February 5, 2006

by Reb Yudel
Will Vicki Polin's history of distributing child pornography catch up with her?

New web site up: http://jewishsurvivor.blogspot.com/

It seems that some fine neighbor of mine didn't appreciate that the first Google hit on his name came from a story of a summer-camp rape gang posted on self-styled sex-abuse-counselor / ritual cannibal Vicki Polin's web site.

Said neighbor is innocent, having been two years old at the time. But he has a rather rare name.

Vicki, who was lying to Oprah before it was fashionable, refuses to take it down.

But here's the kicker: The story of summer camp rape is quoted from a 1996 usenet posting by a convicted sex offender!

Polin prefaces the material with this disclaimer:
NOTE: The following information is graphic in nature.  It came from an old Newsgroup.  The information in the thread has NOT been authenticated.  It appears to have come from [... ] who is a convicted sex offender.  It is being provided for background information on the mind of a convicted sex offender.  During the same time frame that [... ] allegedly posted the following message he also posted some very disturbing personal ads and stories of a more predatory nature which ended early 1997.
So, are these real memories of an abused child? Or are they the fantasies of a child molester, attempts, as later suggested in the newsgroup, to use the sympathies of abuse survivors to learn how to navigate the internet and ultimately set up a tryst with a little boy?

Well, here's a clue: the stories cite abuse that happened at a Jewish summer camp and "the nearby WILKINSON reform school in 1977."

So I Googled the Wilkinson reform school, to see whether it was indeed next to a Jewish camp in 1977. And sure enough, just as the child molester described, the Internet tells that after
"four friends pull a prank that that goes awry, they find themselves serving time at the Wilkinson School for Boys, where they are repeatedly and sadistically violated and tortured by four guards--"
which would convince me, except that the site continues,
"the most menacing being Noles, portrayed by Kevin Bacon."
Yep, the convicted child molester made up the story from Sleepers, a movie released a couple of months before his posting.

So, given the choice between deleting a name in a posting by a lying child molester and saving the reputation of someone who is totally innocent, or mildly censoring her online pornography collection, Vicki Polin bravely chooses the former.

To recap: Vicki Polin has actively chosen to aid, abet, and increase the harm done by a convicted, lying child molester.

I wonder why that would be?

Perhaps it's time for someone working in the Jewish media to find out what's really going on with Vicki and her blissfull unawareness.

Congrats on the story, Larry.

My sense is that our friends in the Jewish press, some of whom really are friends, are too embarrassed to publish the definitive story on VP, after they'd hailed her as the great liberator of Jewish children everywhere a couple years ago (I'm thinking of one friend in particular). Like all media persons, they are offended by the very notion that they got a story wrong, and wouldn't even consider a re-examination.

But maybe we can embarrass them into doing it. Maybe we should start emailing this story and the baby eating on Oprah to get them thinking like grownups... Naah, it'll never happen.

Posted by: Yori yanover at February 6, 2006 5:13 AM

Well, according to the Jewish Survivor blog, this post had its desired impact: The fellow's name was removed from the Awareness Center site. The story, however, has still not been labeled as fiction.

So much for wanting to provide "insight" into the mind of a child molester.

Posted by: Reb Yudel at February 20, 2006 11:15 AM

The story has not been labeled fiction and the link to the google group remains.. as such so does:

* www.vickipolin.info
* victoriapolin.blogspot.com
* jewishsurvivor.blogspot.com
* AwarenessCenter yahoo group
* rabbinicsexualmisconductsurvivors.blogspot.com

Posted by: NycDan at February 24, 2006 2:25 PM
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