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Youth baseball coach arrested for sex trafficking has OC Scientology past

[Coach Jimmy Breslin, from one of his baseball instructional videos]

On May 23, according to multiple news organizations in the Dominican Republic, national police there descended on a large compound east of Santo Domingo where American youth baseball coach James Patrick Breslin operates a sports academy, and the police arrested Breslin when they found “several naked minors between the ages of 13 and 14.”

The force that raided the compound included agents of the San Pedro de Macorís Prosecutor’s Office and the Special Tourist Security Corps, reported the Dominican periodical N Digital.

The article included an image of Breslin’s business card, which featured a photograph of him and URLs for his businesses, Top10FloridaBaseball.com and Top10DominicanBaseball.com.

On May 29, N Digital said that Breslin was being held on a 500,000 peso bond (about $9,000), and that he was charged with “recording naked minors.”

This second article repeated that several naked girls between 13 and 14 years old were found, and added that the arrest had happened at Breslin’s property in the Juan Dolio neighborhood.

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[Breslin’s Top 10 Baseball complex]

On June 2, N Digital reported in a new development that a 15-year-old girl was rescued from the Juan Dolio residence, and that four of Breslin’s employees had also been arrested.

It also reported that in addition to the $500,000 peso bond, Breslin could not leave the country without “judicial authorization.”

Through a press release, the Public Ministry explained that the case is being investigated by the Prosecutor of the province of San Pedro de Macorís with the assistance of the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office Against the Smuggling of Migrants and Human Trafficking (PETT) and the Directorate Department of Boys, Girls and Adolescents, and the collaboration of the Central Investigation Directorate of the National Police and the Department of Trafficking and Trafficking in Persons of that police entity, as well as the Specialized Body for Tourist Security (CESTUR), the National Council for Children and Adolescents (CONANI) and International Justice Mission.

Despite that collection of agencies working the case in the Dominican Republic, no news of Breslin’s arrest has appeared in the media back in Florida where he is based.

We only heard about it because of Breslin’s connections to Scientology.

A reader alerted us that Breslin had an extensive Scientology history in Orange County, and so we started asking our sources about that.

Guy White tells us that in the 1990s, when then-wealthy Scientology donor Richie Acunto was running Survival Insurance, he would often talk about his friend Jimmy Breslin, who also worked at the auto insurance company that was a huge advertiser in the 1990s.

“Richie called him his best friend. He was always exhilarated talking about Jimmy Breslin,” White says. (We’ve written at length about Acunto’s rise and fall as one of Scientology’s wealthy donors.)

“I distinctly remember Jimmy Breslin,” says former Scientologist Ed McCrink, who like others remembers seeing Breslin at Scientology’s Orange County org. “I absolutely remember Jimmy Breslin and that he had some fame because he was attached to Richie Acunto,” McCrink says.

Breslin was married to Eileen Breslin at the time, and they had four children at a local Scientology school, says former Scientologist Terry Wray. “Absolutely. I totally know that for a fact,” she says.

She remembers that distinctly because she was a teacher at the facility, Ability Plus School.

We emailed Breslin to ask how the case was going and whether he was still in touch with Richie Acunto, and about his current status with the Church of Scientology. We’ll let you know if we hear back from him.

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We also reached out to a journalist covering the case in the Dominican Republic, and we’re hoping to get more updates from them as the case progresses. The journalist was unaware of Breslin’s Scientology connection, and expressed some concern that local prosecutors, after initially treating the arrest as a major case, might be cooling on it.

We really have no idea how aggressive the Dominican Republic has been prosecuting such crimes, but we’re interested to see how this one turns out.

 
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Bonus items from our tipsters

Hm. Panic-buying of guns, or auditing? That’s a tough one.

 

 
Oh yeah, they still plan to build this thing…

 

 
Hubbard’s 1951 book ‘Science of Survival,’ still wowing ’em…

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Source Code

“The United States is having an awful happy time right now pouring billions into foreign aid so these dirty, filthy, fly-ridden grass huts in Balooga-uga-uga-stan can all be torn down and they can put in nice seven-bedroom ranch houses with hot and cold running politicians throughout. And they’re just having a ball. And nobody is more surprised or will be more surprised than the United States government at the end of a period of time to find out that the exact proportion of ‘hate the United States government’ and ‘love the United States government’ exists as before. They might even have gone over toward ‘hate it’ before, to the degree that they actually enforced people to live in these seven-bedroom ranch houses, see. Because you talk to a boy in Blooga-uga-uga-uga-stan and he’s liable to tell you something on this order: ‘Ah, nice house, yeah, nice house. Yeah, reeds, reeds, nice reeds, side of a river, nice reeds. Wife there to raise some yams and so forth, and nice reeds, very thin walls.’ So you say, ‘What do you mean, very thin walls?’ He’s kept crooning over this idea of these thin reeds, you know. And it doesn’t sound like this guy’s very smart. And he looks at you like you’re crazy.” — L. Ron Hubbard, June 12, 1963

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“More and more, it’s becoming apparent that the whole thing is being held together by a miniscule army of hard core true believers who are desperately trying to keep the roof from caving in on them. The orgs are empty. There are no new customers. Existing customers are slipping away in the night, and those who remain have been bled completely dry. Meanwhile, the news media is reporting on all the church’s dirty laundry – driving the church’s already wobbly public relations to unprecedented lows. The thing is now feeding on itself and shrinking by the day. At some point, only the Sea Org will be left – manning empty mausoleums and listening to pins drop.”

 
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Random Howdy

“As long as you’re not a boo-hoo or a grim weeper, you’re all right in my book.”

 
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Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Jay Spina: Sentencing was set for April 3 in White Plains
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members: Trial set for October 7 in Los Angeles

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Waiting for an appellate decision from the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Hearing on motion for reconsideration set for August 11
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: July 8 (plaintiff attorneys pro hac vice), August 31-Sept 1 (CSI/RTC demurrer against Riales, Masterson demurrer), Oct 7-19 (motions to compel arbitration)
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach bankruptcy appeal: Oral arguments were heard on March 11 in Jacksonville
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Amended complaint filed.

 
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Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Kelly Preston, Jason Dohring, and Anne Archer]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] Scientology’s new strategy for ex-members ignoring its letters: Sending out invoices
[TWO years ago] How to get fired from a Scientology job the easy way — a real-world example
[THREE years ago] Scientology and kids: L. Ron Hubbard talks about small children as ancient beings
[FOUR years ago] Scientology’s ‘Battlefield Earth’ campaign, featuring Frank Frazetta and a crashed saucer
[FIVE years ago] Jon Atack: Scientology’s early history is something most members don’t actually know
[SIX years ago] APPEAL BRIEF: Scientology argues that our coverage of them legitimates their spying
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology Doesn’t Want You to See Documents in Laura DeCrescenzo’s Forced-Abortion Lawsuit
[EIGHT years ago] New Scientology Movie Isn’t Really A Scientology Movie!

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,966 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,470 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,990 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,010 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 901 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,208 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,076 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,850 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,624 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,970 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,536 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,455 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,623 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,204 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,465 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,503 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,216 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,741 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,271 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,831 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,971 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,291 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,146 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,266 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,621 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,924 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,030 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,432 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,304 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,887 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,382 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,636 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,745 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on June 12, 2020 at 07:00

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