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Satanic Ritual Abuse Cannot be Corroborated

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Satanic Ritual Abuse Cannot be Corroborated
None were substantiated
Nationwide network alleged
12,264 accusations

EMPIRICAL STUDY FOUND CASES OF LONE ABUSERS, BUT NOT ONE EXAMPLE OF A WELL- ORGANIZED CULT

Monday, October 31, 1994 Section: Front Page: 5A

By: New York Times

Tales of satanic ritual abuse, with well-organized cults sacrificing animals and babies and engaging in sexual perversion and cannibalism, is the stuff of tabloid television.

Now the first empirical study of its actual prevalence, based on information from district attorneys, social service workers, police officials and psychotherapists, suggests these tales are usually just that--figments of imagination.

Although the survey found occasional cases of lone abusers who used ritualistic trappings, it found no substantiated reports of well-organized satanic rings of people who sexually abuse children.