The Horrifying McMartin Preschool Satanic Ritual Abuse Case
Were large numbers of children abused at the McMartin Preschool in the 1980s? A controversial trial sought to determine the answer. In the end, the accused were acquitted of the charges. The media later suggested it was an unjustified case of “satanic panic”. However, after the trial, 9 of the jurors went on camera and said that they believed the evidence was clear: the children had been sexually abused. The problem was that the evidence presented was not sufficient in their minds to identify the specific perpetrator(s) of the abuse.