‘Witches’ coven’ sex abuse trial told of wife-swapping

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The former wife of a man accused of sexually abusing young girls told a court he attended “witches’ meetings” and encouraged her to wife-swap.

Prosecutors say Jack Kemp, 69, and Peter Petrauske, 72, were members of a witches’ coven whose members donned robes and used daggers to launch sex attacks on girls in Cornwall.

The two friends deny a string of sexual offences, including assault and, in Petrauske’s case, rape.

Jurors at Truro Crown Court have already heard the pair were involved in paganism from the 1970s onwards.

Yesterday Kemp’s ex-wife Pamela James said he went to “witches’ meetings” three to four times a week with Petrauske, who she admitted sleeping with.

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