Sexual/ritual abuse cases
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
About Cornwall and allegations of ritual and sexual abuse:
Cornwall is a town of 47,000 in eastern Ontario Canada, on the north shore of
the St. Lawrence river/seaway. It is directly across the river from Massena, NY.
As of mid-2007, charges and
countercharges of a multigenerational sex ring had been widely circulated for over five years.
This ring, locally called "the clan," allegedly involved community leaders engaged in hebephilia
(sexual abuse of post-pubertal children), and ritual abuse over an interval of
A commission of inquiry began in Cornwall on 2006-FEB-12. After many months,
the rationale for the commission has largely collapsed. Allegations of ritual abuse in Cornwall
by an adult sex-ring were described as "...
the biggest and most damaging hoax ever inflicted on this community. It is also
arguably the most expensive hoax the country has known."
Unfortunately, there appears to have been no effort to
investigate a similar case in nearby
Prescott, Ontario. There are some indications that it is also a hoax -- but
one that caused the imprisonment of dozens of possibly innocent people in what
might have been the most serious miscarriage of justice in the history of
Topics covered in this section:
Web sites with information on the Cornwall situation:
- Claude McIntosh, "False allegations have hurt innocent people," Cornwall
Standard Freeholder, 2007-JUN-30.
Copyright © 2001 to 2007 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Originally written: 2001-MAY-31
Latest update: 2007-JUL-08
Author: B.A. Robinson