Evil JW tortured children WARNING: Graphic Descriptions

by Nemesis 25 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • Nemesis

    I Just found this very disturbing new article. Here’s the link, but these links don’t last long on the Mail’s site, so here is the text if the link goes down:

    Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=443589&in_page_id=1770&ct=5

    Article: A foster mother who subjected three children in her care to a "horrifying catalogue of cruel and sadistic treatment" has been jailed for 14 years.

    Eunice Spry, 62, routinely beat, abused and starved the vulnerable youngsters over a 19-year period. The devout Jehovah's Witness forced sticks down their throats and made them eat their own vomit and rat excrement.

    As punishment for misbehaving, she would beat them on the soles of their feet and force them to drink washing-up liquid and bleach. She even confined one girl to a wheelchair for three years after a car crash in a cynical bid to maximise compensation for the accident.

    Spry staunchly denied all the claims made against her and insisted the only physical punishment she ever used was "a smack on the bottom". But a jury at Bristol Crown Court convicted her of 26 charges, ranging from unlawful wounding, cruelty to a person under 16, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation.

    Judge Simon Darwall-Smith told Spry that this was the worst case he had come across in 40 years in law. [Picture of bloodied hands: The child's hand has been rubbed raw with sandpaper]

    He told her: "Frankly, it's difficult for anyone to understand how any human being could have even contemplated what you did, let alone with the regularity and premeditation you employed."

    During the four-week trial the jury heard harrowing evidence of how Spry subjected the children to a regime of abuse. The three victims, known as Victim A, B and C, all gave evidence describing how their daily routines were punctuated by random acts of bizarre and sadistic violence at the hands of their foster mother.

    Victim A told the court how she was confined to a wheelchair by Spry for over three years, after being injured in a car crash in 2000. Spry had tried to stop her from trying to walk again, in a cynical bid to maximise the compensation payout she could get from insurers.
    [Face injuries photo of Victim A]

    The woman, now aged 21, eventually fled from her foster mother and walked on the very same day. Victim B, also 21, told how her foster mother would pull her hair and shove her face in her pet dog's faeces as punishment. Victim C, now 18, described how his foster mother held his hand down on a hot electric hob until it was left looking like a "gooey mess". He said he had been force-fed so much washing up liquid by Spry that he could now differentiate between the brands on taste alone.

    They were made to eat lard and if they were sick, would be forced to eat what they had thrown up. Spry would regularly beat the children on the soles of the feet with a "variety of sticks". They called it home: Spry's foster children lived in squalor, with little in the way of comforts
    [picture of filthy room and pile of filthy clothes]

    They would be "punched kicked and strangled", and if they cried the sticks would be forced down their throats. The offences took place in two of Spry's homes in Gloucestershire between 1986 and 2005. The abuse was finally discovered after another Jehovah's Witness secretly confronted Victim A about marks to her head caused when Spry rubbed sandpaper over her face.

    Victim A plucked up the courage to report her foster mother to the police who quickly interviewed Victim B and C. The bedrooms in which Eunice Spry's foster children slept were strewn with rubbish. Spry was able to conceal her alleged reign of abuse as the children were home-taught and not sent to school. She also covered her tracks by forbidding them to be examined on their own by doctors or dentists.

    Spry maintained her innocence throughout police interviews and during the subsequent trial. Labour MP Dan Norris, a former child protection worker, welcomed today's sentencing. The MP for Wansdyke said: "I am very glad that the judge has seen the seriousness of this crime in his sentencing. "I believe she has been able to fool everyone in our society for more than 20 years so I am glad she has not fooled the jury or the judge in this tragic case of horrendous cruelty."

    Nigel Mitchell, defending, said that despite the brutality and pain Spry had inflicted on the three children, there had been genuine moments of happiness and love shown towards them. "In amongst the periods of unpleasantness and violence, there were also periods of happiness. Your Honour will recall long canal trips on the barge, trips to Florida, the Florida Keys, Disney, matters of that sort interspersed with these other matters that we are all too familiar with."

    Mr Mitchell also revealed that Spry had needed protection in prison following her convictions and it was a "particularly unpleasant" place for her. Spry remained impassive as the judge sentenced her to 14 years. He also ordered her to pay costs of £80,000, which he said would inevitably mean she would have to sell at least one of her two properties in Gloucestershire.

    Edited by Lady Lee to provide warning to some who may have difficulties reading the above

  • marmot

    That's a sick puppy regardless of JW affiliation or not.

  • candidlynuts
    As punishment for misbehaving, she would beat them on the soles of their feet

    that gave me a chill....i remember an awake or watchtower suggesting this as a discipline method years ago.

  • freyd

    After 14 years in the iron hotel, what's she supposed to do? Go get a job? What is it that we have against capital punishment that is swift and dramatic for people that have done unconscionable things?

    For people such as this I favor throwing them off a 10 story building. If that doesn't kill them, do it again.

    Come to think of it, that's too messy. How bout just toss them into an alligator pit. Along with their attorney.

  • marmot

    Do you have a reference on that, candidlynuts?

  • WTWizard

    And Spry isn't disfellowshipped? How could anyone get away with this without the hounders knowing about it for this long? I bet, had this been a simple case of smoking or a married couple doing oral sex, the hounders would have taken care of the incident without delay. But, when a family's welfare is in danger, they do absolutely nothing. I guess it's more important to rid the congregation of those who do fornication or smoke than those who regularly impose this sort of abuse on their children--remember, this could not have been impetuous since it has happened regularly for nearly 20 years.

  • nvrgnbk

    Sorry, candidly.

    I never heard of that.

    And I've read nearly all of the literature they ever produced.

    This woman is a sociopath and her actions are not at all characteristic of JWs in general.

    The reason to leave JWs is that they teach lies.

    But they do not advocate the kind of behavior this woman was involved in.


  • Mary
    Mr Mitchell also revealed that Spry had needed protection in prison following her convictions and it was a "particularly unpleasant" place for her.

    Aaawww......poor Sister Spry. Imagine her finding prison "particularly unpleasant", even though she'll probably have more protection than what the foster kids she was entrusted with had.

    Forget throwing her off a building. Some poor guy'll just have to clean her up. Since she has to do 14 years in the Big House, eventually the other inmates will be able to perhaps give her a taste of her own medicine. This is one case where the death penalty needs to be applied. Rotton bitch.

  • candidlynuts

    i dont have a watchtower cd to search..what i recall is it would have been in the late 80s early 90s and it was a woman telling her story and she mentioned that as infants she'd smack/tap her kids on the bottoms of their feet to get them to behave. not BEAT them on their feet..of course the story above of the tortured children is way beyond anything any normal person would do to their kids and i was in no way saying that that behavior was watchtower approved.

    i'm 90% sure that i read it in an awake but i could very well be mistaken.

  • BluesBrother

    Strange, I thought that this had been settled and sentence passed some time back...?

    Incidentally, Bristol Crown Court is the same court that tried Michael Porter the J W paedophile , and let him off .

    As to the method of "child discipline" I am sure that the WT has never suggested any such thing. Although they do support corporal punishment, "the rod of discipline" and all that.

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