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Satanic ritual abuse scandal re-emerges in Utah with recent arrest
Life Site News ^ | October 20, 2021 | Sam Dorman

Posted on 11/04/2022 11:07:34 AM PDT by Morgana

LifeSiteNews) — Utah County authorities have made their first arrest in a ritual abuse scandal that spans decades and includes accusations that members of the Mormon clergy and prominent local families participated in satanic activities.

Mormon ex-therapist David Hamblin, accused of frequent satanic abuse, was arrested last month and booked on seven counts related to sexual abuse of a child – including charges of sodomy and rape.

In a press release, Utah County Sheriff Mike Smith said: “Despite efforts by some individuals to delegitimize this investigation as well as intimidate witnesses and law enforcement, this investigation has moved forward with the arrest of David Hamblin for multiple felony counts of sexual crimes against a child.”

According to a booking sheet, Hamblin’s arrest was based on accusations from a woman who allegedly lived in the same neighborhood as his family and was forced to engage in sex acts with him during her childhood, including in the 1980s when she was 6 or 7. Other children were abused in her presence and, according to the booking sheet, they corroborated her account. She also accused the ex-therapist of instructing her, when she was 12, to perform a sex act on an adult female.

The victims’ accounts echo previous victim statements that accuse Hamblin and his ex-wife of grooming children for sex slavery, prostituting them out, as well as perpetrating sadistic terrorization

Some of the alleged abuse aligns with other alleged violence in Hamblin’s past. For example, Hamblin reportedly told one of his own family members “I’m sorry for raping you.” He also faced child abuse charges in 2012; the case was dismissed without prejudice as both sides had difficulty obtaining evidence.

Brett Bluth, a Utah man who reportedly saw Hamblin for counseling, accused Hamblin of sexually abusing him and of trying to convince him that he (Bluth) had developed dissociative alters (dissociative identity disorder) as a result of ritualistic abuse. Hamblin eventually lost his therapist’s license, but the case raised questions about Hamblin’s connections within the state of Utah.

According to Bluth, a Mormon bishop named Conrad Gottfredson had referred him to Hamblin for treatment related to his sexuality. The victim statements, which appear to have multiple misspellings, name a “Conrad Gottfordson” as producing child pornography with the involvement of Hamblin and others.

Bluth’s 2013 statement alleges that Gottfredson himself said he [Gottfredson] sought treatment from Hamblin after being “accessed” by ritual abusers. This is a common claim among alleged abuse survivors, who say that perpetrators will re-enter their lives with code words or other trigger mechanisms to draw them back into cult-related activities.

It has been alleged that Hamblin and his ex-wife, as well as members of prominent Utah families and Mormon (i.e. Church of Latter-day Saints) clergy, raped children, tortured or killed humans, and partook in satanic orgies for many years. Among those named are Utah County Attorney David Leavitt and his wife. In May 2022, Leavitt discussed the allegations against him at a press conference, denied wrongdoing, and suggested Sherriff Smith was reviving old accusations out of political animus before the former’s primary challenge.

The attorney was rebuked for calling one of the alleged victims “tragically mentally ill.”

“Shame on (Leavitt) for doing that. It’s uncalled for,” Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said, according to a local outlet. Cannon added that to “attack their mental health status as a way to discredit them – and it was clear that that’s what he was doing – that’s just not okay.”

Leavitt, a brother of former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt, previously said of Hamblin: “When I was a law student, this therapist was my elder’s quorum president with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was my neighbor. I had a family connection… There was no organized ring of abuse. It was debunked more than ten years ago.”

Leavitt, a Republican, lost his primary bid this June.

Brett Bluth and alleged victim statements also mention a Joe Bennion and his pottery studio in Spring City, Utah. The victim statements haven’t been verified by Lifesite, and Bennion did not respond to LifeSite’s request for comment. Those statements, however, describe Bennion as “the punisher” within the satanic cult who would carry out sadistic tortures.

One of the victim statements specifies that Bennion’s pottery was used for rituals as it contained the Y-shaped symbol that was used heavily by the cult. For example, the victim statements discuss members forming Y shapes with their arms as part of a ritual to summon demons. A news story from Fox13 contains a video which shows a Y-shaped symbol on Bennion’s pottery. The website shows Bennion holding up a Y-shaped mark and identifying it as a “ha” symbol.

The unnamed victim who spurred Hamblin’s arrest reportedly came forward in April 2022, about a month before the sheriff’s office requested tips on decades-old allegations of ritual abuse. So far, the office has received more than 130 although the Mormon church has reviewed decades-old allegations of satanic abuse prior to this case.

In a statement to LifeSite, current Juab County Attorney Ryan Peters said his office “has been appointed to investigate and prosecute cases involving ritualistic sexual abuse occurring in Sanpete, Juab, and Utah Counties over the past three decades.”

TOPICS: Other Christian; Other non-Christian
KEYWORDS: childabuse; children; davidhamblin; mormons; satanism; utah

1 posted on 11/04/2022 11:07:34 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Psychotherapist = Psycho.The.Rapist

2 posted on 11/04/2022 11:11:43 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Morgana
MSM keeps saying this does not exist.


3 posted on 11/04/2022 11:26:18 AM PDT by Pajamajan ( PRAY FOR OUR NATI6ON. Never be a peaceful slave in new Socialist America.)
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To: Morgana

It appears that child abuse issues are much more common than people think. 😒🙁🙄

4 posted on 11/04/2022 11:35:14 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: RayChuang88

5 posted on 11/04/2022 11:39:37 AM PDT by C210N (Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.)
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To: C210N

what website has those images?
I would like to learn more...

6 posted on 11/04/2022 11:52:12 AM PDT by Doctor Congo
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To: Doctor Congo
These are just quicky google image search images, there are probably thousands of them... search for "dumbs maps".

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7 posted on 11/04/2022 12:13:00 PM PDT by C210N (Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.)
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To: Morgana

Satanic cult murders have been proven false for decades. I won’t be shocked to see this one dismissed as well.

8 posted on 11/04/2022 12:20:32 PM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: Pajamajan

I listened to a former satan worshipers testimony and it was pretty eye opening about just who is in league with these evil people in Utah-—if it is true.

9 posted on 11/04/2022 12:38:40 PM PDT by sarge83
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To: Vermont Lt

But, but I remember Geraldo Rivera, back in the 1980s interviewing a woman who kept having babies to supply the Satanists with child sacrifices!

Geraldo Rivera wouldn’t lie would he?(snark)

10 posted on 11/04/2022 2:00:19 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( FR is on GAB!
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Anything for ratings.

11 posted on 11/04/2022 2:56:38 PM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: Morgana

Creepy looking dude

12 posted on 11/04/2022 4:32:18 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds )
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To: Morgana

I think I’m starting to see how Romney got elected

13 posted on 11/04/2022 5:36:57 PM PDT by NWFree (Somebody has to say it 🤪)
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