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The 6th Scottish Child Sexual Abuse and Satanist Ritual Abuse Awareness Roadshow is at the Ladywood Centre, Penicuik, EH26 8HD, this Saturday 12th May 2018 between 11am and 3pm.
Our speaker is the highly revered professional Janine Rennie.
We are an inclusive organisation, so all are welcome and we value and encourage constructive opinions and questions. We always have space for audience participation and we want to hear from you or maybe you want to just listen, which is also fine.
This is another opportunity for the public to come together to voice their concerns at the status quo.
Fresh Start Foundation look forward to welcoming you on Saturday.
Christians Demand Action Against Satanist Ritual Abuse
By Wilfred Wong for English Churchman
Satanist Ritual Abuse (SRA) exists in Britain and is a growing problem, harming and destroying the lives of an increasing number of children and vulnerable adults because the UK authorities are simply not taking this crime seriously, a conference in London of about 60 Christians heard on Saturday 21 May. The conference was organised by the Christian organisation, the Coalition Against Satanist Ritual Abuse (CASRA), which was founded in February 2014 to provide a permanent UK organisation that campaigns against SRA, conducts research on this issue and publicly exposes it.
LIST OF SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTED SRA CASES IN BRITAIN
(Note: this is not an exhaustive list)
1. On 9th November 1982, Malcolm and Susan Smith and Albert and Carole Hickman, were convicted in Telford, Shropshire for a series of sexual and physical assaults against children during the course of satanic rituals.Malcolm Smith carved an inverted cross on one child’s abdomen and branded her genitals with a red-hot altar knife.
2. On 23rd July 1987 Brian Williams was convicted at London’s Central Criminal Court for the sexual abuse of 15 girls and boys. He assaulted his victims on an altar dedicated to Satanand forced them to abuse each other.The rituals were performed with a Satanist pentagram drawn on the floor in blood.
3. On 8 August 1990 Reginald Harris was convicted at Worcester Crown Court after admitting to two specimen charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15 year old girl and her younger sister. Harris told his victims he was a satanist high priest. The children were terrified into submission by Harris’s satanist rituals. He had drawn up a satanist “coven contract of marriage” to the older girl.
4. On 3rd July 1992 a 57 year old satanist was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing his niece. He had raped his victim two or three times per week between the ages of 10 and 12. The Court also heard details of a “black magic room” where the abuser kept an altar and ritual equipment. When the child was 12 she became pregnant and was required by her uncle to give birth in that room. The victim was terrified by her uncle’s satanist rituals. He threatened to rape her younger sister and kill her pets if she ever spoke of the abuse. On one occasion he snapped the neck of one of her pets in front of her and drowned another.
Judge Dennis Clark told the man: “Your fascination with the occult or devil-worship played a part in impelling you towards this evil behaviour.”
5. On March 11, 2011, Colin Batley, the leader of a Satanist coven, was convicted at Swansea Crown Court of more than 20 sexual offences against children including 11 rapes.
He and other satanists had ritually abused children in Kidwelly, Wales, where their coven was based. The children, some as young as 11, were subjected to “organised and systematic” abuse by Batley, his wife and two women coven members.
Jacqueline Marling, 42, was jailed for 12 years for aiding and abetting rape, causing prostitution, indecency with a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. Batley’s wife Elaine, 47, was jailed for eight years on three charges of indecency with a child and sexual activity with a child. Shelly Millar, 35, was jailed for five years for indecency with a child and inciting a child to engage in sex. A fifth defendant, Vincent Barden, 70, admitted assaulting an under-age girl.
6. Two members of a Witches’ coven in St. Ives, Cornwall, were convicted at Truro Crown Court in December 2012 for their “ritualistic, sickening” sex abuse of young girls. Jailing Jack Kemp for 14 years and Peter Petrauske for 18, Judge Graham Cottle told them: “The offences range from the extremely serious to the truly horrifying.”
The judge said that the scars left on the victims were so obvious “that it would seem extremely unlikely that either of them have any real prospect of recovery.” Petrauske was convicted of rape, aiding and abetting an attempted rape, and indecent assault. Kemp was convicted of 10 sexual offences.
7. On February 9, 1989, Winchester Crown Court sentenced a sixty-year-old engineer to twelve years’ imprisonment on two charges of incest with one of his five daughters. The man, who was described in court as a practising Satanist had fathered several children by his own daughter. To one of them, to whom he was both father and grandfather, he later committed acts of gross indecency and indecent assault. He made his daughter pregnant no less than five times. She had two miscarriages, a still-birth and a normal child. Another was profoundly mentally and physically handicapped. He claimed to have been “instructed by the spirits” to have sex with his daughter. When police arrested the man at his home in Fareham near Portsmouth they found a small room in the bungalow that he described as his “magic room”. There were occult symbols on the floor and on the walls, and occult and witchcraft books. They also found a black priest’s robe and an altar. On it were phials of oil used in sex rituals. He pleaded not guilty to charges of incest with his four other daughters.
8. On 25 July 1988, Hazel Paul, a 28 year old mother of three, was jailed for 5 years at the Old Bailey. Paul was convicted of falsely imprisoning a 15-year-old girl and inflicting on her grievous bodily harm during satanic rituals. She also hypnotised the girl and encouraged a male friend to sexually abuse her.
The jury heard a 15-year-old boy describe how Paul had ordered him to cut and carve the girl during rituals which also involved placing lighted candles on or around the victim’s vagina. Two other defendants were convicted with Paul of the assaults. The jury heard, and accepted by convicting, the explicit details of Paul’s satanic rituals.
9. In 1987, Andrew Newell was sentenced to seven years in prison for killing his best friend in what was regarded by the police as a Satanist ritual. Newell stabbed Philip Booth five times around the heart. A murder charge was later reduced to manslaughter. Books on the occult and occult symbols were found in his room, with the words Lucifer, Leviathan, Satan and Belial. Timothy Barnes QC, told the court that Newell’s record box had been used as a makeshift black magic altar. It was covered with bloody fingerprints and a smear of Philip Booth’s blood.
“When police opened the box they found a lot of material associated with the supernatural,” he said, “including candles that had been lit and a white-handled knife.”
10. Peter MacKenzie was sentenced at St. Albans Crown Court in August 1989 to 15 years in prison for 4 rapes and 17 other sexual assaults against 13 juvenile girls. His victims were as young as 6. An accomplice, John Baxter-Taylor, pleaded guilty to one charge of indecent assault and was sentenced to 15 months in prison. The court heard how MacKenzie told his victims he was ‘Asmodeus’, an historic satanic name principally associated with 19th century French Satanism, and made them recite prayers dedicated to him. MacKenzie had sexual intercourse with girls aged 6 and 7 by promising them magic powers. MacKenzie said they could become witches in his magic circle. He terrified his victims by warning them that unless they took part in the rituals and kept silent about the abuse they would die. All the children had to undergo counselling and psychiatric help, which was expected to last for several years.
October 26th 2017 Mr Wong talking about Satanist Ritual Abuse at the Fresh Start Foundation Press Conference(time should be set, if not, starts at 19m 55secs)
End Ritual Abuse – www.endritualabuse.org This site provides articles, resources, and links to information and support.
Extreme Abuse Survey – www.extreme-abuse-survey.net Results, findings, questionnaires and presentations. More than 750 pages of documentation.
Mind Justice – www.mindjustice.org An extensive and well-organized site on with articles, source material, and position papers on mind control, torture, and non-lethal weapons
Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime and Healing – www.ra-info.org Information for Survivor’s, Therapists and Others.
Ritual Abuse Network Scotland – www.rans.org.uk An informative and useful resource for anyone connected with ritual abuse anywhere in the world, be they survivors, counsellors, or just a concerned friend.
DJ Jimmy Saville raped a girl of 15 during a satanic ritual
One campaigner said he had heard of babies born but never registered, so they would not be missed when killed by secret paedophile networks.The existence of such terrifying cults is said to have gone unchecked in Scotland for decades, with victims facing scepticism and outright disbelief.Many incidents took place years ago but experts are sure ritual abuse rings still operate.Police Scotland said yesterday they were taking the allegations “incredibly seriously” and would investigate any complaints.The claims will put the Scottish government under intense pressure to announce a public inquiry into historic child sexual abuse, with Scotland now the only part of the UK without such a review.The disturbing claims of snuff films and widespread ritual abuse made by two charities came to light during a lengthy investigation by the Sunday Express.
Horrific things are happening and nobody is getting caught
Last year we revealed that shamed DJ Jimmy Savile raped a girl aged 15 in 1975 during a satanic abuse ritual, while cloaked paedophiles looked on.Kate Short, of Kilmarnock-based charity Break The Silence, said: “We have had quite a lot of people who have been abused as part of a cult or a paedophile ring.http://www.breakthesilence.org.uk/“In the worst cases they have been forced to watch the making of snuff movies.”It’s the extreme, barbaric type of terror that can lead to serious personal disorder.“Victims are so brainwashed they don’t dare to speak out.”Charity Izzy’s Promise is based in Dundee.http://rans.org.uk/
Project co-ordinator Joseph Lumbasi said: “Babies are aborted for sacrifices.
“There is pornography, sick films.
“Horrific things are happening and nobody is getting caught.”
When evil visited Orkney: Untold story of ritual child abuse allegations on the island
A quarter of a century ago, Orkney was shattered by allegations of satanic ritual abuse on the island
TWENTY-FIVE years ago today, on February 27, 1991, a fleet of cars set off in convoy from Kirkwall on the Orkney mainland. It was barely light as they drove across the Churchill Barriers to the island of South Ronaldsay – they wanted to be sure that the children they were going to collect were still at home. From the outcry they incurred later, you’d have thought they were kidnappers holding families to ransom, not police and social workers trying to protect children from one of the most vicious forms of child abuse humans have yet devised – satanic ritual abuse (SRA).
Many people reading this will snort in derision – hasn’t SRA long been discredited? It’s just daft social workers without the wit to know when kids are being over-imaginative? Isn’t it?
A cardinal has fallen, the Catholic Church’s schools and institutions have been revealed as riddled with cruelty and perversion, and family entertainers have been exposed as paedophiles and rapists – and yet we doubt that this form of sexual abuse, which has existed for thousands of years, is still with us.
I first got involved in investigating SRA more than 20 years ago. Before Orkney there was a group of travelling families in Ayrshire whose children started talking about family abuse. One said he and his brothers had been filmed touching adults’ “wuggies and bums”. They were taken into care and there were endless court processes examining the evidence.
A few years earlier there was a kind of consensus among social workers that children didn’t lie about stuff like that. And at first no-one doubted the Ayrshire children. Forensic evidence backed up many of the things they said. One described his aunt crawling up his body and extracting two of his back teeth with a pair of big long scissors. A doctor from Glasgow Children’s Dental Hospital confirmed that the outer enamel of his teeth had come out in a neat, clean break that was “highly unusual” and could have been caused by using an instrument.
But five years after the initial charges had been made the parents were granted leave to petition for nobile officium, the ultimate appeal in Scots law. Evidence which had been accepted for five years was suddenly thrown into question. A new sheriff said the child who’d started the whole process off was a devious, manipulative little boy and should be sent back home – despite admitting that “it is possible that this has been a case of child abuse”.
By then the tide had turned. After a number of years of sensational convictions, there was suddenly a consensus among the media and the judiciary that there was no such thing as satanism. There were lying children, of course. Everyone knows the little sods lie all the time. There were also hysterical social workers, who, despite years of professional training, had all been swept up in a craze for madcap American thinking. And there were only innocent parents, poor victims whose children had been snatched from them and who must have their little darlings restored to them immediately. The family as the primary social unit was not to be questioned again – Britain’s newspapers would make sure of that.
The children in Ayrshire were sent home and so were the children who’d been removed from their homes in Orkney. They’d been taken to the mainland and housed with foster families in Highland region and in Strathclyde. There, they said the most bizarre things. One nine-year-old boy directed a play in which the “minister” was shown wearing split trousers revealing his bare backside, which the boy then hit. A seven-year-old girl in a different foster family became uncharacteristically aggressive when she was told she was going home and smashed a doll on the ground. She said she didn’t want to go and stood “like a wooden doll”, refusing to get dressed.
Such strange behaviour proves nothing, of course, though the fact there was so much of it in children from different accused families might surely have given the authorities pause for thought. Instead, Sheriff David Kelbie sent the children home without testing the evidence in court. This decision was criticised by the Law Society of Scotland and by Lord Clyde in his inquiry into the case, but that fact has been ignored for 25 years, to the extent that even as respected a news outlet as the BBC can report that the parents in Orkney were innocent. Innocent till proven guilty? Yes, but innocent beyond the shadow of a doubt? That, the Orkney parents can never claim.
Over the past 25 years I have written a number of articles on SRA and on recovered memory; I have gone back to Orkney to re-investigate; I have chased up members of the W family, the huge family at the heart of the case. Most of the articles have never seen the light of day. The one major piece I managed to get into the mainstream was in The Guardian Weekend magazine under the editorship of Deborah Orr. The house lawyer told her the article had a tendency to suggest the accused parents in Ayrshire were guilty. She chose to publish it in full.
Others were not so brave and it became one of the great frustrations of my writing career that I’d pour months of research into a piece, only to have it buried. One editor, on receiving an interview about a woman tied up in a cage for months, said she just didn’t believe such things happened. I’ve always wondered how she felt when Natascha Kampusch emerged from her years of captivity or when Elizabeth Fritzl talked about being imprisoned and raped by her own father.
EVEN those who deny the existence of international satanist networks can hardly pretend that satanist abuse never happens – in 2002 Manuela and Daniel Ruda were convicted by a German court of killing Frank Haagen, carving a pentagram into his stomach and drinking his blood. In 2011 Colin Batley was convicted of leading a satanist cult in the west Wales town of Kidwelly. Among other things he committed 11 separate rapes, three indecent assaults, six counts of buggery and four counts of possessing indecent images of a child.
Over and over again satanist abuse has been proved to exist, so why does so much energy go into denying it? I have never been able to understand it and in the end decided to have one final shot at putting SRA into the public domain again. I’d been talking to Bob, a survivor who’d been abused by a satanic sex ring as a child. Although he’d made a life for himself with marriage and a good job, his memories had started to take over his life, he’d lost the job and was now struggling to survive. I told him I probably wouldn’t be able to get his story into the papers, but he said it would help to talk about it. It was he who suggested I fictionalise it.
I was dubious at first because this form of abuse is so sensational in its essence that it’s hard to believe. People who’d tackled it before either went for horror, like Dennis Wheatley, or else drew in elements of the supernatural, as in Phil Rickman’s Midwinter Of The Spirit, recently dramatised on television. I find it hard to believe in the spirit world so the latter was not an option.
What I settled for was to make the story as real as possible and in doing so, to demystify it. Whether the perpetrators believe in the dark gods is irrelevant to me but what they do to their victims has haunted me for years. They tell children that satan always sees them – he’s the spider in the corner of the room or the staring-eyed cat. They have no freedom in their heads, which seems to me the cruellest abuse of all.
It was natural to set my novel, Dark Web, in Orkney, not just because I knew about the historic case but because the landscape there is so imbued with human history. The Neolithic village of Skara Brae, the chambered tombs all over the islands, the immense standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar all form a dramatic backdrop that makes you question what it is to be human.
Although the book is short, it has taken a huge amount of time – writing, shaping, rewriting. Trying to make it credible in literary terms is not the same as telling the truth. The publisher who had an option on the book thought it was very powerful though had some questions about the Orkney setting. Still, when she invited me for dinner at her house I thought we were going to discuss publication dates – she wanted autumn but I wanted to go earlier, at the summer solstice, as the climax of the book is set on that day.
Over wine and salmon she told me the book was on an important subject and was powerful, indeed scorching. But she said her editor had said he’d resign if she published it. Choosing to locate the story on Orkney would cause people to be triggered, even if they’d only peripherally been involved. Some of them might even commit suicide. You wouldn’t set a novel about a spree killer in Dunblane, would you?
I don’t think anything is barred to a writer, but she said I was immoral and heartless for even considering it. Given that the book has been driven all along by a concern for the survivors of SRA I found that hard to take, but also deeply puzzling. People who commit suicide generally do so because they find themselves unable to carry on with life, not because they’ve read something on a subject they already know about. People don’t normally threaten to resign over a book. My first two fictional books were nominated for literary prizes and one had been promoted in WH Smith, so such obdurate resistance was unexpected. As our argument became more robust her whole response seemed to me to be more and more irrational.
After years of struggle I shouldn’t have been surprised but I am still baffled. The setting won’t please the people of Orkney, who I’m sure would like to forget that the scandal of 25 years ago ever happened. But then I’m not writing for their tourist board – and the irony is that the book’s early readers have all really liked the evocations of the Orkney landscape. It seems to me that if the novel upsets anyone involved in the case it’s likely to be the people accused of abuse. My concern is not for them, because I believe they’re guilty – but that’s only my opinion and because it hasn’t been tested in the courts I can’t prove it.
Just as they can’t prove they’re innocent.
We’re supposed to be free to express our opinions in this country, but you wouldn’t think so from the way the publishing industry has reacted so far. I’ve approached over 30 agents and publishers and they have all said no.
Well, I say no too. No to pretending that families always provide ideal homes. No to abusing victims twice, the second time by refusing to believe them. I say no to depriving children of support, to making professionals unable to protect children properly. No to covering up the darker aspects of human nature till we’re absolutely forced to acknowledge them. Do we always have to wait till people are dead before we’re brave enough to expose them? To my knowledge, former prime minister Edward Heath was reported by at least five people to have been involved in satanic ceremonies. But the people who reported him were patients, so who could believe them? Right?
If I sound angry it’s because I am. Allegations of varying kinds of sexual abuse against Heath have now been received in eight different police authorities. The current inquiry, involving 4500 boxes of Heath’s personal papers, is being overseen by Wiltshire Police, who were investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in 2015 for allegedly failing to follow up similar accusations in the 1990s. Well, maybe they’ll get it right this time, when there’s no powerful political figure to go up against, when officers won’t slide down the promotions ladder because they’ve offended the wrong person. Maybe the press, society’s guard dog, will get it right now there’s no danger of being sued for libel. There is, after all, no risk in accusing a dead person.
The convictions, the ritual shamings of perpetrators, the public apologies are always, always, too late.
THE BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPAND BBC SHOWS THE TRUE COLORS OF SRSA
Fresh Start Foundation Ltd, a not for profit company, is delighted to announce that we, together with partners, will be rolling out a programme of child sexual abuse & Satanist ritual abuse awareness road shows throughout Scotland from Spring 2018, with the message that we will not leave any Victims & Survivors behind.
The lack of engagement with the Scottish Government’s CSA Inquiry, speaks volumes that Victims & Survivors are suffering in silence in large numbers. We are inviting you to engage with us so that together we can reach out to Victims & Survivors, to empower them by giving them a voice, so that they do not have to suffer in silence any more.
Accordingly, Fresh Start Foundation would like to cordially invite you to our Press Event on Thursday 26th October 2017, at the SYHA Edinburgh Central, EH7 4AL https://www.facebook.com/syhahostellingscotland/app/137541772984354/ to announce the dates for these road shows and outline why it is so important that we all work together for Victims & Survivors.
We look forward to you playing your part in putting things right.
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A man who went from job to job in care homes abusing children in Edinburgh and Lanark has been jailed for 10 years.
Brian Dailey, 70, assaulted and sexually molested children he was supposed to be looking after during abuse spanning a decade from 1973.
At the High Court in Edinburgh he was earlier found guilty of three indecency offences against boys and a girl and a further two charges of assault.
Dailey was placed on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.
A judge told the pensioner: “You have been convicted of five charges which involve the persistent, calculated, manipulative and predatory sexual abuse of two young boys and one teenage girl in relation to all of whom you were in a clear position of trust.”
Lord Armstrong said the abuse inflicted on the boys included acts that would now be classified as rape and told the former councillor that he had callously robbed victims of their childhood.
The judge said that he took into account Dailey’s current age and that the offences were historical, but added: “Nevertheless these crimes of which you have been convicted are disturbing.”
Lord Armstrong said: “In the case of the boys you threatened them to ensure their silence.”
Police were first alerted to Dailey as a predator 25 years ago when the girl victim revealed he targeted her for sexual abuse.
He was also investigated over abuse allegations at a different home six years later and reported to prosecutors but no action was taken at the time.
Dailey, from Edinburgh, had originally denied a total of seven charges of indecent behaviour and assault involving five children during his earlier trial.
He was acquitted of two of the indecency charges against two boys on not proven verdicts but was found guilty of the other five offences.
He subjected his first victim to sexual abuse at a home in Lanark in 1973 and 1974 when the boy was aged 10 and 11. He carried out serious sex acts on the child and also attacked him and forced his head under water.
Dailey’s second victim was assaulted and sexually abused by him at a residential school run by an order of Catholic nuns in Edinburgh when he was aged seven and eight in 1974.
The third female victim was housed in a local authority children’s home in Edinburgh when she was subjected to repeated abuse from the age of 14 in 1982.
Defence counsel Derick Nelson said Dailey had been assessed now as posing a moderate risk of further offending and had health concerns.
He said: “Whatever the sentence imposed today it will, of course, be very difficult for him, particularly at his age.”
A spokesman for NSPCC Scotland said: “Justice has finally caught up with Dailey whose abhorrent crimes against a string of young and vulnerable children were not only reprehensible but an appalling abuse of trust.
“We hope his victims will feel some sort of solace following today’s sentence.
“Child abuse can have a devastating impact on victims, the ripple effects of which can last long into adulthood.
“It is never too late to speak out and it is vital that people who have suffered despicable abuse at the hands of criminals such as Dailey have the confidence to come forward by knowing that they will be listened to and supported by the authorities.”
More than 60 institutions, including several top private schools and church bodies, are being investigated.
‘Courage of survivors’
Annabelle Ewing added: “Child abuse is the most horrific betrayal of our young people and, even where such crimes were committed decades ago, we will do all we can to help survivors get the justice they deserve.
“Police Scotland and the Crown continue to work tirelessly to bring perpetrators to justice through our criminal courts.
“And, while it may not be the right way forward for all, survivors may now be considering the option of accessing justice through the civil courts.
“This legal milestone would not have happened but for the courage of many adult survivors whose persistence and dedication have shone a light on the dark realities of child abuse.”
Joanne McMeeking, from the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (Celcis) at the University of Strathclyde, welcomed the introduction of the Act.
She said: “The abolishment of the time bar is the result of many years of successful campaigning by survivors.
“It is a welcome addition to the package of effective reparation as outlined in the Action Plan on Justice for victims of Historic Abuse of Children in Care.”