Dutch investigators find no evidence of ritual child abuse

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 07 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1188
  1. T Sheldon

    A six month investigation for the Dutch justice ministry has failed to uncover concrete evidence of ritual child abuse. Yet investigators believe that “serious abuse and mistreatment of children” took place in several cases dating back to 1985.

    The report, now being considered by the justice ministry, calls for a permanent advisory group to be set up to help not just therapists who hear the victims' stories but also doctors, social workers, police, and the courts. It also recommends that a special police department with …

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