In October, 2011, two teenage girls were doused with petrol and set alight on a hill south of Johannesburg, South Africa, in what authorities, prosecutors and the accused say was a Satanic ritual killing.
Category: Satanic and/or ritual abuse
Two other women previously sued Castlewood and psychologist Mark Schwartz with similar claims that they developed false memories during therapy sessions for eating disorders.
Four others indicted in the murder will be tried in April.
two women claim a therapist at the center hypnotized them into thinking their eating disorders stemmed from past involvement in Satanic cult.
A second woman has filed a malpractice lawsuit against a St. Louis, MO treatment center, claiming she was hypnotized into thinking her eating disorder was rooted in “repressed memories” of cult involvement.
Leslie Thompson, 26, filed the suit late yesterday against the Castlewood Treatment Center and her former therapist, psychologist Mark Schwartz.
She claims he did this recklessly, “based partly on her ability to pay for long-term continuous inpatient services,” and told her that that if she sued, “her perpetration of various criminal and horrific acts of abuse would be revealed”.
A police spokeswoman said there was speculation the attack was a satanic ritual, but they still needed to investigate this.
Australia: A psychologist who helped perform exorcisms on his patients and believed in “satanic abuse” has been banned from practising by the state’s health watchdog.
Mark Edward Tynan, of the western Sydney-based Christian group Servants of Jesus, was found to have blurred his spiritual beliefs and professional duties, placing clients in “grave risk of harm”.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that a Crown prosecutor was not acting maliciously when he prosecuted 12 members of a Saskatchewan family in the early 1990s after three foster children accused them of sexual abuse and bizarre satanic ritual abuse.
In 1993, criminal charges against all but one member of the Klassen family were stayed and the children later admitted they had made up the story.
After the trial of Louis Lamonica, Richard Ofshe said he could have offered the jury insight into the nature of cults to help them understand what was happening at Hosanna. He said he could have told them there is no such thing as satanic cults that abuse children.
If the initial statements of the children and suspects indicate the abuse occurred as part of a satanic cult — something that has never happened — then the truth of everything alleged in that statement is questionable, Ofshe said.