Sunday Times   DATE: 24 April 1994       PAGE: 1/10 
Satanic abuse does not exist

A government inquiry has concluded that satanic abuse does not exist, reports the Independent on Sunday.   The three-year investigation by the Department of Health found no evidence to substantiate any of 84 cases which allege children were sexually abused during black magic rites.   The report was commissioned in 1991 after children had been snatched from their homes by authorities in Rochdale and the Orkneys. Evangelical Christians are blamed for the stories.