Friday, March 18, 2005

Sexual Offender Posing as Pagan Clergy

We got another warning in today. I decided to write to Kerr, the author of the Witch Hunts series , the Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca and Full Contact Magick. He is also a founder and member of the Officers of Avalon. Kerr is a Detective in Canada and has worked on sexual predator cases before.


Dear Kerr,

Hello, this is Sia with Full Circle in California. I would like to ask a question re the email warning below.

Is this the proper way to do this? She seems to have sent out only the facts she knows, and given websites from the proper authorities. The warning seems sincere, and not part of a "Witch War". I ask this because Pagans need direction and a common sense guild to follow in such cases.

Recently, I've been in touch with other Pagans on this subject via my blog. The issues of legality, privacy rights, protection for the victim, etc have up come with a certain urgency among organizers, coven leaders and Pagan support groups of late.

We want victims and their families to be able to tell the truth about rapists and child abusers in our midst, and still protect their privacy. We want Pagan organizers and leaders to be able to warn others about sexual predators, within the context of the law, in ways that protect the circle from being sued for libel. We want those who are accused to have the status of "innocent until proven guilty". At the same time, we want to put reasonable protections in place within Pagan groups, especially those with children.

We know that sexual predators often abuse others over many years, and if they have harmed a child in one coven or circle, they probably did so in another state or neighborhood before that. We know that they tend to move to a new area when their cover is blown, so warning other Pagans about known predators is key.

I am going to talk to Pagan-friendly attorneys on this matter soon, and I would greatly appreciate any advice you as a Pagan Police Detective could give us.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Sincerely yours,

Council Leader, Full Circle Events
Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Create the Future

cc: Spiral Steps:
Prof. Pike., M.Adler

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 9:12 PM
Subject: [SoCalPaganevents] PLEASE READ ~ Sexual Offender Posing as Pagan Clergy


Announcement from Managers of SOLITARY MAGIC

Sexual Offender Posing as Pagan ClergyProclaimed by: Moon Panther - A WitchVox Sponsor
Proclaimed from: two Rivers, Wisconsin

Proclaimation...This gentleman who goes by the yahoo screen name of
sentinal216 and joined our group last August 2004-this person is a convicted sexual offender who is being monitored by the state of Tennessee.

If you are a minor and have been contacted by him, please report this.

He has two groups: mysticalmeham on the MSN groups and a website on (SIA'S NOTE: THIS WEBSITE IS NOW DEFUNCT)

These are the ones I know of....he may be using a different screen name and may have more groups out there. He has been banned from Solitary Magic and the information I am aware of is posted below for all other managers of groups- Parents and young witches- BEWARE!!!! More groups he is or may be a part of...just came in: This person has been banned from Solitary Magic as of last week- once we were aware of this individual- Steps are being taken by hotmail- and an alert by them for his ISP computer address- Known name within Solitary Magic- joined 8-24-04- never posted to the group- shows a picture of himself, by himself- lists age as 32

KNOWN email at hotmail- MysticalMayheim32@ Another name is Rev SnowWolf.....

If you have been contacted by this person- please inform management ASAP-

Thank you for taking this announcement to Heart!
Warm blessings and lets keep keeping our group safe
Lady Silver MoonWolfe


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