Believe The Children Conviction List: Ritual Child Abuse
Many thanks to Believe the Children for their efforts in compiling this information and for permission to include it on the Ritual Abuse Home Page.
Many ritual child abuse cases never are prosecuted due to the disbelief of authorities or the unlikelihood that young, severely traumatized children will be able to withstand cross-examination. A 1993 survey by the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and Family Law determined that 26 percent of prosecutors nationwide have handled cases involving “ritualistic or sexual abuse.” (Ross, 1994). The ritualistic aspects of the crimes often are not presented in court but are clearly indicated in the victims’ accounts.
Because ritual abuse allegations often are not disclosed in courtroom proceedings, this list represents only a portion of convictions where ritual child abuse is a factor. Please send information regarding convictions not listed here to Believe The Children, P.O. Box 797, Cary, IL 60013. (708) 515-5432. …..