11 Faces trial in Scotland over satanic child abuse allegations

Eleven people from Glasgow, Scotland, will face charges next year on charges ranging from sexual abuse to violence to neglect related to satanic witchcraft.

The charges focus on two girls and one boy between January 2010 and March 2020, and were made in homes in the Merryhill, Townhead and Craigend neighborhoods of Glasgow.

Seven men and four women were named in a 14-page indictment listing 43 different charges in Glasgow High Court on Monday.

Judge Beckett said he will face trial in the same court in September 2023.

The other five people said to have been involved have since died.

Ian Owens (43), Elaine Llanelli (38), Leslie Williams (40), Paul Brannan (40), Marianne Gallagher (37), Scott Forbes (49), Barry Watson (46), Mark Carr, 49, Richard Gashagan, 44, and Leona Laing, 50. John Clark, 46, has denied all charges against them.

According to the indictment, the girl was put in a microwave oven in an attempt to kill her, and all three children were forced to have their dogs killed and forced to attend a seance.

All three children are said to have been raped at different times.

Maureen Goody, Stephen McHendry, Robert Brown, James McLean and Douglas Gachagan are also named in the indictment.

Chris Summers


Chris Summers is a UK-based journalist with a wide range of national coverage, with a particular interest in crime, police and law.

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