This is a very disturbing case and there are two versions. Have the children been rescued or are they still in peril?
(1) The children have been rescued by a secret court
"Two young children, now in care, were forced to take part in the “baseless” campaign and had their innocence stolen by their mother, Ella Draper, and her partner, Abraham Christie, top Family Division judge Mrs Justice Pauffley ruled.
She was giving a fact finding judgment in care proceedings brought by the London Borough of Barnet involving two children, aged nine and eight, who were said to be at the centre of the cult’s abuse."
"The judge said that in September last year “lurid allegations of the most serious kind” were drawn to the attention of the Metropolitan Police suggesting the children were part of a large group of children abused by the satanic cult.
The children’s father, Ricky Dearman, was said to be the leader of the cult and teachers at Christ Church Primary School in Hampstead and a priest at the adjacent church were said to be members.
Both children – who can only be identified as P and Q – are now in care.
The judge said the children had been forced to lie about their alleged abuse by the “cult” by their mother and Mr Christie.
The children themselves had been repeatedly named on the internet with their pictures and film clips.
But the judge said: “My sense was that the children, for the most part, were in the realms of fantasy.”
(2) The children have disappeared and are in the hands of their abusers