REVEALED: 'Pedophile ring at Virginia summer camp founded by famed psychic Edgar Cayce raped eight girls - and forced one victim into a "forgiveness circle" with her abuser'
A pedophile ring raped eight underage girls while they stayed at a Virginia summer camp founded by a psychic called Edgar Cayce, a lawsuit claims.
The victims - who are now adults - say they suffered sexual harassment, abuse and rapes at the hands of male workers while attending the Association for Research and Enlightenment's (ARE) summer camp in Virginia Beach.
One victim, who gave her name as Lynsey, told of how she was forced to participate in 'massage trains' with adult staff after first attending the summer camp in 2008, when she was 12.
The lawsuit says that when Lynsey was 12, a male camp counselor aged 18 or 19 forced her to play 'Spin the Bottle,' forced her to touch his genitals and placed his hands under her clothing and digitally raped her.
'The first time I was raped by an adult counselor, I was 13. I reported it to the camp manager and nothing was done,' she said, according to WTKR.
'ARE spiritual teachings set the stage for a silent epidemic of sexual assault and violence against young children and women, including myself.'
The lawsuit says she told the camp manager what happened, but her alleged abuser was allowed to stay at the camp and no report was made to authorities.
When she was 17, she returned to the camp for a young adult retreat, where she said she was forced to embrace her abuser and tell him she forgave him, the lawsuit states.
'I returned to camp and I was forced to participate in a so-called 'Forgiveness Circle,' which meant I had to hug my abuser and say I forgave him. It was a horrible, degrading experience,' she said, according to WTKR......
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