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Clearwater Police release reports from closed Scientology child sex abuse investigation

 
The Clearwater Police department has released its investigative reports about the “Jane Doe” allegations of sexual abuse as a kindergartner at Clearwater Academy and later, as an employee of the church, and it provides a depressing look into how difficult it can be for a law enforcement agency to probe the Church of Scientology.

Jane Doe told us that she was upset to learn that these documents would become public when she told us in May that she had been informed by Clearwater PD the case was not going to be prosecuted. She said she was especially not looking forward to what the Church of Scientology would do with this information. And we confirmed with Clearwater PD that the church was on the list of those who had requested copies of them.

So, before Scientology has a chance to smear Jane Doe, we wanted to give you a look at what actually happened when she came forward hoping for help from the police agency, and alleging years of horrific treatment by the church.

On July 7, 2018, Jane Doe arrived at the Clearwater police station, supported by her friend and Aftermath Foundation vice president Aaron Smith-Levin…

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She told the police the same allegations she would also make in a civil lawsuit, which we have reported on: That as a kindegartner at Clearwater Academy, a Scientology school, she and other girls were made to undress by a gym teacher who had them touch each other sexually and then masturbated on them.

She also alleged being abused as an 11-year-old in Venezuela as an employee of Scientology. And she said that when she was 14, her parents signed her over to a guardian so she could join the Sea Org, and that guardian, a woman, coerced her into a sexual relationship.

One of the times the gym teacher was abusing her, Jane Doe said, she ran from him and broke her arm trying to burst through the gym doors. When she told her mother about the incident, her mother responded with Scientology jargon…

 

 
The police seemed impressed by Jane Doe’s veracity, and the support she was receiving from Smith-Levin…

 

 

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Jane Doe had given the Clearwater PD a lot of information, including the fact that in later years she had written Knowledge Reports — complaints filed by Scientologists against other Scientologists — about the gym teacher and the later allegations, and that Scientology should have them on file.

Detectives now set out to find who the gym teacher might have been at Clearwater Academy around 1999-2000, and to get those Knowledge Reports.

Almost immediately, however, they ran into problems. The other girls, for example, who Jane Doe said had been with her and who were also molested, told her they didn’t want to cooperate. And Scientology began to push back against requests for documents, and said they could find no Knowledge Reports that were relevant. In October 2018, three months after she had come forward, Jane Doe was told the case was likely going to be a long slog…

 

 
Over the ensuing months, Clearwater detectives diligently searched for ways to identify who might have been the gym teacher, finding several men who had been at the school and interviewing them. None of them quite matched the right time period or the description given by Jane Doe.

Scientology, meanwhile, submitted affidavit after affidavit from people saying that Jane Doe was mistaken or lying.

For example, soon after the investigation began, Jane Doe claimed that two Scientology officials, Sarah Heller and Pat Harney, had suddenly showed up where she worked in an intimidation attempt. Both Heller and Harney, in sworn documents, denied that they knew Jane Doe or had visited her workplace.

Hot tip, people: If you are being harassed by Scientology, you have to get photos or video. Scientology is quick to provide sworn denials, and then law enforcement’s hands are tied without more evidence.

Finally, on May 14, detectives met with Jane Doe and let her know that after nearly two years their efforts had failed. They could not positively identify the gym teacher, whose name she could not remember. A sworn affidavit from a Scientology employee in Venezuela denied that they had ever heard of Jane Doe being molested there. And the woman Jane Doe named as her guardian when she was 14 denied that she had been Jane Doe’s guardian or that she had raped her.

Jane Doe was inconsolable and angry. Here’s the report the police produced for that day’s meeting, and it provides a pretty good description of the overall case…

 

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After the police told her they were closing the case, she told us that she went to her attorneys and asked that the civil lawsuit be dismissed.

She has struggled since then, and she told us she fears Scientology continuing to retaliate against her.

We told her she had done the right thing when she came forward, and we pointed out how much support she received from the readers of this website.

Clearwater police expended considerable resources investigating these allegations, and we can’t fault them for the steps they described in these reports. But we’re glad to get them, because they show just how daunting it can be when you’re faced with an organization that lawyers up and denies, denies, denies.

Are there Knowledge Reports in Scientology’s files that actually back up Jane Doe’s allegations?

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Scientology says they don’t exist. And who’s going to open up their files to see if they’re telling the truth?

 
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Source Code

“You’d be surprised how often you find a wrong date. And you’re running the Helatrobus implants, so you think, and you go right into the next goal for which you’ve listed. And then you try to get ‘absolutably’ and you can’t get a rocket read, and you say, what’s happened? TA’s up and stuck. I’ve got this next goal ‘to be a goof.’ It’s obviously the next goal in line, only it isn’t here. Shucks, man, you’re probably running a Bear implant. It’s probably shot back on the track Lord knows where, because the one thing a GPM won’t do is properly time. You can duration a GPM and you can time a GPM and you can get the date of a GPM almost endlessly. Why? Because its primary basis is lousing up time. Those two opposing items fire against each other — sound like time to the PC — produces a no-change situation. So the GPM floats on the track and so it’s very difficult to time a GPM. So it’s just nothing to get the next GPM in line to run, and find out that it isn’t at forty-three trillion but at fifteen trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion. Embarrassing. Eventually you go back and start looking for wrong dates on the case, and you finally locate that ‘to be a goof’ is not the next Helatrobus GPM but a GPM which exists in the early limbos of nowhere.” — L. Ron Hubbard, August 7, 1963

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“I consider this Justin Craig guy to be a plant under DM’s control and on a mission to further mess up the FZ Field. His ‘tech’ is squirrel and specifically designed to mess up OT cases with a bunch of fancy sounding nonsense, very well disguised, sprinkled here and there with bits of truths which would potentially resonate to the OT’s reality, in order to pull them more into MEST, and of course onto his lines. It offers a mystery sandwich to those who, by having done their levels partly or fully on the church’s bridge, may of course still have unanswered questions and issues. I found myself that before doing Excalibur (100 percent LRH TECH despite the lies about it) a Thetan is still not an OT per LRH’s definition. The church does not allow their public this Tech as they of course do NOT want real OT’s but zombies who obey without arguing and keep forever coughing up the cash. I in no way intend to invalidate nor evaluate anyone’s case level, knowledge or accomplishments; I just found the above to be a fact.”

 
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Random Howdy

“My IP was blocked from the Washington Times comments because I kept bringing up the Rev. Moon connection so I started using Tor, then they started using an app that could tell you were using a proxy. Cults SUCK.”

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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Arraignment scheduled for September 18.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay’s sentencing is set for August 27 in White Plains, NY
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Next pretrial conference set for Jan 12 in Los Angeles
Dennis Nobbe, Medicare fraud, PPP loan fraud: Charged July 29

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30 at 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: Sept 4 (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, trial set for Nov 9, 2021

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

[Stacy Francis, 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] Scientologists behaving badly: What’s prison time to a trillion-year-old thetan?
[TWO years ago] Proof that the US government has all it needs to act on Scientology — and it has for 50 years
[THREE years ago] ‘Scientology and the Aftermath’: Mike Rinder answers a few of our questions after TCA win
[FOUR years ago] Scientology’s sneaky anti-psychiatry front has found a new way to target kids in Florida
[FIVE years ago] How Scientology sets up its members to find themselves helpless in court
[SIX years ago] Camilla Andersson on Tom Cruise, and a gift for the Scientologist who has everything!
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology’s US Supreme Court Petition Gets Boost from National Council of Churches
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology’s Recruitment Film: The Version They Don’t Want You to See
[NINE years ago] Scientology Goons Exposed: “Make Marty’s Life a Living Hell”

 
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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 2,022 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,526 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,046 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,066 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 957 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,264 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,132 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,906 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,710 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,026 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,592 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,511 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,679 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,260 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,521 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,559 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,272 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,797 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,327 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,887 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,027 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,347 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,202 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,321 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,677 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,980 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,086 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,488 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,360 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,943 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,438 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,692 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,801 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on August 7, 2020 at 08:15

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