Apr 19 2008

Child abuse allegations at Yearning for Zion Ranch: Water torture or waterboarding of infants

In addition to the sexual abuse allegations at the Yearning for Zion (YFZ) polygamist ranch in Texas, Carolyn Jessup has been interviewed making allegations of infants being abused by a form of water torture, like waterboarding, in order to break their spirit and make them more obedient and compliant.

Denial of sexual abuse is not surprising, but the allegations of water torture or waterboarding of infants to “break them” has caught my attention like nothing else recently.

Parents out there…can you imagine anyone subjecting your infant to water torture? I don’t think so.

Apparantly, the fathers at the polygamist YFZ have found an effective way to create children who will be more susceptible to the later mental abuse and mind control needed to keep them in this environment which allows for the sexual abuse of children.

These fathers spank infants and then place their faces under running water so they can not breathe. This pattern continues until the baby is too exhausted to cry anymore. They refer to “breaking the child.”

Carolyn Jessop the author of Escape which details the traumatic abuse of the YFZ polygamists states,
“Everything you did was monitored and controlled and everybody reported on everyone else. It was a police state. You were not allowed to make decisions in your life. I had no power over my life or the lives of my children. It was a terrible way to live.”

She describes how the abuse began with the water torture of infants,
“The method he (the polygamist father) would use with infants was a form of water torture. He would spank the baby until it was screaming out of control, and then he would hold the baby faceup under a tap of running water so it couldn’t breathe. He would do this repeatedly. Sometimes, it would go on for an hour, until the baby was so exhausted it couldn’t cry anymore. This method he called ‘breaking them.’”

“With this level of mind control, it’s something you’re born into and it’s generational. The babies born into this, they don’t stand a chance from the beginning,” she says.

You don’t have to be an expert on child abuse to know that water torture will likely cause severe trauma to the infant’s developing brain. This is not a good thing.

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