Raid on Twelve Tribes sect – RTL reporter provides evidence of child abuse

RTL- Aktuell September 9, 2013 Translated from the German “I was stunned by what I saw.” Fear, isolation and beatings – RTL reporter Wolfram Kuhnigk was able to uncover the suffering of the Twelve Tribes sect children. Thanks to him, the police freed the children. 150 Twelve Tribes members live seemingly peaceful lives in a…

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A sad echo from across the seas: “They’re still at it!”

Source:The Chronicle, Vermont, 17 September 2013 by nataliehormilla  In this Chronicle file photo, a Vermont state trooper carries a bundle of wooden rods out of a restaurant owned by the Island Pond community on June 22, 1984.   “They’re still at it!” That’s what we said when we read the astounding news that on September…

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Caning punishment in secret rooms

A few days ago, the police removed 40 children from the Bible-based Twelve Tribes cult because of child abuse. It is not known if Wolfram Kuhnigk (RTL-Reporter) provided the other reporters with covert research notes. If they drive through town, they look so friendly. A little spun perhaps, the men with long beards, women with…

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Vermont raid had similar conclusion to Texas case

Source: SentinelSource Posted: Saturday, June 7, 2008 12:00 am By WILSON RING MONTPELIER, Vt. — Before dawn on June 22, 1984, 90 Vermont State Police troopers and 50 social workers descended on the Island Pond homes of about 400 people belonging to the Northeast Kingdom Community Church to investigate allegations of child abuse. Authorities had…

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The raid revisited: Island Pond community heals wounds from 1984

Source: The Burlington (Vermont) Free Press From The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press, June 18, 2000 By Nancy Bazilchuk ISLAND POND — John Dodge, 23, looked a little out of place at the Twelve Tribes church’s community gathering Saturday. An Island Pond native, he grew up calling the church members “Moonies,” threw pennies on the roofs…

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