first posted y10301
rewritten 2003/0103

Copyright 2003 by Hugo S. Cunningham

Miscarriages of Justice: Ritual abuse cases in Massachusetts

(This page does not provide a complete list. Instead, it provides links to cases I have written about.)

The Fells Acres day care ritual-abuse case (1984)
fells.html
Railroading the Amirault family helped propel Scott Harshbarger to statewide office in 1990, but hastened the departure of the pathetic Jane Swift in 2002.
This site includes Judge Isaac Borenstein's decision, clearly laying out the worthlessness of this prosecution.

The Bernard Baran case:
baran.html
In another Massachusetts day-care case, a 17-year-old is sentenced to life in prison for the crime of being gay in a homophobic small town.