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TEXAS Studenti chiedono e ottengono la sospensione del loro insegnante di matematica. Era il leader di un “culto sessuale” ed è sospettato di essere il mandante dell’omicidio di sua moglie
Teacher suspended after Googling students discover he is a former ‘sex-cult leader’ tied to investigation into his wife’s murder
- Tyler Deaton moved from Missouri to Texas and was hired teaching pre-calculus in Lancaster High School
- Deaton’s wife, Bethany Ann, 27, was murdered last October in an alleged cover-up of a sex cult
- Micah More, 23, has been charged with the murder and had initially implicated Tyler Deaton
A Texas math teacher has been suspended from classes after his students came across disturbing news reports online tying him to an investigation into his wife’s sex-cult murder.
Tyler Deaton moved from Missouri to Texas and was hired by Lancaster High School Dallas in February to teach pre-calculus.
Since he has never been charged in connection to the 2012 killing of his wife, 27-year-old Bethany Ann Deaton, he passed a formal background check by the Department of Public Safety and an FBI database without raising any red flags.
However, his troubles started last week when some of his students decided to look up their fresh-faced teacher online, only to discover a string of news stories about Deaton’s alleged role as a leader of a sex cult who may have played a role in a cover-up linked to his wife’s death, Kansas City Star reported.
Micah Moore, 23, who was a member in Deaton’s religious sect and lived with him and his wife in Grandview, Missouri, has been charged with killing Bethany last fall and making it look like a suicide.
Moore initially accused Deaton of giving him the order to kill his wife for fear that she might tell her therapist about being the victim of several sexual assaults, according to court documents. But Moore later recanted his confession.
When stories about Deaton’s past reached the school administration, the teacher has been placed on leave pending an internal investigation.
‘We appreciate that we have students and stakeholders who hold us to the highest standards,’ Lancaster Independent School District communications director S. Cole-Hamilton wrote in a statement to parents.
‘And, we work to ensure that the people in front of our students model the character that we expect. We can assure you that we are proactive in maintaining the high standards of character among our staff.’
The parent of a Lancaster High School senior told the Kansas City Star that her daughter was saddened to hear of Deaton’s suspension because he was well-liked by all of his students.
‘She was hoping it was a joke,’ Krissy Johnson said. ‘I was angry to see how he was able to get close to our kids with this currently going on in his life.’
Investigators from Jackson County, Missouri, told NBC 5 that they are aware that Deaton has been living in Texas and working as a high school teacher, but would not say whether or not he is a suspect in the case.
In January, Micah Moore, 23, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Bethany Ann Deaton, whose body was found on October 30 in a van at Longview Lake, Kansas.
There was an empty pill bottle by her, a bag over her head and a suicide note, indicating to police she had taken her own life.
After the 23-year-old confessed, he said that Bethany’s husband Tyler Deaton told him to do it.
His attorney later said it was the act of a distraught and confused young man under extreme psychological pressure and that no actual evidence of a crime existed and that his confession.
Moore is currently free on $250,000 bond, according to the Kansas City Star.
It was claimed in December 2012 that Tyler Deaton was involved in sexual affairs with at least three other men who lived at the religious community he led.
The charismatic Christian was in charge of a group whose members came to Kansas City from Texas to be part of the International House of Prayer.
After the arrest of Moore, several men who lived in the house told detectives they had been involved in ‘secret’ sexual relations with Deaton.
Court records have redacted these men’s names but, one witness told police that Deaton mentioned having dreamed that ‘he had killed his wife by suffocating her,’ a week after her death.
Another member interviewed by detectives investigating the case said that one night he was lying in bed and that ‘Tyler had laid next to him and held him.’
‘He stated that he realized now that Tyler was attempting to make him a member of their sexual group.’
Another man who lived in the home in Kansas City said that ‘he was involved in an ongoing sexual relationship with Deaton’ and said that he ‘was controlling and manipulative and said that the sexual activity was part of a religious experience’.
A third man said in his statements to police that he had been in a sexual relationship with Deaton and named him as the household’s ‘spiritual leader.’
Bethany Deaton was found dead in the back seat of a van on October 30 with a white plastic bag over her head, a purple pillow beside her and an empty pill bottle nearby.
Authorities in Missouri initially believed the death to be a suicide as they found a disturbing and tragic note next to her body.
‘My name is Bethany Deaton. I chose this evil thing,’ read the letter.
‘I did it because I wouldn’t be a real person and what is the point of living if it is too late for that?
‘I wish I had chosen differently a long time ago. I knew it all and refused to listen. Maybe Jesus will still save me.’
However, on November 9, three days after her funeral, Micah Moore, a member of Mr. Deaton’s IHOP walked into the Grandview Police Department and told officers that he had killed Bethany.
Since then allegations of repeated sexual assaults inflicted upon Bethany by male members of the IHOP have emerged, with the shocking suggestion that they may have been filmed on an iPad.
Moore told investigators that Bethany was killed because there were fears that she would tell her therapist that she was being sexually assaulted.
It was three days after the death of Bethany that Moore, 23, walked into the Grandview Police department and confessed to her murder.
‘I killed her,’ he told officers, according to court documents, adding that he had placed the bag over her head and ‘held it there until her body shook.’
While Moore has been charged with first-degree murder of Bethany, authorities are still investigating Deaton, who has been described as a ‘Pied-Piper’ like leader.
Three years ago, Deaton and his band of followers moved from Texas to Missouri to attend the International House of Prayer and Deaton and his wife both became students at the International House of Prayer University.
WhileDeaton kept a separate religious sect to the IHOP, the church itself has separated itself from him – especially when they reportedly heard disturbing comments at the memorial service for Bethany.
They informed him the next day that he was no longer welcome on church property or at the church’s university.
Since his wife’s death, authorities in Missouri have said that Deaton – who on his Facebook page lists Harry Potter and learning foreign languages as ‘likes’ – has returned to Texas.
However, since the arrest of Mr. Moore in early November, the case has turned on its head after his defense attorney, Melanie Morgan said that the 23-year-old was mistaken in his confession.
He told a ‘fictional account that was bizarre, nonsensical, and most importantly, untrue,’ said Morgan to the Daily Beast.
After finding Bethany’s body on October 30th, officials in Jackson County had ruled that she had died after consuming a bottle of acetaminophen and covering her head with a plastic bag.
However, despite withdrawing his confession, police have not dropped the charges against Mr. Moore, nor arrested Deaton.
Little is known about the prayer group that Deaton ran and the president of IHOP has said that Deaton’s group was independent and operated under a ‘veil of secrecy.’
In his confession, Moore told detectives that Deaton told him to kill Bethany.
Moore also said in his confession that he and several other men who all lived in the same apartment complex in Kansas City had been sexually assaulting Bethany repeatedly over the past several months.
It’s unclear whether Mr. Moore alleges that Deaton was among the men who assaulted her.
During his murder confession, Moore said that Bethany had been given a prescription anti-psychotic drug, Soroquel and that Deaton had ordered him to kill his wife because he, ‘knew Micah had it in him to do it.’
His attorney Melanie Morgan has countered her clients claims by saying, ‘We are aware of no evidence that a crime has occurred.’
She said Moore’s statements were those of ‘a distraught and confused young man under extreme psychological pressures, as a result of his friend Bethany’s untimely suicide, and the sudden removal of his spiritual leader, Tyler Deaton, from their extremely close-knit religious community.’
Doctrines taught in that community ‘affected Micah’s mental state and ultimately dominated his thinking,” she continued. “We trust that the local authorities will focus their investigation equally into disproving Micah’s story as much as they would be inclined to trying to substantiate it.’
However, the case against Moore and Deaton rely heavily on the anticipated autopsy results, which are expected imminently.
If the anti-psychotic drug or no acetaminophen is found in her system, then officials expect to act against Deaton and Mr. Moore.
‘Everyone involved in this story has serious credibility problems,’ Seattle defence attorney Richard Hansen told The Daily Beast.
‘Especially Tyler Deaton’s accuser, Micah Moore. He admits to having sex with Deaton’s wife, which gives him the greater motive to commit murder, not Tyler.
‘And as a confessed killer, any attempt to blame someone else, as in ‘the devil made me do it,’ must be viewed with skepticism.’
Fonte: Daily Mail
Sectes : quand elles s’attaquent à notre santé
Médecine douce, thérapie alternative, soins complémentaires… Ces pratiques attirent de plus en plus. Mais quand elles détournent les patients des soins conventionnels, la dérive sectaire n’est pas loin. Quelques clés pour la reconnaître et réagir.
Près d’un quart des courriers reçus par la Miviludes (Mission Interministérielle de Vigilance et de Lutte contre les Dérives Sectaires) concernent le domaine de la santé, et en particulier les sectes. C’est dire si ce secteur est en plein développement : promesses de guérison et recettes de développement personnel sont proposées par des organisations sectaires à dimension nationale, voire internationale, mais aussi par des “gourous-thérapeutes” organisés en réseau. Tous profitent de la souffrance ou de l’inquiétude des malades pour exercer sur eux leur emprise mentale et/ou financière. Face à ça, les Conseils nationaux de l’Ordre des professions de santé et les pouvoirs publics se mobilisent depuis plusieurs années.
Identifier la dérive sectaire
Toutes les médecines complémentaires, pratiques parallèles, ou même thérapie non éprouvée par la science, ne sont pas forcément sectaires. Il y a dérive quand on essaye de faire adhérer le malade à une croyance particulière et que l’on cherche en cela à le détourner de la médecine conventionnelle, voire de son entourage. Un mécanisme d’emprise mentale est mis en place pour amener le patient à prendre des décisions qu’il n’aurait pas prises autrement.
Ventes d’appareillages, de substances diverses ou d’ouvrages, participation à des stages ou des retraites coûteuses, orientation vers d’autres praticiens déviants… L’objectif est aussi de soutirer de l’argent au malade.
Des risques multiples
Il existe plusieurs domaines ou situations dans lesquels les sectes font courir des risques à leur victime : la nutrition, les troubles de l’enfant, le handicap, la fin de vie, le refus de soins, les vaccinations et les pseudo ”psy-thérapies“.
Pour le patient (et éventuellement les parents d’un enfant, ou les aidants lorsqu’il s’agit d’une personne dépendante), le danger est multiple : – la rupture avec l’entourage ou l’environnement familier, – l’arrêt des traitements conventionnels, – le détournement de sommes d’argent importantes.
- Se méfier des solutions ”miracles” qui proposent de tout résoudre tout en détournant de la médecine conventionnelle. – Etre attentif à tout changement important de comportement, à un isolement soudain d’un proche ou d’un enfant. – Ne pas entrer dans une relation exclusive avec le ”praticien”, se méfier s’il propose au malade et/ou sa famille de suivre également une thérapie avec lui.
En cas de doute, il faut en parler autour de soi, avec un médecin ou un autre professionnel de santé. Ne pas hésiter à contacter la Miviludes, l’Agence Régionale de Santé dont vous dépendez (elles ont toutes un référent compétent sur la question des dérives sectaires) ou des associations de lutte contre les dérives sectaires.
Pour en savoir plus
- Sur le site de la Miviludes, le guide complet sur le thème « Santé et dérives sectaires », 200 pages.
- L’Union nationale des associations de défense des familles et de l’individu victimes de sectes (UNAFDI) 130 rue de Clignancourt, 75018 Paris. Tél : 01.44.92.35.92.
- Le Centre contre les manipulations mentales (CCM), 3 rue Lespagnol 75020 Paris. Tél : 01.43.71.12.31 ou 01.44.64.02.40.
- L’association Alerte faux souvenirs induits, Maison des Associations, 11 rue Caillaux, 75013 Paris. Tél : 06.81.67.10.55.
- L’Institut national d’aide aux victimes et de médiation (INAVEM). Tél : 08.84.28.46.37 (ou 08VICTIMES).
- La commission d’enquête du Sénat sur les Mouvements à caractère sectaire a rendu son rapport qui se conclut par 41 propositions, dont la plupart peuvent être mises en œuvre facilement par de simples ajustements législatifs.
Fonte: Essentiel Santè magazine