Mrs. Lamb recounted their own childish words in testifying about what “Mr. Bob” did to them. The words, which were children’s euphemisms for sex organs and body parts, seemed incongruous coming from the adult prosecutor, but with repetition even that incongruity served to highlight the horror of the allegations. http://www.nytimes.com/1992/03/24/us/closing-arguments-in-child-abuse-trial.html
Man convicted in N.C. child sex abuse case M. Mayfield 4/23/92 USA TODAY
In April 1992, “Robert Kelly Jr. was convicted of 99 of 100 counts of rape and related crimes against children.” One of the mothers of the 12 children that testified against Kelly stated that she felt “overwhelming relief.” The six other defendants, including Kelly’s wife, would face trials later. The jury believed the children on the witness stand. One juror stated “the children were convincing.” Kelly and his supporters believed he was innocent. He was sentenced to 12 consecutive life terms in prison. The trial “included 83 prosecution witnesses and 60 defense witnesses.” The children had testified that Kelly had forced them to have different types of sex. The parents testified that the children exhibited abnormal behavior. “Twelve children, between the ages of 4 and 7, testified, and the results of physical and psychological tests of them were presented as evidence.”
A related article is at http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1002268.html
Day-Care Owner Is Convicted of Child Molesting 4/23/92 The longest and costliest criminal trial ever held in North Carolina ended today when the owner of a day-care center was convicted on 99 of 100 charges of sexually abusing 12 children there. After 14 days of deliberating, a Pitt County Superior Court jury found the 44-year-old defendant, Robert F. Kelly Jr., guilty of 4 counts of rape, 46 of taking indecent liberties, 36 of first-degree sexual offense and 13 crimes against nature. He was acquitted only of a single charge of taking indecent liberties with one of the 12 children….one juror, Dennis Ray, did speak to reporters, saying the panel had rejected the defense’s assertion of widespread hysteria and had believed the children. “The children were convincing,” Mr. Ray said. http://www.nytimes.com/1992/04/23/us/day-care-owner-is-convicted-of-child-molesting.html
Six months after Betsy’s release, the Appellate Court of North Carolina overturned the convictions of both Robert Kelly and Dawn Wilson, stating that there were legal errors by the prosecution. On May 23, 1997, the prosecution dropped all charges related to the Little Rascals case against the two.