Written by ANDREI BURKE
It’s not always a conspiracy theory: Power and pedophilia can go hand-in-hand. Ultraculture investigates the reality of elite pedophilia rings in the upper reaches of society
Pinning accusations of child abuse and pedophilia on the elite and powerful, and even secretive elite pedophilia rings, is usually the territory of conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones and David Icke (or even the absurd “Pizzagate” faux-scandal cooked up by the Alt Right). Unfortunately, it’s not always a conspiracy theory. Elite pedophile rings have long operated behind closed doors among the rich and powerful.
Recently, for instance, it emerged that a former Vatican archbishop currently facing accusations of pedophilia had a collection of tens of thousands of child porn files stored on a computer in his office at the Holy See diplomatic compound in the Dominican Republic. Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski was arrested at the Vatican on pedophilia charges early last week. The arrest marked the first time that the Vatican is prosecuting an archbishop on allegations of child abuse. Wesolowski is the highest-ranking Vatican official to be investigated for sex abuse, and the first top papal representative to be defrocked.
The Wesolowski scandal isn’t so much a new story as it is a reminder that power and pedophilia can fit hand-in-hand. The accusations against the former archbishop are only one instance. Listed below are some of the other chilling sex abuse scandals involving high-ranking government and church officials to emerge in recent years, suggesting that elite pedophilia rings may indeed exist.