On the 8th of August 1999, two journalists from the The Sun-Herald wrote an article titled 'Evil In The Woods', where they claimed to have seen evidence of the ritual abuse of children. These Journalists were Melissa Wood and Martin Chulov.

They interviewed six mothers whose children had disclosed experiences of SRA (satanic ritual abuse) on the Central Coast, New South Wales. The children's disclosures were corroborating, although they had never met one another. The children had been able to draw representations of "Satanic" ritual sites, which were similar to ritual sites uncovered by police on the Central Coast of New South Wales.

One mother stated that her sons remembered being drugged and hypnotised. "He said they dressed in black robes and had eye and mouth pieces cut out." The mother said, "I know they're dangerous people. I have had warnings outside the house telling me to stop investigations. We're fearful for our lives. The boys never want me out of their sight."

Read the full article by clicking on the source below.

SOURCE: Historical article

Other Articles about satanic cults in Australia

  • On 10th November 2000, an article was published in The Herald Sun titled 'Breaking Free From Cult" by Mark Dunn, where he claims he spoke to three women who broke free from an intergenerational satanic cult in the Dandenongs region, known as 'the organisation' or 'the group'.
  • On the 30th of April 2000, an article was published in the Sunday Star-Times about two young girls who told police, that when they were aged 8 and 10, they were placed on tables as part of a ritual, involving several adults dressed in black. A line of red candle wax was placed on one of the girls' foreheads before her step-father raped her. 

Here is a reference to the historical articles:
Click Here to view these articles (Scroll down past the other articles).

There are many more news reports referencing ritual abuse. We have compiled some of these in our article about 'Satanic Cults in NSW Towns'. Click here to read them.

A recent satanic ritual abuse case in Scotland - the cult operated until 2020

Eight of 11 accused perpetrators have been found guilty by The High Court in Glasgow, of horrifically abusing children under the age of 13 and are awaiting sentencing in January 2024. Some of the abhorrent abuse included “child rape nights” and “dog killing nights.”
SOURCE: Mirror News Article

Article from September 2023: Children were forced to take part in witchcraft and seances, and were sexually assaulted while members of a satanic child abuse ring watched, a court has heard.

Eleven people are standing trial at Glasgow High Court, accused of a string of crimes, with a number facing rape and sexual assault charges, while five are accused of attempted murder.

Iain Owens, 45, Elaine Lannery, 39, Lesley Williams, 41, Paul Brannan, 41, Marianne Gallagher, 38, Scott Forbes, 50, Barry Watson, 47, Mark Carr, 49, Richard Gachagan, 45, Leona Laing, 50, and John Clark, 46, deny all the charges, involving four children.

All eleven are accused of forcing children to participate in seances and use an ouija board or similar object to “call on spirits and demons”, at various addresses in the Glasgow area.

The children were also allegedly made to participate in classes involving witchcraft, spells and wands which made them believe that they had “metamorphosed into animals”, court documents show.

One girl was chased by people wearing devil masks, hung by her clothing from a nail on the wall, shut in a microwave, an oven, a fridge, a freezer and cupboards, the court heard.

Owens, Lannery, Williams, Brannan, Clark are also charged with attempting to murder the girl, who was also allegedly made to act like a dog and eat dog food.

The group, which is also charged with stabbing and abusing dogs, also made one child dress in lingerie and “dance in a sexualised manner” on various occasions between 1 October 2018 and 19 June 2019, the indictment claims, before she was raped by male members of the group.

The women are accused of watching, with the indictment adding that they did “clap, cheer and verbally encourage” the abuse, with some filming the attack.

Children were also allegedly forced to repeatedly sexually abuse each other with household items.

On two occasions between 1 January 2019 and 23 March 2019, the group is alleged to have forced a boy to masturbate in front of them and then forced him to have sex with some of the women, while the men watched.

In one horrifying charge, a young child was restrained in her cot as men raped her, while others cheered and took video recordings, the court heard.

All 11 are accused of possessing drugs including diamorphine and cocaine, while Owens, Lannery, Williams, Brannan and Watson also face charges for supplying the Class A drugs.

Three others including Maureen Goudie, Steven McHendrie and Robert Brown are also mentioned as being involved in a number of the charges, but court papers said they are now deceased.

Jurors were told on Tuesday that the case, which has a 10-page indictment featuring 32 charges over a 10-year period from 2010 to 2020, could last more than six weeks.

Giving evidence, Detective Constable Nicola Hay said the investigation into the alleged crimes, dubbed Operation Woodwhite, was launched in March 2020.
SOURCE: The Independent Article

Have there been any successful prosecutions of satanic ritual abuse?

Yes, there have. Click here to view the details of the cases. You will be linked to a website that refers to a list of cases. These cases are a combination of two separate lists that were put together by British journalists, Tim Tate and Andrew Boyd, in the early 1990s. Some more recent successfully prosecuted SRA cases have been added to this list by another researcher. Tim Tate and Andrew Boyd wrote two of the leading books on satanic ritual abuse in Britain, entitled: Children for the Devil by Tim Tate and Blasphemous Rumours by Andrew Boyd.

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