Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

Day Nine of the Thomas Chantry Trial – Chantry Found Guilty on All Four Counts!

By | May 12, 2019

I returned to the Verde Superior Courthouse this morning assuming a verdict would be returned at some point during the day. The jury had deliberated for about 2 hours on Tuesday, recessed for the day, and resumed deliberations at 9:00 A.M. I spent a few tense hours in the corridor outside the courtroom awaiting the verdict. At 11:05… Read More »

Day Eight of the Thomas Chantry Trial

By | May 8, 2019

I told a friend I would put a link to “In the Shadow of the Cross: The True Account of My Childhood Sexual and Ritual Abuse at the Hands of a Roman Catholic Priest” in my article today, so here you go! Last Friday we heard testimony from Chris Schopen, a Dedicated Forensic Interviewer. Ms. Schopen testified about… Read More »

Day Seven of the Thomas Chantry Trial

By | May 6, 2019

​ Leading off the trial this morning was Chris Schopen, an expert witness who is a Dedicated Forensic Interviewer. You may recall that Schopen also testified at the first Chantry trial. Schopen has been specially trained in how to interview victims of abuse. Most of those she interviews are children. Schopen’s purpose in the courtroom was to provide… Read More »