Boy saw ‘witchcraft paedo ring members taking turns sexually assaulting girl’

A LITTLE boy saw members of a suspected witchcraft and child sex ring take turns sexually abusing a girl while others looked on, a court has heard.

The boy remembered the “beep” of a timer signaling a would-be attacker to stop and someone else to take over.

The trial is ongoing at the High Court in Glasgow


The trial is ongoing at the High Court in GlasgowPhoto credit: Alamy

He said in an interview with investigators that there were “giggles and laughs” among those believed to be involved.

He also told police he didn’t know who “organized” what allegedly happened to the girl.

Seven men and four women are standing trial to face an indictment detailing a total of 32 charges that allegedly took place in Glasgow between January 2010 and October 2020.

The city’s High Court was also told today that the teenager claimed he was asked “six or seven times” to deliver cocaine and heroin once a month by posting parcels in letterboxes.

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The boy, who was eight years old at the time of delivery, said: “I was supposed to give medicine to people.

“He gave me a bag and I gave it to other people he told.”

When asked if he ever looked in the pockets, he said he hadn’t.

The interviewer asked how he knew they contained drugs. He said he “just found out” after hearing the man tell another defendant: “I can’t believe he fell for me giving him drugs.”

He described how one defendant laughed and replied: “You fooled him well.”

On another occasion, he recalled a woman who made him sniff a “greyish powder” by rubbing it across his nose five or six times.

He told the court the woman said: “Sniff it, it’s really nice.”

When asked how he felt, he replied: “I felt weird and dizzy.”

Iain Owens, 45, Elaine Lannery, 39, Lesley Williams, 41, Paul Brannan, 41, Marianne Gallagher, 38, Scott Forbes, 50, Barry Watson, 47, Mark Carr, 50, Richard Gachagan, 45, Leona Laing, 51, and John Clark, 47, deny the allegations they face.

The trial before Judge Lord Beckett continues.

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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