Parents cleared of child abuse to sue police

July 4, 2004

People who were falsely accused of satanic child abuse on a remote Scottish island spoke out yesterday against the police and social services investigations that led to their arrests. The charges against them, including allegedly engaging in devil worship, group sex with children, and the ritual sacrifice of animals, were dropped on Friday by the procurator fiscal. Social services have also told those accused that they would now abandon their own, separate, civil case.Six men and a woman were arrested in dawn raids in October last year and were charged with rape and sexual abuse against three girls aged under 16 on the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland.Four of the accused lived on the island, which has a population of 20,000. The charges led to a series of terrifying mob attacks against their homes…



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