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June 27, 2004

Campaign Office in Trouble Over Orgies

by Red Wolf

Australia: Apparently I live under a rock and missed this delightful gem that the lovely Feòrag sent my way.

A jury in Brisbane has heard claims of orgies in a unit used as a National Party electoral campaign office during the lead-up to Queensland's historic 1989 state election.

This is when the Nats were ousted from their 32 year reign in power. Their dictator in chief was Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen who finally managed to get caught out and was forced to resign in 1987. So things were not looking too rosy for a National Party win in the 1989 elections when the master of election rigging was no longer at the helm.

In the dock was former teacher, Brisbane businessman and National Party backroom organiser Garry Robin Ford, 55.

He pleaded not guilty to 39 charges including indecent treatment of under-age boys, sodomy and supplying drugs during 1989 and 1990.

He denied Crown allegations that he lured schoolboys as young as 12 to his unit and other places and took part with them in pagan rituals to initiate them into a White Brotherhood sect ... Prosecutor Todd Fuller suggested that in November 1989 he had been involved with two youths and another man at the unit organising sexual acts for pornographic movies ... Ford stressed his political background and used dates of state and federal Nationals conferences and his heavy political workload to aver the sex claims were lies. He said he was too busy or was away too many times.

Ford said he had developed a mentor relationship with the youth who moved in at age 16.

When he (Ford) was a teenager, he was taken under the wing of a high-ranking officer in the Premier's Department, he said. He named an air force wing commander as another mentor...

He said he did not have sex with the youth when he was under age. There was limited sexual activity with him when he was 18 at his request.

Six young men testified against Ford, saying he had lured them into sexual activity and supplied them with drugs and pornography when they were between 12 and 16.

Ford denied all claims. He said the White Brotherhood claims stemmed from the title of a book a youth was reading at the time.

The youth was into sex magick books and witchcraft and if Ford talked to him of homosexuality and religion he was trying to mentor the youth to put God first.

He denied taking part in any sexual ritual in a bat cave. He recalled visiting the cave one night with a group, including women, and nothing sexual took place.

He denied taking part in an exorcism of another youth.

I'm failing to see the white brotherhood, pagan ritual, sex magick, exorcism and drugs link with paedophilia, it all sounds like the plot of a bad daytime soap. I expect the Queensland Nats, who were seriously loopy at the time, were trawling through the latest items taken in a police raid and sampling the merchandise. A lot.

Campaign office linked to sex orgiesThe Sunday Mail, 27th June 2004.

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1: Posted by: Feòrag | June 27, 2004 10:35 AM

Not under a rock. Not even a pebble, or a piece of gravel. The story came up on one of my highly refined Google News searches and was forwarded to you within 30 minutes of publication.

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