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Dalkey - Satanic Child Sexual Abuse?


Alleged Abusers 'Still Risk'

Sunday Mirror, Feb 18 2007 by Darren Boyle

A CLINICAL psychologist has said four men at the centre of the Dalkey house of horrors case are STILL a significant risk to children.

This follows the verdict of a jury at the inquest of a murdered infant girl.

The jury of six men and six women accepted Cynthia Owen's account that she had given birth to baby Noleen on April 4, 1973 at the family's home in Dalkey, Co Dublin.

It is understood that gardai will investigate claims of a paedophile ring in operation in South Co Dublin during the 1970s as well as claims of satanic child sexual abuse.

During the four-day inquest, the clinical psychologist Dawn Henderson gave evidence of her treatment sessions with child sex abuse survivor Cynthia Owen.

Dr Henderson treated Mrs Owen for three and a half years over 71 sessions of an hour and a half each.

Under oath before the inquest at Dublin County Coroner's Court, Dr Henderson said she still had "major concerns about the safety of children" in contact with the men named as A, C, D and E.

Mr C was named in the inquest as Peter Murphy Jnr. He was accused of raping his two sisters Cynthia and Frances and his brothers Martin and Michael.

Mr Murphy said his siblings had "made up those memories".

The four men are accused of sexually abusing Cynthia Owen.

Dr Henderson said she had an obligation to alert authorities to her concerns.

The psychologist said she had "no doubts as to the truthfulness" of Mrs Owen's accounts of child sexual abuse at the hands of a number of relatives.

Dr Henderson said Mrs Owen had told her about satanic abuse and a paedophile ring in operation as she grew up.