Friday, March 4, 2011

Incest in the Family

Incest and the Famous
In the news September 2009 is the news that Mackenzie Phillips was raped by her father, and then went on to conduct an incestuous relationship with him into her adult years. The relationship ended according to Ms Phillips, when she becamepregnant, and aborted a fetus she thought was her father’s. Mackenzie Phillips is the daughter of John Phillips, lead singer of the The Mamas & the Papas, and his first wife, Susan Adams. There was much fallout from this story, not only from the family but from stars like Vivica A. Fox. Ms Fox was quoted on TV as saying, “I just don’t like it. Her father is not here to defend himself.” For some stars the best comment is no comment.
 
Ms Phillips is not the only star/entertainer to report beingabused and a victim of incest. Oprah Winfrey is the illegitimate daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper. Winfrey moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to live with her mother. Beginning at age 9 and for several more years, Winfrey was sexually abused by several different men, including a teenage cousin and her mother’s boyfriend.

Teri Hatcher of the TV show Desperate Housewives was a victim of her uncle she said at the Third Annual Women’s World Award. Cincinnati Bengals since March 4, 2009 NFL player Laveranues Coles reported hisstep-father raped him at gunpoint at nights beginning at age 10 when his mother was at work. In 1992 Coles step-father pleaded guilty and served 3 ½ years of a 9 year sentence according to public records. Eva Ensler the New York writer of theVagina Monologues reported being sexually abused by her Jewish father.
These are well known people in the entertainment world.There are more people in the public eye who are victims – keeping it in the family! Pedophiles breed their own victims.... many little girls are shared as sex mates between older brothers, cousins, uncles, and fathers, and step-fathers. Too many of families are treating their little girls and boys as sex toys. They are mentally, socially, emotionally andphysically abused. Without help andsupport, many incest victims become dysfunctional. Some are forever trapped as part of the Stockholm syndrome.

The Bizarre Case of Marcus Wesson
In March 2004 a 58 year old man was charged with killing  nine children in the family. The children were his by various females, which iswhere the story becomes bizarre. According to the ReligionNewsBlog.com, MarcusWesson is a Seven Day Adventist. The Mercury News stated in the article that Wesson attended Seventh - day Adventist church services over the years. Information was obtained from officials at the Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It seems that only part of the family were formally members of any congregation. It seems Marcus Wesson abused religion by practicing incest, polygamy, physical, mental, sexual abuse and now murder. Family members reported being required to have Bible study three times a day.Mr. Wesson would interpret Scripture for the family resulting in his own gain.Wesson’s been described as a deeply religious and domineering patriarch. This is an example of a person who influencessupporters through a combination of seclusion, sexual programming and his own obsessed preaching. Being a Seventh - day Adventist did not create Wesson into a pervert. You could take Bible passage and distort it enough to preach your own message that allows you to take control of other people.

All of this occurred in Fresno, California where the family lived after being required to move from a tugboat in Santa Cruz Harbor. Prior to living in the Fresno area, the family lived in a cabin in the Santa Cruz Mountains, according to www.mercurynews.com. The article continued that an old neighbor from San Jose remarked Marcus Wesson said that to have more than one wife simultaneously made him a blessed and fortunate man. Among the children killed were 3 - one year olds, 2 – seven year olds, and 1 each 17, 25, 8 and 4 yearsold. The family tree looked something like this but not all children confirmed:
Rosemary Maytorena married Marcus Wesson. It appears she had a daughter, Rosemary  Solorio from another relationship. MarcusWesson had sex with his step-daughter and produced seven children, Marcus’grandchildren. Three of the children were girls – Sofina, Ruby and Rosa. Grandfather Marcus Wesson had sex with the three girls, Sofina, Ruby and Rosa (granddaughters). The incest produced the following: Sofina had son Jonathan (killed); Ruby gave birth to Aviv (killed); and Rosa produced Ethan and Sedona (both killed). They were Marcus’ great-grandchildren. Marcus Wesson: Mysterious Web of Deception

Rosemary Maytorena and Marcus Wesson had at least two children from their marriage – Elizabeth and Adair. Marcus Wesson began having sex with his biological daughter/wife Elizabeth when she was eight years of age according to a TV interview on the Dr. Phil Show. Elizabeth married (?) her father by age 15. AsMarcus’ wife she gave birth to Kiani, Sebhrenah, Dorian, Adrian, Almae, Elizabeth, Serafina, Gypsy, Marcus, Jr. (Marcus’ children or grand-children?)Marcus had sex with his daughters/grand-daughters/wives Kiani and Sebhrenah and stated they were married. Kiani’s incestuous relationship produced Illabella and Jeva (both killed). Sebhrenah and her child  Marshey were both killed by Marcus their father. According to The Mercury News, Mar. 18, 2004 the children in Marcus’ large extended family were kept under tight leash. The submissive women wore dark clothing and scarves.

Marcus Wesson bizarre incestuous relationship confused the family lines of daughter/grand-daughter/wife since he had sex with the females of the family producing off-springs. It’s reasonable to believe Marcus would have continued to have sex with any female he produced. Pedophiles breed their own victims.....

Pedophiles breed their own victims.....
Elisabeth 42 was locked up by her father Josef Fritzl,73, as an 18-year-old in 1984. He sexually abused her and she gave birth to seven of his children, one of whom died shortly after childbirth and three of whom were brought up by Fritzl and his wife in the family home Reported at guardian.com

The man was out of jail for a year after serving 10 years for repeatedly raping his step-daughter from the time she was 10 years old. He was living with the girl’s mother who was 17 when the relationship started. The 17-year old already had a three-year old daughter of her own, and when the little girl was nine, years old the man began to rape her. He also raped another 16-year old family member in 1996. He went to jail in 1997 and was released in 2007. In 2008 the man followed his disabled daughter home and had sex with her twice. Reported by Sunshinecoastdaily.com

A father made his elder daughter pregnant seven times, fathering two children by her. She bore two other babies but they died the day they were born. He made his younger daughter pregnant 12 times. She has five surviving children. - 24dash.com

Ramli Ali, 47 was charged with rape against his17-year-old daughter at his home in Felda Bukit Batu. According to the charge sheet, the girl was 14-year-old when the incest occurred in July 2006, and it produced a son.- starnews.com

A 51 year old man had 6 children by hisown daughter and abused her for more than 20 years. She was 19 when she gave birth to the first baby. - news.bbc

Michele Mongelli is a man from Turin, Italy,who was arrested on March 27, 2009, for allege incest with his daughter over 25 years. His son Giuseppe was arrested on the allegation of sexually abusing his sister and his own four daughters.

The Everyday Practice of Incest
Incest and sexual abuse of children is very common in American society. Consanguineous (refers to the property of being from the same lineage as another person) unification remains favored in North Africa, the Middle East and large parts of Asia, with marriage between first cousins is particularly accepted. The U.S. is a melting pot of cultures. Incest in certain forms is NOT taboo all over the world. Therefore, when people arrive in the U.S. they bring their cultures and behaviors with them. A protest against this rationalization is that incest-taboo often is applied both to blood-relationships and to in-laws, and that incest is distinctly very diverse in different cultures. In the past the words "blood shame" was used in place of incest to emphasize the biological association between the abuser and the victim. It is unfortunate to see incest only as a genetic problem.

In some families incest is a practice passed from one generation to another, such as Ancient Egypt. The girls and young boys are abused and become the victims. The abuser may have been abused as a child or taught the practice of incest by the adult males. The “mother” may be the daughter, grand-daughter, niece, sister of the abuser. She may know of incest of her children or other members of the family, but be mentally, emotionally and/or physically incapable to do anything. The “mother” may know nothing of incest in the family, and may have married into an incestuous family. The families often move time and again and have little or no acquaintances with any one in community. Families move to isolated areas like mountains or farms in the middle of nowhere. The abuser may give an outward show of being very religious. He may have religious services in the home, justifying his behavior by reading Bible passages. Children may be home schooled or receive no schooling at all. Silently Seduced: When Parents Make their Children Partners - Understanding Covert Incest

According to Christine Courtois, Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy, 1988, child incest victims frequently grows up to have problems of low self-esteem, sexual dysfunction, and difficulties with interpersonal relationships. Some suffer mental illness and substance abuse. Turner, Jeffrey S. (1996). "Encyclopedia of Relationships Across the Lifespan stated that approximately 20 million Americans were victims of incest as children. Most common is father-daughter and stepfather-daughter incest, and the remaining reports consisting of mother/stepmother-daughter/son incest. In countless cases incest is also inbreeding. Inbreeding leads to a higher percentage of congenital birth defects through a raise in the occurrence of homozygotes.

Work Cited
Bonnie E. Carlson, PhD (December, 2006). "Sibling Incest: Reports from Forty-One Survivors", Journal of Child Sexual Abuse: Volume 15, Issue 4, December 2006, Pages 19–34.

Hunter, Mic. (1990). Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books

Johann Hari (2002-01-09). ""Forbidden love"". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-09-11.


National Center for Victims of Crime. (1997). "Child Sexual Abuse," FYI, Arlington, VA: National Center for Victims of Crime.

National Center for Victims of Crime. (1997). "Civil Legal Remedies for Victims of Violent Crimes," FYI, Arlington, VA: National Center for Victims of Crime.

National Center for Victims of Crime. (1998). "Extensions of the Criminal and Civil Statutes of Limitations in Child Sexual Abuse Cases," FYI, Arlington, VA: National Center for Victims of Crime.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), 2008

Rayment-McHugh, Sue and Ian Nesbit. 2003. Sibling Incest Offenders As A Subset of Adolescent Sex Offenders. Paper presented at the Child Sexual Abuse: Justice Response or Alternative Resolution Conference convened by the Australian Institute of Criminology and held in Adelaide, 1-2 May 2003