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'Victims destroyed by witch-coven abusers' from Falmouth

By West Briton  |  Posted: December 06, 2012

Peter Petrauske known in Falmouth as -German Pete-

Peter Petrauske known in Falmouth as 'German Pete'

ALLEGED victims of two Falmouth pensioners have told how they were "destroyed" by a witches' coven where young girls were abused.

Peter "German Pete" Petrauske and Jack Kemp are on trial accused of a string of abhorrent attacks over three decades on girls between the ages of 3 and 15.

The trial at Truro Crown Court, which is expected to last three weeks, has already heard evidence of wife-swapping and claims that:

murder victim Peter Solheim, a Budock councillor, was involved in the rape of one child, aged 10, who has given a harrowing account of her experience decades later;

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one of the alleged victims was also attacked by a friend of the pair, convicted paedophile Stanley Pirie;

Kemp had a previous conviction for assaulting a young girl and was sent to a mental hospital in the 1970s;

alleged victims were threatened with being "thrown on the fire" if they did not do as they were told;

ceremonial robes and daggers were used as part of the abuse.

The jury also heard when police starting investigating they learnt children were told to take their clothes off and dance around " like models".

Another witness said "numerous" people were involved in abusing her over a six-year period.

She described her alleged abusers as "disgusting, dirty people and they will never change".

Kemp and Petrauske deny the allegations. The trial continues.

See page 5 for the full story.