Satanic child sexual abuse and rape, involving multiple victims, and nothing is reported nationally – why?
Here are the details.
Child rapist’s jail term appeal fails
A child rapist who posed as a holy man to subject three victims to “satanic” sex abuse has failed to convince judges his 18-year prison sentence is too long.
The man claimed he had black magic powers and told the children, who were as young as 10, that if they did not submit to “religious massage”, evil spirits would remain in their bodies and their mothers would die.
The man was jailed at Leicester Crown Court after he was convicted in November 2011 of three counts of rape, one of another serious sexual offence and four counts of sexual activity with a child.
Three senior judges at London’s Court of Appeal this week rejected his challenge against his sentence, saying he had committed the crimes “under the cloak of religion” and deserved the sentence imposed.
…pedophile claims the sentencing judge misused the word “satanic”
The man had denied all the offences but was found guilty by a jury, with the sentencing judge saying he had “deliberately frightened the children” so he could carry out “satanic abuse”.
“He told the children he was a holy man and they were filled with evil spirits and that, to rid their bodies of the evil spirits and black magic, he had to massage them using an oil, otherwise their mothers would be killed,” the crown court judge said.
During the appeal, the man’s barrister, Nick Cartmell, argued the judge had misused the word “satanic” and may have imposed an excessive sentence as a result.
He said: “There is a world of difference between ritualistic abuse by a single man where he is invoking faith his victims already have and the induction of someone into a satanic cult where there is corruption, torture and far, far worse.”
A sentence of only 18 years, for raping a number of children as young as 10, and yet the defence barrister claims the children should have been tortured as well for a sentence of 18 years??? Since when is “corruption” a part of ritual abuse?
However, Lord Justice Jackson, said: “What the sentencing judge was saying was that he was using the pretence of religious ritual in order to obtain sexual gratification.
“That was a fair characterisation.
“He, under the cloak of religion or pretended religion, sexually abused all three children and took advantage of their religious faith and their trust in him and intimidated them by threatening dire consequences if the ritual was not observed.”
So, there were rituals as part of the satanic sexual abuse, and psychological threats – yet this is not being reporting as ritual abuse in the media.
The judge, sitting with Mrs Justice Thirlwall and Judge Clement Goldstone QC, concluded: “In our view, this was an entirely appropriate sentence.
“We therefore reject the suggestion that 18 years was too long or manifestly excessive.”
Quotes were taken from http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Child-rapist-s-jail-term-appeal-fails/story-19020011-detail/story.html