In 1990 the Pace Memorandum reported the findings of General Authority Glenn Pace in which alleged victims described ritual abuse. This was followed by a Utah State Legislature investigation in which hundreds of alleged victims were interviewed. These testimonies were later dismissed as ‘false memories.’
Yet, research indicates that the undermining of these testimonies was not best professional practice for the mental health community. Tara Workman-Tulley is a Provo based therapist who specializes in complex trauma. Many of her clients continue to report childhood experiences of ritual abuse that have uncanny similarities.
Tara joins me to discuss sexual abuse and sex trafficking in Mormon communities.