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How to Watch Teen Torture Inc. Online: Stream Docuseries About US Troubled Teen Industry

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Teen Torture Inc. tells the story of young survivors who share their firsthand experiences of abuse and brainwashing at the hands of the troubled teen industry, sparking a social media revolution in 2021. This documentary series follows the continued measures…[Continue Reading...]

Only 8% of religious group followers’ children back government remedy steps

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Only 8 percent of "second-generation" members of religious groups such as the Unification Church in Japan feel the government's measures to protect them, which include banning maliciously solicited donations, are sufficient, a Kyodo News survey showed Saturday. Their plight has…[Continue Reading...]

Religious sect investigated by FBI, NZ Police apologises to child sexual abuse victims

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A woman who was sexually abused by a minister of a secretive sect as a child says the religious group's written apology is welcome but has been a long time coming. The FBI is working with international law enforcement partners…[Continue Reading...]

HBO’s The Synanon Fix Explores How a Rehab Program Became a Cult-Like Group

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What happens when a rehab program that is supposed to cure addictions becomes addictive itself? That’s the story of Synanon, an organization that went from providing revolutionary therapy to becoming “a kooky cult,” as TIME put it in 1977. The…[Continue Reading...]

Child abusing YouTuber mums ‘shared bed’ as relationship turned ‘cult-like’

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Twisted YouTuber mums Ruby Franke and Jodi Hildebrand began 'sleeping in same bed' as relationship became 'cult-like', according to reports. In a disturbing development of the Ruby Franke case, the jailed YouTube blogger reportedly shared a bed with her business…[Continue Reading...]

Final 3 defendants in Lev Tahor cult abduction case convicted of kidnapping 2 children in 2018

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) — Three members of the extremist Jewish Lev Tahor religious cult were convicted of kidnapping two children by a New York court on Wednesday.Brothers Yoil Weingarten, Yakov Weingarten and Shmiel Weingarten were convicted of child exploitation and kidnapping for…[Continue Reading...]

Gloriavale’s treatment of woman ‘disturbing’, says former MP after visit to community

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Former MP Catherine Delahunty has revealed her brush with the Gloriavale community left her “disturbed” and “heartbroken” for the women there. The ex-Green MP said during a 2015 visit to the West Coast Christian community she witnessed institutionalised misogyny that…[Continue Reading...]

Alleged Cult Leader Madzibaba Ishmael Chokurongerwa Arrested

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Scores of police officers, armed with guns, tear smoke and accompanied by sniffer dogs, descended on Madzibaba Ishmael Chokurongerwa’s farm in Nyabira in the early hours of Tuesday morning leading to his arrest. As reported by H-Metro, Madzibaba Ishmael’s compound…[Continue Reading...]

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