Thursday, January 18, 1996

Suicide Linked To Sexual Abuse

Suicide Linked To Sexual Abuse
Reuters - June 18, 1996

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- People who have been sexually assaulted are more likely to attempt suicide. And the risk is even higher if the assault occurred during childhood, according to a new report.

"Sexual assault is associated with an increased lifetime rate of attempted suicide," wrote lead study author Dr. Jonathan R.T. Davidson, of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. "For women, the odds of attempting suicide were three to four times greater when the first reported sexual assault occurred prior to age 16 years, compared with age 16 years and older."

In the new study of almost 3,000 people in North Carolina, 67 reported having been sexually assaulted. About 15% of those people had attempted suicide, compared to less than 2% of those with no history of sexual assault, according to the report published in this month's issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

In almost one third of the people who had been sexually assaulted -- including two males -- the assault occurred before age 16.

While there were too few men in the study to make any conclusions about suicidal behavior, when the researchers looked at women, they found that those who had been assaulted before age 16 were much more likely to attempt suicide than others in the study.

"While major depression, substance abuse or dependence, and panic attacks are all separately associated with increased odds of suicide attempt, sexual assault remained significantly associated with suicidal behavior," Davidson said.

The study may have some limitations because it relied on the individual to report their past history and suicide attempts, information many people might feel uncomfortable about revealing, he noted.

However, the study results may direct doctors to ask people who have attempted suicide if they had been sexually abused. About 1 out of 10 people who attempt suicide go on to actually kill themselves, according to Davidson.

"The immensely damaging effect of such an event cannot be stressed too strongly, particularly in individuals with other vulnerability factors, such as family dysfunction, genetic or familial vulnerability to [psychological problems] and other developmental problems," he concluded.

Tuesday, January 16, 1996

Case of Alan Dubelman, MD

Case of Alan David Dubelman, MD

(AKA: Alan Dubelman, Alan D. Dubelman, A. David Dubleman
Alan Dubelman, MD - Convicted Sex Offender

Thornton, CO
Denver, CO
Aurora, CO
Englewood, CO
Littleton, CO
Los Angles, CA

Alan Dubelman is a convicted sex offender who sexually assaulted several of his patients.

Table of Contents

  1. Alan David Dubelman, MD Inc. (12/01/1977)

  1. Brighton Botched Job Charged (05/14/1992)
  2. Four Female Patients Charge Family Doctor With Sexual Assault (12/28/1992)
  3. Mousetrap reprieve continues (12/28/1992)
  1. Doctor charged with assaulting teenage patient (01/22/1993)
  2. Doctor pleads not guilty to sex assault charges (05/29/1993)

  1. Defense: Doctor has nervous condition (07/07/1994)
  2. Doctor's prosecutors cry "ambush" (07/08/1994)
  3. Trial opens for doctor accused of sex assault (07/08/1994)
  4. Defense witness ruled out (07/09/1994)
  5. Accused Doctor taking stand in sex-assault case (07/12/1994)
  6. Doctor guilty of fondling faces 2 other charges (07/14/1994)
  7. Mile High Report  (09/30/1994)
  8. Doctor starts 2nd assault trial 2 patients accuse Dubelman (12/13/1994)
  9. Doctor guilty in one case, cleared in 2nd (12/16/1994)
  1. Slipup halts sex-assault trial (05/17/1995)
  2. Testimony starts in doctor's trial (06/17/1995)
  3. Doctor cleared of assault charges (06/18/1995)
  4. Doctor acquitted (09/18/1995)

  1. Doctor Faces Jail in Sexual Assault - Thornton Gynecologist Free on Bond While Conviction is Appealed (01/16/1996)
  2. Doctor gets 1-year term for assault on patients (01/18/1996) 
  3. Court Upholds Sex-Assault Term (02/23/1996)
  4. Fired city worker gets no sympathy (07/26/1996)

  1. Dubelman Vs. The People of the State of Colorado  (02/16/1999)

  1. Colorado Sex Offenders Registry (11/21/2011)
  2. Doctor Convicted of Sexual Assault Seeks To Tutor Students (11/22/2011)
  3. Convicted Sex Offender Starts Tuition Business (11/2011)

Alan David Dubelman, MD Inc.


Brighton Botched Job Charged
Denver Post - May 14, 1992

An Adams County couple has filed a lawsuit against the doctor they contend botched the circumcision of their newborn son earlier this year. The lawsuit filed in Adams County District Court accuses Dr. Alan Dubelman of "negligently" amputating the tip of their day-old son's penis when the child was circumcised Jan. 18. No dollar amount is mentioned in the lawsuit.


Four Female Patients Charge Family Doctor with Sexual Assault
Denver Post - December 3, 1992

THORNTON - A family doctor has been charged with sexually assaulting four patients during examinations in his office, police said yesterday.

Dr. Alan David Dubelman, 44, was served Tuesday with a summons charging him with three felony counts of second-degree sexual assault and a fourth count of third-degree sexual assault, a misdemeanor.

Police said Dubelman, who practices in Thornton and lives in Denver, came to the police department to receive the summons. He is scheduled to appear in Adams County Court on Dec. 30.

He could face up to 16 years in jail on each of the felony counts, said Bob Grant, Adams County assistant district attorney. The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum two-year jail term.

Second-degree assault involves some type of penetration and third-degree assault means touching, said police Lt. Karl Wilmes.

The four women said the incidents allegedly occurred on separate dates, Wilmes said.

The first woman told police in May 1991 that she had been sexually assaulted by the doctor in his office. During the ongoing investigation, other women came to police making similar complaints, Wilmes said.Dubelman's attorney, Michael Axt, declined to comment.

The Colorado Board of Medical Examiners will discuss Dubelman's case when Thornton police forward requested information. Tom Beckett, board administrator, said the information should arrive this week.

The board, which has regularly scheduled meetings tomorrow and next Friday, should take up the situation within the next 10 days, Beckett said.

The board also has authority to take emergency discipline against doctors who are considered a public threat.


Mousetrap Reprieve continues
Denver Post - December 28, 1992

WEDNESDAY BRIGHTON - Dr. Alan D. Dubelman, accused of sexually assaulting four patients during examinations in his Thornton office, appears in Adams County Court.


Doctor charged with assaulting teenage patient
By Maryilyn Robinson
Denver Post- January 22, 1993

A Thornton family doctor was charged yesterday with seven more counts of sexually assaulting patients, including a 14-year-old girl.

Dr. Alan David Dubelman, 44, had been accused last month of four counts of sexual assault.

The latest Adams County charges include one count each of first-degree sexual assault and sexual assault on a child, two counts of second-degree sexual assault and three counts of third-degree sexual assault, District Attorney Bob Grant said.

The charges, which stem from incidents that allegedly occurred from 1987 up to last October, include eight felonies and three misdemeanors.

Police have been investigating allegations of misconduct by Dubelman since the first woman came forward in mid-1991.

During the ongoing investigation, other women came to police with similar complaints. The 14-year-old contacted authorities after learning of the first round of charges against the doctor, said Thornton Detective Lori Moriarty.

The charges include allegations of inappropriate touching during examination or treatment, Moriarty said.

A Denver resident whose office was in Thornton, Dubelman agreed last month not to practice medicine until the case has been resolved. The doctor reached the no-practice agreement with the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners.

He faces a preliminary hearing March 15.


Doctor pleads not guilty to sex assault charges
Denver Post - May, 29 1993

A Thornton doctor yesterday pleaded not guilty to 12 charges of sexual assault on female patients, including at least one juvenile, between 1987 and 1992.

The pleas were entered on behalf of Dr. Alan Dubelman, a 45-year-old general practitioner with offices in Thornton. Last December, four of Dubelman's patients accused him of improper conduct during gynecological examinations. The resulting publicity produced other alleged victims and additional charges.

Before entering the plea on Dubelman's behalf yesterday, defense attorney Harvey Steinberg ask Adams County District Judge Michael Obermeyer to delay the arraignment. Steinberg said he needed time to decide whether his client should plead not guilty because of impaired mental condition to some of the charges.

"We have been in contact and received reports from one expert," Steinberg said. "The other expert is out of state."

Obermeyer said the impaired condition defense could be entered any time, denied the request for delay and set trial for Nov. 1.

During a preliminary hearing last month, many of Dubelman's alleged victims testified that the doctor assaulted them while at least one of his nurses was in the examining room but not paying attention to the examination.

Several of the witnesses at the hearing said Dubelman made sexually suggestive remarks to them when the nurse wasn't present and one woman said he attempted to force himself on her while they were alone in the room.

One of the alleged victims said she first met Dubelman at the athletic club where he was a member and she an employee. She said after she attempted suicide in June 1988 she called Dubelman and he went to her southeast Denver home and took her to a Thornton hospital.

She said when Dubelman checked her out of the hospital the next day he took her to his office and raped her.


Defense: Doctor has nervous condition
By Tracy Seipel
Denver Post - July 7, 1994

BRIGHTON - A Thornton doctor on trial for sexually assaulting several female patients during gynecological exams suffers from a lifelong nervous system disorder that makes his hands quiver, his lawyer said during opening arguments yesterday.

And that condition, he implied, is what caused the women to believe the doctor was fondling them.

Dr. Alan Dubelman, 45, a family physician, has been charged with 12 counts of sexual assault on female patients, including at least one juvenile, between 1987 and 1992.

According to Adams County prosecutor Candace Black, at least six of the women have accused Dubelman of fondling them during pelvic examinations, usually when the nurse was either absent or distracted.

A seventh female victim alleges that while she was being treated for viral meningitis in the hospital and under the influence of morphine, Dubelman stopped by to visit her and fondled her breasts.

"This case is about an abuse of trust," Black told the jury of four women and eight men during opening statements.

"These women went to a doctor and exposed themselves in one of the most vulnerable positions to Dr. Dubelman," she said. "Their trust was abused and he assaulted them."

But Harvey Steinberg, Dubelman's defense attorney, countered by saying nurses were always present during the examinations and that the women never complained to Dubelman at the time of the exam, but came forward with their charges only after the case was publicized in the media.

Most important, said Steinberg, his client has suffered from a syndrome called "essential tremor" since he was a teenager. Testimony got off to a shaky start yesterday when a 40-year-old mother who had visited Dubelman at least 11 times could not identify the doctor in the courtroom.

Eventually, however, she settled on the doctor, seated next to Steinberg.

The woman said she'd gone to see Dubelman for problems related to a yeast infection. When it came time for the physical examination on May 5, 1991, she said she reminded Dubelman how much women "hate these kinds of things."

She said he told her to get up on the table "in your favorite position," and she responded, "I wish you had to do this." Then, she said, Dubelman asked her, "Do you fantasize about having sex with a doctor on the table?"

The woman said she wasn't scared. "I just thought, "Let's get this over,"' she said. Not long after, she said, while Dubelman was checking her ovaries, he touched her twice in a stroking motion - a way she had never been touched before by either Dubelman or any other doctor.

"It was like, "What's going on here?"' she recalled thinking. The woman said she was shocked, and once the exam was over, she hurried to leave.

When asked by Black if the woman noticed the doctor's hands shaking at any point, she said no.


Doctor's prosecutors cry "ambush"
Denver Post - July 8, 1994

BRIGHTON - Lawyers prosecuting a doctor charged with sexually assaulting female patients told a judge yesterday they'd been "ambushed," "blind-sided" and "sandbagged" by the defense's claim that the doctor suffered a disorder that makes his hands shake.

The defendant, 45-year-old Dr. Alan Dubelman, has been charged with 12 counts of sexual assault on female patients, including at least one juvenile, between 1987 and 1992.

Two trials have been ordered for the Thornton doctor. The first one began this week, and is focused on seven female patients who claim they were inappropriately touched by Dubelman. But before the eight-man, four-woman jury could enter the courtroom yesterday, the attorneys engaged in heated battle over an alleged "bad faith" omission by defense attorney Harvey Steinberg.

At issue were comments by Steinberg during opening arguments Wednesday, when - for the first time, according to prosecutors - he disclosed that his client suffers from a condition called "essential tremor."

Steinberg said the disorder makes the doctor's hands quiver, which the attorney implied is what caused the women to believe he was fondling them.

But prosecutors told the judge that Steinberg's surprise revelation to the jury violated discovery rules that require both sides to provide witness statements and evidence that will be presented during trial. Steinberg, furious, countered that he had presented the name of the neurologist who was treating Dubelman, and it was up to the prosecutors to divine why that doctor had been called. District Judge Michael Obermeyer agreed that Steinberg's meaning was not clear to the prosecutors, and ordered Steinberg to deliver all of the doctor's records on Dubelman to his chambers yesterday for him to review. Obermeyer was expected to offer the most relevant records to the prosecutors in order to prepare them for the defense's argument.


Trial opens for doctor accused of sex assault
Associated Press / Colorado Springs Gazette - July 8, 1994

BRIGHTON - A Thornton doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients has a nervous disorder that makes his hands shake, which gave women the impression he was inappropriately touching them, a defense attorney said during opening remarks in the doctor's trial.

Dr. Alan Dubelman, 45, a family physician, has been charged with 12 counts of sexual assault on female patients from 1987 to 1992, including at least one juvenile.

Six women have accused the doctor of fondling them during pelvic examinations, saying the nurse was either absent or distracted during the incidents, according to Adams County prosecutor Candace Black.

A seventh woman says Dubelman fondled her when he visited her while she was being treated for viral meningitis at a hospital and was under the influence of morphine.

"This case is about an abuse of trust," Black told the jury of four women and eight men during opening statements Wednesday.

But defense attorney Harvey Steinberg argued that nurses always were present during the pelvic examinations and that Dubelman's patients never complained at the time.

Steinberg said his client has suffered from a syndrome called "essential tremor" since he was a teenager.


Defense witness ruled out
By Tracy Seipel
Denver Post - July 9 1994

BRIGHTON - In a stunning blow to the defense, an Adams County judge ruled that a key defense witness in the case of a doctor accused of sexually assaulting his patients cannot testify on the doctor's behalf.

The defendant, Dr. Alan Dubelman, has been charged with 12 counts of sexual assault on female patients, including at least one juvenile, between 1987 and 1992.

At least six of the women have accused Dubelman of fondling them during pelvic examinations at his office. During the trial's opening statements Wednesday, Dubelman's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told the jury that his client suffers from "essential tremor," a lifelong nervous system disorder that makes his hands shake.

And that, Steinberg claimed, is what caused the women to believe the doctor was touching them inappropriately.

The surprise strategy shocked Adams County prosecutors Brian McCoy and Candace Black, prompting them to cry foul to District Judge Michael Obermeyer. They argued that Steinberg had never informed them of the "shaky hand" premise before the trial.

Steinberg, outraged, said he'd included the name of the neurologist who had diagnosed Dubelman's condition in documents provided to the prosecutors. It was up to them, he said, to find out why Steinberg was calling the neurologist as a defense witness.

Judge Obermeyer then ordered Steinberg to deliver all the neurologist's medical records related to Dubelman's affliction to his chambers Thursday afternoon.

By Thursday night, Obermeyer had ruled that because Steinberg failed to provide witness statements and evidence to the prosecution prior to the trial, he is forbidden to use the neurologist as a witness to bolster his case.

Yesterday, Steinberg asked Obermeyer to reconsider his decision, pleading that the neurologist's testimony is "critical to the defense's case." But Obermeyer refused.

Meanwhile, prosecutors wrapped up their testimony against Dubelman yesterday with Dr. Walter Freedman, director of obstetrics and gynecology at Denver General Hospital.

When McCoy asked Freedman if the methods used by Dubelman were considered standard medical practice used in a pelvic exam, Freedman said no.

In the last few days, six victims testified at trial that Dubelman fondled, stroked or brushed their private areas while administering a pelvic exam.


Accused Doctor taking stand in sex-assault case
By George Lane
Denver Post -  July 12, 1994

BRIGHTON - The trial of the Northglenn doctor charged with inappropriately touching female patients during gynecological examinations concluded yesterday with the soft-spoken family practitioner on the witness stand saying, "I don't recall" that ever happening.

"I'm saying that I have no memory of ever doing anything like that," Dr. Alan Dubelman told the jury. "I don't ever recall that that happened."

Dubelman, 45, also said during direct examination by defense attorney Harvey Steinberg and cross-examination by prosecutor Brian McCoy that he recognized the six accusers who testified in his trial last week and he knows them by their medical records, but he doesn't remember the specific pelvic examinations between 1987 and 1992 during which the women said they were assaulted.

He also said that because he can't remember the specific examinations, he can't remember if the examinations of the alleged victims were conducted on days he was having a particularly bad time with hand "tremors."

During opening statements last week, Steinberg told the jury that the accusing patients may have thought there had been inappropriate fondling during their pelvic examinations because the doctor suffers from "essential tremor," a life-long nervous system disorder that makes his hands quiver.

Because Steinberg failed to inform prosecutors about the shaking hands defense, District Judge Michael Obermeyer wouldn't allow trial testimony from Dubelman's neurologist about the disorder.

However, before Dubelman's trial-ending testimony yesterday, information about his shaking hands was provided to the jury by his office nurse of five years and his ex-wife.
The nurse, Ginny Lou Phillips, said that the doctor didn't like taking Inderol, the medication that calmed his shaking hands, but that it was essential that he take it when minor in-office surgery was planned.

"At times I had to bring him his Inderol to make sure he took it," Phillips testified. "When he took it his hands were steady as a rock."

The nurse also testified that she was the chaperone in the examining room whenever Dubelman conducted pelvic examinations and there never was any wrongdoing.

She said none of the accusing women ever complained during or after their examinations. When one called to complain the day after a gynecological examination, Dubelman told the nurse, "By all means call her and apologize if she believes I've done something wrong."

Carol Dubelman, who was married to the doctor from 1980 to 1990, testified that when she met Dubelman there was a common family joke that because of his shaking hands he wasn't allowed to have coffee or wine in the living room.

The ex-wife testified that Dubelman's mother suffers from the disorder as does her and Dubelman's older son.

She also said that her former husband didn't like taking the medication that calmed his shakes because he was an avid runner and the Inderol slowed his heart rate. "He was concerned about that."

The jury is expected to begin deliberations later today.

If Dubelman is found guilty of the five counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree sexual assault he could be sent to prison for up to 16 years for each conviction.

The doctor, who voluntarily has relinquished his license to practice, faces trial on accusations by other female patients later this summer.


Doctor guilty of fondling faces 2 other charges
By George Lane
Denver Post - July 14, 1994

A Thornton doctor convicted of fondling female patients during gynecological examinations now must prepare to meet two other Adams County juries on more serious charges including rape.

Dr. Alan Dubelman's first Adams County District Court jury late Tuesday found him guilty of two counts of second-degree sexual assault against former patients. He faces up to 16 years in prison on each count when he is sentenced by Judge Michael Obermeyer on Sept. 19.

The jury of four women and eight men, who listened to four days of trial testimony, failed to convict Dubelman of three more counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree sexual assault.

The 46-year-old Dubelman, who lives in Denver but has offices in Adams County, now is facing an Aug. 29 trial on charges of sexual assault on a child and a third trial Aug. 31 on charges of first-degree sexual assault.

Yet another trial on three misdemeanor sex charges was scheduled to start Monday, but that trial date has been vacated and no new date has been set, according to Assistant District Attorney Steve Bernard.

With the exception of the first-degree sexual assault count, the charges against Dubelman basically involve allegations that the doctor did inappropriate things to female patients with his hands during pelvic examinations. The six women who testified during the just-completed trial also accused the family doctor of making sexually suggestive remarks to them before and during their examinations.

Defense attorney Harvey Steinberg tried to convince the jury that if there was any inappropriate touching it was accidental and could be attributed to a nervous disorder that makes Dubelman's hands shake when he doesn't take medication.

The first-degree sexual assault charge, scheduled for trial Aug. 31, is the result of an allegation made not by a Dubelman patient but by a woman who said she met the doctor while she was an employee at a health club.

During an April 1993 preliminary hearing, the woman testified she met Dubelman and discussed an eating disorder with him, then called him at his home in June 1988 after she had attempted suicide by swallowing prescription pills and liquor. The woman said that the doctor came to her southeast Denver home and took her to a Thornton hospital. She said he checked her out of the hospital the next day, took her to his nearby office and raped her.
If Dubelman is convicted of first-degree sexual assault and sexual assault on a child during his August trials, he could be sent to prison for up to 32 years on each charge.


Mile High Report
Denver Post / Rockies Edition - September 30, 1994

*JUDGE STEPS ASIDE - Because he knows one of the alleged victims, Adams County District Judge Michael Obermeyer has removed himself as the judge in the upcoming misdemeanor sex assault trial of Dr. Alan Dubelman.

Obermeyer was the presiding judge in July when Dubelman was found guilty of sexually assaulting two former female patients during pelvic examinations and not guilty of assaulting five other former patients.

The Thornton doctor still faces trial a December trial on misdemeanor charges of improperly touching female patients, and yet another felony sexual assault trial. The judge said he recently learned that one of the complaining former patients in the December trial is a friend of his children.

Obermeyer refused defense attorney Harvey Steinberg's request that he remove himself from the upcoming felony trial or as sentencing judge for the two convictions.


Doctor starts 2nd assault trial 2 patients accuse Dubelman
Denver Post - December 13, 1994

BRIGHTON - A trial on misdemeanor sexual assault charges began yesterday in Adams County District Court for a Thornton doctor who last summer was convicted of felony charges for sexually assaulting two female patients during gynecological examinations.
Dr. Alan Dubelman, a family practitioner who claimed to have had no memory of improperly touching his patients during his sexual assault trial in July, is charged in the latest trial with "groping, grabbing, fondling" and attempting to have sex with two female patients in his office in 1991 and 1992.

The first trial witness yesterday was a mother of two who said she went to Dubelman's office March 11, 1991, after the doctor told her in a telephone conversation that he would give her sample medication for her young child's fever.

"I stopped at the front desk ... and he took me back into his office," the witness said. "He closed the door and the next thing I knew he had me pressed up against the wall."

She said the doctor had his body against hers and his hand all over her as she struggled against his advances.

"He said, "Oh come on, you know you want it. I've wanted you for so long,"' the witness testified.

"He was forcibly coming at me, and I was forcibly pushing him away. I was pretty adamant about not letting him go any further."

She said she eventually was able to escape the office without being raped.

Prosecutor Candace Black said Dubelman was monitoring the second victim for possible side effects from medication she was taking for depression. In the patient's early visits, the doctor frequently would hug the woman but eventually he attempted to kiss and force himself on her, according to Black.

In his opening statement to the jury, defense attorney Harvey Steinberg noted that the alleged second victim brought a Thornton policeman along with her to one of the appointments in Dubelman's office, and the policeman saw nothing wrong with the doctor's behavior and no police report was written.

Steinberg also said that the alleged attack on the other woman was supposed to have happened during a very busy time of day in the office and other patients or the nurse certainly would have heard any screams from Dubelman's office.

If Dubelman is found guilty of the misdemeanor charges in the trial before District Judge Harlan Bockman he likely will be sentenced to time in the Adams County Jail.

However, he still hasn't been sentenced from the July trial - in which he was found guilty of two felonies and not guilty of five others.

He faces up to 32 years in prison for the felony convictions.

And he still faces one and possibly two more felony trials for the alleged sexual assault of an underaged patient and raping another patient.


Doctor guilty in one case, cleared in 2nd
 Denver Post - December 16, 1994

BRIGHTON - A Thornton doctor has been convicted by an Adams County jury of sexually assaulting one patient in 1991, but acquitted of the charge in a second case.
The jury Wednesday found Dr. Alan Dubelman guilty of the misdemeanor charge after a two-day trial. But the panel found him not guilty of an identical charge involving a second patient.

Last July, another jury found the family practitioner guilty of felony sexual assault of two former female patients and not guilty of sexually assaulting five other patients.
In the most recent trial, before District Judge Harlan Bockman, two women testified that when each of them was alone with the doctor in his office, each was attacked. Each woman said he fondled, kissed and attempted to force sex on them, but each resisted.
"He said, "Oh come on, you know you want it,"' one of the women testified earlier this week. "He was forcibly coming at me and I was forcible pushing him away. I was pretty adamant about not letting him go any further."

The patients who accused Dubelman in the trial last summer charged that he did improper things with his hands during gynecological examinations.

He still faces two more trials on charges he improperly touched an underaged female patient during a gynecological examination and that he raped a woman in his office after he had checked her out of the hospital.

Dubelman faces up to 32 years in prison for the July convictions and up to two years in jail for the misdemeanor conviction. However, he won't be sentenced on any of the convictions until all of the trials are completed.


Slipup halts sex-assault trial
Denver Post - May 17, 1995

BRIGHTON - A misstatement by a judge resulted in a mistrial during jury selection for the third trial of a Thornton doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients.

Adams County District Judge Michael Obermeyer Monday declared the mistrial in the first-degree sexual assault trial of Dr. Alan Dubelman after Obermeyer referred to "count number five" against the doctor. In fact, only one count was involved in the trial.

Bob Doyle, spokesman for the Adams County district attorney, said, "Of course that, in (Obermeyer's) mind, tainted the jury because it implied that there were other counts that weren't on trial there. So he granted a mistrial."

Doyle said, "It's a mistake that happens occasionally."

The trial for which the jury was being selected involved the alleged sexual assault of a woman who said she sought Dubelman's help after she attempted suicide in 1988.
The woman testified during an April 1993 preliminary hearing that she wasn't one of Dubelman's patients, but had met the 46-year-old doctor at an athletic club where she worked.

The woman, who was suffering from depression, said she called Dubelman for help after swallowing prescription pills and liquor. She said he came to her Denver home and took her to an Adams County hospital where her stomach was pumped and she was held overnight.
According to testimony at the preliminary hearing, Dubelman checked the woman out of the hospital the next day, took her to his Thornton office and sexually assaulted her.
The woman did not report the incident until years later after newspapers reported that several of Dubelman's patients reported he fondled and improperly touched them during gynecological examinations.

After a trial last July, Dubelman was found guilty of two felony counts of second-degree sexual assault against two former patients and not guilty of sexually assaulting five others.
One of those two convictions, however, was set aside earlier this year and a new trial ordered.


Testimony starts in doctor's trial
Denver Post - June 17, 1995

BRIGHTON - Testimony began yesterday in Adams County District Court for the latest trial of Dr. Alan Dubelman, a Thornton doctor who already has had two trials for fondling and sexually assaulting female patients during gynecological examinations.

The trial for which testimony finally got under way yesterday is for first-degree sexual assault - outright rape - of a woman who at least temporarily was under Dubelman's care in summer 1988.

Dubelman's earlier trials before Adams County District Judge Michael Obermeyer have been on charges of sexually assaulting patients by improperly touching them during pelvic examinations or making sexual advances to patients in the privacy of his office.

Those trials have resulted in one felony conviction for which he has yet to be sentenced, another felony conviction that has been overturned and must be retried, acquittal on five felony charges of improperly touching patients, conviction of one misdemeanor sex charge and acquittal on another misdemeanor charge.

Defense attorney Harvey Steinberg, in his opening statement to the jury yesterday, noted that the accuser in the case now on trial didn't come forward until years after the alleged incident, when she saw media coverage of Dubelman. Dubelman was featured in newspaper reports and on television news after a number of his patients accused him of improper acts in late 1992.

The defense attorney also told the jury that the woman who made the charges in the alleged rape has a history of emotional problems and several times has attempted suicide.
"There is no physical evidence except the word of (the woman)," Steinberg said.

During a preliminary hearing two years ago the woman said she wasn't one of Dubelman's regular patients. She said she met the family practitioner at an athletic club where she worked and called him June 1, 1988, after she attempted suicide by taking an overdose of pills.

Dubelman, who lives in Denver and had offices in Thornton, went to the woman's Denver home and took her to North Suburban Medical Center near his offices. The woman was treated at the hospital and held overnight.

The woman alleges that Dubelman checked her out of the hospital the next day, took her to his offices and forced her to have sex. An earlier prosecution on the rape charge ended in mistrial last month after a jury was selected. Obermeyer declared the mistrial because he inadvertently gave the jury information about the case that they shouldn't have had.


Doctor cleared of assault charges
Denver Post - June 18, 1995

A Thornton doctor has been acquitted of first-degree sexual assault in Adams County District Court. 

Dr. Alan Dubelman, who has fought numerous allegations of sexual misconduct in the past, was acquitted late Friday of the most recent charge after his defense attorney argued that Dubelman's accuser didn't come forward until years after the alleged incident. 

Dubelman was convicted in the past of sexual misconduct during a gynecological examination. He is awaiting sentencing in that case. 

Defense attorney Harvey Steinberg said yesterday he was "very happy" about the jury's verdict on the first-degree sexual assault charge. 

In addition to claiming that Dubelman's accuser didn't come forward until long after she said the incident had happened, Steinberg argued that the woman alleging the incident had a history of emotional problems and several times had attempted suicide.


Doctor acquitted 
Denver Post (Suburban Digest) - September 8, 1995

A former Thornton doctor who has faced a dozen counts of sexually assaulting patients was acquitted for the eighth time yesterday in Adams County District Court.

Alan Dubelman, who has been through four trials, also has been convicted on one felony count and one misdemeanor count and has had one misdemeanor count dismissed because the statute of limitations expired. He will go to trial once more Sept. 18 on a second-degree sexual assault count, a felony, said his attorney, Harvey Steinberg.

Sentencing on the two convictions is being held in abeyance until all the counts are tried, the attorney said. The trial that ended yesterday was a retrial of a second felony conviction that was overturned.

Dubelman, who lives in Denver but practiced in Thornton, was accused in 1992 by 11 former patients of improperly touching them during pelvic examinations.


 Doctor Faces Jail in Sexual Assault - Thornton Gynecologist Free on Bond While Conviction is Appealed
Rocky Mountain News - January 16, 1996
By Charlie Brennan 

BRIGHTON -- A gynecologist who sexually assaulted a patient told a judge Wednesday that he had suffered enough, but he was given a prison term anyway.

Alan Dubelman, 47, of Thornton, was sentenced to one year in prison by Adams District Judge Michael Obermeyer for second-degree sexual assault. He was also dealt a consecutive 6-month term for harassment.

Dubelman isn't in jail, however. Obermeyer allowed him to post a $50,000 appeal bond, meaning he'll remain free while his case is reviewed by higher courts.

"My life isn't over," Dubelman told one of many well-wishers who sat through …


Doctor gets 1-year term for assault on patients
Denver Post - January 18, 1996

BRIGHTON - A Thornton physician charged with sexually assaulting female patients during gynecological examinations was sentenced yesterday to a year in prison. 

Dr. Alan Dubelman, who originally faced 12 charges from women who alleged he assaulted them during examinations or tried to have sex with them in 1991 and 1992, was sentenced yesterday on one felony conviction of second-degree sexual assault and one misdemeanor conviction of third-degree sexual assault, said District Attorney Bob Grant. 

The doctor was convicted at trial on the felony and had pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor, said the district attorney. 

Dubelman faces sentencing Feb. 7 on a second third-degree sexual assault conviction, which also came as the result of a trial, Grant said. 

There were numerous trials on the various charges, and the outcome of those trials was nine findings of not guilty - including a mistrial and re-trial on a first-degree sexual assault charge - along with the three convictions. 

Dubelman, a 46-year-old doctor who lives in Denver and had a family practice in Thornton, was accused by 11 former patients in late 1992 of improperly touching them during pelvic exams. 
Another accused him of raping her. Most of the victims accused Dubelman of doing inappropriate things during examinations. But the defense countered that the doctor suffers from a lifelong nervous system disorder that makes his hands quiver or shake when he doesn't take medication and that if there was any inappropriate touching it was accidental. 

Dubelman has given up his license to practice medicine.


Court Upholds Sex-Assault Term
Rocky Mountain News - February 23, 1996

Leonard Eugene Holgate will serve an eight-year prison term for sexual assault on a child, despite his claim that the 6-year-old victim was sexually promiscuous and attempted to seduce him.
The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld …


Fired city worker gets no sympathy
By Arthur Hodges
Denver Post - July 26, 1996

Until she was fired from her Denver city job last year, (NAME REMOVED) was, by all accounts, a model employee. 

In more than three years with the department of parks and recreation, she consistently received high marks in evaluations that described her as "very capable" and "outstanding." She was never disciplined. 

Citizens who knew (NAME REMOVED) from the recreation center where she worked adored her for her frequent hugs and other daily acts of kindness. 

Then one day in June last year, (NAME REMOVED) showed up at work slurring her speech and behaving as though she were drunk. A supervisor escorted her to Denver General Hospital, where a test showed her blood-alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit for drunken driving. A few weeks later, she was fired. 

But (NAME REMOVED) (not her real name) had an unusual excuse. A 30-year-old recovering alcoholic, she was at the time the main witness in the criminal trial of a doctor accused of raping her several years before. 

It was the stress of the rape trial, (NAME REMOVED) now insists in court papers, that caused her to fall off the wagon last year. In a recently filed suit against the city, (NAME REMOVED) is asking a judge to give her back her job. 

"My job ... was my life," she wrote to Denver's Career Service Authority. "I poured my heart into it."
(NAME REMOVED) and her lawyer declined to comment. And Denver officials wouldn't talk about the case in detail, citing the pending lawsuit. 

But court documents show the central issue is a "zero tolerance" policy on alcohol abuse that until recently was in effect for Denver parks and recreation employees. Under the rule, a worker who drank on the job never got a second chance - no matter what the circumstances. 

The rationale was that parks and recreation employees frequently work with children and teenagers who use Denver recreation centers. Though (NAME REMOVED)'s job did not put her in direct contact with kids, department managers were required to enforce zero tolerance across the board. 

"There can be no exceptions...," Amy Greenburg, personnel director for the parks department, testified at a hearing on the (NAME REMOVED) case last year. "If we're zero tolerance, pitiful circumstances can't alter the decision." New flexibility Earlier this month, however, Denver Mayor Wellington Webb established a new, citywide drug-and-alcohol policy that moderately softens the city's stance. The policy directs all department heads to take mitigating factors into account when meting out punishment to employees who drink on the job, said Manager of Parks and Recreation B.J. Brooks.
But Brooks said Denver can still dismiss any employee on the first offense if the drinking is reckless or endangers other people. "If it's blatant, we still hold fast to "one strike and you're out,"' Brooks said. 

Meanwhile, citizens who know (NAME REMOVED) have rallied to her defense, writing to Webb and circulating a petition demanding her reinstatement. 

But so far the city has refused to rehire (NAME REMOVED). When a Career Service Authority hearing officer ordered Denver to reinstate her last year, the city appealed and got the decision overturned, prompting her to take the case to Denver District Court. 

"They're almost ruining her life," said Arthur Bush, who frequents a recreation center where she worked. "It's just a damn shame. They showed no consideration for her whatsoever." 

Before (NAME REMOVED) began working for the city in November 1991, her life had been marred by repeated emotional trauma. 

According to court records, she had been sexually abused by a teacher in high school. She allegedly had been raped by the doctor in 1988 after she attempted suicide and called him for help. She suffered from the eating disorder bulimia and had battled alcoholism for most of her adult life. Worker "a real asset' At the recreation center, however, (NAME REMOVED) seemed to be on track. 

One evaluation on file at Denver's Career Service Authority describes (NAME REMOVED) as "a real asset to the center" who showed "great warmth and caring" to patrons. And for (NAME REMOVED), the job was the source of tremendous personal satisfaction. 

"My job and the people there mean everything to me," she wrote to the parks department. "They are like family to me." 

But as summer approached last year, (NAME REMOVED) began to fall apart. According to court records, she was to testify in the rape trial of Alan Dubelman, an Adams County physician who had been accused of sexually assaulting her and a number of other women under his care. 

After a mistrial that delayed the case a sixth time, (NAME REMOVED) broke down and told her supervisor about the trial and the emotional strain she was under. She also confided that she was an alcoholic and recently had relapsed. 

A few days later, she showed up at an afternoon meeting after drinking "three or four ounces" of vodka. Even though city officials had expressed a desire to help (NAME REMOVED) with her problems, the zero-tolerance policy gave them no choice but to fire her. 

Dubelman was acquitted of raping (NAME REMOVED). But another jury convicted him of second-degree sexual assault, a felony, for inappropriately touching a patient during a medical exam, said Adams County District Attorney Bob Grant. Dubelman since has appealed. "I made a terrible mistake' In her suit, (NAME REMOVED) accuses the city of an "abuse of discretion" for firing her on her first offense. In addition to reinstatement, she is demanding back pay, attorney's fees and other damages. 

"I made a terrible mistake," (NAME REMOVED) wrote in one letter to the city. "The trial is behind me now, and I am working in therapy on the other issues. That's no excuse for what I did, but it will not happen again, and I hope you give me a chance to prove that to you."


Dubelman Vs. The People of the State of Colorado 
Lexis - February 16, 1999


Colorado Sex Offenders Registry

Alan Dubelman, MD - Convicted Sex Offender
Name: Dubelman, Alan David

February 22, 1948
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Last Reported Address: 8977 E. Otero Pl, Centennial, Arapahoe County, CO  80112


Doctor Convicted Of Sex Assault Seeks To Tutor Students
Dr. Alan Dubelman Skirts Facts During Call7 Investigators' Hidden Camera Investigation

Monday, January 01, 1996

McMartin Preschool Revisited (Part III - The Wall)

McMartin Preschool Revisited
© (1996) by Alex Constantine
Part III - The Wall

One much maligned school of psychology argues that a preschool operated by a mind control cult specializes in dissociative conditioning, a regimen of physical and psychological beatings that give birth to a cluster of alter personalities. The first stage of conditioning, they maintain, insults the child's most primitive reflexes, a repetition of tortures that overloads the child's neurological complex and forces the adoption of protective alters. Most very young children rapidly learn to dissociate, a learned reflex that the group exploits as the child grows - often into adulthood - by accessing the alters. They can be called up at any time and used in criminal enterprises. Dissociative programming is sort of a psychological hard drive: it occurs when the victim is very young and is the bed of future programming.1

But the study of dissociative conditioning in traumatized preschool children did not reach these conclusions until c1990 (with the work of Dr. Steven Ray, Frank Putnam, Catherine Gould and others) nearly a decade after the first charges of abuse at McMartin were filed. There was narry a hint at the time that the intelligence cults were plying a system for creating multiple personalities and programmed alters. Well before techniques for multiplicity programming were at all known outside the mind control fraternity, a lively debate of cerebral, smartly-groomed psychologists was kindled by the McMartin trial.

An early champion for the defense was the late Dr. Nahman H. Greenberg, a prominent psychiatric consultant on child abuse and neglect. With a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health in 1971, Dr. Greenwood once designed a psychological profile to identify the personality characteristics of abused children. For 20 years, while still an associate professor at the University of Illinois's psychiatry department, he was director of child development in the clinical and research unit. In 1975 he founded CAUSES (Child Abuse Unit for Studies, Education and Services) at Illinois Masonic Hospital. His office glittered with numerous honors from federal and state government agencies.2

Dr. Greenberg was brought in to make sense of the McMartin children's allegations. He studied the questioning techniques of Kee MacFarlane and generally behaved as though he agreed with her findings. But in public pronouncements Greenberg later stated that MacFarlene coerced accusations of abuse from the children, goaded them into making slanderous allegations. The argument, endlessly repeated, has since cast a pall on McFarlane's credibility.3

His subsequent career is revealing. Dr. Greenberg's next ritual abuse case came shortly after his consultation on McMartin.

Beth Vargo joined Believe the Children shortly after witnessing it. In April 1984, Vargo suspected that her four-year-old daughter had been sexually abused at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) preschool in Chicago. Several other children told of molestations. They described "strangers" engaging in sexual escapades at JCC and elsewhere. Staff members of the center even stepped forward to supplement the allegations with their own testimony.

Vargo was referred to Dr. Greenberg by the local Department of Child and Family Services.4 The name rang a bell - Vargo had been warned by the family doctor to steer clear of him, she recalls. Dr. Greenberg did not believe in 'involving' the "police or prosecutors in child abuse cases, but preferred to work with the child victims and adult perpetrators to repair relationships damaged by sexual abuse" she says. "Since our case involved extrafamilial abuse, not incest, my husband and I made other therapy arrangements for our daughter." At a meeting called by JCC to address parents' concerns about the investigation, Vargo says, he recommended that the parents and teachers attend a retreat to "share their feelings." Dr. Greenberg sympathized with the teachers' "stress," and engaged in heated arguments with the therapists treating the children. He refused to believe the JCC's own staff that children had been abused at the preschool, and stood fast in his refusal to cooperate with police.5

The case was a repetition of McMartin. During questioning, two mothers reported that their daughters said their alleged abusers had threatened to kill their families if they talked. The children deposed that they'd been beaten, stuck with needles and screwdrivers. In fact, parents reported unexplained scratches and bruises. The preschoolers also said that teachers at the center organized "naked games." "This will be with us forever," one mother lamented. "It will never be wiped away."6

In 1987, Dr. Greenberg's consultation in another aborted child abuse investigation - into the child pornography operation run by the Finders cult - exposed his unshakable bias in favor of ritual abuse perpetrators, and his role in a CIA cover-up. The Finders, as most cult observers are aware, was a CIA-anchored clutch of ritual abusers engaged in operant mind control conditioning, child pornography and kidnapping. At first, Langley officials acknowledged to custom agents in Tallahassee, Florida that they "owned the Finders."7 Marion David Pettie, who retired from the Air Force in 1956 and defined himself as a "political powerhouse," was the guiding light of the cult. He denied any connection to Langley - yet his late wife was a CIA employee and his son a veteran of Air America, the opiate courier. Confidential sources told police the Finders conducted "brainwashing" sessions and "explored satanism."8 Police in Tallahassee were called off the case after Dr. Greenberg examined the children and found "no evidence of recent physical harm." Nonetheless, two Florida policemen stood by their statement that they'd found visible evidence of sexual abuse. The original arrest file, as one investigating Treasury agent complained in an internal report, was "classified secret and not available for review." Customs service agents in Washington discovered on the group's premises directions for kidnapping children and photographing naked toddlers. Yet the case was quickly guttered, largely due to Dr. Greenberg's militant denials that children had been used by an occult group with an active interest in mind control programming.

Another "expert," a universally-quoted debunker of ritual abuse, hails from the FBI. Agent Ken Lanning of Quantico has provided RA debunkers, namely pedophiles, propagandists and mind control operatives in academia and the press, with an illusory pillar of debate. Fatal flaws in Lanning's "research report," a denial that the cult abuse of children exists, were exposed as a hoax by a law enforcement insider:

I have spoken to Ken Lanning, I know others who have spoken to him and we all take issue with Ken's *opinion* and how this report is being used. It should also be stated that I work within the System in some capacity and have some experience in investigations. I've also been involved on the metaphysical path for a long time. I'm not too excited about "witch hunts" because I'd be the first one put on the stake by a "hysterical," know-nothing public. But neither am I too pleased by what I have been learning about the atrocities that are occurring, the reasons for it, and the artful skewing of perceptions.... Ken Lanning is an armchair analyst and he has *not* personally investigated many cases of RA. Law enforcement and others sometimes *consult* with him about cases and how to proceed. He is not aware of all RA cases. The FBI, Childrens Services, and law enforcement do not keep statistics on ritual crime. No one is keeping track, therefore no one can say with authority how prevalent RA is. The DAs are not bringing evidence of RA into cases unless they really have to because of Freedom of Religion issues and reports like Lanning's.

He has a confusing, difficult time defining RA. He has told others that he prefers to catergorize RA under Sex Rings or Gang Violence. Someone like him cannot deal with or understand metaphysical intent. Few people can. Nor can he officially acknowledge RA because of various Governmental entities which have been implicated. The FBI and has been implicated in at least *botching* some RA case investigations and in some instances *covering up* the evidence. The CIA has been implicated in far worse fashion.... There are many cases of ritual murder and brainwashing. Lanning professes not to know of any.

There is more to this issue than is apparent on the surface. I have understood some of what is going on due to my personal contact with victims, my personal experience with how cover-ups occur, and the sheer time I have put in investigating this phenomenon.

There are mechanisms being put in place to make the RA claims "incredible." Of course, not everything anyone says is true, but there are too many people around the world who are victims of this horror and if there are any responsible people here, it would behoove you to pay attention.9 That's all for now,

Curio II

The science of mind control experimentation in the U.S. has benefited enormously from experiments on young children. The horror stories told by toddlers at McMartin did not arise in a historical vacuum. Comparable outrages, foreshadowing McMartin, filled Lynne Moss-Sharman's childhood as an unconsenting guinea-pig.

I am a survivor of military torture and experimentation as a young child in the 1950's. It is very difficult to 'write' about my experiences because of the military's use of electricity and binding on my right hand to make sure I could or would not communicate through printing, writing or drawing for decades. One of the sessions involved huge amounts of electricity being applied to my right hand; then it was tied to my back, and I was made to walk around on my knees, using my left hand for support, "like a dog." Their other torture techniques and devices took care of the possibility of talking.10

She was "tied, strapped, belted down so I couldn't writhe. That would have been too kind and might have dislodged some of the headgear/electrodes, etc." The military experiments, she recalls, left her "spasmodic" The preschoolers in Manhattan Beach provoked scorn and giggles when they claimed they'd been whisked off to military bases. But numerous examples from classified federal files could confirm that children have been tortured in biomedical and behavior control research since the prime of D. Ewon Cameron. Military bases are a common theme.

One mother of children attending McMartin alleged that employees of TRW, a local defense contractor based in Southern California, paid regular afternoon visits to the preschool.11

And the stake-out? In 1989, nearly a year before the verdict of the second trial was delivered, a McMartin mother took note of a van parked in front of her home. Two strangers sat inside the van. A few hours later, they were still there. When a couple of the mother's husky male friends arrived, she complained. They walked out to the van, peeked inside. The walls of the vehicle were lined with advanced electronic surveillance equipment. The stake-out team was dragged out of the van and questioned - but not by police. More than one child in the household had attended McMartin. A superficial justice system and a hostile media had forced the families to find answers anywhere they could. And these spies with their advanced surveillance gear would do fine.

But they refused to answer questions. One of the interrogators hit on an idea frowned upon by most law enforcement authorities - sodium amytal. The amytal was administered. When the grievous tones and insults faded, the pair gazed up blankly and began to answer questions. Who were they? They were members of a religious cult. Where did they call home? San Diego. Who else was belonged to it? They named several prominent officials in the defense establishment - including the chairman of TRW and executives of other ranking corporations in Orange County and the South Bay with close CIA connections.12 The pair were let go after questioning.

Of course, none of this reached the jury. Lee Coleman, a California psychologist who gave the keynote address at the Second National Conference of VOCAL (Victims of Child Abuse Laws) - an organization notorious for recurring scandals among its ranks involving pedophilia - testified that the children had not been abused by teachers at the preschool, but by "officials" (not therapists) who'd "brainwashed" the children into believing they'd been abused.13 Coleman's theory has evolved into a combative branch of psychology based on "false memory" theory. The school describes a "syndrome" and lends its name to an organization led by veterans of the mind control fraternity, the False Memory Syndrome Foundation.

The "syndrome" is accepted as fact by the public at large. But at Carleton University, a group of graduate researchers recently concluded a study of the so-called "false memory syndrome," an explanation for recovered memories of child abuse promoted by a "foundation" of psychologists who appear frequently on talk shows to denounce therapists for filling the heads of children with recollections of horrific crimes. One of the most prominent psychologists on the board of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF) was Dr. Ralph Underwager, the clinical psychologist who once said it was "God's will" adults have sex with children, and suggested to a group of British reporters in 1994 that most women who are raped "enjoy the experience."

Equally peculiar is the FMSF advisory board, a clutch of psychologists from leading universities, many with backgrounds in CIA mind control experimentation. The researchers at Carleton concluded they could find no proof that an insidious pathology, the "confabulation" of memories, exists, a charge the FMSF has been making about ritual abuse for years - possibly, some informed onlookers insist, to conceal the participation of CIA psychologists in the torture of young children, a regimen of trauma used to condition the minds of young initiates.

The Ottawa Survivors' Study searched for evidence of the false memory syndrome in 113 adult women who, as children, reported they'd been sexually molested. Four sets of questions concerning symptoms of false memory were drawn up. The women were asked about the type of therapy they received, problems with personal relationships and patterns of stress. A detailed analysis of their responses also sought the presence of pseudomemories, the core of false memory theory.

The study was headed by Connie Kristiansen, a professor of psychology at Carleton who proposed that the university evaluate the statistical claims of the Foundation, which have been widely repeated in the press. The FMSF insists that 25 percent to all recovered memories of child abuse are completely false, in contrast to the results of the Ottawa study.

About half of the subjects remembered abuse. The other half had remembered buried memories of abuse as adults. The responses of the two groups were analyzed, and only two of the 51 women with recovered memories had symptoms that met the false memory criteria, leading the researchers to conclude that the syndrome does not exist as defined by the Foundation, and may not exist at all. They advised that false memory syndrome should not be used in the courtroom to discredit recovered memories of abuse until the validity of false memory theory can be demonstrated.

So it certainly had not been demonstrated at the time Drs. Nahberg and Coleman took the stand to testify on behalf of the defendants in the McMartin case.

  1. David Neswald & Catherine Gould, "Basic Treatment and Program Neutralization Strategies for Adult MPD Survivors of Satanic Ritual Abuse," Treating Abuse Today, vol. 2, no. 3, p. 5.
  2. Obituary, Chicago Tribune, June 4, 1991. 
  3. Correspondence, Beth Vargo, executive director of Believe the Children, Cary, Illinois, to John Boyd, Ph.D., August 28, 1995.
  4. Vargo.
  5. Ibid
  6. Carolyn Lenz, "Parents: Abusive Teachers Still at JCC," Rogers Park Edgewater News, May 23, 1984, p. A-1.
  7. U.S. Custom and Treasury Department documents. 8 Witkin, Cary and Martinez, "Through a Glass, Very Darkly," U.S. News & World Report, January 3, 1994, p. 30. Also, Saperstein and Churchville, "Officials Describe 'Cult Rituals' in Child Abuse Case," Washington Post, February 7, 1987.
  8. Anonymous, "Re: FBI/Ritual Abuse," alt.pagan WWW newsgroup, March 7, 1996.
  9. Lynne Moss-Sharman, "Nancy Drew Meets the Exorcist," MindNet (electronic journal), January 20, 1996.
  10. Interviewed August 22, 1988.
  11. Interviews with participants.
  12. David Hechler, The Battle and the Backlash: The Child Sexual Abuse War, (1988: Lexington, Kentucky), Lexington Books, p. 255.