We Believe the Children – What Beck Left Out, Bill Cosby, Jimmy Savile – BBC, Edward Heath, Ritual Murders, Sex trafficking, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Santeria Priest, Milwaukee archdiocese, Pakistan child abuse video case scandal

New articles on rape and trauma crimes: Ross Cheit exposing the inaccuracies in Beck’s “We Believe the Children,” ritual murders in the Florida Panhandle, Bill Cosby lawsuit and more accusers, articles on Jimmy Savile and the BBC and Edward Heath former PM, Milwaukee archdiocese, Jehovah’s Witnesses, a Santeria priest, a major Pakistan child abuse video case and scandal and a study showing the link between trauma exposure and physical health.

We Believe the Children – What Beck Left Out
Richard Beck admits that his work is not investigative journalism. He describes it as history. But historians do not rely on secondary sources for major arguments and historians do not omit evidence for the sake of telling a simplified story.

Expert on Ritual Murders About the Triple Homicide in the Florida Panhandle 
I’ve worked on dozens of ritual murders and testified on them, Satanist in LA who murdered his mother, Toledo, Ohio, priest who ritually killed a nun in the sacristy of the chapel on Easter Saturday

Bill Cosby to Be Deposed by Sept. 30 in Molestation Lawsuit: ‘We Are Looking Forward to That Day,’ Says Accuser’s Lawyer

LAPD’s Bill Cosby investigation could help establish pattern of abuse

Barbara Kay: To understand Bill Cosby, start with Alfred C. Kinsey

Three More Women Come Forward to Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

Meirion Jones: ‘Everyone on right side of the Savile argument has been forced out of the BBC’   http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/meirion-jones-speaks-out-everyone-who-was-right-side-savile-argument-has-been-forced-out-bbc

Edward Heath abuse claims: Five forces investigating ex-PM 
Edward Heath, who was prime minister from 1970 to 1974, died in 2005
Five police forces are investigating claims of historical child sexual abuse involving former PM Sir Edward Heath.

FBI: Child Abuse ‘Almost at an Epidemic Level’ in U.S. 

Tens of thousands of children are being sexually exploited each year in the U.S., according to an investigation by the BBC.  Despite rescuing 600 children last year, the FBI says child sex abuse is at epidemic levels where tens of thousands of children are believed to be sexually exploited in the country each year.   http://time.com/3978236/american-children-sold-sex/

Sex trafficking: Lifelong struggle of exploited children  By Ian Pannell BBC News 30 July 2015
In the US, poverty, deprivation and exploitation draw thousands of its own children down into a dark underworld that offers few ways out. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33710224

Human trafficking: The lives bought and sold

Millions of men, women and children around the world are currently victims of human trafficking – bought and sold as commodities into prostitution and forced labour. This trade in people criss-crosses the globe – and it is a lucrative business.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-33592634

Milwaukee archdiocese settles with clergy abuse survivors for $21 million
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding.

Authorities: Congregation elders didn’t report child abuse

The Delaware attorney general’s office is suing a Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation in Sussex County, claiming that elders failed to report an unlawful sexual relationship between a woman and a 14-year-old boy, both of whom were congregation members.

Santeria priest claims sexual assault was part of healing ritual, police say
A Santeria priest has been accused of sexually assaulting a girl during what he claimed were healing rituals, Police think there may be other victims who were sexually assaulted

Priest of Caribbean Santeria religion ‘used HEALING ritual as cover to sexually abuse 16-year-old girl’
Pablo Pinto Mata, 46, is accused of sex attack against girl in 2013
Allegedly used three-part ritual to dupe her into undressing for attack
Mata has business linked to Santeria in Montebello, California
The faith has roots in Africa and incorporates elements of Catholicism

Child abuse scandal shocks Pakistan, families angry at police
Villagers in the central Punjabi village of Husain Khan Wala told Reuters that a prominent family there has for years forced children to perform sex acts on video. The footage was sold or used to blackmail their impoverished families.
when she tried to file a report at the Ganda Singh Wala police station a month and a half ago, “the police station clerk told me to get lost and I was thrown out”
Activist Mobeen Ghaznavi said he had 130 video clips containing abuse.
“People are afraid. They are being threatened and intimidated,” he said.

7 charged in Pakistan child abuse video case

a gang of 20 to 25 people had abused the children between 2009 and 2014
400 videos were made of 280 minors

Number of arrests in child abuse scandal rises to 14
main accused of Kasur child abuse scandal, has confessed to subjecting children to abuse and making their videos
Several parents of victims were consistently blackmailed and coerced into paying hundreds of thousands of rupees with threats of releasing the videos in public

Pakistan police officers, spy fired over child abuse case

UCT PhD study shows link between trauma exposure and physical health
clear link between trauma exposure‚ chronic physical conditions and other mental disorders – the first time that a scientific study has established this link.


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