Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I'm Driving A Point Home While Everyone's Still Partying

You wanna read something truly horrible? Check it out:
Judge Noam Sohlberg ruled that parts of the indictment should be released in order to inform the public of the horrific nature of the crime and help expose similar cases. “At least part of the horrific descriptions in the charge sheet should be brought to public notice, to parents and children, because it seems that this is not an isolated event,” Sohlberg wrote. 
“There are other people whose relatives were caught in similar sects, and who had given up hope of rescuing their near ones from the sect; or who had perhaps not done everything possible in this regard because they did not know how horrific [the sects] are.” 
Releasing some of the details in the case could serve as a “vital service to those families and to other people trapped in cults like this one, encouraging them not to give up, but to exhaust every possible effort to escape from the sect,” he added. 
The leader of the cult was indicted on 15 counts, including slavery, physical, sexual and emotional abuse of minors — including some of his own biological children — unlawful imprisonment, indecent sexual acts, sodomy, rape, serious violent crimes and indecent assault, according to the indictment. 
The accomplice, also charged with committing numerous violent sex crimes under the leader’s orders, was the one who most often committed the abuses and was known by the nicknames of “Satan” and “Evil Inclination” by the victims. The third man was only accused in one incident of physical and sexual abuse and was not convicted on Tuesday. 
Police used the information in personal journals kept by the women and children to uncover details about the abuses and build their case. 
The women and children were subject to daily “confessions” and “judgments” and were punished by means of imprisonment, starvation, physical and mental abuse, humiliation, sexual abuse, and severe violence, according to the indictment. Police found numerous torture devices when they searched the house. 
The police uncovered the cult in August 2011,...

Pretty bad, huh? Yeah, but that's still not the horrible part. It's buried within the words of a single follower:
“There Was Only Love In The House.”

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