An investigation into “ritualistic child sexual abuse” has continued to turn heads after 120 victims and those who know victims have come forward, a Utah sheriff reported. A local prosecutor was reportedly named in the probe during a May 31 press conference, though the sheriff’s office has not released names of potential victims or suspects.
The Utah County Sheriff’s Department has asked for assistance in the investigation from the FBI, which it has received. “It’s common practice for the FBI to offer assistance, when requested, to our law enforcement partners. We are assisting, and so I will defer to the lead agency, which is the Utah County Sheriff’s Office,” said FBI spokeswoman Sandra Barker.
“I don’t know the exact number, but it is now over 120 people who have contacted us. [Of that number], I am sure. There are likely more than 120 at this point,” Sgt. Spencer Cannon told The Epoch Times.
The 120 figure is comprised of both victims and people who know victims, Cannon said.
According to the department, the alleged abuse took place between 1990 and 2010. The Utah County Sheriff’s office previously announced the investigation — which has been underway since April 2021 — in a May 31 press release.
The department detailed its investigation into “ritualistic sexual abuse and child sex trafficking” in Utah’s second largest county. In addition, law enforcement uncovered similar instances in neighboring Juab County and Sanpete County during the same period.
Utah County Attorney David Leavitt was reportedly among those named in the probe.
Leavitt has denied the allegations and described one of the alleged victims as “tragically mentally ill” after the May 31 press release. “I learned that my wife and I were part of those allegations, allegedly that we were guilty of cannibalizing young children, and murdering young children,” Leavitt said before denying the allegations.
The prosecutor has also criticized the handling of the investigation by Sheriff Mike Smith and has accused him of conducting a politically motivated “witch hunt” in an election year.
The Pizzagate topic has been one of great controversy, and for good reason – if true, the implications of the allegations are huge. It would shatter our illusions of powerful people including Presidents, high ranking politicians and those we trust to run our countries. These people would be, under the definitions of our systems, criminals committing heinous and unforgivable crimes.
So is there any truth to the allegations? Mainstream media has been operating as a branch of the Democrat Party’s PR department for years now, so there is no point listening to them about anything. But there was a time in the past when the occasional nugget of truth would be allowed to slip out between the wall-to-wall propaganda.
Take, for instance, this NBC news report that Hillary Clinton, while she was Obama’s secretary of state, shut down an investigation into an elite pedophile ring in the State Department. According to the report presented by Chuck Todd, Clinton shut down the investigation in order to avoid scandal and protect the careers of high ranking officials.
NBC even provided internal State Department memos to back up claims of the Hillary Clinton elite pedophile ring cover-up.
The NBC News report is disturbing enough, but what happened after NBC broadcast news of the Clinton “cover up” is perhaps even more disturbing.
The network deleted the footage and social media networks blacklisted the video from their platforms. Chuck Todd, who presented the report, has refused thousands of requests for comment. Nobody at NBC or the mainstream media wants to acknowledge the report even went to air.
And it gets even worse. Fact checkers including Politifact and Factcheck.org and have been employed to deny the undeniable, claiming as one that NBC did not report that Hillary Clinton “covered up” evidence of a pedophile ring in the State Department.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) urged the formation of a committee to investigate the list of powerful people included in Ghislaine Maxwell’s client list, and any possible Clinton Foundation connections, following the Epstein madam’s sentencing earlier this week.
“You know what else would be very good committee hearings? Investigating Jeffrey Epstein’s friends who enjoyed the hard work of this madam, who handed over minors to powerful men for sexual pleasure,” Rep. Greene responded after Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday.
Rep. Greene was referring to the long list of powerful people who visited Little St. James, Epstein’s private Virgin Island property dubbed “Pedophile Island” by locals.
Former US President Bill Clinton’s name appeared on flight logs for Epstein’s plane, dubbed the Lolita Express, at least 26 times.
“Maxwell named the Clinton Foundation as an organization she worked with,” Greene continued.
During her lawsuit against Maxwell, Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre asked the court to have Maxwell turn over financial records, specifically ones regarding “any source of funding for the TerraMar Project or any other not-for-profit entities with which you are associated, including but not limited to, funding received from the Clinton Global Initiative, the Clinton Foundation (a/k/a William J. Clinton Foundation, a/k/a/ the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation), and the Clinton Foundation Climate Change Initiative.”
An anonymous friend of Maxwell’s also described meeting Clinton Foundation execs during a party at Maxwell’s apartment in New York City in 2005, where former Clinton Foundation adviser Doug Band was in attendance.
The FBI has launched a sprawling sex abuse investigation into the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans that’s targeting predator priests who may have taken kids across state lines to molest them and were never reported to law enforcement, it was revealed Wednesday.
So far this year, more than a dozen alleged victims have been interviewed by federal investigators and some of the cases include allegations that clergy members abused kids during trips to amusement parks in Texas and Florida and camps in Mississippi.
“It’s been a long road and just the fact that someone this high up believes us means the world to us,” a former altar boy, who claims he was abused beginning in the 1970s while in the fifth grade and on trips to Colorado and Florida, told the Associated Press.
The probe, which is a rare undertaking for federal investigators, is examining whether aging members of the clergy can be charged with violating federal law, including the Mann Act — a 1910 anti-sex-trafficking law that prohibits bringing people out of state for illicit sex.
A Pennsylvania drag queen was charged with 25 counts of child pornography, according to a criminal docket issued Thursday.
Brice Patric Ryschon Williams was charged with 25 counts of child pornography and 18 counts of criminal use of a communications facility. The bail is set at $100,000 and Williams is unable to post bail, according to the docket.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children submitted a tip to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section in May 18, 2020, reporting that 76 files containing child pornography were uploaded to a Dropbox file. The Dropbox account was linked to a person named Anastasia Diamond, Williams’ stage name.
A search warrant for Williams’ home was obtained by special agent Travis Nye on June 22, 2022, and was carried out early Thursday morning.
During an interview with police that morning, “Brice denied having ever uploaded, downloaded, or sought child pornography,” according to a criminal complaint obtained Friday by the Daily Caller.
Before he became a leading voice for conservative causes on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator James Lankford spent more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a sprawling campground about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City that attracts more than 50,000 campers in grades six through 12 each year.
The Republican lawmaker’s tenure at the camp is a prominent feature of his political profile, noted in the first paragraph of his official Senate biography. That experience is also coming under renewed scrutiny as the Southern Baptist Convention, which is affiliated with the group that owns the camp, faces a reckoning over its handling of sexual abuse cases.
In 2009, while Lankford worked at the camp, the family of a 13-year-old girl sued a 15-year-old boy who was alleged to have had sex with her at the camp. Lankford, who was not in Congress at the time, is not alleged to have had any direct knowledge of the alleged assault, has not been accused of any wrongdoing and was not a defendant in the lawsuit, which was settled for an undisclosed amount before it was scheduled to go to trial.
But in a 2010 deposition in the case, given a week after he was elected to his first term in the U.S. House, Lankford testified that he believed a 13-year-old could consent to sex.
A former titan of the fashion industry – who was once wed to Linda Evangelista – for years ran a sordid sex ring from within his multinational modelling agency, it is claimed – where he allegedly raped more than a dozen models as young as 14.
French modelling agent Gerald Marie allegedly engaged in the misconduct while serving as European chief of Elite Model Management in the 80s and 90s – a tenure that saw him become one of the most powerful men in the industry.
During that time, Marie allegedly raped at least 13 Elite models – reportedly targeting younger women because he though that ‘virgins were not photogenic,’ a former staffer said.
Marie, now 72, also kept tabs on the models he and others had slept with, the whistleblower said, grading them on a points-based system, according to their ages and whether or not they were virgins.
He denies all allegations made against him.
Accusers also say the Frenchman would ply his victims with a daily stipend of cocaine to keep them thin while engaging in the abuse – with one alleged victim saying she was ‘prescribed’ a vial of the drug a day to keep her weight down.
The accuser, 53-year-old American model Carré Sutton, says she was repeatedly raped after being recruited by the model boss in 1985, when she was 16.
The mayor of a town in Texas was arrested for online solicitation of a child, a report said.
Pilot Point Mayor Matt McIlravy was charged with a second-degree felony for the offense, according to KTVT-TV.
The mayor, who is also a teacher, was busted by a Dallas Police undercover operation, the station said.
McIlravy is a married father of two boys that works as a design engineer and also serves as a men’s prayer meeting leader, according to his government profile.
He was recently elected mayor of the city of less than 4,000 north of Dallas. His Facebook campaign page did not list a political affiliation.
McIlravy’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Post.
Ghislaine Maxwell cited her relationship with former President Bill Clinton as a reason to lessen her sentence for trafficking underage girls for her former partner Jeffrey Epstein.
Maxwell referenced her work with Clinton’s philanthropic efforts, specifically her efforts in launching the Clinton Global Initiative, as proof that she has a “desire to do good in the world,” and therefore she should only be sentenced to four years in jail.
Epstein’s former partner was found guilty of trafficking and sexually abusing underage girls last December and will be sentenced on Monday.
Maxwell not only claimed that she had received death threats in prison, but had also been told by her guards that “there was concern she could be shot by a sniper,” the alleged explanation for why she was being held in such high security conditions.
Her 77-page filing claims that prosecutors made her a scapegoat for Epstein, who hung himself in 2019 while awaiting trial. It also references “history of philanthropy, charitable work, and helping others, namely her work with the Clinton Global Initiative.”