“In the course of her testimony, Gini talked about snuff movies, the murder of children and even hunting parties during which naked children ran in a park and were shot with crossbows. She said that she had learnt what drove these clients to such extremes: a sort of addiction to power, the power to decide over pain, life and death. She spoke of businessmen, politicians – some of them well-known, others less so – magistrates, doctors and men with families. XI got to know a series of children who, like her, had been part of the network for years.”
– Regina Louf, child rape/ritual abuse victim
Early in the trial the lead lawyer for the defence Xavier Magnee said that his client, Marc Dutroux, could not have acted alone in the abductions, rape and murders of several girls stating: “Can people make you believe that there wasn’t a paedophile ring? Would we be the only country in the world where paedophiles are isolated perverts?” 
This is exactly what sections of the mainstream media and our governments the world over would have us believe.
He also raised the possibility of occult ritual abuse – most notably forms of satanism – as another factor to be taken into account for an already thoroughly bewildered jury. They had heard testimony involving rape, abuse, torture, murder, blackmail, and a child-sex mafia, with an array of disappearing witnesses and judges. They were probably expecting satanic worship to arrive at some point along the way – and here it was.  This was one trial where the jurors could be forgiven for being more than a little nervous about their civic duty.
Magnee mentioned that traces of DNA of several unknown people has been found at Dutroux’s underground “dungeon” and that information found at the murdered accomplice Bernard Weinstein’s home suggested a link with college of Black Magick called the Abrasax Institute led by “high priestess” Dominique Kindermans. The location of the organization was in a village near Charleroi, with the building itself serving as the offices of a number of pagan organisations, including the Belgian Church of Satan and the Luciferian Initiation Order.
In early January 1997, a Flemish newspaper reported three policemen (and possibly a fourth) of the Charleroi municipal force had admitted to being members of Abrasax, though they claimed it was all quite harmless. According to Peter Conradi, reporting for The Times, “five witnesses described black masses [there] at which children were killed in front of audiences said to have included prominent members of Belgian society.”  One report referred to a letter found in the house of accomplice Weinstein which referred to a group and the need to continue to procure ‘presents’ – in the form of human beings – for the High Priestess of the Order.  The media were asked to withhold this information for many months.
A raid resulted in the seizure of hundreds of videotapes, racks of computer discs, two human skulls and jars of animal blood. Mindful of the allegations that some babies were sold to the group by their parents while others were abducted, more than 100 investigators searched the building for eight hours. No evidence was found of any wrong doing or indications that children were being kidnapped for ritual sacrifice, though this line of inquiry received considerable coverage in the Belgium press. Nonetheless, an eight hour search means very little if such an organisation had been forewarned months before.
Much of the Belgian public was said to have been under the spell of “satanic panic” stemming from a understandable belief that a satanic network of ritual abuse exists within the European Establishment. The business of abuse may serve deeply rooted and extensive networks, very different from the idea of a few wannabe magicians getting high on rituals and decapitating animals. Occult ritual abuse takes place, but as witness testimony will show, it may also act as a deterrent for victims speaking out against their abusers. Indeed, allegations of a massive cover-up refuse to go away.
Over the seven year period until Dutroux’s trial finally began, eleven people came forward to tell their story of abuse at the hands of Belgium’s child rape rings. In 1996, as the investigation got underway, five women and a transvestite testified anonymously under the code-name ‘“X1, X2, X3 and X4” describing an underworld of pornography, snuff movies, sadomasochist torture, bestiality and murder that magistrates and senior police either found either too difficult to comprehend or were forced to cover up.
Henry Kissinger’s good friend and one time European Commissioner Viscount Etienne Davignon and Bilderberg Grp attendee Count Maurice Lippens were alleged to have participated in extreme forms of murder and child abuse at the Cromwel hotel in Knokke. According to witness X2’s notes, parties took place with underage girls in the hotel where: “… Delvoie – Karel – X2 – Lippens – Van Gheluwe – Etienne Davignon,” were present. He wrote further: “The girls knew where to go and with whom. Lippens hits the little girls. Several meetings between Karel and Davignon in the Memling hotel with the two Lippens.” 
Pillars of the fascist underground in the 1960s and Ex-Prime Minister of Belgium Paul Vanden Boeynants, and Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin, Prince Alexandre of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha were also named by X witnesses as abusing children within these networks. The following extracts from a summary of the testimonies of witness X3 describes the horrors to which participants subjected their victims. (Be advised the following extract is graphic):
“The children were taken to a tower made of natural stone and with a wooden door… In the cellars there were cells where the children were locked up, awaiting their turn. There also were some cells for the dogs (dobermans). The passageway gave way to a room of spectacle. In the tower: dead children’s bodies in various stages of decomposition (sometimes dismembered and/or missing body parts) and carcasses of dogs. “Spectators: always the same but difficult to identify – about fifty. She recognized the regent Charles, King Baudouin and King Albert, and two others that she calls Charly [De Pauw] and Polo [Paul Vanden Boeynants]. She thinks to have recognized Willy Claes [later NATO secretary general] and doctor Vanden Eynde. The dogs listen to Ralf and Walter. The addicted dogs are excited. Spectacles = orgies, putting to death children and dogs… Gilles (12 years old??) was castrated by Polo. The other children have to drink the blood … Girls are slashed with razor blades. The lips of the vagina of X3 have partially been cut and were given to eat to the dogs… A girl’s [large] vulva was cut into slices and fed to the dogs… “At the end of another evening a child… had been castrated. The other children that were present buried the boy in a flowerbed. She remembers a child who had been decapitated, then cut and fried before being eaten. She remembers children who hung on hooks in the kitchen.” 
The most compelling evidence came from Regina Louf, originally known only as “X1,”who came forward after Judge Connerotte appealed for victims of paedophiles to tell them what they knew. Like the other witnesses, she told police of child sex parties involving judges, politicians, bankers and assorted figures in high society including members of the Belgian royal family. But her testimony was rejected as delusional due, officially, to the extreme nature of the crimes that were described in her first-hand accounts. However, the incredible detail and accuracy of her claims were difficult to ignore. Louf’s stories were checked and key elements were verified by police, often in extraordinary detail. They found at least one murder that Louf said she had witnessed that matched the unsolved murder of Christine Van Hees in 1984. 
If even a quarter of her accounts were true, then it placed Dutroux and Nihoul, together at the scene of similar crimes 10 years before the recorded history of abductions.  What was more revealing was the confirmation that many Establishment figures were involved in a well-organized network designed to procure children from all over the world.
Four cases were reopened as a result of Regina Louf’s testimony, though they would ultimately be closed once again: Veronique Dubrulle, Carine Dellaert and Katrien de Cuyper and 16 year old Christine Van Hees. The latter girl’s body was found tied up in a disused mushroom factory. She had been raped several times, tortured doused with petrol and set alight. Louf described the scene, witnesses and perpetrators of the murder (Dutroux, Nihoul, Jean-Claude Van Espen among others) all in perfect detail. Still, she was described as a “fantasist” by the Anne Thily, Prosecutor General of Liège. See:‘Belgium’s Heart of Darkness’ The Guardian, 2002.
In an interview given in 1998 to reporters Annemie Bulté and Douglas de Coninck Louf gave support to the hypothesis that Satanism could act as a theatrical form of mind control that served to disorientate and confuse the victims so that they doubted their own powers of recollection and objective recall. This does not preclude the presence of satanic networks that are far removed from the description that follows, but supports the historical veracity of organized Elite power and their many methods of self-protection starting with the natural buffering of the lower tiers.
Louf described the mechanics involved:
XI: “An amusing subject at last! (She poses as a governess). Alright then, Satanism. Put yourself in the torturers’ shoes. When they received new victims into their network, it was extremely important that they shouldn’t speak to anyone about what had happened to them. That’s why they organized ceremonies. They took the victim to a heavily guarded house and convinced her that it was her party.
There would then be a great performance with masks, candles, inverted crosses, swords and animals. Rabbits were disembowelled, the blood was poured on naked girls, and some men and women worshipped the devil. We, the experienced girls, were doubled up with laughter when we saw them busy with their carnival masks.
They’ve got their vampire costumes on again, we would say. I don’t think the torturers got much pleasure out of it. They preferred to be completely naked rather than going round in latex costumes. The only aim of these rituals was to totally disorient the victims. They plagued these kids with a load of nonsense – Now you are the wife of Satan… and also gave them coke, LSD or heroin.
I can assure you that after that you feel completely outside the real world. That was the aim that the victim herself should begin to doubt the fact that all this had really happened. The result was that the victims didn’t dare speak to anyone.” 
In 2000, following years of ridicule and hostility from the press and Establishment, Ms. Louf gave a speech before the UN Committee on Human Rights in Geneva on behalf of The Non-Violent Radical Party a Non-Governmental peace movement which took on her case and supported her cause.  This speech was received just before the UN’s own sex abuse scandals erupted into full public view. Consequently, it must be viewed as one of the most prescient lectures ever given to an audience of “movers, shakers and abusers” on behalf of the victims that likely harboured many of the predators to whom Louf was referring. (See below for speech).
Curiously, according to parents of Melissa Russo, no new evidence was added to the Dutroux file as soon as witnesses began to come forward. Even today, 26 people still remain unidentified after being linked to 5,000 hairs found in Dutroux’s dank cellar.  This was also during the time when Judge Connerotte was sacked and most telling of all, when a special team of police officers led by top National Gendarmerie officer Patriek De Baets were assigned to interview Regina Louf and other “X” witnesses leading to their eventual dismissal. This was due to allegations of evidence manipulation which the authorities believed was intended to make Louf a more credible witness. The police in question strongly denied this, nor has any proof to these allegations come to light. 
After two separate internal inquires coming to a close in June 26, 2000 they were cleared of every charge concerning the manipulation of Louf’s testimony. Although now formerly exonerated but with his career in ruins, the former Chief of Police Patriek De Baets is still coping with a barrage of accusations for which he has no explanation.
Despite a group of independent psychologists affirming that Louf was of sound mind and that much of her account can be proven, the Prosecutor General of Liège, Anne Thilly was wheeled out to counteract the possibility that Louf would stand trial. Sure enough, the judges refused to call her to the witness stand making sure her testimony would not be heard at any future trial. On a par with the propaganda level that America’s Murdoch-owned Fox News attains so frequently, the government-owned TV station RTBF began a campaign designed to discredit Regina Louf after her name was leaked to the media. Not only did RTBF attack Louf’s credibility but set out to instil in the minds of the angry Belgian public that Dutroux was an “isolated pervert” that there was no network, that Jean Michel Nihoul – of all people – was innocent. Louf became a liar in the popular press and her reputation remains in tatters to this day, even though the facts she and other witnesses described stand up to intense scrutiny.
Regina Louf’s speech before the UN Committee on Human Rights in Geneva – 12.04.2000
My name is Regina Louf and I speak on behalf of the Transnational Radical Party First of all I would like to thank the special reporteur Ms Ofelia Calceta-Santos for her fine report that reflects for the first time some aspects of forced child prostitution in Belgium and The Netherlands.
We have the right not to be believed as we talk about sexual abuse, in group and organised in Europe.
We have the right to see how the press, politicians and our justice system laughs about our testimony. How they twist our words and make our testimony ridiculous. We have the right to see how the lawyers of the abusers are assisted by incompetent judges, burned out police officers and psychiatrists who just like to prove that children are easily lying.
We have the right to be silent and to be happy because we – the children of Europe – have food and education. The abuse and terror, neglecting and sexual abuse is hidden well behind the walls of our homes and our country.
We have the right to realise, although we have testified, our abusers can live again in our home, our street or neighbourhood. They are not punished because they are intelligent, successful adults and we are treated as children with an overdose of imagination.
We have the right to see our pornographic photographs, taken by our abusers, published on the internet, all around the world, without a proper system to punish the ones who put it there – because the governments of Europe neglect the problem.
We have the right to laugh and look normal, because otherwise the abusers torture our sister, friends or animals. If we alarm somebody, so they say, we will be responsible for their torture and punishment. So we believe them, because we experienced the reality of their threats.
We have the right to suffer invisibly and isolated in a war that only exists in the Philippines – where child prostitution is wide on the open.
According to our politicians and justice system child prostitution is not visible – so not existing at all.
We have the right to have no rights at all, because we have to survive under the threat of our intelligent and well adapted abusers – and if we have the courage to speak, no one helps us to protect us from our abusers.
We have the right not to be heard by the judges in a courtroom. Children have no voice at all in our justice system.
We have the right to feel guilty, because we didn’t have the power to help other victims. They – from generation to generation – have no voice in the western society. Only the normal children, supported by their normal family have the chance to speak out and are shown to the world.
We have the right to be confronted with little mistakes we made, like the colour of the car we were drove by night, when we get to a sex party. If we make one mistake, the police, judges and lawyers found our testimony worthless.
We have the right to see the abusers can start all over again, how they are re-honoured or get free therapy – while we have to suffer and pay our therapy without any chance for recognition.
We have the right to be treated with no respect for ourselves, our testimony and our trauma’s, just like the way our judges and politicians treat child abuse, pornography and prostitution, as non-existing, wild story’s.
Urban legends. These are the rights that children of sex rings get in Belgium and Europe. Sometimes we see our abusers on television, just denying the fact that they abuse children in any way. Sometimes we see and prove our police officers even falsify our testimony to show that sex rings don’t exist and survivors only want attention.
Fact: one in eight girls is sexually abused – one in ten boys is sexually abused. And even when my pimp admitted to the police his crimes against me – during the age of twelve till sixteen – one justice officer told the press in my country that I was the one to blame: Because I had at twelve years old, almost a full grown and female body – and I was in love with the man who prostituted me.
My testimony is now used in Belgium to repress all other victims of organised child abuse.
Thank you Mister Chairman.