Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

compiled by Stefan Blaschke


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Start: Topical Index: Cases: Real Cases: 20th Century

Cases: Real Cases:

I n f o r m a t i o n

»Peter Hugh McGregor Ellis (30 March 1958 - 4 September 2019) was a New Zealand childcare worker who was wrongfully convicted of child sexual abuse. He was at the centre of one of the country's most enduring judicial controversies, after being found guilty in June 1993 in the High Court on 16 counts of sexual offences involving children in his care at the Christchurch Civic Creche and sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment. He maintained his innocence until his death 26 years later and was supported by many New Zealanders in his attempts to overturn his convictions, although others believed he was guilty. Concerns about the reliability of the convictions centred on far-fetched stories told by many of the children (alleging Satanic ritual abuse) and the interview techniques used to obtain their testimony.« -- More information: Wikipedia

K e y w o r d s

Chronological Index: Modern History: 20th Century | Geographical Index: Oceanian History: New Zealand History | Topical Index: Prosecution: Trials: Wrongful Convictions; Types: Sexual Assault: Child Sexual Abuse

B i b l i o g r a p h y

I. Author Index

[Info] Leonetti, Carrie. »Opposite sides of the same coin: Syndrome evidence, child abuse and the wrongful conviction of Peter Hugh McGregor Ellis.« Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (August 14, 2023).

II. Speaker Index