Hearing for 11 accused of ‘satanic’ child sex ring continued

A case against 11 people accused of taking part in a child sex ring involving witchcraft, attempted murder and serious sexual violence will be continued early next year.

Seven men and four women are facing a 14-page indictment listing 43 different charges on alleged crimes that happened between January 2010 and March 2020 at various addresses in Glasgow.

The accusations involve multiple young children, but mainly centre around two girls and a boy.

Some charges claim the alleged victims were forced to take part in satanic “seances” where they were told they were drinking blood and eating a heart.

It is claimed they were made to kill animals and made to use a ouija board, or similar object, “to call on spirits and demons”.

One of the young girls was said to have been shut in a microwave, a fridge, an oven and a freezer in an attempt to kill her.

At a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Monday, Judge Lord Beckett described the case as “a unique situation”.

Court documents claim all 11 members wore cloaks and devil horns and got the children involved in “witchcraft”, leading them to believe that they themselves had “metamorphosed into animals”.

The indictment goes on to detail further separate drugs charges against the group.

Judge Lord Beckett set an eight-week trial at the High Court in Glasgow for September next year.