recant or go to camp, sexual abuse allegations



By RebelWCause  |  Posted January 10, 2010  |  San Diego, California






There is a mother whose son has been told by the judge, “If you do not say you’re your father did not sexually abuse you, we will send you away to a camp where they will force you to change your testimony.”  The boy is 13.  This decision will be happening this week, Jan 15, 2010.  Sounds like something out of a Nazi Camp.

This judge has removed this child from his mother, and put him in foster care.  The mother has monitored visits.  The father wants the child to go to the camp to be reprogrammed.  Why?  Because the child is now getting old enough that once he becomes an adult, he could sue the system but if he recants, the system can fall back on that.  “You see it was all a lie, you admitted it when you were 13.”  So does the child tolerate the torture that is sure to be inflicted on him?  Or does he recant?  How long could you hold out at the age of 13?  Here are more stories of the same from all over the country told by the mothers or friends of or some the child themselves:


T—- knows of a girl that was handcuffed and put on a plane to I believe northern California to be brainwashed/deprogramed by the state. She was smart and said yes to every thing her captors threw at her, “Yes I love my Dad, yes I want to be with him” and as soon as they released her back into her father’s custody she ran away and lived on the street rather than live with her abuser. It was illegal for her to live within the protection of her mother so she lived on the

street. What a nightmare


Alanna Krause was institutionalized by her father.  Her story is here.  Here is the bit about being institutionalized: Once he had custody, Marshall Krause checked Alanna into a locked residential treatment facility in Utah for five months, though she had no criminal history or evidence of mental health problems. When she returned to her father’s care at age 13, Alanna decided that she couldn’t live with what she attests were constant fights and the threat of physical confrontation, so she ran away to Los Angeles. A juvenile court there finally placed Alanna with her mother inOjai, where she lived until she left for college last year….

….Krause had used independent psychologists to refer Alanna to Island View. Krause says he checked Alanna, then 11, in to the $6,000-a-month institution because Lana Clark and two other psychologists recommended it. Clark had diagnosed Alanna with Parental Alienation Syndrome; Krause says she was “going out of control.”

Alanna says she was traumatized by her time at Island View. “I had never had sex, tried drugs, or been arrested,” Alanna says. “I was an almost straight-A student. Everyone else was 16 or 17 years old. They were prostitutes, gangbangers, or heroin addicts, teen parents. I’d go to AA and say, ‘Hi, my name is Alanna and I’ve never had alcohol.'”

She says she underwent therapy in which she was forced to say that she loved her father, and that her mother was crazy. “They would tell me, ‘Your dad is not a bad father and your mom is crazy.’ They would hold me in there until I would say it. I remember staring at the light reflecting against the wall, and those ideas seeping into my brain. I realized what I needed to do was to pretend that it was working. But I had to stay in touch with both realities at once. There was the me that I was inside, and the me that I showed to the outside world. Every night, it was like that movie Memento, and I would remind myself, ‘OK, this is real, and this is real.’ I remember thinking, ‘This is weird. Is this a movie? Is this my life?'”

Dr. Jared Balmer, executive director at Island View, says that many children who enter his facility have similar reactions. “A majority of the children here think that they have no problems,” he says. “But they think that everyone else has lots of problems.”

Alanna stayed at Island View for five months, with her father visiting every few weekends. When he came, they’d either undergo joint therapy or he’d take her on excursions into town. Simone-Smith, however, was not allowed to visit her daughter; Alanna could only make 10-minute calls to her mother after she’d earned phone privileges — six weeks into her stay. To maintain contact, they sent each other letters, which were screened by the Island View staff.


This camp idea is very scary.  I am pretty sure that this is what K—- overheard Therapist stating to her father on the phone. This is one of the reasons that she ran away…she was really scared. After reading about Alana …I wonder if this could have happened to her.


I know of a 14 year old girl who was taken into handcuffs in the courtroom in LA County, and flown with the Sherriff’s to Sacramento to a De-Progamming facility.  She gave in after four days and said what they wanted her to say.


Ethical Scientific Experts Denounce “PAS” Reprogramming

February 11, 2009 — batteredmomslosecustody

From the Leadership Council

Experts Warn About Dangers of Deprogramming Treatment

February 10, 2009: Specialists in childhood trauma and therapy from the Leadership Council have grave concerns about the ethics of deprogramming treatment described in a recent article published in the Globe and Mail (see: Judge Blocks Sending Teen for Deprogramming Treatment, Feb 7, 2009).

We support the decision of the judge who refused to court-order deprogramming treatment (sometime called Reunification Therapy) overturning a 2008 arbitrator’s order that the 14-year-old boy be coercively treated. The controversial treatment is designed to “deprogram” children who are “alienated” from one of their parents during divorce.



Recantation in Child Sexual Abuse Allegations

I cannot imagine anything worse than a child having the courage to come forward about sexual abuse, only to be disbelieved and placed into further contact or “reunification therapy” with the offending person (see The Parental Alienation Tactic: Punishing Parents, Punishing Children) .

Why do we teach children about good touch and bad touch?

Why are teachers and others mandatory reporters?

I’m starting to believe the goal is to make ADULTS feel better–to give children the false assurance that the world is a just place.

(emphasis mine)

Some people believe that recantations are a sure sign that a child lied about the abuse. However, a recent study found that pressure from family members play a significant role in recantations. Mallory et al. (2007) examined the prevalence and predictors of recantation among 2- to 17-year-old child sexual abuse victims. Case files (n = 257) were randomly selected from all substantiated cases resulting in a dependency court filing in a large urban county between 1999 and 2000. Recantation (i.e., denial of abuse postdisclosure) was scored across formal and informal interviews. Cases were also coded for characteristics of the child, family, and abuse. The researchers found a 23.1% recantation rate. The study looked for but did not find evidence that these recantations resulted from potential inclusion of cases involving false allegations. Instead, multivariate analyses supported a filial dependency model of recantation, whereby abuse victims who were more vulnerable to familial adult influences (i.e., younger children, those abused by a parent figure and who lacked support from the nonoffending caregiver) were more likely to recant.



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