Thursday, January 29, 2015

Boy Scouts settle sex abuse case, sealing years of ‘perversion’ files

Boy Scouts settle sex abuse case, sealing years of ‘perversion’ files     
By Associated Press  January 29, 2015

The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep years’ worth of “perversion” files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.

The announcement of the settlement in the Santa Barbara case came after three days of trial. The terms were confidential at the Boy Scouts’ request, said Tim Hale, the plaintiff’s attorney.

“I can’t go into details about the number, but it was a great result,” Hale said.
Hale had won the right to use the “perversion” files as trial evidence to try to show the Boys Scouts were negligent by not properly training, educating and warning parents, Scouts and volunteers about the dangers of sexual abuse.

Former Boy Scout leader Al Stein who has pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment in 2009. The Boy Scouts of America have agreed to settle a lawsuit by a 20-year-old California man who was molested by Stein in 2007.

He told jurors in his opening statement that they would receive a CD with 100,000 pages of internal documents from 1971 to 2007 during their deliberations. Many of the files have not been seen outside the Scouts.

Hale said Thursday that the settlement will keep the files from being made public. Past settlements in similar cases in Texas and Minnesota also kept them secret....

The release of the more recent files — from 1991 to 2007 — could have revealed how much the Scouts improved their efforts to protect children and report abuse after several high-profile cases and the implementation of a youth protection policy in the late 1980s. Previous large verdicts against the Scouts focused on cases where alleged abuse occurred before the policy was put in place.

In 2012, the Oregon Supreme Court ordered the Scouts to make public a trove of files from 1965 to 1985. The records showed that more than one-third of abuse allegations never were reported to police and that even when authorities were told, little was done most of the time.

Those documents came to light after a jury in 2010 imposed a nearly $20 million penalty against the Scouts in a molestation case in Portland, Oregon, that dated to the early 1980s.
http://nypost.com/2015/01/29/boy-scouts-settle-sex-abuse-case-sealing-years-of-perversion-files/

Boy Scouts of America Settles California Child-Abuse Suit
Case Involves Man Molested When He Was 13 Years Old in 2007 by Scout Volunteer
John R. Emshwiller Jan. 29, 2015

A lawsuit alleging the Boy Scouts of America negligently allowed boys to be sexually molested by Scout leaders has been settled during the first week of a trial in a Santa Barbara, Calif., courtroom.

The settlement, announced on Thursday, involved undisclosed financial terms, said Timothy Hale, an attorney for the plaintiff, who was identified in court papers as “ John Roe. ”

The victim had been molested as a 13-year-old boy in 2007 by a volunteer scout leader, according to a court filing by his attorneys. The filing further alleged the Boy Scouts had concealed records of abuse of boys by Scout leaders and other volunteers over the years.

In a written statement, the Boy Scouts organization said it “is pleased that this matter has been resolved.” While declining to comment on the specifics of the case, the statement said “even a single instance of child victimization or abuse is intolerable and unacceptable.”

Unknown in the wake of the settlement is what will happen with the extensive internal files the plaintiffs obtained from the Boy Scouts regarding how the organization handled past cases of suspected child abuse. Mr. Hale said he favors making them public, but that they are subject to a protective order by the judge....
http://www.wsj.com/articles/boy-scouts-of-america-settles-california-child-abuse-suit-1422561742 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Former British Home Secretary Leon Brittan Death and Child Abuse Allegations, Gary Glitter trial, child abuse images


New Allegations Of Child Abuse Emerge After Former British Home Secretary Leon Brittan's Death  Dina Spector Jan. 26, 2015

Leon Brittan's death last week has reignited claims that the former home secretary was involved in the cover-up of a secret Westminster paedophile ring that operated in the 1970s and 1980s.

Days after Brittan's death, Labour MP Tom Watson said he spoke to several people who allege they were raped by the late politician. One male victim was a child when he was allegedly raped by Brittan.

"Many have urged me over the past two years to reveal allegations against Brittan using parliamentary privilege," Watson told the Mirror. "This allows MPs to say things that are not subject to libel laws. Some will ask why I’ve waited until his death to speak out. The reason is simple. I didn't want to prejudice any jury trial he might one day face."

Brittan's death also underlines how slowly and ineffectually the British police are moving in their investigation of the Westminster child-abuse ring. The prime suspects are literally dying. Former MP Cyril Smith — another accused child abuser — died in 2010. Peter Hayman, the former deputy director of MI6 who was convicted of gross indecency, died in 1992....

Brittan remains the subject of an investigation into the disappearance of a 40-page dossier naming eight senior civil servants and politicians who were allegedly involved in a secret paedophile ring.

In 1983, Brittan was handed a dossier written by conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens while serving as home secretary in Margaret Thatcher's government. Dickens died in 1995. In July last year, Brittan was surrounded by allegations that he failed to properly investigate the claims. Brittan maintained that he handled the documents correctly.

Last year, he told the Daily Mail that he gave the names to the Director of Public Prosecutions.... http://www.businessinsider.com/leon-brittan-death-and-child-abuse-allegations-2015-1

Gary Glitter breaks down in tears over child abuse images 
28 January 2015 

Gary Glitter broke down in tears as he explained to jurors why he had been in possession of child abuse images.

Sobbing uncontrollably, the 70-year-old said he had been in a bad place in his life, and was struggling financially, with alcohol and with drugs.

He issued a tearful apology to his fans, saying: "I lost my own dignity, and I am so sorry. I am very sorry."

Glitter, on trial under his real name Paul Gadd, denies 10 charges relating to three girls between 1975 and 1980.

In November 1997, when he went to pick up a Toshiba laptop he had handed to a PC World branch in Bristol, he was arrested, Southwark Crown Court in London heard.

The engineer who examined the machine had discovered images on it related to child abuse.

Mr Gadd subsequently admitted responsibility for a "large number" of images - depicting a full range of sexual activity taking place between men and very young children - being on his computer.

He was jailed for four months in 1999 for the collection of 4,000 images....

I did not try to rape her or any other child."....

He is also charged with four counts of indecent assault on a fan in 1977 at hotels in Leicester and Birmingham when she was aged 12 and 13; plying the same girl with alcohol, and having unlawful sexual intercourse with her.

Two further charges allege he indecently assaulted a girl of 13 on a date between October 1979 and December 1980, in his dressing room at a venue in Watford where he was performing. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31015347

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

OpDeathEaters : Anonymous calls for Global protest on 13th February, Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds, Lawyers for Billionaire Sex Offender Linked to Prince Andrew Scandal Ask Judge to Keep Documents Sealed, Prince Andrew got 'daily massages’ at Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida home: repairman


OpDeathEaters : Anonymous calls for Global protest on 13th February

By Vijay on January 27, 2015

OpDeathEaters – Anonymous announce a worldwide protest march on 13th February 2015 to bring the political apathy about paedophiles to world notice

The hacktivist group which stands for anything remotely related to exploitation has taken the issue of ‘Paedosadists’ or child abusers seriously.  The seriousness stems from the fact that the prime accused of the elite invite only VIP Westminster paedophile ring have passed away.  The deaths of Leon Brittan, Cyril Smith and Jimmy Saville in the UK has allowed them to escape persecution, leaving their victims with no justice and they have escaped accountability to the world for their actions....

Anonymous hopes that the world wide protest march on 13th February 2015 will bring this fact to the world notice.  They also want to point of lack of political will and a lethargic work from the investigation agency which led to the paedosadists escaping accountability to their innocent victims. They hope that their march will end the political apathy to the paedophiles and their rings across the world by naming and shaming them.... http://www.techworm.net/2015/01/opdeatheaters-anonymous-calls-protest-13th-february.html

Lawyers for Billionaire Sex Offender Linked to Prince Andrew Scandal Ask Judge to Keep Documents Sealed

Jan 27, 2015 By JAMES HILL ABC News Producer via Good Morning America

Attorneys for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein claim in a new court filing that the billionaire financier will be "irreparably harmed" if emails and letters his lawyers sent to federal prosecutors during plea negotiations are made public, and they're asking a judge to order that the correspondence remain sealed.

Epstein's legal brief, filed in U.S. District Court in Florida late Monday by attorneys Roy Black and Martin Weinberg, represents his first formal statements since explosive allegations emerged last month that he had forced a then-17-year-old girl to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew and other powerful men....

Epstein, an enigmatic financier who has palatial homes in Florida, New York, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, was the subject of wide-ranging state and federal investigations, beginning in 2005, looking into claims that he had illegal sexual contact with dozens of minor girls at his Palm Beach mansion and elsewhere. By mid-2007, he was facing a potential federal indictment for alleged sex crimes involving nearly three-dozen teenage girls. If charged and convicted, he could have faced 10 years to life in prison.

Instead, Epstein entered into the unusual and, at the time, confidential non-prosecution agreement with the federal government that resulted in him pleading guilty to two comparatively minor sex crimes in a Florida state court. He pleaded guilty to a count of solicitation of a prostitute and a count of solicitation of a prostitute who is a minor. He served 13 months in jail and must now register as a sex offender for the rest of his life -- in any state where he owns a home.... http://abcnews.go.com/International/lawyers-billionaire-sex-offender-linked-prince-andrew-scandal/story?id=28524119

Prince Andrew got 'daily massages’ at Jeffrey Epstein’s Florida home: repairman
Jeffrey Epstein’s former handyman Juan Alessi said in a deposition that ‘Prince Andrew spent weeks with us’ in West Palm Beach and enjoyed massages every day. Underage-sex accuser Virginia Roberts has claimed massages at the mansion were ‘always sexual.’ Alessi’s testimony was revealed as another alleged victim, identified as a ‘well-known Hollywood actress,’ told RadarOnline the moneyman was a ‘monster’ who preyed on her when she was 13.
BY Dareh Gregorian  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS   Tuesday, January 27, 2015

.... "Prince Andrew spent weeks with us," Alessi testified. Asked if he got massages from Epstein's "therapists" while he was there, Alessi answered, "I would say, daily massages."

One of Epstein's "masseuses," Virginia Roberts, has said in court papers that "massages" at Epstein's Palm Beach mansion were "always sexual."

"Epstein's code word for sexual encounters was that it was a 'massage,'" Roberts said in an affidavit filed in Florida federal court last week....

Alessi said he didn't know what happened behind closed doors in Palm Beach, but one of the massage rooms was full of sex toys.

While the feds have said that Epstein preyed on as many as 40 underaged girls, Alessi said he "didn't see that many young girls, you know, young underage girls at the house," except for two — Roberts and another woman identified only as N.

"She was still in high school," Alessi said....

Epstein's lawyer has called the allegations against his client "rehashed" and "stale." http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/prince-andrew-sex-massages-epstein-home-repairman-article-1.2094073

Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds

January 27, 2015 Pam Fessler
Laws intended to protect children from abuse and neglect are not being properly enforced, and the federal government is to blame. That's according to a study by the Children's Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law, which says children are suffering as a result.

The numbers are grim. Almost 680,000 children in the United States were the victims of abuse and neglect in 2013. More than 1,500 of them died.

Federal officials say they're encouraged that the numbers are lower than they were in 2012. But children's advocates say abuse is so often not reported that it's impossible to know if there's really been a decline.

"This is just something that's chronically underreported," says Elisa Weichel, a staff attorney with the Children's Advocacy Institute, which published the report Tuesday.... http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/01/27/381636056/child-abuse-and-neglect-laws-arent-being-enforced-report-finds

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Westminster child abuse inquiry to hear Margaret Thatcher was presented 'allegations of unnatural sexual proclivities', Prince Andrew denies sex abuse claims, NSW may extend time limit on child sex abuse claims


Westminster child abuse inquiry to hear Margaret Thatcher was presented 'allegations of unnatural sexual proclivities'

Secret document suggests claims against 'public figures' were taken to the PM at height of alleged paedophile scandal  Adam Withnal Wednesday 21 January 2015


A UK academic has uncovered a file which he claims could contain allegations of “unnatural” sexual activities against public figures at the height of the Westminster child abuse scandal.

Dr Chris Murphy, a security and intelligence lecturer at the University of Salford, found the classified document while searching the National Archives in Kew.

While its contents have not been made public, Dr Murphy said he was immediately alerted by the title showing it had been taken to the then-Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

The title read: “PREM19/588 – SECURITY. Allegations against former public [word missing] of unnatural sexual proclivities; security aspects 1980 Oct 27 - 1981 Mar 20.”

According to Sky News, the Cabinet Office has been made aware of the file and it will be made available to the ongoing panel inquiry into the alleged existence of a paedophile ring involving senior Westminster figures....
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/westminster-child-abuse-inquiry-to-receive-evidence-of-unnatural-sexual-proclivities-9991716.html 

'Unnatural Sex' File Given To Abuse Inquiry 
  The secret document was not handed over to a review into child abuse, the chief executive of the NSPCC tells Sky News.  UK, Wednesday 21 January 2015
By Tom Parmenter, Sky News Correspondent

A secret file on “unnatural” sexual behaviour was not handed over to a Government backed review that looked for official documents linked to child abuse.

The file prepared for then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s was found recently at the National Archives in Kew and is entitled:  "PREM19/588 - SECURITY. Allegations against former public [word missing] of unnatural sexual proclivities; security aspects 1980 Oct 27 - 1981 Mar 20".

The Cabinet Office still holds the file. Thirty-five years after it was prepared it remains closed on grounds of national security....

It is highly likely Margaret Thatcher saw the documents, and was briefed on the security implications, but the identities of those within them remain secret.

Dr Murphy added: "The fact that this file is concerning the Prime Minister and these allegations are being taken to the Prime Minister I think would strike anybody of being potentially of some interest."....

Mrs Thatcher's former press secretary, Sir Bernard Ingham, told Sky News he could not recall the file.

He did, though, confirm that both he and Mrs Thatcher were aware of allegations against a Government minister in the early 1980s.

Sir Bernard would not name the individual, but said: "I asked him about it and he denied it, so no, I didn't do anything else. What was the alternative?"....

Officials at the Cabinet Office have previously attempted to block requests for information relating to Cyril Smith, the late Liberal politician who is now known to have abused youngsters....
http://news.sky.com/story/1411734/unnatural-sex-file-given-to-abuse-inquiry   

NSW may extend time limit on child sex abuse claims
Royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse has shown survivors do not disclose or act on their experience until decades after abuse
Brad Hazzard
Attorney general Brad Hazzard: under the NSW Statute of Limitations people abused as children generally have three to 12 years from the time of the offence to launch a civil claim.
Australian Associated Press  Thursday 22 January 2015 

The NSW government is considering lifting the time limit in which survivors of child sexual abuse can sue for damages.

The NSW attorney general Brad Hazzard said the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse had uncovered widespread claims about abuse and the legal barriers survivors face in pursuing justice many years after the crime.

“It is well documented that many survivors of child sexual abuse do not disclose their experiences or act on them until decades after the abuse, well after the time period has ended,” Hazzard said on Friday.

The government has released a discussion paper on whether to amend the Limitation Act 1969 and wants to hear from the public.

Under the NSW Statute of Limitations people abused as children generally have between three and 12 years from the time of the offence to launch a civil claim.

“People who have suffered at the hands of others sometimes take 20, 30 years just to build up the courage to be able to say anything ... it’s a bit strange that there’s a limitation in the law that says you can’t bring proceedings,” Hazzard told ABC radio on Friday....
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jan/23/nsw-may-extend-time-limit-on-child-sex-abuse-claims

Prince Andrew denies sex abuse claims
By Laura Smith-Spark and Lindsay Isaac, CNN  January 22, 2015
(CNN)In his first public remarks since being accused of having sex with an underage American woman, Britain Prince Andrews briefly addressed the allegation before a crowd in Davos, Switzerland.

"Firstly, I think I must, want, for the record to refer to the events that have taken place in the last three weeks. And I just wish to reiterate and to reaffirm the statements which have already been made on my behalf by Buckingham Palace," he said Thursday at the World Economic Forum.

Earlier this month, Buckingham Palace issued a statement which said, "It is emphatically denied that the Duke of York [Andrew] had any form of sexual contact or relationship" with the woman. "Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation."

Andrew is a son of Queen Elizabeth II and a brother of Prince Charles, the next in line for the British throne....

The woman, identified by Buckingham Palace as Virginia Roberts, first named the prince in a civil motion filed December 30 in the U.S. District Court in southern Florida in which she claims she was forced to have sex with several men. She is referred to as Jane Doe No. 3 in the legal filings.

In the letter the woman's lawyers sent to Buckingham Palace, attorneys Paul Cassell and Bradley Edwards asked to interview Prince Andrew "under oath regarding interactions that you had with Jane Doe No. 3 beginning in approximately early 2001. Jane Doe No. 3 was then 17 years old."

The letter includes a picture of the woman and Andrew which was taken around that time, they say. The lawyers also want to discuss subsequent interactions with their client in New York City later that year, the letter says....
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/22/europe/prince-andrew-sex-abuse-allegations/  






Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Prince Andrew Accuser Reveals New Sex Slave Allegation Details in Court Papers, Prince Andrew allegations: Flight logs back 'sex slave' abuse claims against royal heir, Tourist tells of rape ordeal

Prince Andrew Accuser Reveals New Sex Slave Allegation Details in Court Papers

Jan 21, 2015, By JAMES HILL ABC News Producer via Good Morning America
The woman at the center of an alleged sex scandal enveloping influential men on two continents today filed a sworn affidavit in federal court adding fresh detail to her claims and vowing “to pursue all reasonable and legitimate means to have criminal charges brought against these powerful people for the crimes they have committed against me and other girls.”

Virginia Roberts, now 31, alleges she was kept for four years as an underage sex slave of American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who in turn required her to have sexual relations with Britain’s Prince Andrew, renowned lawyer Alan Dershowitz and “many other powerful men, including politicians and powerful business executives.”

She declined to name others in her statement - but her lawyers noted in a cryptic footnote that, if she had, the names would “have created significantly more media attention than the names that she did include.”....

Epstein pleaded guilty to one count of solicitation of prostitution and one count of solicitation of a minor to engage in prostitution. He served 13 months of an 18 month sentence in Florida prison. He was facing a potential 10 years to life sentence if he was prosecuted and convicted on the federal charges. Roberts and other women are trying to undo that agreement, claiming it was illegal because it violated their rights as victims of federal crimes....

A Palace statement earlier this month called her allegations “false and without any foundation,” and a spokesman for the Royal family declined Wednesday to respond to Roberts’ new affidavit....
http://abcnews.go.com/International/prince-andrew-accuser-reveals-sex-slave-allegation-details/story?id=28390590


Prince Andrew allegations: Flight logs back 'sex slave' abuse claims against royal heir
Jan 21, 2015 By Steve Robson, Christopher Bucktin
Flight records confirm the Duke and alleged victim Virginia Roberts were in the same locations she says she had sex with him....

Log details, published by the Daily Mail, from Jeffrey Epstein's private jet show Virginia Roberts and publicly-held records of Prince Andrew's engagements show they both in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands when she claims the had sexual encounters.

The Duke, 54, has issued categorical denials that she was "sexually abused" by him.....
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-andrew-allegations-flight-logs-5016477


Tourist tells of rape ordeal
Jan 22, 2015  Kaitlin Thals PM News Reporter

Melbourne couple plead guilty to abusing a Dutch tourist over six weeks.
A Dutch backpacker who was held hostage in a Melbourne hotel room for six weeks, while her captors repeatedly raped and bashed her, tells a court she is tormented and physically scarred from the ordeal.

The female backpacker was tortured and forced to endure psychological manipulation “of the highest order” at the hands of a Melbourne man who claimed to be possessed, a judge says.

Alfio Anthony Granata, 48, has pleaded guilty to repeatedly raping and assaulting the woman with weapons in his Preston hotel room during a six-week ordeal.

His former partner, Jennifer Mary Peaston, also pleaded guilty in the Victorian County Court on Wednesday to intentionally causing injury to the woman.

The 23-year-old tourist was too scared to leave the couple’s hotel room, and was stabbed, raped, beaten and forced to sleep in the shower.

The court heard Granata variously believed he was possessed by the devil and an ancestor named Toto, and once collected the woman’s nails, hair and blood in an envelope to perform a supposed ritual to destroy her soul....

Judge Frank Gucciardo said the footage depicted the two women facing a “psychological onslaught” at the hands of Granata.

“What’s displayed is psychological torture and manipulation of the highest order,” he said....
http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2015/01/22/victorian-couple-guilty-raping-dutch-tourist/

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Satanists Sacrificing Animals in Bolivia, Activists Say

Satanists Sacrificing Animals in Bolivia, Activists Say                                      

LA PAZ – Animal rights groups allege that animals are being sacrificed in Satanic rituals at a spot off the highway linking the Bolivian cities of La Paz and El Alto known as the “Devil’s Curve,” the La Razon newspaper reported Sunday.

Supposed Satanists are performing the rituals on Tuesdays and Fridays at a four-meter (13-foot) rock that serves as an altar near a place where animals are sold for sacrifices, the newspaper said.

Rabbits, chickens, dogs and black cats have been sacrificed, with the rituals usually taking place in February and August, said Susana del Carpio, director of the animal rights group Animales SOS....

Police destroyed an altar at the site bearing the inscription “Tio Lucifer” (Uncle Lucifer) three years ago following the discovery of a human body nearby.

Investigators suspected that the body may have been linked to the Satanic cult.

Supposed Satanic groups mix Indian beliefs about animal sacrifices, especially of llamas, to Pachamama (Mother Earth) to bring about prosperity and produce good harvests with other ideas....
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2367872&CategoryId=14919

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Paterno's 111 vacated Penn State wins restored in Sandusky suit deal, where do Jerry Sandusky's victims go to get their innocence back

Paterno's 111 vacated Penn State wins restored in Sandusky suit deal   AP JAN 16, 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The NCAA agreed Friday to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State — all but one of which belonged to Joe Paterno — in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and to reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in major college football history.

The agreement, swiftly approved by the boards of the NCAA and the university after intermittent talks heated up this week, lifts the last of the sanctions imposed in 2012 and wipes away the black marks that had tainted one of the nation's most celebrated college athletics programs.

After more than two years of criticism that the NCAA had overstepped its authority, officials with college sports' governing body did not back down. Instead, they said they were focused on ending litigation that had held up distribution of the university's $60 million fine to fund child abuse-prevention programs.

Before the deal, the NCAA had agreed last year to eliminate some of the sanctions, including reinstating Penn State's full complement of scholarships and letting the team participate in post-season play.

Friday's agreement threw out the rest of the sanctions, including eliminating a five-year probation period and scholarship and transfer rules, and restoring the wins that had been wiped out. It also bowed to Pennsylvania officials' desire to see the $60 million fine spent in Pennsylvania, not spread to abuse-prevention programs around the nation....

Freeh's report accused Paterno and other top Penn State officials of burying child sex-abuse allegations against Sandusky to avoid bad publicity. The report portrayed the Hall of Fame coach as more deeply involved in the scandal than previously thought.

The alleged cover-up by Paterno, then-university President Graham Spanier and two other Penn State administrators allowed Sandusky to prey on other boys for years, it said.

Paterno was never charged with a crime, although Spanier and the two other former administrators continue to fight charges in court....

Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts and is now serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence.
http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/penn-state-joe-paterno-wins-ncaa-sanctions-consent-decree-freeh-report-jerry-sandusky-011615

Joe Paterno wins again, but where do Jerry Sandusky's victims go to get their innocence back?
By Kevin Scarbinsky January 16, 2015
Now that that's settled, now that the NCAA has caved for the final time on its attempt to do the right thing in the wake of the worst scandal in major college football history, now that the late Joe Paterno has had his precious vacated victories restored, a question:

Where do Jerry Sandusky's victims go to get their innocence back?

That is what the whole sordid Penn State mess was about, wasn't it? A long-time defensive coordinator, while he was doing that job and afterward, roamed the town, the campus and the football building, preying on children and sexually abusing them....
http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/01/with_joe_paternos_wins_restore.html

Friday, January 16, 2015

Life in prison for Tennessee satanist who dismembered and ate mother-of-three after taking her back to his house for sex

Life in prison for Tennessee satanist who dismembered and ate mother-of-three after taking her back to his house for sex

    Coffee Circuit Judge Craig Johnson sentenced 37-year-old Gregory Scott Hale of Summitville on Thursday to life behind bars
    Prosecutors say Hale picked Hyder up at a liquor store and took her to his residence, killing her after sex to 'fulfill an obsession'
    Hyder’s former husband Charles Hyder said he and his children 'forgave Hale' for killing her then dismembering her
    Fired from slaughterhouse for performing satanic ritual and stealing eyeballs from carcasses
By Associated Press and Alexandra Klausner For Dailymail.com and Snejana Farberov
16 January 2015

....A Tennessee man who told police he ate part of his victim's body has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty in the woman's death.

Coffee Circuit Judge Craig Johnson sentenced 37-year-old Gregory Scott Hale of Summitville on Thursday.

The Tullahoma News said Hale pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the June 8 death of 36-year-old Lisa Marie Hyder.

....Satanic worshiper: Hale's Facebook was filled with images of him praising satanic worship and he was once fired from a meat processing plant after the boss caught Hale stealing eyeballs

....The 37-year-old was known among his neighbors and acquaintances as a devil worshiper.

He was reportedly fired from a meat processing plant after the owner caught him performing a satanic ritual.

The proprietor of the slaughterhouse recalled that Hale would often take animal bones and eyeballs home with him.

His Facebook page is filled with disturbing, sexually explicit and grisly images, as well as references to cannibalism and Scandinavian mythology.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2912297/Man-sentenced-life-prison-Tennessee-cannibal-case.html

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew's alleged efforts to protect paedophile pal could be revealed in court, claims teenage 'sex slave' was trafficked to UK, Ian Watkins’ ex-lover found not guilty over child abuse images, Invisible Scars Documentary and Trailer

- Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew's alleged efforts to protect paedophile pal could be revealed in court
- Prince Andrew allegations: Scotland Yard asked to probe claims teenage 'sex slave' was trafficked to UK
- Ian Watkins’ ex-lover found not guilty over child abuse images
- Invisible Scars Documentary and Trailer

Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew's alleged efforts to protect paedophile pal could be revealed in court

Jan 15, 2015 By Christopher Bucktin
A judge has ordered the disgraced tycoon’s lawyers to come up with “extraordinary circumstances” as to why so-called 'sex papers' should be kept secret
Prince Andrew’s alleged bid to help paedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein get a reduced jail sentence could be revealed in court for the first time.

A judge has ordered the disgraced tycoon’s lawyers to come up with ­“extraordinary circumstances” as to why papers believed to contain the names of key figures, including the Duke of York, who lobbied on his behalf in a plea bargaining case should be kept secret.

If they fail, it means Andrew’s alleged efforts to protect 61-year-old Epstein could be revealed in full, sparking major embarrassment at Buckingham Palace.

Epstein was jailed in 2008 for 18 months for soliciting a minor for prostitution. He could have been jailed for up to 20 years but cut a plea deal with prosecutors that gave him a much shorter term.

But two alleged victims, named as Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 in court papers, have launched a lawsuit in Florida arguing they should have been made aware of the deal, which granted the pervert a protective order preventing any details of the arrangement being made public....
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeffrey-epstein-prince-andrews-alleged-4987213

Prince Andrew allegations: Scotland Yard asked to probe claims teenage 'sex slave' was trafficked to UK
Jan 15, 2015  By Nick Sommerlad
Peter Saunders of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood has passed Virginia Roberts' allegations to ex-Operation Yewtree head Peter Spindler

Campaigners against child abuse have asked Scotland Yard to investigate claims a 17-year-old 'sex slave' was trafficked to London to romp with Prince Andrew.

Peter Saunders of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood has passed the allegations by US masseuse Virginia Roberts to ex-Operation Yewtree head Commander Peter Spindler.

Mr Saunders said: “If crimes have been committed here, they should be investigated.”

Court documents filed in Florida last month claim Andrew’s close friend, convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, arranged for Virginia to have sex with the prince after she was “internationally trafficked” into the UK.

If police decide to investigate, it could lead to Andrew being quizzed as a witness....

Buckingham Palace emphatically denies Andrew, 54, had any sexual contact with Miss Roberts, now 30.

She claims she also had sex with the prince at Epstein’s mansion in New York and on his private Caribbean island, where the age of consent is 18.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-andrew-allegations-scotland-yard-4987354 


Ian Watkins’ ex-lover found not guilty over child abuse images

Joanne Mjadzelics cleared of possessing indecent images after arguing she was trying to bring Lostprophets singer to justice

A woman who repeatedly warned police about the paedophile activities of the disgraced rock star Ian Watkins, but was herself prosecuted after trying to entrap him, claimed children could have been saved from abuse if she had been believed.

Joanne Mjadzelics, 39, was cleared by a jury on Wednesday of sharing explicit and shocking images of children with the former Lostprophets singer after explaining that she had played along with Watkins to prove that he was a dangerous serial abuser.

During her trial at Cardiff crown court she said she first went to police four years before Watkins was finally arrested for a string of offences against children and attempting to rape a baby but was not believed and instead found herself the victim of what she called a “vicious” prosecution....

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is examining how South Wales police and two other forces investigated Watkins, who is serving 35 years for his crimes, amid concerns that he might have got away with his offending for years because he was famous, rich and powerful....
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/14/ian-watkins-ex-lover-not-guilty-child-abuse-images-joanne-mjadzelics-lostprophets 


Invisible Scars Documentary
Invisible Scars explores Child Sexual Abuse (“CSA”) through the eyes of Johnna Janis, a woman, mother, wife, and friend who appears strong and confident. She candidly reveals the life-long struggles she has faced from the events that have haunted her since childhood.

With the assistance of experts and leaders in the fight against CSA, she comes to understand how her emotional trauma has negatively impacted her self-image, her interpersonal relationships, and nearly all significant decisions in her life. Armed with this awareness, she explores tools and resources which are available to help CSA victims overcome the debilitating effects of their childhood experiences.
This film also presents an opportunity for the public to become educated, to understand the prevalence and devastating impact of child sexual abuse in our society, and to support efforts to help prevent other children from becoming victims.
http://invisiblescarsdoc.com/

"INVISIBLE SCARS" - Trailer (2015)
Directed by Sergio Myers, Co-Produced by Johnna Janis & Sergio Myers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLGYWGplbkY

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Prince Andrew's alleged underage sex victim wrote in diary she was 'fearful of letting down the Prince'

Prince Andrew's alleged underage sex victim wrote in diary she was 'fearful of letting down the Prince'

Virginia Roberts, now 31, wrote in her 'secret journal' that she was just 17 when billionaire perv Jeffrey Epstein and his 'madam' Ghislaine Maxwell introduced her to Prince Andrew, who then wound up 'caressing every part of (her) naked body.' Roberts' lawyers say the journal proves her claims aren't 'a recent fabrication.'
BY Dareh Gregorian NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, January 13, 2015

.... Roberts made headlines earlier this month when it was revealed she was the “Jane Doe No. 3” who was fighting to have Epstein’s 2007 nonprosecution agreement with the feds tossed out. “Doe” identified the prince as one of the powerful men Epstein had forced her to have sex with in papers filed in federal court in Florida late last month.

In a statement, “Doe’s” lawyers, Brad Edwards and Paul Cassell, said they were aware their client, whom they have not publicly identified, kept a journal.

“The excerpts that have been publicly referenced were apparently shared with a journalist that interviewed Jane Doe #3 in 2011, at some time prior to our knowing or representing her,” the statement said, and “clearly rebut any contention that those allegations are the product of a recent fabrication.”

Maxwell and Buckingham Palace have strongly denied the sordid allegations, while a lawyer for convicted sex offender Epstein told Radar the charges were “stale” and “rehashed.”....
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/fergie-continues-defend-best-friend-prince-andrew-article-1.2075934   


‘He Was Caressing Every Part Of My Naked Body And Filling My Head With Endless Compliments About My Blossoming Figure': Diary Entries Of ‘Teen Sex Slave’ Detail Sordid Hook-Up With Prince Andrew — In Her Own Handwriting
Jan 13, 2015

The never-before-seen diary of a teenage “sex slave” spells out the “fearful” moment when she was coldly ordered to allow Britain’s Prince Andrew to have sex with her.

In a bombshell world exclusive, RadarOnline.com has exclusively obtained the secret journal of the then 17-year-old employed to have sex with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his rich and powerful pals — and it’s packed with scandalous claims about her illicit trysts, including with Andrew, the fifth in line to the British throne....

Radar can also reveal that another important duty called for Roberts to score new sex slaves for her boss, just as she was required to do in the United States. “I would offer [girls] money to come meet my gentlemen friend and tell them I’d show them how to massage,” wrote Roberts....

Andrew, son of Queen Elizabeth II and a brother of Prince Charles, has labeled accusations that he slept with Roberts — claims resurfaced in a federal court filing in early January — as “categorically untrue.”....

Maxwell and Epstein have also dismissed the allegations, with the investment banker declaring: “These are stale, rehashed allegations that lawyers are now attempting to repackage and spice up by adding the names of prominent people,” said Epstein’s attorney, Jack Goldberger....
http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/01/jeffrey-epstein-sex-slave-virginia-roberts-writes-sex-prince-andrew/

Monday, January 12, 2015

Review into shocking allegations care home gave girls 'cocktail of drugs' which led to birth defects

Review into shocking allegations care home gave girls 'cocktail of drugs' which led to birth defects  12 January 2015

Twenty years on from allegations of horrific abuse at a Church of England care home, which include pumping children full of experimental drugs, an investigation is underway into exactly what happened there.

The church has launched a review into Kendall House, a care home in Kent, where a number of residents have so far come forward to claim they have had children with birth defects as a result.

Many of the women say they are suffering from serious health problems themselves after they were "constantly overdosed" with tranquilisers, antipsychotics and drugs used to treat conditions such as Parkinson's disease....

Her records show she was overmedicated more than 1,200 times.

Many of the women, including Teresa, say they were also sexually abused at the home, sometimes while they were unconscious from the drugs....

Other Kendall House girls say their children have been born with brain tumours, heart defects and learning disabilities....

More than 20 women have since received financial compensation from the church over sexual abuse they suffered but there has been no public acknowledgement of the drugs which were allegedly forced on them or an apology.  
http://www.itv.com/news/2015-01-12/review-into-shocking-allegations-care-home-gave-girls-cocktail-of-drugs-which-led-to-birth-defects/

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Florida man reveals childhood of being 'trafficked by his FAMILY, who made thousands from clients that choked and raped him'


- Florida man reveals childhood of being 'trafficked by his FAMILY, who made thousands from clients that choked and raped him'
- Local man tells horrifying tales of child sex slavery
- For victims of child sex trafficking there is no Christmas

'I was a five-year-old sex slave': Florida man reveals childhood of being 'trafficked by his FAMILY, who made thousands from clients that choked and raped him'


    Jerome Elam said he was forced into sexual slavery as a young boy
    Says he was beaten and abused, and forced to appear in pornography
    Described to news station how doctors and lawyers paid to abuse him
    Said he is sharing his story to give hope to other abused children

By Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail.com  10 January 2015

A man has revealed his horrifying childhood as a five-year-old sex slave in Florida, where he says a member of his family made thousands forcing him to indulge the pedophile desires of pillars of the local community.

Jerome Elam said that he was taken advantage of by a relative, who kept him in servitude for seven years and made him participate in child pornography and take drugs.

He said that clients of his trafficker would beat, choke and rape him - and punish him severely whenever he tried to escape his life of abuse.

Elam told local station WTLV how he was dragged in and out of school in Jacksonville to fulfill the whims of his relatives' clients, whom he claims were often doctors and lawyers with a 'darker side'....

In a first-person account for the Communities Digital News website, Elam told how he was subjected to beatings and rape by each member of a pedophile ring before he was turned over to the clients.

He wrote: 'My indoctrination to the “group,” as they often referred to themselves in private, consisted of being raped and beaten by each member....

According to child abuse experts, pimps can make as much as $200,000 per year from a single child, and often have as many as six under their control at any given time....
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2905025/I-five-year-old-sex-slave-Florida-man-reveals-childhood-trafficked-FAMILY-thousands-clients-choked-raped-him.html

Local man tells horrifying tales of child sex slavery
Heather Crawford, WTLV  May 31, 2014
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Human sex trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States according the Department of Justice, and it's happening right here on the First Coast. Some of the victims are young children forced to have sex dozens of times a day....
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/life/people/2014/05/31/human-trafficking-fbi-jacksonville/9794747/

For victims of child sex trafficking there is no Christmas
by Jerome Elam - Jan 9, 2015

....My mother had married a man who forced me into being a sexual slave as the property of the pedophile ring that he belonged to. My fate had been sealed so long ago as I was ushered into this world and set adrift on a sea of dysfunction, a rudderless ship whose sails rose and fell at the whim of my mother’s addiction to chaos.

While many children were filled with the glow of the holiday spirit and the expectation of dreams fulfilled on Christmas morning, my childhood was filled with hopeless desperation. I had seen violence in my life and most often times been the target, but seeing the bottomless evil that dwelled in the eyes of my traffickers scared me down to the depths of my very soul.

....My stepfather and the pedophile ring he belonged to were on a whole different level. We are often told stories about evil but most of us are oblivious to its presence as it silently moves among us. My indoctrination to the “group,” as they often referred to themselves in private, consisted of being raped and beaten by each member. Many of the members enjoyed inflicting pain on innocent children as they were tied up, but several were as unhinged as a barn door in a tornado. Children were choked unconscious to satisfy the twisted sexual appetites of a select few of the members, and many clients of the trafficking ring also shared this sick practice.

Those who employed the “services” of my traffickers were pillars of society and the type of people who would sit beside you in church. There was a transformation that took place when I was forced into a room with them.

....The Department of Justice estimates that between 100,000 and 300,000 children are at risk of being trafficked in this country right now. Human trafficking is a $9.5 billion a year business in the U.S. according to the United Nations, and within the first forty-eight hours of leaving home a runaway child will be approached by a human trafficker. Human trafficking is second only to the drug trade as the largest criminal enterprise, according to the Justice Department. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) reports that pimps can make from $150,000 to $200,000 per year for each child. The NCMEC also reports a pimp has an average of four children, and the Polaris Project, an anti-trafficking non profit, reports the average victim of sex trafficking is forced to have sex 20-48 times a day.
http://www.commdiginews.com/life/for-victims-of-child-sex-trafficking-there-is-no-christmas-33031/

Friday, January 9, 2015

Scots orphans used in ‘military experiments’, Ringleader in FAMU Hazing Death Sentenced to 6 Years, Children 'washed in toilets' at Birmingham care home, 'endemic child abuse’ St. Helena


- Scots orphans used in ‘military experiments’
- Ringleader in FAMU Hazing Death Sentenced to 6 Years
- Children 'washed in toilets' at Birmingham care home
- Foreign Office ‘lied over endemic child abuse’ St. Helena



Scots orphans used in ‘military experiments’
HOLYROOD’S child abuse inquiry will hear claims that British military scientists conducted drug tests on orphans in Scottish mental hospitals.  By Ben Borland Sun, December 21, 2014

The allegations centre on at least four institutions where thousands of children are said to have been experimented upon in conditions described as “like something out of Auschwitz”.

It is alleged that Porton Down, the top secret military facility in Wiltshire, was involved in trialling drugs for use in the Cold War on youngsters who were regarded as “feeble-minded”.

One survivor told this newspaper he has obtained written and video evidence that he will pass to the public inquiry into historical abuse of children in care when it begins next year.

The man, now in his 50s, has been advised by lawyers to conceal his identity for his own safety until his full submission can be lodged at the inquiry announced by Scottish Education Secretary Angela Constance.

However, he was willing to divulge some of his intended testimony about the treatment he and others suffered.

He said: “Six and seven year olds were tied to racks and given electric shocks.
"I was incarcerated with orderlies armed with rubber coshes.
"We were imprisoned, experimented upon, lobotomies, you name it, they did it.
“I was there, I saw it with my own eyes.
We were imprisoned, experimented upon, lobotomies, you name it, they did it....
 
Lennox Castle Hospital, near Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire, is one of four Scottish institutions alleged to have been involved.

The witness believes there may have been as many as 3,500 children who were involved in the Porton Down testing programme over the years.

He said: “They were using orphans to experiment with drugs for the Cold War. 
"The drug programme ran from 1948 to 1982.
"I believe this happened throughout the UK but I’m referring to Scotland.
“I have this evidence, on paper and on film, and I will hand it to the public inquiry.

....Six years ago hundreds of veterans who ‘volunteered’ to take part in tests at Porton Down were offered £3million in compensation.

They were exposed to nerve agents, such as sarin gas, and hallucinogens, such as LSD.

In the most infamous case, from 1953, Ronald Maddison took part in a trial of what he believed was a cold remedy, but died within an hour of having sarin dabbed on his arm.

Other Porton Down experiments included spraying bacteria over the south coast of England and dropping cancer-causing particles from planes.

And Gruinard Island in Wester Ross had to be sealed off for almost 50 years after it was contaminated with anthrax during the Second World War.

Porton Down is the home of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, an agency of the Ministry of Defence.

A spokeswoman said: “We are not aware of any tests involving children at Portown Down and have seen absolutely no evidence to back up these claims.”
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/548129/Holyrood-child-abuse-inquiry-Scottish-orphans-military-experiments

Ringleader in FAMU Hazing Death Sentenced to 6 Years
Friday, January 9, 2015 Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M University band member has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of a drum major.

Dante Martin becomes the first of 15 former band members charged to receive prison time....

Martin was convicted in October during a trial in which prosecutors said he was the ringleader of the ritual.

He was the first to stand trial in the 2011 death of Champion, who was from Decatur, Georgia.

The case brought into focus the culture of hazing in the band.
http://www.wtxl.com/news/ringleader-in-famu-hazing-death-sentenced-to-years/article_5af50e08-985c-11e4-99e7-bf15d5052dc5.html


Children 'washed in toilets' at Birmingham care home
By David Lumb BBC News, West Midlands  5 January 2015

Ex-residents of a children's home have described being beaten, made to wash in toilet water and sleep on floors.

Up to eight people reported cruelty at St Athan Croft in Castle Vale, Birmingham, dating back to the 1970s and 80s, the BBC understands.

In February 2014 police began investigating claims against former live-in house parents Patricia and James Connolly.

However, officers could not take action because the couple are dead.

One former resident said she was one of about 16 children living in three rooms at the home.

The woman, who was at St Athan Croft in the mid-70s and stayed until she was aged 13, told the BBC children were regularly beaten, hit with sticks and thrown in cold water in the early hours of the morning as punishments....
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-27710630


Foreign Office ‘lied over endemic child abuse’
Tom Harper, Home Affairs Correspondent  4 January 2015
Martin Warsama says sexual exploitation of children is widespread on St Helena

THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (FCO) has been accused of lying to the UN over “endemic” child sex abuse in the British overseas territory of St Helena to cover up allegations, one of which was that a police officer raped a four-year-old girl.

Child protection whistleblowers who worked on the remote South Atlantic island are now suing the FCO and the Department for International Development, claiming that civil servants suppressed the reality of life on St Helena.

A draft report on their allegations, commissioned by the government, found the island of 4,000 people, which relies on a £20m annual grant from Whitehall, had a “persistent” culture of abusing teenage girls and a “cultural acceptance of the premature sexualisation of children”. Girls were subjected to “violent and brutal” attacks....
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/National/article1503018.ece

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Alan Dershowitz sued in Prince Andrew sex abuse case, Prince Andrew Sex Scandal Lawsuit Has High Legal Stakes, Jeffrey Epstein

- Alan Dershowitz sued in Prince Andrew sex abuse case
- Prince Andrew Sex Scandal Lawsuit Has High Legal Stakes

- Prince Andrew sex allegations: Jeffrey Epstein 'the most dangerous sexual predator America has ever seen', lawyer's letter claims
- PRINCE Andrew spent time with several young women and controversial film director Woody Allen while staying with paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein in the United States, it has been claimed.
- Prince Andrew surrounded by topless women on Thai holiday with paedophile billionaire Epstein


Alan Dershowitz sued in Prince Andrew sex abuse case  7 January 2015

Lawyers representing a woman who has alleged Prince Andrew and law professor Alan Dershowitz had sex with her when she was a minor are suing Mr Dershowitz for defamation.

The lawyers accuse Mr Dershowitz of mounting a media assault on their reputation and character.

The development comes a day after he began legal proceedings to clear his name.

Both Buckingham Palace and Mr Dershowitz deny the claims.

On Monday, Mr Dershowitz filed papers at a court in Florida, where the case is being heard, to contest what he described as "absolutely outrageous claims".

The former Harvard law professor has asked for his name to be removed from documents which accuse him and Prince Andrew of having sexual relations with Virginia Roberts, known in court as Jane Doe #3, who was under the age of consent in the US at the time of the alleged incidents.

In media interviews, Mr Dershowitz accused Ms Roberts' lawyers, Paul Cassell and Bradley Edwards, of "unethical" behaviour warranting disbarment.

The pair said their reputations had been damaged by such comments and that they were seeking damages.

In response, Mr Dershowitz said he was "thrilled" to be sued as it would give him an opportunity to disprove the two....

Documents filed in a Florida court last week allege that Ms Roberts was sexually trafficked by Epstein, who forced her to make herself available for sex to "politically connected and financially powerful people"....

Ms Roberts claims she was forced to have sex with the prince on three occasions - in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein - between 1999 and 2002, when she was under age according to US law.

Epstein and Prince Andrew were formerly friends and the pair were photographed meeting in December 2010, after the tycoon had served his prison sentence.

The prince later had to apologise for his friendship and stepped down as the UK's special representative for trade and investment.

Buckingham Palace has said the sex claims against the duke lack "any foundation"....
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30708795 



Prince Andrew Sex Scandal Lawsuit Has High Legal Stakes

Michael Scherer  Jan. 7, 2015

....At issue is whether federal prosecutors have a legal obligation under the 2004 Crime Victims Rights Act to consult with victims of crimes during plea negotiations, even when settlements are reached before formal charges are filed. If a court eventually finds that they do, lawyers for four alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein hope to throw out a plea deal he signed in 2007, allowing the prosecutors to seek new charges against him, and possibly others.

The roots of the case begin in 2005, when Florida police began investigating claims that Epstein was paying underage girls for sex at his West Palm Beach home. The investigation was later handed over to a U.S. Attorney, after investigators uncovered evidence that more than a dozen girls may have been victimized by Epstein.

After contentious negotiations, the Justice Department agreed to a deal with Epstein that required him to plead guilty to two state charges, including a single count of solicitation of minors for prostitution, to register as a sex offender and to serve a short jail sentence. Epstein also agreed to assist his victims in filing civil suits against him for the harm he had done. (Epstein later settled a civil suit filed by Virginia Roberts, the self-described “sex slave,” who has accused Prince Andrew and Dershowitz. Roberts’ initial filing in her 2009 civil suit included the claim that Epstein had required her to be sexually exploited by his “adult male peers, including royalty, politicians, academicians, businessman” and others.)

In exchange, the U.S. Attorney agreed to drop any further prosecution for the sex crimes, for either Epstein or the people who had allegedly helped him to recruit and pay the girls. The agreement also said that “the parties anticipate that this agreement will not be made part of any public record,” an unusual condition for such a criminal plea.

The outcome of the case shocked several of the victims, who felt blindsided both by the timing and the leniency. In the months that followed, two attorneys, a Florida trial lawyer named Bradley Edwards and a former federal judge named Paul Cassell, who is also a victims’ rights advocate and law professor, sued prosecutors for failing to properly notify the victims of the case, which they argued was required by the Crime Victims Rights Act. “This will send the message that federal prosecutors can’t keep victims in the dark about the plea arrangements they are making,” Cassell tells TIME about the rationale for the lawsuit....http://time.com/3658851/prince-andrew-jeffrey-epstein/


Prince Andrew sex allegations: Jeffrey Epstein 'the most dangerous sexual predator America has ever seen', lawyer's letter claims

Prosecutors believed that Epstein 'pressurised witnesses' to hide the truth about claims that he procured underage girls for sex  Roisin O'Connor   Wednesday 07 January 2015

Jeffrey Epstein "may be the most dangerous sexual predator the [US] has ever seen" according to claims in a recently revealed lawyer's letter, as it emerges that the FBI allegedly possesses "secret documents" about the American billionaire that could provide evidence for under-age "sex slave" accusations against him.

Epstein is accused of forcing a 17-year-old girl to have sex with Prince Andrew, Duke of York – a claim Buckingham Palace has denied. The reported FBI documents are said to show that Epstein controlled under-age girls who could provide evidence about the claims....

The Times reported that a letter released by the court last year showed Brad Edwards, Ms Roberts’s lawyer, telling the US attorney’s office that Epstein "may be the most dangerous sexual predator that the country has ever seen".

Dated July 2008, the letter continued: "The evidence suggests that for at least four years he was sexually abusing as many as three to four girls a day.

"He is a sexual addict that focused all his free time on sexually abusing children, and he uses his extraordinary wealth and power to lure in poor, underprivileged little girls and then also uses his wealth to shield himself from prosecution and liability."....
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/prince-andrew-sex-allegations-lawyers-letter-calls-billionaire-jeffrey-epstein-a-dangerous-sexual-predator-9961968.html 



PRINCE Andrew spent time with several young women and controversial film director Woody Allen while staying with paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein in the United States, it has been claimed.

At least five girls were spotted going into Epstein’s New York mansion during Andrew’s 2010 visit, it has been claimed.

American Virginia Roberts, 31, has claimed she was forced to have sex three times with the Duke of York when she was 17, which in Florida is below the age of consent.

In explosive court papers she claimed she was recruited as a 15-year-old, turned into Epstein’s “sex slave”, and paid cash to sleep with his rich and famous friends.

It’s claimed Allen, 79, who caused outrage when he began a relationship with his young stepdaughter, Soon-Yi, in 1992, was one of the few male visitors to Epstein’s plush pad.

Neighbours say he arrived just before a Sunday lunch with Soon-Yi, 35 years his junior and now his wife, and the pair spent more than an hour inside.

Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, has accused him of sexually abusing her as a child — a claim Allen denies.

Andrew, 54, stayed with the shamed Epstein, 61, for four days in December 2010, shortly after the billionaire financier had finished a jail sentence on child prostitution charges.

Epstein was convicted in 2008 of soliciting an under-age girl for prostitution and jailed for 18 months....
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/prince-andrew-allegedly-spent-time-with-girls-woody-allen-at-home-of-convicted-paedophile-jeffrey-epstein/story-fni0fiyv-1227177586775 


Pictured: Prince Andrew surrounded by topless women on Thai holiday with paedophile billionaire Epstein as friend says Duke 'has always been a t**s and bums man'

    Former friend says one comment left pregnant woman 'ashen with shock'
    Described Duke's humour as 'schoolboy stuff'
    Revealed Andrew's excitement when Epstein was in town 'with the girls'
    But acquaintance does not believe he would be involved in scandal
    Says billionaire Epstein was 'manipulative and calculating'
By Flora Drury For Mailonline
7 January 2015

....It is known Epstein and Andrew regularly holidayed together - from weekends at Balmoral and Sandringham, to trips to New York.

Epstein was, the source told The Times, 'a big part of [Andrew's] life' - and pictures of the Duke surrounded by women thanks to the financier seem to have been par for the course.

'It would always be, "Epstein is in town with the girls", and everyone would raise their eyes to heaven and move on,' the source said....
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2900632/Pictured-Prince-Andrew-surrounded-topless-women-Thai-holiday-paedophile-billionaire-Epstein-friend-says-Duke-tits-bums-man.html


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

FSU's Probe Into Jameis Winston Rape Allegations Draws Lawsuit From Accuser, Joanne Mjadzelics shared child abuse images with Ian Watkins, Cameron distances himself from Andrew over sex abuse claims, Blinded by Darkness: The Collective Denial of Evil

- FSU's Probe Into Jameis Winston Rape Allegations Draws Lawsuit From Accuser
- Joanne Mjadzelics shared child abuse images with Ian Watkins 
- Cameron distances himself from Andrew over sex abuse claims: PM refuses to comment on allegations in radio interview as Labour MP says Prince must not be above the law
- Blinded by Darkness: The Collective Denial of Evil and Its Impact on Psychiatric Treatment

"We stigmatize victims, denouncing them as inferior given their emotional instability, while lauding the capable and convincing psychopath."

FSU's Probe Into Jameis Winston Rape Allegations Draws Lawsuit From Accuser

Tyler Kingkade  01/07/2015

A former Florida State University student who accused star college quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her filed a federal lawsuit against the school on Wednesday over its handling of her case.

The woman, identified as Jane Doe, blames FSU for making deliberate decisions to avoid its Title IX obligations to promptly investigate the alleged rape from December 2012, according to a copy of the suit obtained by The Huffington Post. The "concealment" of the student sexual assault, the suit claims, was done to "to protect the football program."

...."After a year of selective news leaks and distorted coverage, Florida State looks forward to addressing these meritless allegations in court," the statement said. "Evidence will show that through its confidential Victim Advocate Program, FSU did everything the plaintiff asked for and that the assertions FSU shirked its Title IX obligations are false."

A federal investigation into FSU's management of Winston's case is ongoing.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges that the female student faced harassment on and off campus as a consequence of delays in FSU's investigation. Although the woman has not been publicly named by any mainstream media outlet, The Huffington Post found many instances of websites and blogs outing and mocking the accuser, as well as spreading her personal information. This led the student to drop out of college in November 2013, the lawsuit claims.

In December 2013, State Attorney Willie Meggs announced Winston wouldn't be charged with a crime, and last month, a university hearing cleared the football star of violating the student code of conduct.

But the suit claims the university's athletics department "chose to violate school policy and not report to the FSU administration" when it became aware of the rape allegations.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/07/florida-state-university-lawsuit_n_6430518.html
Joanne Mjadzelics shared child abuse images with Ian Watkins 
5 January 2015

A woman has gone on trial accused of encouraging rock singer Ian Watkins to distribute indecent images of children.

Joanne Mjadzelics, 39, from Doncaster, is accused of possessing and distributing indecent images.

She claimed she encouraged the Lostprophets singer - serving 35 years for child sex offences - to send the images in order to expose his criminality, Cardiff Crown Court heard.

She denies seven charges in relation to images.

Ms Mjadzelics was arrested following Watkins' guilty pleas in November 2013.
Sex tape

The jury heard excerpts from a sex tape from 2008 where Watkins and Ms Mjadzelics, who had a relationship, discussed their desire to abuse very young children together.

The video was entitled "Jo paedo talk Cardiff" and prosecutor Jim Davies told the jury the pair discussed their desire to abuse children.

They also heard Ms Mjadzelics had said in the video she wanted to kidnap and rape children.... http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-30682720


Cameron distances himself from Andrew over sex abuse claims: PM refuses to comment on allegations in radio interview as Labour MP says Prince must not be above the law


    David Cameron told LBC radio: 'I'm not going to make any comment on it'
    PM previously supported Andrew over close friendship with Jeffrey Epstein
    Labour MP Paul Flynn says Andrew 'exposed himself to public suspicion'
    Andrew has been accused of abusing girl 'procured' by paedophile Epstien
    Buckingham Palace strenuously denied allegations in three statements
By Steph Cockroft for MailOnline 7 January 2015 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2900002/Cameron-distances-Andrew-sex-abuse-claims-PM-refuses-comment-allegations-radio-interview-Labour-MP-says-Prince-not-law.html 

Blinded by Darkness: The Collective Denial of Evil and Its Impact on Psychiatric Treatment

By Rev Sheri Heller, LCSW

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
–Edmund Burke

....We stigmatize victims, denouncing them as inferior given their emotional instability, while lauding the capable and convincing psychopath.

....Evil denotes an absence of good. It is that which is depraved and immoral. In this article we will address the conundrum of human evil—specifically the evil we inflict upon one another—and the collective denial of its very existence, which in turn allows for evil’s proliferation.

....Prolonged exposure to the psychopath’s abuse and exploitation results in complex PTSD, and in the worst case scenarios dissociative identity disorder (DID). The victims of psychopaths are emotionally, psychologically, physically, financially, and socially devastated. The visibility of their distress and symptoms makes victims vulnerable to being stigmatized.

....This socially Darwinistic paradigm illustrates how the psychopaths’ advantages over their victims supports a “survival of the fittest” template. The fittest are elevated, irrespective of their character. Signs of weakness and fragility are subject to condemnation. Power and status are the relevant markers for what is valued and esteemed.

....On a global scale we see the same defenses employed in response to allegations of clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups perpetrated by the Catholic Church. In spite of the church’s heinous history of aligning with Hitler and Mussolini, implementing the Inquisition and Crusades, the Magdalene laundries, the witch-hunts, and the supported democide and slavery in the Americas, Africa, and Australia, the persistence with upholding na├»ve, illusory ideas of spiritual infallibility and idealized notions of virtue trump accountability and objective reality. When followers succumb to pathological influence, what results is a collusion with evil.

....This study (Milgram's) reinforces what psychopaths understand; that the innate inclination to uphold and obey authority is rooted in sundry factors such as fear, identification with the aggressor, and the need to belong. As long as there are no serious repercussions, orders dispensed by an authority figure are generally obeyed, irrespective of whether they oppose our morals. This predisposition offers the psychopath malleable, yielding victims ripe for exploitation and abuse.

None of us are immune to the intimidation of authority. The world is rife with leaders in high positions of power who are pathologically evil. For myriad reasons our innate inclinations to conform and obey eclipse our moral judgment. Unknowingly, ignorantly, carelessly and unintentionally we collude with evil more often than not.

....The dark side of humanity must be acknowledged if victims of evil are to assimilate what was done to them. http://pro.psychcentral.com/blinded-by-darkness-the-collective-denial-of-evil-and-its-impact-on-psychiatric-treatment/006697.html

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jeffrey Epstein: 'tried to stop girls he abused talking to FBI', Prince Andrew, Cartel cannibalism: Mexico says drug gang members ate human hearts

Jeffrey Epstein: Prince Andrew's paedo billionaire pal 'tried to stop girls he abused talking to FBI'   Jan 06, 2015    By Piers Eady

Court papers claim that Epstein tracked down girls and promised to 'look after them' if they kept quiet

Prosecuters believed Jeffrey Epstein was tampering with potential witnesses when he was investigated over underage sex crime allegations, court documents have revealed.

A document titled ‘Statement of Undisputed Facts; drawn up in 2008 by Bradley Edwards, a lawyer for one of Epstein's victims says: “Edwards has had a good basis to believe and did in fact believe that to avoid the Government learning about his abuse of minor girls, Epstein threatened his employees and demanded that they not cooperate with the government.

“Epstein’s aggressive witness tampering was so severe that the United States Attorney’s Office prepared negotiated plea agreements containing these charges.”

The documents describe Epstein ‘harassing and pressuring’ one of his alleged sex slaves into not co-operating with the investigation.

Following a complaint from the mother of a 14-year-old from Florida, Epstein was arrested on suspicions of paying her £130 for an erotic massage in 2005.

More than a dozen victims had come forward with similar tales of their abuse at the hands of Epstein when he secured a controversial deal with US prosecutors.

Those who did not co-operate with Epstein were apparently warned 'bad things' would happen to them if they helped prosecutors, the Daily Mail reports.

Epstein pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of soliciting minors – which earned him an 18-month jail sentence of which he served less than 13 months. But he was granted immunity from prosecution on a series of other underage sex charges that could have seen him locked away for a decade.

Epstein is a self-made billionaire who met Prince Andrew on several occasions around the world in exclusive locations during a close relationship spanning a decade....

It is claimed that Virginia Roberts became Epstein’s “sex slave” and that he made her “available for sex to politically-connected and financially-powerful people”.

Prince Andrew is one of those identified by Roberts, a claim he emphatically denies.

The court document claim Epstein offered Roberts and other girls to influential friends and contact in order to “ingratiate himself with them for business, personal, political and financial gain, as well as to obtain potential blackmail information”.

There is no suggestion Prince Andrew was aware of Epstein’s sordid other life. But they regularly enjoyed each other’s company.

Epstein flew in his private Gulfstream jet to the Bahamas in 1998 to meet Fergie and her daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

The following February, Prince Andrew visited the US Virgin Islands where he stayed on Little St James, Epstein’s private tropical paradise.

He is also reported to have visited Epstein’s sugar-pink mansion in an exclusive area of West Palm Beach, Florida.

This property was later raided by the FBI and found to contain numerous pictures of Epstein’s underage victims, who he allegedly groomed from the age of 14 and paid £130 an hour for sordid “erotic massages”....
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeffrey-epstein-prince-andrews-paedo-4925351

Cartel cannibalism: Mexico says drug gang members ate human hearts  By Gabriel Stargardter January 6, 2015

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A vicious Mexican drug gang forced some members to eat the hearts of murder victims as part of a gruesome initiation rite to root out infiltrators, a government security official said on Tuesday, citing witness testimony.

For much of the past year, Michoacan, a mountainous, agricultural state in western Mexico, has been ravaged by fighting between drug gang henchmen and vigilantes who took up arms against the cartels but have since splintered into violent factions.

A mid-December shootout between two rival groups that killed 11 people has reignited fears the government is failing to control the state after flooding it with federal troops and pressing vigilantes into a fledgling rural police force....

Interviewed on local television, Alfredo Castillo, Michoacan's federal security commissioner, denied cannibalism was widespread, but said there were various testimonies indicating heart-eating was part of a macabre initiation Moreno used to root out moles or test his men's loyalty.

"The ritual ranged from dismembering people they intended to kill to sometimes serving up the heart," Castillo said.

He did not elaborate on who provided the testimony and did not specify when and where the alleged initiation rituals took place. Castillo could not immediately be reached for comment.

More than 100,000 people have been killed in gang-related violence in Mexico since 2007.
http://news.yahoo.com/cartel-cannibalism-mexico-says-drug-gang-members-ate-164620056.html

Mexican cannibal cartel forced new recruits to EAT THE HEARTS of people they murdered in shocking ritual to root out infiltrators

    La Familia Michoacana accused of carrying out disgusting initiations
    Allegedly forced hopefuls to eat hearts of victims to prove their loyalty
    Splinter group the Knights Templar also took part, witnesses said
    Decurity official said sometimes initiates would dismember live victims

By Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail.com and Reuters
6 January 2015
New recruits to a vicious Mexican drug cartel were forced to eat the hearts of murder victims in a twisted scheme to prove their loyalty, officials said.

Hopefuls who wanted to join La Familia Michoacana were reportedly fed the internal organs during gruesome initiation ceremonies designed to roof out infiltrators or other disloyal elements.

Witnesses told government security bosses how La Familia, and offshoot an offshoot group called the Knights Templar, would also sometimes force potential cartel members to dismember victims while they were still alive.

Alfredo Castillo, the federal security commissioner for gang-ravaged Mexican state Michoacan, told local television: 'The ritual ranged from dismembering people they intended to kill to sometimes serving up the heart.'

He said that the practice was not widespread, but was emphatic that it had taken place, seemingly on several occasions....
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2899141/Cartel-cannibalism-Mexico-says-drug-gang-members-ate-human-hearts.html

Monday, January 5, 2015

Prince Andrew named in US lawsuit over underage sex claims, denies involvement in 'sex slave' case, case related to banker Jeffrey Epstein


Prince Andrew named in US lawsuit over underage sex claims
Prince Andrew denies involvement in 'sex slave' case: Read the claims and the full legal text
How A Famous Harvard Professor Got Caught Up In A Financier's Sex Abuse Scandal
Dershowitz: ‘I’m an Innocent Victim of an Extortion Conspiracy’
Simon Danczuk: child abuse inquiry is being deliberately sabotaged by Government
Labour MP claims vested interested are seeking to protect ‘high profile’ abusers

Prince Andrew named in US lawsuit over underage sex claims
Paul Lewis and James Ball  Saturday 3 January 2015

In case related to banker Jeffrey Epstein, woman alleges in court filing that she was forced to have repeated ‘sexual relations’ with duke

A woman who claims that an American investment banker loaned her to rich and powerful friends as an underage “sex slave” has alleged in a US court document that she was repeatedly forced to have sexual relations with Prince Andrew.

The accusation against the Duke of York is contained in a motion filed in a Florida court this week in connection with a long-running lawsuit brought by women who say they were exploited by Jeffrey Epstein, a multi-millionaire convicted of soliciting sex with an underage girl after a plea deal....

The woman, who filed the motion anonymously, alleges that between 1999 and 2002 she was repeatedly sexually abused by Epstein who, she also alleges, loaned her out to rich and influential men around the world.

The document – a motion to expand an ongoing lawsuit relating to prosecutors’ handling of Epstein’s case with two new plaintiffs – alleges that the woman “was forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor” in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island owned by Epstein.

The prince is not a named party to the legal claim, which is directed against federal prosecutors. He has not had any opportunity to respond to the allegations in the legal claim.

The woman is said to have been 17 at the time, considered to be a minor in Florida.

In a 2011 Vanity Fair article, Prince Andrew denied any sexual contact with young women associated with Epstein....

Another close associate of Epstein who is also accused in the lawsuit, Alan Dershowitz, told the Guardian that the woman’s accusations against himself were “totally false and made up”.

The Harvard law professor and esteemed criminal defence attorney who later advised Epstein on how to respond to the FBI’s investigation is accused in the court motion of having sexual relations with the woman when she was a minor and of witnessing the abuse of other minors....

In 2006, the FBI opened an investigation into allegations that Epstein had been paying for sex with underage girls at his Palm Beach mansion for years. By the following year federal prosecutors said they had identified 40 young women who may have been illegally procured by Epstein.

In 2008, however, the federal inquiry was dropped after Epstein negotiated a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to a relatively minor state charge relating to soliciting paid sex with a minor – a 14-year-old girl. He served 13 months of an 18-month sentence and is now a registered sex offender.

Many of his alleged victims have since reached out-of-court settlements with Epstein, who was once considered among the wealthiest investment bankers in the world.

However, two of Epstein’s alleged victims, referred to in court documents as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, have brought a lawsuit arguing that federal prosecutors violated a victims’ rights statute by failing to consult them over Epstein’s secret deal.

The pair won a significant legal victory in July last year entitling them to see previously confidential documents from the plea bargain discussions between Epstein’s lawyers and federal prosecutors....
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/02/prince-andrew-named-us-lawsuit-underage-sex-allegations

Prince Andrew denies involvement in 'sex slave' case: Read the claims and the full legal text
The Independent Tuesday 06 January 2015

Below is the full text of the legal document detailing the allegations of the alleged Epstein 'sex slave' scandal which is claimed to have involved Prince Andrew. It has been edited only to remove legal jargon and other legal references.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson has strongly denied that the Duke of York had and involvement or knowledge of such matters.

First, the paragraph in which Prince Andrew is mentioned:

Perhaps even more important to her role in Epstein’s sexual abuse ring, Maxwell had direct connections to other powerful individuals with whom she could connect Epstein. For instance, one such powerful individual Epstein forced Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with was a member of the British Royal Family, Prince Andrew (aka Duke of York). Jane Doe #3 was forced to have sexual relations with this Prince when she was a minor in three separate geographical locations: in London (at Ghislaine Maxwell’s apartment), in New York, and on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands (in an orgy with numerous other under-aged girls). Epstein instructed Jane Doe #3 that she was to give the Prince whatever he demanded and required Jane Doe #3 to report back to him on the details of the sexual abuse. Maxwell facilitated Prince Andrew’s acts of sexual abuse by acting as a “madame” for Epstein, thereby assisting in internationally trafficking Jane Doe #3 (and numerous other young girls) for sexual purposes.

Ghislaine Maxwell has strongly and consistently denied procuring girls for Epstein....

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No. 08-80736-Civ
JANE DOE #1 and JANE DOE #2 v. UNITED STATES
JANE DOE #3 AND JANE DOE #4’S MOTION PURSUANT TO RULE 21 FOR JOINDER IN ACTION....

As the Court is aware, more than six years ago, Jane Doe #1 filed the present action against the Government, alleging a violation of her rights. She alleged that Jeffrey Epstein had sexually abused her and that the United States had entered into a secret non-prosecution agreement regarding those crimes in violation of her rights. At the first court hearing on the case, the Court allowed Jane Doe #2 to also join the action. Both Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 specifically argued that the government had failed to protect their rights (inter alia) to confer, to reasonable notice, and to be treated with fairness. In response, the Government argued that the rights did not apply to Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2 because no federal charges had ever been filed against Jeffrey Epstein....

Epstein also sexually trafficked the then-minor Jane Doe, making her available for sex to politically-connected and financially-powerful people. Epstein’s purposes in “lending” Jane Doe (along with other young girls) to such powerful people were to ingratiate himself with them for business, personal, political, and financial gain, as well as to obtain potential blackmail information.

One such powerful individual that Epstein forced then-minor Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with was former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a close friend of Epstein’s and well-known criminal defense attorney. Epstein required Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with Dershowitz on numerous occasions while she was a minor, not only in Florida but also on private planes, in New York, New Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition to being a participant in the abuse of Jane Doe #3 and other minors, Deshowitz was an eye-witness to the sexual abuse of many other minors by Epstein and several of Epstein’s co-conspirators. Dershowitz would later play a significant role in negotiating the NPA on Epstein’s behalf. Indeed, Dershowitz helped negotiate an agreement that provided immunity from federal prosecution in the Southern District of Florida not only to Epstein, but also to “any potential co-conspirators of Epstein”. Thus, Dershowitz helped negotiate an agreement with a provision that provided protection for himself against criminal prosecution in Florida for sexually abusing Jane Doe #3. Because this broad immunity would have been controversial if disclosed, Dershowitz (along with other members of Epstein’s defense team) and the Government tried to keep the immunity provision secret from all of Epstein’s victims and the general public, even though such secrecy violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act....

Perhaps even more important to her role in Epstein’s sexual abuse ring, Maxwell had direct connections to other powerful individuals with whom she could connect Epstein. For instance, one such powerful individual Epstein forced Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with was a member of the British Royal Family, Prince Andrew (aka Duke of York). Jane Doe #3 was forced to have sexual relations with this Prince when she was a minor in three separate geographical locations: in London (at Ghislaine Maxwell’s apartment), in New York, and on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands (in an orgy with numerous other under-aged girls). Epstein instructed Jane Doe #3 that she was to give the Prince whatever he demanded and required Jane Doe #3 to report back to him on the details of the sexual abuse. Maxwell facilitated Prince Andrew’s acts of sexual abuse by acting as a “madame” for Epstein, thereby assisting in internationally trafficking Jane Doe #3 (and numerous other young girls) for sexual purposes....
http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/prince-andrew-denies-involvement-in-sex-slave-case-read-the-claims-and-the-full-legal-text-9954942.html 

How A Famous Harvard Professor Got Caught Up In A Financier's Sex Abuse Scandal
Erin Fuchs  Jan. 5, 2015
One of America's most famous lawyers, Alan Dershowitz, is being accused of having sex with an underage girl who was allegedly being exploited by one of his clients.

Dershowitz — a professor emeritus at Harvard Law who's famous for defending O.J. Simpson — refutes those allegations, which were made as part of a lawsuit filed by lawyers including Paul Cassell (a former federal judge) on behalf of women who were allegedly sex trafficked as minors by the financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Two women are suing the federal government for striking a plea agreement with Epstein gave him 18 months in prison for pleading guilty to child sex crimes. The women (known only as Jane Doe) claim the government violated the Crime Victim Rights Act by failing to notify them of the deal for Epstein, who was a financial adviser to billionaires.

Here's where Dershowitz comes in. Last week, Cassell and another lawyer for the Jane Does, Bradley Edwards, filed a motion asking the court to add two more Jane Does to the case. That motion stated that a girl known only as Jane Doe #3 had been forced to have sex with "powerful people," including Dershowitz, who had represented the financier....
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-alan-dershowitz-got-involved-in-jeffrey-epstein-case-2015-1 

Dershowitz: ‘I’m an Innocent Victim of an Extortion Conspiracy’ Jan 2, 2015  By Jacob Gershman 
Attorney Alan Dershowitz is swinging back at what he describes as fabricated claims, alleged in a U.S. court document, that he was involved in a prostitution ring connected to the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal....

“It’s a completely, totally fabricated, made-up story,” Mr. Dershowitz told Law Blog in an interview Friday. “I have never had sex with an underage woman. They made up this story out of whole cloth. I’m an innocent victim of an extortion conspiracy.”....
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2015/01/02/dershowitz-im-an-innocent-victim-of-an-extortion-conspiracy/

Simon Danczuk: child abuse inquiry is being deliberately sabotaged by Government
Labour MP claims vested interested are seeking to protect ‘high profile’ abusers

By Rosa Prince, Online Political Editor 22 Dec 2014

The Government is deliberately sabotaging the inquiry into historic claims of child abuse to protect “high profile figures,” a Labour MP has claimed.

Simon Danczuk, the backbencher who has led the calls for an inquiry into allegations of abuse dating back decades, said the problems which had dogged the probe set up last summer appeared to have been “quite deliberate mistakes by people in central Government.”

A letter leaked at the weekend showed that Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is considering abandoning the current panel, amid a catalogue of problems including the resignations of two chairman.

A victims’ representative said the only people who wished to see the inquiry fail were the abusers themselves.

Asked if he thought Theresa May, the Home Secretary, was responsible for a deliberate cover-up, Mr Danczuk said he was confident she wanted to get to the truth.

But he warned that victims could engage in “direct action” unless they began to see justice....
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11307460/Simon-Danczuk-child-abuse-inquiry-is-being-deliberately-sabotaged-by-Government.html