This is a long post about Hampstead SRA and our proposed response to future hoaxes.
Satanicviews has been closely following a Satanic Ritual Abuse hoax for most of 2015 in the Hampstead area of London in the UK, becoming vocal against the witchfinders, those promoting and encouraging the hoax, in the last few months. Hampstead is the first SRA case we have become involved in, initially objecting to yet another false internet-media wide narrative suggesting Satanists ritually rape, kill and eat children. After viewing hours of video, and reading countless postings, documents and reports, this writer became fully aware of the depth of malicious depravity that witchfinders would plunge, and the horror they inflicted on their innocent victims. Satanicviews over the months read countless other SRA cases, all disproved and all horrifying in their impact on the victims. The similarity of modern SRA and the 17th century witch trials such as in Salem USA and those all over the UK was striking.
Background on Hampstead hoax
Ella Draper and Ricky Dearman divorced, a bitter custody dispute arose between them over a boy aged 8 and a girl aged 9. Draper initiated a new relationship with Abraham Christie, a domineering and aggressive partner, with a history of violence and dishonesty. From the beginning the children hated and were in conflict with Christie, were involved in stealing from him and other incidents of conflict. After the children were caught in sexual experimentation, as most children do, Christie used the incident to build an elaborate story of Satanic Ritual Abuse against the teachers, parents, other children, and various other individuals in the children’s lives, with the principle leader of the “cult” being Ricky Dearman the father of the two children.
During the summer of 2014, including whilst on holiday in Morocco, Christie brainwashed the two children by introducing and building ideas in their heads of a vast cult in Hampstead involving schools, businesses and churches raping, torturing, killing and eating babies and children. Christie hit the children with spoons, pushed them against walls, drugged and tortured them by pouring water over them, whilst questioning and repeating again and again various SRA narratives, which they had to say. Although it is unclear what role Ella Draper took in the brainwashing of the children, she at least took a passive role in allowing Christie to abuse her children. In a later police interview the children begged the police to protect them from Christie.
On his return from holiday Christie passed video he had taken of the children with various SRA claims onto a family member with connections to the police, video that showed Christie coaching the children. The family member immediately contacted the police, who swiftly reacted by interviewing the children by video, and carried out initial searches of locations the children alleged incidents happened, but found nothing. After the first police interview, the children were taken into protective custody, and social workers became involved. The police carried out multiple video interviews with each child separately, where the children narrated elaborate and far-fetched claims against various individuals, schools and businesses, as part of a Satanic cult led by their father Ricky Dearman. By the final police interviews the children had withdrawn all their allegations, stating Christie had made them say these things, a man that they hated and were terrified of.
The two children were subject to a humiliating and unnecessary medical examination to determine sexual abuse, using a scientifically discredited technique that caused the doctor to conclude sexual abuse consistent with the SRA claims of the children; in addition to confirmation of various injuries inflicted upon the children by Christie in events the children mentioned in the police interviews. Controversy over the discredited technique meant the children had to undergo a second medical examination, and a full case conference of many doctors concluded the sexual abuse findings were a false positive.
Care proceedings were initiated to take custody of the children away from Christie and Draper, but allowing Ricky Dearman the father continued access. Realizing that the legal system was starting to move against Draper and Christie, they fired their legal team and fled the country. Draper turned to two so-called McKenzie friends Sabine McNeill and Belinda McKenzie to assist them in their publicity and legal actions to regain access to the children. McNeill and McKenzie were two notorious truthers, heavily involved in the conspiracy movement, with a controversial background and a belligerent suspicion of the legal system. Through a mix of incompetence, ignorance of the legal process, maliciousness and a pursuit of their own agendas, McNeill and McKenzie hijacked the case; caused the leak of sensitive medical reports, video and other documents to their followers; initiating a massive internet and publicity campaign to return the children back to Draper and Christie; and demanded a full investigation into a cover up of a Satanic ritual abuse cult, with the narrative expanded to include judges, police and social workers.
During the early part of 2015 the truthers aka “witchfinders” embarked upon a campaign of harassment, intimidation, threats and invasion of privacy of the parents, children, teachers, a priest, a school, a church and the father of the children. The school and church in Hampstead had to deploy security guards and the police to protect themselves from self-appointed judge-jury-executioner witchfinder vigilantes. Every scrap of personal information on teachers, parents, their children, and especially Ricky Dearman, was dug up and posted on the internet. Many people became afraid for their lives, harm to their property, family and children from the vigilantes. The two children at the centre of the hoax had their faces, names, medical reports, police video interviews and other videos posted and reposted across the internet, a situation that will haunt them in years to come. The judge in the care proceedings Judge Pauffley took the unusual decision to make public a judgement in the case to declare the Satanic narrative a fantasy, clearing father and all others accused of the Satanic allegations as innocent, and criticizing Draper, Christie and various witchfinders of initiating and perpetuating the hoax, to widespread media publicity. The police began a manhunt for Draper and Christie. Ricky Dearman was forced to make several media interviews to counter the false allegations against him. The witchfinders answered by initiating a campaign of harassment against Judge Pauffley, and stepping up their internet campaigns, including many petitions.
Multiple court orders were initiated to shut down sites and accounts harassing the victims of Hampstead, and attempting to get the identifying information of the two children removed, but the witchfinders responded by reposting on more sites. Belinda McKenzie and Sabine McNeill made little or no effort to discourage or ask their followers to cease harassing Hampstead victims, or to stop posting identifying information of the two Dearman children. The Dearman children twice were forced to change foster locations due to their secret locations being compromised by witchfinders.
Around July 2015 the witchfinders broke into factional fighting, accusing each side of being members of MI5. Witchfinders were being arrested or fled the country. Multiple injunctions were served on various witchfinders to prevent harrassment. Draper and Christie became isolated in exile, and all their legal attempts to recover access to the children were rejected.
The conclusion of the Hampstead SRA hoax
On 11 and 12 August 2015 the final court hearing was heard in secret to confirm full custody to the father. Although Satanicviews does not know the outcome of the case, the apparent silence by everyone involved in the case indicates there are probably strict conditions in place binding the father and Draper to strict confidentiality in anything related to the Dearman children. On balance of probabilities the father probably has full custody of the children. It addition it is likely various orders have been made to the police and other agencies to take action against the witchfinders. Predictably the father and other victims at Hampstead will litigate against the witchfinders for extensive damages. Draper and Christie will probably eventually be arrested and charged for various breaches of the law including child abuse, neglect and contempt of court. McKenzie, an individual who is relatively wealthy, and underwrites various truther campaigns, will probably be sharing that wealth with the various victims she helped to harm in Hampstead.
A small band of people connected to the Hampstead victims has done considerable and clever work in exposing and destroying the Hampstead Satanic hoax, plus its supporters. It is only a matter now of a mopping up operation to make sure the witchfinders who contributed to the hoax enjoy their just rewards such as jail time and a day in court. Satanicviews has offered a small contribution to the fight against the witchfinders, and noted with interest how afraid and sometimes submissive a witchfinder can be as soon as a real Satanist turns up to challenge them. Satanicviews will continue to report on any major developments in the case as witchfinders are metaphorically crucified Jesus-style in the legal system. As far as we are concerned the battle is won, the Hampstead hoax and its supporters campaign is destroyed.
A Satanic response
The depths that a witchfinder of a SRA hoax will go, and the horrifying damage they can inflict upon a victim is astonishing, echoing the witch hunts of the seventeenth century. Most victims of the SRA hoax are Christians or non-religious types, such hysteria cares nothing for reality or rationality. Most Satanists have an indifferent attitude to SRA, or the false association of Satanism with ritual child abuse, murder and cannibalism, perhaps considering these things a problem for someone else, a situation that is tolerated rather than challenged.
The people of Hampstead were fortunate that none were revealed to be real Satanists, and that they all had the establishment on their side. In the majority of cases of the past, the establishment has been on the side of the witchfinder. Although today the establishment is skeptical about SRA, there are thousands of witchfinders in positions of influence trying to convince the media, politicians and society that Satanists are raping, torturing and murdering children in the worship of Satan. All the witchfinders need is a good example of SRA, perhaps provided by the growing challenge of superstitious poorly educated African immigrants, for SRA to evolve to become a serious problem for Satanists. If the one accused of SRA is a real Satanist, or lives an alternative LHP lifestyle, prospects of fending off a witchfinder campaign is a lot harder than that the Hampstead victims faced.
I ask would Satanists allow another Satanist to be falsely accused of SRA and destroyed by witchfinders? Would a Satanist consider it better to take some action not only to counter these SRA fictions, but also to prevent another Salem or a Hampstead SRA situation occurring again? I answer, I would fight SRA.
I and others will be speaking with several Satanic groups who have organized themselves on a local level, for instance the Satanic Temple is organized into local chapters, with one proposed for London later this year. In addition to Satanic Temple, there is also potential for Satanic International Network and the Greater Church of Lucifer to add campaigns against SRA into their various activities.
Satanicviews intends to build a website as a useful resource by which anyone with an interest in fighting SRA can use to achieve that goal. We are particularly interested in identifying and monitoring all the key witchfinders, so we can take preventative steps to make sure that they cannot move into a position of influence unchallenged to pursue their SRA agendas. Some people take care never to speak of the devil, in case they bring the devil to their door, but in the case of Hampstead, I believe the witchfinders made that mistake.