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Witch Hunts... Exposing The Lies
by Kerr Cuhulain

Introduction by
Wren Walker

Year 2005:

Take a Stand! Ministries

Allan Yusko’s Bible Prophesy and Rapture Report

Dogs and the Environment

OnMission's Crusade for Kids

Contender Ministries

Reactions II

Crossroads Ministries/Berit Kjos

Pam Schuffert

Ed Decker: Saints Alive in Jesus

South African Police Services Occult Related Crime Unit

The Cycle Continues

Year 2004:

Year 2003:

Year 2002:

Witch Hunts - Exposing The Lies

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The Crusade of Lieutenant Larry Jones (part 2)

by Kerr Cuhulain

In the next issue of File 18, Jones has a section on "Historical Perspective and Resource Books". In his opening remarks Jones states:

"Satan, as a spirit world entity, was not invented by Marvel Comics or Steven Spielberg! His basis for existence in this world is described in the Bible starting in Genesis. The extreme efforts expended by modern satanists to desecrate all things related to Jesus Christ stem directly from the antipathy between the Biblical Characterization of Jesus as God's Son and His arch enemy satan... Satan was, according to the Bible, formerly the created angel named Lucifer who rebelled against God and was cast from heaven to dwell on earth as a disembodied spirit. (According to Biblical accounts, Lucifer was in charge of the music in heaven; relate that to the strong 'devil worship' and perverted visual and audio influences of some of the worst heavy metal groups seen today.)"

Here is that idea common in Fundamentalist Christian hate literature that rock music is Satanic. There is no mistaking Jones's belief in a Satanic Conspiracy here either.

A few paragraphs later Jones comments on the reliability of different literary sources. He writes off books written by members of non Christian religions, stating: "books written by members of non-traditional groups are suspect in that they are often written to lead the unsuspecting into the group... to establish a legitimate, if erroneous outward appearance." Jones writes off books written by outside observers such as sociologists and psychologists as "superficial, neglecting ethical/moral/legal comparisons." And then Jones makes a quite interesting statement, given his religious agenda: "Religious writers sometimes tend to write from limited perspectives, overgeneralize, or stereotype. The worst of these attack other movements with zeal, if not with documented facts. The best, address their topics from a blended perspective which includes the natural, psychological and spiritual, and is well-grounded on documentable evidence." It is obvious that Jones considers his newsletter to be in the latter category. As you read on it will become evident that it is clearly in the former.

Following this introduction, Jones recommends a number of books that you will hear of again and again in my anti-defamation series: Bob Larson's book Larson's Book of Cults, Dave Hunt's "The Cult Explosion", Ken Wooden's Child Lures. Other Fundamentalist individuals and organizations that Jones recommends include Dale Griffis, Truth About Rock, Bothered About Dungeons and Dragons, the Parent's Music Resource Center, and W.A.T.C.H. Network. All of these can easily be classified as zealots under Jones's third classification.

The next issue of File 18 describes a seminar on ritualistic crime that was held at the Holiday Inn in Fort Collins, Colorado, on September 9-12, 1986. Speakers at this seminar included Pat Pulling of B.A.D.D., Ken Wooden, Mike Warnke, and Lawrence Pazder.

In the December 1986 issue of File 18 Jones presented a proposed draft for "legislation outlawing ritual abuse". Later in this issue Jones recommends the book He Came To Set The Captives Free by Rebecca Brown, whom I identified elsewhere in my series as a fraud. Jones describes this book in glowing terms and recommends Brown and her partner Elaine Moses, stating: "Dr. Brown and Elaine are available to assist you in your cases, with interpretation of signs and symbols, to answer questions, or should you have an emergency need for help in the 'rescue' of a satanist!" Can you imagine the possible consequences if an unsuspecting law enforcement officer should unknowingly use these two charlatans as a resource in an investigation? Jones also recommends Corporal Kurt Jackson (one of the disseminators of the W.I.C.C.A. Letters myth), the Cult Awareness Council and Jack Roper of C.A.R.I.S.

In this issue Jones reports on the work of Steve Watts in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Watts claims that many cattle mutilations are the work of "occultists". Watts dismisses natural predators as being responsible for these cases, claiming that "occultists" use tranquillizer guns stolen from dog pounds to disable cattle. Watts then claims that:

"The perpetrators would then surgically remove tongues, eyes, sexual organs, large pieces of hide, and even entire rear legs from full grown cattle. Sometimes catheters were inserted directly into the animal's hearts which pumped lifeblood out of the animal. Some incisions were made with pinking shears, probably in an effort to disguise the cuts, making them appear to be made by predator's teeth... the quickly dissipating tranquillizer would then wear off, the animals would regain consciousness and sometimes walk off for quite a distance before they died. That explained why no human footprints or blood sign were found near the carcasses!"

How an animal with no blood, missing eyes, tongues, sexual organs, and hide is able to regain consciousness and wander off without rear legs is not explained. Clearly Watts and Jones need to put a little more thought into this weird theory.

In the next issue of File 18 Jones gave updates on the McMartin Daycare trial, again recommends Mike Warnke and announces the publication of Calvary Chapel's "Passport Magazine Special Edition". A few pages later Jones prints the Passport Magazine version of the W.I.C.C.A. Letters." I have fully discussed how the W.I.C.C.A. Letters are a modern version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion hoax in my book, The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca.

In the 87-3 issue of File 18 that followed Jones begins to publish resource lists at the end of his newsletter. He recommends Caryl Matrisciana's video "Gods of the New Age" (which I will be discussing in a later article), Tom Wedge, Michael Warnke's book The Satan Seller, Pazder's book Michelle Remembers, Hal Lindsey's book Satan is Alive and Well and Living on the Planet Earth, Dave Hunt's book Peace, Prosperity and the Coming Holocaust, Calvary Chapel's "Passport Magazine Special Edition: America's Best Kept Secret", Media Spotlight, B.A.D.D., Kurt Koch, Motivation Unlimited, New Life For Girls, Overcomers Victorious (founded by supposed survivor Jacquie Balodis), Shatter the Darkness, Turning Point, Warnke Ministries, C.A.R.I.S., and McCarthy's Sanctuary Institute. Remember what Jones said earlier about Christians that "attack other movements with zeal, if not with documented facts"? Here he is recommending Christians who are doing precisely that. Jones does it too in this issue, including a section entitled "Ritualized Abuse Link to Jehovah's Witnesses Explored" in which he suggests that Jehovah's Witnesses are Satanic.

In the 87-4 issue Jones describes the organization Believe the Children in glowing terms. He states: "Cops, treatment professionals, counsellors: If the term 'ritualized abuse' isn't perfectly clear to you, then you have some crucial studying to do-- the sooner the better... read Michelle Remembers by Dr. Lawrence Pazder and Michelle Smith..." In this issue Jones highly recommends Maury Terry's awful book The Ultimate Evil, Warnke Ministries (again) and Mary Ann Herold's Technical Research Institute. Jones' anti-feminism is reinforced by his endorsement in this issue of File 18 of the video "Massacre of Innocence" by Eric Holmberg. In this video Holmberg claims that abortions release evil influences that cause feminism and modern Goddess religions.

In the 87-5 issue of File 18 Jones goes on at great length about alleged survivors of Ritual Abuse. At one point he presents "'A personal perspective' by a counsellor who has been working with adult survivors who were ritually abused as children". Jones does not identify this counsellor, who lists common symptoms such as migraine headaches, abdominal pains, eating disorders, weight problems, liver and adrenal malfunctions, irregularity, right side epilepsy, urinary tract infections, and (believe it or not) "preference for soft drinks" as symptoms of S.R.A. At one point this unidentified counsellor states:

"In some cases you have the following: a.) multiple personalities, b.) demons manifesting as personalities. (Editor's Note: Rebecca Brown, M. D., in her new book PREPARE FOR WAR, Chick Publications, maintains that every 'multiple personality' manifested in a ritualized abuse survivor is, in fact, a demon. The very purpose for the bizarre rituals, she says, is to implant such entities into the abuse victim. She cautions therapists and counsellors not to overlook this fact or fail to deal with it on an appropriate spiritual basis.), c.) personalities with one or more (not all) being possessed, d.) personalities with one or more being a practising Christian (which is not to be confused with a 'religious spirit'), or, e.) an alter-ego or dissociative disorder."

Here again we Jones accepting the word of a confirmed fraud and drug addict in order to try to corroborate an equally implausible story by a supposed counsellor that he is unwilling to name. This bizarre statement is followed by a list of activities supposedly used to brainwash the victim in order for the cult members to attain total control. This lengthy is simply a list of the things that Michelle Pazder is alleged to have experienced. At the end of this outlandish list Jones appends a note about First Amendment rights regarding religion, concluding by saying: "The statements in this perspective are not to offend or condemn anyone's beliefs or choice of worship. The only intent is to expose the criminal activity involved in some, not all, worship of satan or other deities."

Two pages of this 14 page issue of File 18 are devoted to a report by Mike Warnke on his views on Wicca. The substance of this report is that Wiccans are really Satanists. At the end of this report Jones highly praises Warnke and then issues the following warning:

"My greatest misgiving about working on File 18 is that we will give you just enough information to be dangerous- to yourselves. Occult crimes and ritual activities carry very real, VERY HEAVY spiritual implications along with the physical ones. We expect that you noble, dedicated officers will wade right into the middle of such investigations without a selfish thought. However, you may be battling with forces which are impervious to your wrist-twists, your batons, or your service firearms- and they may destroy you. These things are unseen to most of us, probably scoffed at or written off as Hollywood/overactive imaginations by the majority. But, in our natural state we are helpless to defend against unseen enemies; spiritual training and spiritually effective tools are required. If you are apprehensive about where you would stand personally in a face-to-face confrontation with ancient evil, give Mike Warnke a call...[emphasis in original]"

Here is that idea, popular in Fundamentalist Christian circles such as the one Jones is in, that the only persons capable of fighting evil are Christian police officers. And once again, Jones is recommending a fraudulent expert. In the very next paragraph Jones recommends "investigative tools", put out by Warnke's co author and supporter David Balsiger.

Later in the same issue of File 18, Jones devotes an entire page to Al Dager of the Christian organization Media Spotlight, who gives a fundamentalist Christian history of the unicorn and rambles on about how unicorns are a Satanic symbol. Jones quotes Dager as follows:

"The New Age Movement has adopted [the unicorn] as it's symbol. This movement is founded on strong eastern mysticism footings, encompassing '... the women's liberation and gay rights movements... worship of nature...casting off of Biblical morality... re-adoption of witchcraft techniques... including occult healing, holism... visualization, regression, rebirthing, etc... The androgynous unicorn has been merely a foreshadowing of the uni-sex mentality... and... acceptance of the reality, the symbol of a future conqueror Horus- believed by New Agers to personify the world conqueror overcoming by gentility who will bring peace to the earth. Who is this but the anti-Christ (the little horn that rises in the midst of the ten horns in Daniel's vision (Daniel 7:8) for whom the world waits, unaware of his true nature?...'"

This statement by Dager and Jones is full of anti-feminist and anti-gay sentiments, characteristics that prove that they are not objective, which is a very dangerous thing for a police officer to fall into. Dager and Jones are making broad generalizations about the New Age, which consists of many different groups. Jones and Dager lump everything that is not Christian into one arbitrary category: Satanism. Many people in the "New Age" probably have no idea what a unicorn represents. Dager says that unicorns were the product of a mistranslation of a Hebrew word "re-em" which referred to a certain kind of animal. He says that Greek scholars translated Hebrew texts, so they called it a unicorn. In fact the concept of the unicorn is far older, having originally appeared in ancient Mesopotamian art. The earliest description in Greek literature was by Ctesias (c. 400 BCE), who was probably describing a rhinoceros. You'll note that Dager refers here to the vision of Daniel in Daniel 7:8 of the Bible. The unicorn was often likened by the early church as a symbol of Christ, who raised up a horn of salvation for mankind and dwelt in the womb of the Virgin Mary. This is the basis for the medieval belief that the only person that could tame a unicorn was a female virgin. The modern fundamental ist Christian phobia of anything with horns has now turned this around and turned it into exactly the opposite of its original interpretation.

In this issue Jones again recommends the video "Massacre of Innocence" by Eric Holmberg. Jones calls it "a well researched Biblical and historical perspective."

In the 88-1 issue Jones calls Lauren Stratford's book Satan's Underground "as powerful as it is credible." As I proved earlier, it isn't credible at all. It is entirely a fabrication, a piece of fiction. Yet Jones endorses it as "an investigator's handbook for organized crime... this book will be 'must reading' for parents, teens considering cult involvement, counsellors, treatment professionals, and pastors who must know the truth." Jones goes on to endorse 15 other books by fundamentalist Christian authors promoting the Satanic Conspiracy myth. At the end Jones reproduces Balsiger's useless "Satanic Calendar", which he says was given to him by Det. Ed Troyer of the Pierce County Sheriff's Office in Washington State. He announces that Troyer "has undertaken an ambitious project- the development of a police training manual for occult crimes investigations." This is the last you hear of Troyer in File 18. The reason for this is that Troyer's research ultimately revealed that what Jones et al were saying was all nonsense. I consider Troyer to be a legitimate expert in this subject.

We now return to the 88-2 issue of File 18 in which Jones suddenly finds himself besieged by angry Wiccans writing to him, his police department, and the people on his mailing list demanding explanations for the sort of things that he had been saying about Wiccans in this newsletter. Jones devotes 2 pages to "clarifications" and back peddling, complaining that the law enforcement community "refused to acknowledge the possibility of such crime motivations", insisting that "a public awareness MUST occur [emphasis in original]." He goes on about the necessity for "back up support" by "stable, qualified counsellors and clergy who have awareness and skill in dealing with cult/occult victims", and yet, as we have already seen, he is recommending a bunch of crack pots falsely claiming to have been survivors and self appointed "experts" whose information is biased and often incorrect. In fact, in this issue of File 18, he begins to offer Lauren Stratford's book Satan's Underground and Tom Wedge's book The Satan Hunter for sale.

Jones makes this interesting statement in the 88-2 issue of File 18: "A common request to C.C.I.N. is for statistics, numbers and trends. Those, none of us have- yet... Unfortunately, some 'police authorities' have tried to convince others that satanic cult crime is not a reality '... because no statistics exist...' Education first' acceptance second; action third; statistics last."

Jones is incorrect. As I have already demonstrated, the statistics do exist. It is just that he refuses to accept them. Instead Jones proposes a very dangerous course of action. First educate law enforcement as to what you perceive to be happening. Get them to accept this, so that they will develop expectations as to what they will find. Then send these converts out to find things to interpret, using the terms of reference taught to them through this education, in such a way as to produce statistics that will prove you original beliefs to be correct. This isn't scientific, it isn't professional and it isn't ethical. It is called a Witch hunt.

In the next issue of File 18, Jones quotes a large amount of material from the Criminal Intelligence Report put out by Dr. Alan Herbert Peterson, whose material I will discuss in a later article. In this issue Jones includes advertisements for David Balsiger's and Jack Roper's "investigative tools". He also quotes Gloria Corliss of Port Alberni, British Columbia, as saying:

"The publication of Michelle Remembers had a profound effect on Victoria [British Columbia]. Most locals chose to see the book as fiction but the teens have been fascinated with it and have furthered their practices with info from that book. Meanwhile, Dr. Pazder stated in January of 1988 that the statement in his book with regard to Victoria being one of the two world headquarters for satanism is no longer true."

Of course this statement about Victoria being Satanist HQ wasn't ever true. The truth is staring both Corliss and Jones in the face here. Corliss is admitting that teenagers dabbling in Satanism are getting their ideas from Christian propaganda like Michelle Remembers, and yet they see no significance in this.

The next issue of File 18, 88-4, was the one in which Jones makes a point of admitting that C.C.I.N. Inc was not affiliated with any police agency. It commences with a three page diatribe by Jones, insisting that he is scrupulously observing the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment and only asking law enforcement to pursue the minority groups that are involved in criminal activity. He says this over and over again, but he is providing demonstrably inaccurate information to well meaning investigators, who by using it may falsely accuse people of committing acts, thereby violating the very rights that Jones claims to be respecting. Jones bitterly complains that "some law enforcement officers on the File 18 list are also members of occult groups. These people have apparently taken the mailing list and copies of File 18 and passed them on to persons whose goals are to influence the reader's sentiments against the mission of C.C.I.N.[emphasis in original]." Yet what these individuals like myself who leaked his list were opposed to was not the concept of education of the law enforcement community. It was opposition to Jones' obviously biased and hysterical approach to the subject and the potential abuses and damage that they saw could result from it.

In this issue of File 18 Jones reports a court case involving the claims by David Mainse of "100 Huntley Street" and Len Olsen of Vancouver Teen Challenge that Lion Serpent Sun (Mark Fedoruk) was a Wiccan who tired to sacrifice Olsen. It seems that Jones did this in an attempt to discredit the Wiccans complaining about him, but Jones added a two sentence addendum which states: "Late word received by the Editor confirmed that the suit was decided in the favour of the Wiccan, Lion Serpent Sun. So be careful about assigning labels!" Jones does not supply the details of the decision, which would have revealed that there was no substance to the claims of Mainse and Olsen. Jones also cites the case of a Wiccan in Biloxi, Mississippi, who was fired from her job at a Salvation Army office because of her beliefs. Jones admits that the federal courts decided in the Wiccan's favour in this case too, but Jones is quick to add "The Salvation Army has not decided whether it will appeal the decision."

In this same issue Jones rants about Ouija boards, claiming that using them can lead to "insanity... instances of suicide and homicide... For the Christian, the dangers are numerous, including the undermining and eroding of the belief systems by turning toward the occult..." Jones recommends the books The Ouija Board by fundamentalist Christian author Edmond C. Gruss and The Satan Trapby fundamentalist Christian author Martin Ebon as resources on this subject. Gruss is a professor at the Department of Apologetics at "The Master's College" in Newhall, California. You can see that as a Christian apologist. Gruss spends his time trying to prove other people's religions to be false by examining the titles of some of his other books:

Apostles of Denial: An Examination and Expose of the History, Doctrines and Claims of Jehovah's Witnesses
Cults and Occults in the Age of Aquarius
The Jehovah's Witnesses and Prophetic Speculation
We Left the Jehovah's Witnesses
Cults and the Occult
What Every Mormon Should Know.
Ebon is a prolific writer and supporter of Satanic conspiracy myths too. Some of the titles of his books are:
Dangers of the Occult
The Occult Temptation
Psychic Warfare: Threat or Illusion
Witchcraft Today
The Devil's Bride: Exorcism Past and Present.

Remember how earlier in this issue Jones claimed that his first aim was to educate law enforcement officers? This is what he wants to educate them in: Intolerance. At the end of the newsletter Jones adds the books Michelle Remembers and The Satan Seller and Calvary Chapel's "Passport Magazine Special Edition: America's Best Kept Secret" to the list of books offered for sale by C.C.I.N. Inc.

In the 89-2 issue Jones once again starts by defending himself against the letters of complaint that he received. Jones once again admits that both C.C.I.N. Inc and File 18 are not connected to the Boise Police Department, but is quick to add that "Three of the five [C.C.I.N. Inc] Directors are full time police officers."

In this issue of File 18 Jones also defends what he perceives to be his right to "mix religion and law enforcement":

"C.C.I.N. Inc., is incorporated as a Christian organization... Having personal relationships with Jesus Christ does not make us weak, untrustworthy, or unprofessional. It does not mean that we judge others, support persecution, encourage witchhunts, work outside the system or '...enforce the Tem Commandments'... It does not mean that we ignore Constitutionally-guaranteed rights, violate the law in uncontrolled zeal or religious fervor..."

Jones defends his position by claiming that "Satanic cult murderers mix 'religion and crime!'" Jones states:

"Those who loudly proclaim that 'religion and law enforcement should not be mixed' may not have a clear conception of the establishment of religion clause in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights; are not aware of the proliferation of non- traditional religious influence and thought pervading very level of government and society; insult every sincere officer who equitably makes his official decisions using the multi- filters of law, training, mores, professionalism, and his personal convictions; and are unaware that the foundational system of law upon which this country is built is firmly grounded in the standards of conduct and punishment originating in (Biblical) Judeo-Christianity."

And yet we can already clearly see that Jones is doing precisely what he so loudly protests he is not. He is judging others, supporting persecution of religions that he does not agree with, and encouraging witch hunts. Despite his frequent claims that he upholds Constitutionally-guaranteed rights regarding freedom of religion, Jones is stating here that he thinks that America was founded as a Christian nation based on Biblical principles and suggesting that these Constitutional rights should therefore apply to what he refers to as"traditional religions". "Traditional religion" is a common fundamentalist Christian catch phrase for Christianity, treating all other religions as if they were late comers that were false. Jones claims that he is using the "multi-filters of law, training, mores, professionalism, and his personal convictions", yet if he applied police investigative techniques and professionalism to check out his sources he'd quickly find out that many of them are impostors. The only thing that Jones is saying here that really rings true is that he is using the filter of his "personal convictions", in this case to filter out anything that he doesn't want to hear.

To the list of books offered for sale at the end of this issue, Jones has added the following books by Christian authors: When The World Will Be As One by Tal Brooke, The Beautiful Side of Evil by Johanna Michaelson, The Sorcerer's New Apprentice by Dave Hunt, and Gods of the New Age by Caryl Matrisciana.

In the 89-3 issue of File 18 Jones reports on the many bills being introduced in State legislatures to "...prohibit ritualistic physical or psychological abuse of a child as part of a ceremony, rite initiation, observance, performance or practice...". Isn't this already what would be considered an assault?

In this issue Jones continues to try to convince his readers that he was right about Wiccans all along. He quotes from a Decatur (IL) Tribune article dated March 1, 1989, about a child who alleges that she was abused during Satanic services. At one point in this article the girl reports "some type of ceremony where there was 'a black witch and a white witch'...". Jones follows this with an editorial comment: "ED NOTE: The terms 'black' and 'white witch' are direct quotes from this newspaper article", as if the fact that it was printed in a newspaper automatically made it true. Incredibly, Jones also quotes the reporter's admission that: "Although area law enforcement officials are acquainted with Robin's story, the allegations remain allegations".

Jones pulls the same stunt again elsewhere in this issue, quoting an Idaho Press Tribune (Vol. 9, No. 251) story: "...Based upon witness accounts and police information, the group [of juveniles] apparently dabbles in voodoo, witchcraft and satan ism...". In the same article he reports that the local chief of police "downplays the activities of [the] group of teenage satanists". You can see how Jones is using the press to make his witchcraft/satanic connections for him here, probably to avoid the heat that he took before when he did it himself in earlier newsletters.

Jones puts in a plug for Det Eisenbraun in this issue, calling him an authority on "cult/occult motivation crimes, especially among youth". I will be discussing Eisenbraun later in this article. Jones also recommends Fundamentalist TV evangelist Bob Larson, whom I also discuss elsewhere in this series. Jones elevates former Hendricks County police officer Michael D. Nelson to martyr status after Nelson quit his department for refusing to follow orders and stop chasing after rumours of Satanism on company time.

Lt. Michael Nelson, 40, was formerly a Lieutenant in charge of detectives in the Hendricks County Sheriff's Office in Indiana. Nelson spent a great deal of his own time investigating a series of fifteen grave robberies in Hendricks County, which started in 1986. All were very old graves, dating back to the turn of the century. Nelson alleges that three Satanic cults, one with more than 100 members in it, were operating in his area.

Nelson drew a lot of publicity over his investigations, appearing in People Magazine as well as articles in the Wall Street Journal and other papers, and on the TV show "A Current Affair". For this TV appearance, as the journalists couldn't find any Satanists to interview in the area, a "Satanic ritual" was dramatized by a couple of actors and Nelson was shown by some of the disturbed grave sites and next to some local graffiti.

Nelson's wife Phyllis, a former Sergeant with the Indianapolis Airport Police and now working for a private security firm, supported Nelson in his beliefs. Many of Nelson's former police colleagues did not. There is very little evidence to support Nelson's claims. When People magazine asked Sheriff Roy W. Waddell how long a visitor to this county would have to hang around to see some local Satanic activity, he replied, "Probably forever".

Nelson quit when Sheriff Waddell told him that he could no longer pursue his investigations of what Nelson believed to be Satanic activity in the area. All of Nelson's police files on this case were handed over to other investigators in the Hendricks County Sheriff's Office. Nelson is now a private investigator offering help to those claiming to have been victims of Satanists. Apparently there is little demand for his services.

In the 89-3 issue of File 18 Jones also reports that one of his Texas contacts had received a letter of invitation to a seminar "presented by witchcraft leaders." Jones reports: "The meeting-- March 28, 1989-- was billed as a 'Seminar/Panel/Question session with White Witchcraft leaders'". Jones states: "This type of dialogue could be very beneficial and enlightening for the attendees, especially if they were familiar with the topic area already". If the letter in Jones' possession names the Pagan groups involved, their address, the location of the seminar, the identity of the officers attending or anything else he does not divulge this information here, thus preventing other File 18 subscribers from being "enlightened" as Jones suggests. Jones does state that he doesn't know if the officers invited even attended.

Jones reports an incident of what he claims to be "police involvement in Satanic Abuse and rituals" based on an article in the Seattle Times on February 10, 1989. This is the case of retired Thurston County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Ingram. Jones does not give a lot of specifics on the case but states: "The case has grown so complex that the Prosecuting Attorney recently dropped the original charges 'without prejudice' with intent to continue the original investigation and refile when better case preparations are complete". Obviously this case is a better example of the danger of techniques leading to false memory syndrome than it is of police involvement in Satanism, since it appears that Ingram was not involved in Satanism at all. Yet Jones' report seems to be making it out to be another McMartin day care situation with new accusations and witnesses surfacing almost daily.

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Kerr's Bio: Kerr Cuhulain the author of this article, is known to the mundane world as Detective Constable Charles A Ennis of the Vancouver Police Department, Youth Services Unit. Ennis, a child abuse investigator for the VPD, is the author of several articles on child abuse investigation that appeared in Law & Order Magazine. Better known to the Pagan community by his Wiccan name, Kerr Cuhulain, Ennis was the first Wiccan police officer to go public about his beliefs 25 years ago. Kerr is now the spokesperson for Officers of Avalon. Kerr went on to write three books: The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca (Horned Owl Publishing) as well as Wiccan Warrior and Full Contact Magick: A Book of Shadows for the Wiccan Warrior. (Llewellyn Publications).

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