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Update on ritual abuse case in Ireland

My abusers are still in Dublin, house of horrors victim claims
Herald.ie
Kevin Doyle
Jan 9 2009

DALKEY 'house of horrors' victim Cynthia Owen says the paedophiles who abused her are still living in Dublin.

In an emotional TV appearance, the woman who was impregnated by her father at the age of 10, said a paedophile ring operated in the capital in the 1970s.

And although her father is now dead, she says that up to eight other child abusers are still alive and at large.

Ms Owen last night outlined in graphic detail the extent of abuse that occurred before and after she gave birth to a baby that her mother then stabbed to death with a knitting needle.

"They died laughing at me and taunting me," Ms Owen said of her parents on The Late Late Show.

She outlined how her dreadful abuse started as a very young child in her own home.

Describing the house as "dirty and chaotic", she said it was a place that was "filled with terror".

"My father was a very cold man, a very uncaring man," she said while her mother was "mentally abusive", "very evil" and "very devious".


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"She sat up drinking all night and stayed in bed all day."

The 39-year-old said that she was first sexually abused by her father at the age of seven or eight.

"My father abused me first of all, then two other people in my family and then other people," she said.

On the first Monday of every month, she was brought to a building by her mother where she says she was sexually assaulted by a paedophile ring.

"It was planned and orchestrated. It was ritual abuse and it was a regular occurrence.

"My mother would take me and wait outside," she said.

The victim added that while no money was produced in the building, she believed that cash was exchanged afterwards.

"I was always drugged by my mother before being brought there.

"During those days I was a zombie, living in fear. You're on hyper-alert."

On another occasion, Ms Owen says she was abused by her father while her mother was in the same bedroom of their home.

"She [her mother] said 'you're the only one to complain'," Ms Owens said. "When I was young I didn't realise it was wrong. I thought all fathers did it."
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9% of rape crisis clients in Ireland are survivors of ritual abuse and trafficking

Women and children at risk in refugee hostels, warns Rape Crisis Centre chief
Galway Advertiser, August 27, 2009.
By Martina Nee

The Galway Rape Crisis Centre, which runs the Asylum seeker and Refugee Clinic, has warned that there could be another Ryan Report in 20 years time unless urgent changes are made to protect the safety and well-being of people living in direct provision accommodation.

 

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Asylum seekers account for 20 per cent of all the clients seen by the GRCC. From 2005 to 2007 at the clinic: 532 individual counselling sessions were provided, 25 group sessions were held, 62 per cent of the assailants were armed forces in the clients’ country of origin, 79 per cent of clients were survivors of rape, five per cent of clients were survivors of sexual slavery, seven per cent of clients were survivors of child sexual abuse, and nine per cent of clients were survivors of ritual abuse, trafficking, and abuses of an undisclosed nature.

 

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Why there will soon be a new Baby P scandal - by the woman who tried to warn of danger

Daily Mail
Liz Davies, Senior Social Work Lecturer
11th May 2009


I am a social worker and I teach social workers. But if my own child wanted to become one, I would be very afraid. I realised that sad truth last week when Lord Laming, the Government's child protection 'guru', rebuked social workers for spending too much time filling in forms.

They do. But he largely invented that mountain of paperwork.

 

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Paedophile ring victim faces more threats as car attacked

 8 December 2008
Evening News
Alan McEwan

A BMW car belonging to the victim of Edinburgh's worst paedophile ring has been vandalised with the word "grass".
Dana Fowley said she was shocked to discover thousands of pounds' worth of damage to the vehicle which was vandalised as it sat outside her home in the west of Edinburgh.

The attack was the latest in a series of threats against the 26-year-old, who was raped and abused along with her sister over a period of 12 years by family members and their friends.

Her home was also attacked by a gang of men wielding swords and hammers in December last year in an incident which was caught on CCTV cameras installed to protect her safety.

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Woman revisits "hell" of ritual abuse

Woman revisits the 'Hell' of ritual abuse
By Ben Winslow
Deseret News
Wednesday, Dec. 10

She isn't Rachel Hopkins anymore.

Anne A Johnson Davis is shedding the moniker she used in a 1995 Deseret News story about her childhood as a victim of ritualistic Satanic abuse and speaking out in a memoir of her life. Davis, now a Lehi mother of three, is stepping into the spotlight again with the publication of her book "Hell Minus One."

"I have had enough healing and closure of my own, I feel I'm in a place where I really feel the call to share what I have to help others find courage," Davis said in an interview Wednesday.

Davis' story is so bizarre, it's hard to believe it actually happened — save for the fact that she has signed confessions from her mother and stepfather, a financial settlement and investigators from the Utah Attorney General's Office who vouched for her. From age 3 until she ran away at 17, she said she was sexually abused, tortured, bathed in blood and forced to hurt her siblings in Satanic rituals.

 

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