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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Child Abuse Allegations in Germany

From the Guardian:

Forty children have been taken from a Christian sect in Bavaria, southern Germany, following police raids at a monastery and a farm after accusations of child abuse.

The children, aged between seven months and 17 years old, are members of the Twelve Tribes sect, which has its roots in the US. They have been placed with foster families while the group is being investigated.

The group, whose teachings are based on the Old and New Testament, is known to believe in corporal punishment. It had been under observation by authorities for some time, particularly for its refusal to send its children to school.

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This monastery sounds like it could be a cult. Often times as we have seen in the past, children's rights are trampled on by these cult leaders who disguise themselves as being 'inspired by God'.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer Matt Ingham | Sep 17, 2013 11:24:35 AM

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