22 Jul 2008

New book exposes Little Pebble cult leader

The Inverell Times - Australia
July 18, 2008

by Mairi Manley

EVERY now and then, a journalist wanders across a story that he or she must tell, regardless of the risks or irrevocable consequences of doing so.
These are the words of former Inverell school student and journalist, Graeme Webber in describing his decision to expose and understand the inner workings of Australia’s infamous cult leader William Kamm.
Known as The Little Pebble, Kamm is believed to have molested 17 or more under-aged girls “while reaping millions of dollars from his followers,” according to Webber.
Webber’s book, “A Wolf Among the Sheep” describes how this self-proclaimed “God’s prophet” became a womanising, millionaire cult leader.
Webber has pulled no punches in his account, endeavouring to “reach beyond mere description to explain the absurd.”
“I have been driven by fascination with the psyche of both Kamm and those who hailed him as God’s holy seer,” Webber told The Inverell Times.
Webber attended Inverell High School in 1992 and took up journalism at The Inverell Times soon after completing his HSC.
Heading to Sydney in 1996 to complete his Business Degree, he also worked for Cumberland Newspapers and for Australian Associated Press.
He covered the preliminary hearing in Kamm’s first trial as a freelance journalist.
This sparked his interest and fascination for the case.
“This is when I realised there might be a book in this,” he said.
According to Webber, Kamm has fathered more than 20 children and duped dozens of women and girls into sexual relations by convincing them to join his so-called Royal House as “queens and princesses” to “re-populate the Earth after God’s judgement day.”
“I believe my three years of research has pierced the barrier of silence and secrecy surrounding Kamm’s financial dealings, as well as his sexual relations with Royal House members,” Webber said.
In July, 2005, Kamm was jailed for five years.
His second trial in May, 2007 saw him convicted again, with a combined sentence for both trials of 10 years jail.
Webber claims William Kamm is “a pariah, not a prophet.”
“The personal devastation that he has inflicted over the past decades is almost beyond belief,” he said.
“A forbidden destiny fell upon me when I chose to peer behind the enigmatic fa├žade Of William Kamm aka The Little Pebble.”
This article was found at:
http://inverell.yourguide.com.au/news/local/news/general/writing-the-wrongs/844822.aspx


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12 comments:

  1. Cult leader Little Pebble to be refused parole
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    AAP Sydney Morning Herald February 15, 2013

    A cult leader who used his influence to rape several minors has not changed his behaviour and should not be granted parole, the NSW State Parole Authority says.

    William Kamm, a 62-year-old self-proclaimed prophet who claims to receive divine instruction from the Virgin Mary, was jailed in 2005 for at least three-and-a-half years for raping and assaulting a teenager in 1993.

    In 2007, a seven-and-a-half-year non-parole period with a maximum of 10 years was added to his sentence for other sex offences.

    The cult leader was convicted of five counts of sexual intercourse with a minor by a person in authority, four counts of aggravated indecent assault against a minor and one count of aggravated indecent assault.

    Kamm, known to followers as "Little Pebble", is able to apply for parole on April 13, but the parole authority believes he should serve his full sentence.

    "He hasn't yet completed any programs that address his offending behaviour," a spokesman said.

    A statement from the State Parole Authority (SPA) said it intended to refuse parole.

    "Given that Mr Kamm remains an untreated sex offender, his release to parole is not recommended," the statement said.

    Kamm has previously said he was a messiah, and would usher in a new holy era by choosing 12 queens and 72 princesses to conceive an "immaculate race".

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/cult-leader-little-pebble-to-be-refused-parole-20130215-2eh9x.html

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  2. Kings and Queens of Cults

    by Perry Bulwer Chain The Dogma March 12, 2010

    Recently, the leader of a small cult called One Mind Ministries, and two of her followers were found guilty of deliberately starving to death a 16-month old boy because he wouldn't say "Amen" to the leader's satisfaction. It's a tragic story of religiously motivated child abuse, murder, manipulation and indoctrination. It's also a sad story of a grandmother's two year attempt to get authorities to take her concerns and cult allegations seriously, to no avail. You can read the details of that case in this article: Grandmother tried 2 years to get authorities to protect her grandson from cult members, but no one listened until after his murder

    In that article you will also read the curious fact that the cult leader, Toni Ellsberry, called herself Queen Antoinette.

    Interviews with family and friends, along with court testimony, records and statements, reveal startling scenarios and a cover-up prosecutors described as "bizarre." They point to one woman as the mastermind: "Queen Antoinette," who has also gone by Toni Ellsberry, among other names.

    She claimed God spoke through her, and her followers believed.
    ...
    Ellsberry had called them all together one day and said God had renamed her Queen Antoinette. She handed out honorifics to others as well: Princess Trevia, Prince Marcus, Princess Marie.

    She told the Smith sisters and Ria that their own mothers were "witches,"....


    Ellsberry is not the first cult leader to use royal designations to accentuate their power and control over their followers. I'll highlight just two other cults here, but I'm certain there are others where the same manipulative tactic is used. First, a cult leader in Australia now serving jail time for rape:

    William Kamm, known to his followers as the "Little Pebble", was jailed in 2005 for at least three-and-a-half years for raping and assaulting the teenager in 1993.

    Kamm, 57, claims he can communicate with the Virgin Mary, and established a commune for his believers, called the Order of St Charbel, at Cambewarra, on the NSW south coast.

    He says he is the messiah of a new holy era, and will choose 12 queens and 72 princesses to help propagate an "immaculate race".

    His victim was selected for "mystical marriage" as one of his dozen queens, and over a four-month period he sexually abused her. [see: Cult rapist loses appeal]
    ....
    According to Webber, Kamm has fathered more than 20 children and duped dozens of women and girls into sexual relations by convincing them to join his so-called Royal House as “queens and princesses” to “re-populate the Earth after God’s judgement day.”

    “I believe my three years of research has pierced the barrier of silence and secrecy surrounding Kamm’s financial dealings, as well as his sexual relations with Royal House members,” Webber said.

    In July, 2005, Kamm was jailed for five years.

    His second trial in May, 2007 saw him convicted again, with a combined sentence for both trials of 10 years jail.

    Webber claims William Kamm is “a pariah, not a prophet.”

    “The personal devastation that he has inflicted over the past decades is almost beyond belief,” he said.

    [see: New book exposes Little Pebble cult leader]


    At least 'Queen' Antoinette and 'King' Kamm are behind bars where hopefully they can no longer harm others with their lies and manipulations. There is, however, another cult 'Queen' still on the loose who is even more dangerous and deceptive. I've written about this cult leader before; see [ This Is What Wolves In Sheep's Clothing Look Like and A RESPONSE TO JAMES D. CHANCELLOR'S LIFE IN THE FAMILY: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD ] The cult in question is The Family International, formerly known as the Children of God, and the current leader is Karen Zerby, who believes and teaches the children in her cult that she is an actual queen.

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  3. Before getting to that queen stuff, though, I want to point out another similarity, which is that both Zerby and Ellsberry use numerous aliases. Zerby is most commonly known in the cult as Maria, but she legally changed her name in 1997 to Katherine Rianna Smith. She also uses the pseudonyms Maria David, Maria Berg, Maria Fontaine, Mama Maria, and, of course, Queen Maria. It begs the question as to what she is hiding that she needs to use so many different names, since that practice is most common among spies and criminals. She is not a spy. Along with the now deceased David Berg, founder of the cult, she remained in hiding from legal authorities for decades, making it next to impossible for abuse survivors with legitimate legal complaints to find justice.

    Here is what 'Queen' Maria teaches the children in the cult, in a publication dated March 2001, entitled "Our Queen Maria". This publication, designated MLK which stands for Mo Letters for Kids, is intended specifically for children too young to read the original publications by David Berg (Moses David, or Mo) on which it is based. On each page is a suggested reading list of other cult publications that reinforce the royalty claim. References to "Dad" are to David Berg, and "Peter" is Berg's replacement as 'king' of the cult.

    (Mama:) Our precious Jesus has said that I am a queen, so that makes me a queen.

    I'm as much a queen as any queen in the world, because we're a nation of real physical people!

    We don't have set physical borders for our country, because we're everywhere. We can't put our nation on a map and teach its geography, but our nation does exist.

    You exist as its members, and I exist as your queen. Dad existed as your king before, and still exists, helping to run the Family from the Heavenlies. The Lord often called Dad a king, and He’s also given that title to Peter.

    The Family is not only a spiritual nation, with spiritual wealth and power, but we're a real physical nation, too, with strength of people.

    The world isn't willing to honor or recognize our nation. But they don't have to in order for us to exist, do they?

    1 Peter 2:9-10 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar* people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
    (*peculiar: special)

    The Lord has given me the anointing and role of a queen and has spoken about its spiritual meaning.

    I also have a very active role in the physical realm of ruling the Family and running the kingdom.

    I don't wear a physical crown or carry a scepter, because it’s not necessary.

    But if we're going to believe in our spiritual nation with spiritual wealth and power and strength, then we should also believe in our physical nation with the physical wealth and power that the Lord has promised we will see oneday. And that makes me a real physical queen!

    Pray for King Peter and Queen Maria

    [This publication, with illustrations can be viewed at: http://media.xfamily.org/docs/fam/mlk/mlk_124.pdf


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  4. That is typical of the kinds of lies that The Family International indoctrinates their children with. Recently, that cult has attempted to change tactics and create a new public relations image. Do not be fooled. They are liars, relying on their well-entrenched doctrine of Deceviers Yet True, with a long history of deceiving everyone they come into contact with, including legal authorities. Nothing has truly changed and it never will as long as they hold on to the demented perverted doctrines of their perverted demented founder, David Berg. I provide links to more articles on this cult below, but first some excerpts from an article I wrote about it.

    “after the necessity to win souls for Jesus, Father David's claim as Prophet and King is the most consistent theme in Family literature."
    ...
    After Berg’s death in 1994, Maria and her Berg-appointed partner, Steven Kelly, a.k.a. Peter, took absolute control of The Family. Berg had been grooming Maria since at least 1978 to take over The Family when he died, and he had handpicked Peter to help her with that task. Members were conditioned through Berg’s letters to accept that plan as divinely inspired, and so there was no succession struggle. In fact, Maria was already running things during the last few years of Berg’s life, and upon his death members merely acquiesced to Maria and Peter’s control. They exert that control through World Services (WS), the highly secretive executive branch of the organization whose main function is to provide spiritual direction and international administration. Many prophecies, purportedly from Jesus and Berg, published after Berg’s death, conveniently portray Maria as the end-time prophetess, Queen of the End, and Peter as her king. In a 1998 letter titled “Heavenly Birthdays,” 61 both Maria and Peter are portrayed as pre-existing in Heaven and engaged in conversation with Jesus before he sent them on their earthly end-time mission. The dialogue is very precise, and Maria, already full of hubris from years of glorification by Berg, is told that her earthly birth will be the turning point in world history. It is their claimed special status and direct link to God, through Jesus and Berg, that enables Maria and Peter to manipulate their followers’ beliefs and that presents the greatest danger to gullible members and their innocent children, notwithstanding any Charter rights they appear to possess.

    ...
    A primary prerequisite of membership is not only to believe that Berg was God’s final end-time prophet, but that Maria inherited his spiritual authority as God’s mouthpiece on Earth. God’s will is reputedly revealed, through either Jesus or Berg, to Maria and Peter, who then instruct Family members on the latest revelations from Heaven. Members are required to accept those revelations as God’s will for themselves, and they must not question, doubt, or criticize any aspect of The Family’s dogma.


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  5. ... The Family’s Charter, which puts members’ responsibilities to the group first, ahead of their individual rights—rights that are not guaranteed, but can be revoked or amended at the whim of Queen Maria and King Peter. Whatever limited rights members might have, they exist precariously within The Family’s dubious theology. Although the advent of the Charter might appear to have turned The Family into a benign, constitutional monarchy, the organization remains, in practice, an absolute monarchy because The Family’s adherence to the theocratic doctrine of divine right is antithetical to democracy.

    The foregoing analogy to temporal governments is not overstating the matter. Family publications are replete with regal and militaristic language and imagery, and The Family and its members refer to themselves, among other things, as the Lord’s army, end-time soldiers, and a new nation. An early Family publication was called The New Nation News. In 1972 Berg orchestrated an elaborate coronation ceremony, and in 1996 Maria and Peter did the same. They do not consider these activities mere fantasy role-playing.73 As Chancellor points out,
    Prophet of the End Time was not [Berg’s] only title; he was also King of God’s New Nation. He claimed not only absolute spiritual authority over his disciples, but also political authority and the homage due their rightful king. Old Testament passages referring to King David were appropriated for God’s new King David. 74

    The Family has always envisioned itself as a spiritual nation, but one that possesses real, divinely ordained powers of conquest and government, which they will wield over all the peoples of the earth as God’s elite during the Millennium.

    see: A RESPONSE TO JAMES D. CHANCELLOR'S LIFE IN THE FAMILY: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD


    RELATED LINKS AND ARTICLES:

    This page contains links to news and blog articles concerning The Family International, formerly known as the Children of God.
    http://religiouschildabuse.blogspot.ca/p/family-international.html

    Karen Zerby at: http://www.xfamily.org/index.php/Karen_Zerby

    xFamily.org

    http://www.exfamily.org/index.htm

    Family International a.k.a. Children of God: Once dismissed as 'sex cult,' tiny church launches image makeover
    http://religiouschildabuse.blogspot.ca/2010/11/family-international-aka-children-of.html

    Young man's suicide blamed on mother's cult
    http://religiouschildabuse.blogspot.ca/2007/12/young-mans-suicide-blamed-on-mothers.html

    The Tragic Legacy of the Children of God
    http://religiouschildabuse.blogspot.ca/2007/11/tragic-legacy-of-children-of-god.html

    Underside of cult life emerges
    http://religiouschildabuse.blogspot.ca/2007/10/underside-of-cult-life-emerges.html

    To view all of the links embedded in this article go to:

    http://chainthedogma.blogspot.ca/2010/10/kings-and-queens-of-cults.html

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  6. Prisoners like Little Pebble get social network

    By Rachel Olding, South Coast Register, June 22, 2014

    CONVICTED sexual offender and cult leader William Kamm, also known as Little Pebble, is among prisoners using a new social networking site.

    Users are posting potentially sensitive information, protesting their innocence and even looking for love on the outside.

    The world-first website, iexpress.org.au, has been established by prisoner advocacy group Justice Action to help inmates' rehabilitation by providing a platform for self-expression and aspiration.

    Prisoners can ask Justice Action to upload any images and words to their profile and set up a personal email address for contact with the public.

    Justice Action co-ordinator Brett Collins believes the publicly-accessible website is a "game-changer" that will "explode" with popularity.

    Including Kamm and Sydney murderer John Meyn, two dozen inmates have already set up pages.

    Kamm, who was jailed in 2005 for rape, reveals that he spends his days cooking meals for lactose- and gluten-intolerant prisoners and doing painting and ceramics.

    He writes about helping other inmates to get parole and describes the legal system as being unjust.

    Kamm also writes: “Over the years I have fought to clear my name through the appeals process, and still am doing this.”

    One inmate, Wagga Wagga murderer Shane Symss, used his profile to allege slave labour-type conditions in prison and assaults by correctional officers.

    Others have used it to ask for forgiveness, upload poetry and artworks, seek correspondence with women or share mundane details of life on the inside.

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  7. Victims rights campaigner Ken Marslew was consulted on the project and said he supports the concept but had reservations about its potential to be abused by prisoners.

    "We need to help an offender to rehabilitate and reintegrate into society and part of that is building up their self-esteem," he said. "But they shouldn't be able to taunt their victims."

    Corrective Services NSW said it doesn't support the project because of the "potential adverse impact on victims and witnesses of material that might appear on the site".

    A spokeswoman said legal advice was being sought however Fairfax understands there is nothing they can do to stop the site because it is administered by the public.

    As prisoners don't have internet access, Justice Action uploads images and words for them.

    Emails sent to the inmates' personal addresses are printed out and hand-delivered to them by Justice Action. They also type up responses on behalf of prisoners to email back to members of the public.

    Mr Collins said normal censorship rules apply and nothing defamatory or aggressive is posted however the profiles were "not regulated by state approval [and] is controlled by themselves".

    "It is their opportunity to answer criticisms, offer their responses and present themselves as they want to be, even in aspirational forms," he said. "It is an opportunity for restorative justice. It is their opportunity to be a real person with all the complexity and dimensions that we all have."

    He expects the website's email function will result in a huge increase in outside contact for prisoners.

    "It is much better than being angry and frustrated in a cell for years with no stimulation except an idiot box and drugs," he said.

    NSW Council for Civil Liberties president Stephen Blanks said prisoners deserved the basic right of expression, although there were some limits.

    "Unless anyone can show it's unlawful it should have a right to exist. It is legitimate for prisoners to have some means of expressing themselves publically but it is a sensitive area," he said.

    When in opposition, the Liberal party asked for a law banning the use of social networks by, or on behalf of, prisoners and even called for third parties to be prosecuted.

    Attorney-General Brad Hazzard declined to answer Fairfax's questions.

    http://www.southcoastregister.com.au/story/2367746/prisoners-like-little-pebble-get-social-network-poll/

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  8. Cult leader Kamm to be freed within days

    The Australian AAP NOVEMBER 11, 2014

    CULT leader and convicted sex offender William Kamm is set to be freed from jail in NSW within the week.

    THE self-described religious leader, known to his followers as "Little Pebble", has served more than nine years of his maximum 10-year sentence.

    Kamm, 64, was handed separate sentences after ordering two teenage girls to have sex with him, saying it was God's will to help him repopulate the earth with his mystical seed.

    Kamm founded the Order of Saint Charbel at Cambewarra, near Nowra, on the NSW south coast in the 1980s and convinced his followers he was God's spokesman on earth.

    He manipulated a sect of old-line Catholic traditionalists to hand over their wives and daughters to populate his "Royal House".

    He is believed to have fathered more than 20 children and duped dozens of females, telling them they were among the 12 queens and 72 princesses chosen to repopulate the earth after judgment day.

    Kamm has been banned from frequenting the Shoalhaven districts or communicating with his victims for the next 11 months.

    In that time, the 64-year-old will be electronically monitored and must not contact children under the age of 16 without the approval of a corrections officer.

    The State Parole Authority said Kamm would be released no later than November 18 and he must undergo psychological assessment and counselling.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/cult-leader-kamm-to-be-freed-within-days/story-fn3dxiwe-1227119852017?nk=78bd51a08bf07fc83c56f909eaeb7a4d

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  9. Victims demand paedophile cult leader go back to jail

    9 News Australia November 28, 2014

    The victims of Australian cult leader William 'Little Pebble' Kamm are demanding the notorious paedophile return to jail after he was released earlier this month; serving ten years behind bars for sex offences.

    "The things that he has done, the atrocities that he has committed, he shouldn’t be out of jail," former cult member Claire McAuliffe told A Current Affair.

    "Having lived in that cult and seeing him day to day, he just thinks that he is above the law and he still thinks that he is above the law."

    Ms McAuliffe was a member of the self-professed prophet's cult, Order of St Charbel, for nine years.

    She lived with her husband and eight children at the Nowra compound on the New South Wales south coast and says she witnessed the daily manipulation of his followers.

    Kamm is believed to have fathered more than 20 children, telling his young female followers they were among 12 Queens and 72 Princesses chosen to create an immaculate race.

    He was jailed for ten years for the rape of two 15-year-old girls in the early 1990s, one of whom was Gabrielle O’Shaughnessy.

    "I loved him very much," Ms O’Shaughnessy told A Current Affair.

    "I would have done anything for him. Anything all the time. I would have died for him."

    Kamm was 45-years-old when he started the sexual abuse with then 15-year-old Ms O’Shaughnessy.

    "He started with kissing and touching my body and this happened in his office, his car and my bedroom," Ms O’Shaughnessy said.

    Her sister Brigidine calls him "demonic" for taking the "innocence from little girls".

    But during his time prison, Kamm remained unrepentant and has refused to show remorse for his actions, still claiming he is not guilty.

    He was seen publically just several days after his release from Long Bay jail, holding hands with a young female companion on George Street.

    "I’m infuriated about William Kamm being set free because I know that he will never change and he is a danger to other young girls in society," Ms McAuliffe said.

    "There is a lot more that he has done that hasn't come to light yet he is still walking the streets, it's so wrong."

    The now 65-year-old is currently on parole until October next year, and is restricted from visiting the Shoalhaven area, contacting his victims and approaching children under the age of 16 unless accompanied by a responsible adult.

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/11/28/18/23/victims-demand-paedophile-cult-leader-go-back-to-jail

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  10. Child sex offender William Kamm’s parole conditions end

    by Andrew Koubaridis and AAP news.com.au OCTOBER 13, 2015

    IN his own eyes, William Kamm, the cult leader known as “Little Pebble” was a “handsome, sexy, attractive man” that was a “magnet” for women.

    For his victims, including those who he raped over years as teenagers, he’s a monster they need protecting from.

    And the New South Wales Government has such serious doubts about the convicted sex offender’s ability to change it has been trying to have an interim supervision order imposed that would have ongoing restrictions.

    Kamm, 65, was released on parole from Long Bay jail last November after serving nine years in jail for having sex with two 15-year-old girls, claiming God and the Virgin Mary urged him to do it.

    A judge will today release his decision on the Attorney General’s application to keep closer tabs on him, with more than 40 conditions being sought.

    During a hearing last week at the Supreme Court Justice Robert Hulme was told Kamm had a history of sexual deviance that made it likely he would reoffend.

    Ian Freckelton QC said reports had shown Kamm had a narcissistic personality disorder and that he was able to exert influence over vulnerable people.

    The court was read documents where Kamm had stated: “Women had great respect for me. Women stood in awe of me. Women were always attracted to me, like a magnet”.

    Other reports tendered to the court suggested Kamm had hyper-sexual behaviour, a history of sexual deviance and maintained his religious belief system.
    These factors — combined with his continual belief he was innocent of the original charges — indicated he was a high likelihood of sexual reoffending if he wasn’t supervised beyond parole.

    Mr Freckelton said there was every reason to believe Kamm still exerted “significant power” over the The Order of St Charbel, which he claims has more than 500,000 supporters in 160 countries.

    Not much is known about the secretive NSW South Coast cult but last year the Daily Telegraph visited the cult and found run-down cottages, two huge concrete water tanks, children’s play equipment, tractors and firewood.

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  11. Members walked around wearing aprons with crosses stitched to the front and closely guard the enclave, refusing to let members of the public enter.

    Kamm wanted to be allowed to return there but his parole conditions prevented him from doing so.

    The case for keeping restrictions on Kamm centres largely around the state’s belief that he hasn’t changed and still cannot be trusted.

    When he was questioned about when Kamm had last expressed his beliefs that women were in awe of him Mr Freckelton made the comments at the time of
    his conviction — but “the general proposition will be not much has changed”.

    Since his release, Kamm married for a third time, to a woman who was a member of his religious community for 18 years.

    Kamm’s lawyer, David Carroll, said the conditions were “designed to limit his freedom of movement unnecessarily” and the only necessary condition was that he not have contact with anyone under 18.

    He said Kamm had been compliant in not reoffending since 1995, though he noted almost half that time was spent behind bars.

    Justice Robert Hulme said he had reservations about a number of the conditions being sought.

    One of his victims spoke out late last year of her desire to put the past behind her and get on with her life.

    The woman, now aged in her 30s, was impregnated when Kamm raped her. Her son is now aged 15, but “never wants to meet his father”.

    She told The Daily Telegraph of the abuse she suffered.

    “Over a five-year period he’d take me to a hotel in Wollongong and he’d just have his way with me,” she said. “I’d turn around, close my eyes and cry ... God told him to do it apparently.”

    At the time of his release his former wife, Bettina Kamm, said much of what went on at The Order was kept from her.

    “They adore him, he’s the prophet, he’s like the king of this place.”

    Kamm is believed to have ­fathered more than 20 children during his days as a cult leader.

    After his release he told the Telegraph he was feeling “good, great” and believed he was reformed “as much as possible.”

    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/child-sex-offender-william-kamms-parole-conditions-end/story-fnj3rq0y-1227567437011

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  12. Sex offender cult leader William Kamm forced to wear electronic monitoring

    Kamm, 65, spent nine years in jail for having sex with two 15-year-old girls, claiming God and the Virgin Mary told him to use them to repopulate the world

    The Guardian Australian Associated Press January 8, 2016

    Cult leader and sex offender William “Little Pebble” Kamm will have to wear electronic monitoring equipment after he was deemed a high-risk of re-offending and placed under supervision for a further five years.

    The 65-year-old has claimed he communicates monthly with the Virgin Mary, who will choose 12 queens to receive his “mystical seed” and bear his children, and was in November 2014 granted parole.

    He had spent nine years in jail for having sex with two 15-year-old girls, claiming God and the Virgin Mary told him to use them to repopulate the earth.

    Both victims had lived in Kamm’s religious community “The Order of Saint Charbel” at Cambewarra, near Nowra.

    The sex offender has been found to be at high risk of re-offending and cannot live in his group’s community as part of the extended supervision order, handed down in the Supreme Court on Friday by Justice Ian Harrison.

    The court is also worried about Kamms’s future residence, with Harrison saying the order was needed to prevent him from luring under-age followers to rural areas after his parole expired and supervision ended.

    “There are also real concerns Mr Kamm will further re-integrate with members of his order and position himself in a rural area, away from scrutiny and in a manner that will provide ready access to under-age followers,” Harrison wrote in his judgment.

    “Mr Kamm’s particular sexual predispositions appear to be almost intractable.”

    Outside court Kamm said he would adhere to the many conditions imposed as part of the order.

    “Of course, I always do anyway,” he told reporters, holding the hand of a middle-aged woman who was with him in the court.

    As part of the supervision order Kamm must stay way from females under 17 years old, adhere to a 10pm to 6am curfew, provide authorities with plans for his movements, remain in NSW and avoid Nowra, among other areas.

    In August Kamm said his order had 50,000 followers across the world who met in weekly prayer groups.

    The supervision order is set to expire in January 2021.

    http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jan/08/sex-offender-cult-leader-william-kamm-forced-to-wear-electronic-monitoring

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