Members of a so-called “witches’ coven” donned ceremonial robes and used daggers as part of ritualistic sex abuse on young girls, a court heard.
Peter Petrauske and Jack Kemp were said to have been involved in a pagan group from the 1970s onwards, in which children said they were plied with alcohol before being made to undress in front of a crowd of men wearing robes.
The victims, from Cornwall, were then abused by their tormentors, before being given money and sweets to buy their silence, the court was told.
The abuse was only investigated further by police last year when Kemp was arrested in connection with another incident, causing rumours to spread around his home town of Falmouth and prompting the alleged victims of the historic offences to contact detectives.
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