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Originally posted by akilles
But no, it s not a sign of a dark cloud that we live in. What happens to people who talk about child abuse and satanism on this forum?
Ridiculed, shut up, told they don't have evidence? Yep... Just imagine how you guys would have treated some one who said they had personally been abused, like a LIAR!
But its OK, its in the news now. Satanic child abuse, so feel free to clear your conscience for all the other times you obscured people's conversations on the topic, and WHY people would do such a thing.
What is missing from the court case as it stands are the allegations of occult activity as the motive for the sexual abuse of children and animals, he said. No physical evidence of the occult, such as pentagrams drawn on the floor and spell books were ever found, Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's Detective Mike DePhillips told the court.
Originally posted by Cug
Yea it's hard to find working links..it's a few weeks old and the AP requires all it's stories to be removed from the web after 2 weeks. but here is www.2theadvocate.com... 063005/new_cult001.shtml&hl=en&ie=UTF-8" target="_blank" class="postlink">Google's cached page
[edit on 8/1/2005 by Cug]
Originally posted by apocalypta
I do not know of any mass child abuse case where satanism has ever been proved to be a factor.
"All the major prosecution witnesses have also since recanted their evidence and the case seems even more ridiculous after 12 years," Mr Stidham said.
"Jessie Misskelley, 17-years-old at the time, was convicted partly on the strength of his confession to police. He has a substantial learning disability and was questioned for twelve hours without the presence of a lawyer or other adult.
Only 20 minutes of this questioning were recorded and played to the court - Misskelly later claimed his confession was false and was made under intense police pressure.
But the prosecution suggested that his wearing of black clothes, listening to heavy metal music and reading Stephen King horror books were also evidence of his guilt.
And it emerged during cross-examination that the police's expert on witchcraft had bought his PhD from a mail order company and not taken any classes to gain it.
"The forensic science and the evidence were ignored and superstition and allegations of devil worshipping cults took precedence over the facts."
Originally posted by Cug
Another conviction for satanic ritual murder that happened in Arkansas during the "scare" that happened in the 90's. That people are trying to get overturned.