Hell Minus One
From Child Abuse Wiki
Note: This article describes abuse in detail.
Hell Minus One is Anne Johnson Davis’ memoir of her story of being subjected as a child to satanic ritual abuse. Anne’s story has been confirmed by physical evidence and by the written and verbal confessions of her mother and stepfather.
Anne was abused from the ages of 3 to 17 sexually abused, tortured and forced to hurt her siblings in satanic rituals. At the age of 17, she ran away from home. Anne went public with her story in 1995, during the time a study by the Utah Attorney General's Office on ritual abuse was taking place. Anne recovered her memories of abuse outside of therapy in her 30's. Her mother and stepfather also agreed to pay for her therapy bills..
Both Anne’s mother and stepfather confessed in writing to Matt Jacobson, Lieutenant Detective, Utah State Attorney General’s Office and his partner Mike King, with Jacobson stating “we found the contents of their confession letters to be true.”  Her mother and stepfather also confessed to the leaders of the church they went to. There was also physical evidence that proved that she was physically abused.
Paul Murphy: One woman who came forward to tell about ritual abuse brought something no one else has - a confession from the perpetrators. “Jenny” was only three years old when her parents started sexually abusing her. The bruises in this picture show she was physically abused as well.”
Jenny: “They would go through these very formal satanic rituals and I would be abused and tortured and threatened with my life and used as a sacrifice.”
Paul Murphy: “And most people would be skeptical of Jenny’s story of satanic ritual abuse, except for one thing - her parents confessed. In these letters the parents ask for forgiveness and describe the abuse in detail. Her mother wrote: ‘He cut off your nightclothes and panties. A dog was hung by the back feet, throat cut and disemboweled and hind legs cut off. You were hung by your feet after being bound.’ Others have told similar stories, but had no physical proof.”
Paul Murphy: Her father wrote: ’I performed the same sexual acts on you at home. The sexual acts on you at home. The sexual abuse in our home was a repeat of the ritual.’
Paul Murphy: “Confessed, and even paid up. The parents settled out of court to pay Jenny’s therapy bills.”
Her mother and stepfather also wrote letters confessing to each of their children “confirming everything in explicit detail.”
Anne's story has been discussed in the media several times. She testified to investigators of the Ritual Abuse Task Force of the Utah State Attorney General’s Office investigating ritual abuse.  The Ritual Abuse Task Force of the Utah State Attorney General’s Office investigating ritual abuse 59 page report found that ritual abuse existed in Utah, but it was difficult to prosecute.
“And I’m Kimberly Perkins. The report is final. Ritual abuse exists in Utah, but its hard to prosecute.”
Randall Carlisle: “After spending three years and $250,000 the Attorney General’s office has finished its probe into ritual abuse. Now the 59-page report says investigators found evidence of ritual abuse, but nothing that can be prosecuted at this time.”
Kimberly Perkins: “The lack of prosecution of such reports does not mean that the reports are fictitious.”
- ^ a b c d e f Winslow, Ben. Woman revisits the 'Hell' of ritual abuse Deseret News, Deseret News, 2008-12-10. "From age 3 until she ran away at 17, she said she was sexually abused, tortured, bathed in blood and forced to hurt her siblings in Satanic rituals."
- ^ a b c d e f g Spangler, Jerry. "Ritual abuse does exist, victim says", Deseret News, 1995-04-25. "The confessions offer much greater detail of events Rachel could not have ever known. Hopkins’ (an alias) parents also confessed in detail to two investigators from the Utah Attorney General’s Office and to the leaders of the church they attended."
- ^ a b c Hell Minus One website
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j Carlisle, Randall, Perkins, Kimberly. Hell Minus One website, Transcript of ABC News, KTVX Channel 4, Salt Lake City, UT broadcast, 1995-04-25.
- ^ a b Statement of Matt Jacobson Lieutenant, Detective, Utah State Attorney General’s Office (retired)
- ^ a b Foreword for Hell Minus One by Lieutenant Detective Matt Jacobson Utah Attorney General’s Office (retired)
- ^ Park City Television, Mountain Morning Show broadcast 12-12-2008
- ^ Fox 13 News broadcast 12-11-2008
- Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse
- Cult and Ritual Abuse
- Extreme Abuse Surveys
- Ritual Abuse
- Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-First Century
- Ritual Abuse Torture
- Satanic Ritual Abuse Evidence and Journal Articles