German sect accused of rape and cannibalism

The Daily Telegraph (England), Jan. 16, 2003
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
By Kate Connolly in Berlin

German authorities are investigating claims that members of an occult sect raped and murdered women and ate children in ritual ceremonies.

According to a regional state prosecutor, several people are being investigated “for numerous offences of sexual abuse with an occult background” over the past 15 years.

“We are aware of several perpetrators and witnesses who took part in black magic masses,” a public prosecutor, Georg Jüngling, told the German television channel ZDF.

Horst Roos, the head public prosecutor in Trier, said the inquiry was launched eight months ago, after several witnesses approached the police. “These proceedings are dealing with a level of violence which is hardly imaginable,” he said.

In a documentary shown on ZDF last night a woman whose parents were members of the sect described its alleged activities in horrific detail.

“Women were habitually raped by men while children were brutally murdered before being eaten,” she said.

Frankfurt’s public prosecutor, Peter Köhler, warned authorities against failing to believe the reports because of their “monstrosity”.

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