Monday, November 27, 2006. 7:04pm (AEDT)
Groups settle row over website paedophileclaims
A secret society accused of sacrificing childrenhas agreed on a settlement with the child abuse organisation that postedthe claims on a website.
The society Ordo Templi Orientis took the ChildSexual Abuse Prevention Program head, Reina Michaelson, to the VictorianCivil Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), accusing her of fuelling religioushate on the program's website.
The comments linked the society to an allegedpaedophile network of politicians, police and TV figures.
They were allegedly posted on the program's websitethen removed, but a link to another site repeating the claims remained.
Dr Michaelson argued the information was postedwithout her consent and the comments were never intended for the publicdomain.
In a settlement reached today, Dr Michaelson willattempt to have the offending website shut down and has acknowledged noproof has ever been produced to support the allegations, which causedserious offence to the society's members.
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