Woman Molested Own Grandson To Exorcise ‘A Sexual Demon’

DemonJohn McCann writes in the Herald-Sun:

DURHAM, North Carolina — A grandmother who authorities say committed sexual acts with her grandson because she believed she needed to get a demon off him insisted she understood rejecting a plea offer could mean more than a decade in prison.

The woman made it clear she’d allow jurors to give thumbs up or down on what she did and didn’t do with her own child’s child. Toni Stowers-Moore wants a trial.

Addressing concern about the defendant’s sanity, Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens on Thursday ruled Stowers-Moore is competent to stand trial based on the findings of a certified forensic examiner. That trial is expected to start Monday.

Stowers-Moore, 52, is charged with statutory rape/sex offense in which the defendant is six years older than the victim, incest with a child and sexual battery. The crimes allegedly occurred between July 28, 2008 and Aug. 1, 2008, Durham Police Department spokeswoman Kammie Michael said. Stowers-Moore was arrested Aug. 28, 2008 for allegedly committing sexual acts on her grandson, who at the time was 15.

But the defendant, a former Durham Public Schools teacher assistant, said she was carrying out her religious duty by both having sex with and masturbating her grandson, Durham County District Attorney Tracey Cline said. According to Stowers-Moore, her grandson had a sexual demon on him, so, by having sexual relations with him, she sacrificed her own body in order to save innocent people from his potential advances, the prosecutor told the judge.

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Thank you, Universe!

    …because all my usual reasons for portraying deeply religious/superstitious people as emotionally/mentally unstable were just getting boring and stale. I really needed new material.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Thank you, Universe!

    …because all my usual reasons for portraying deeply religious/superstitious people as emotionally/mentally unstable were just getting boring and stale. I really needed new material.

    • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

      The Universe clearly aims to raise the bar.

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    The Universe clearly aims to raise the bar.

  • Vox Penii

    Background: Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a worldwide problem. Although most studies on the long-term consequences of CSA have focused on women, sexual abuse of both boys and
    girls is common. Thus, a comparison of the long-term effects of CSA by gender of the
    victim will provide perspective on the need for future research, prevention activities, and
    treatment of survivors.

    Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted from 1995 to 1997 among 17,337 adult HM
    members in San Diego, California. Participants completed a survey about abuse or
    household dysfunction during childhood, and multiple other health-related issues. Multivariate
    logistic regression was used to examine the relationships between severity of CSA
    (intercourse vs no intercourse) and long-term health and social problems (substance use
    and abuse, mental illness, and current problems with marriage and family) by gender of
    victim. Models controlled for exposure to other forms of adverse childhood experiences
    that co-occur with CSA. Among men, the relationship between the gender of the CSA
    perpetrator to the outcomes was also examined.

    Results: Contact CSA was reported by 16% of males and 25% of females. Men reported female
    perpetration of CSA nearly 40% of the time, and women reported female perpetration of CSA
    6% of the time

    http://www.jimhopper.com/pdfs/Dube_%282005%29_Childhood_sexual_abuse_by_gender_of_victim.pdf

  • gemmarama

    could you explain to us how your reply is in any way relevant to vox’s comment?

  • Garrick

    This is ridiculous. People say that “Yes, bad things happen because of religion, but that’s just the wacko’s.” It gives them comfort. Is it worth it? Is the molestation of children and the deaths of thousands, no, strike that, millions of people worth your own comfort? Sorry, it just pisses me off.

    • Dr. Mantis Tobagan

      I totally agree Garrick. It seems most people ignore the evil perpetrated by or attributed to religious convictions just because they fear their own mortality. Nothing has killed more people or ruined more lives than “faith” yet nothing is more passionately defended…it simply perplexes me.

  • Garrick

    This is ridiculous. People say that “Yes, bad things happen because of religion, but that’s just the wacko’s.” It gives them comfort. Is it worth it? Is the molestation of children and the deaths of thousands, no, strike that, millions of people worth your own comfort? Sorry, it just pisses me off.

  • Dr. Mantis Tobagan

    I totally agree Garrick. It seems most people ignore the evil perpetrated by or attributed to religious convictions just because they fear their own mortality. Nothing has killed more people or ruined more lives than “faith” yet nothing is more passionately defended…it simply perplexes me.

  • Chiller

    Did you really think that deleting comments like mine is a way to avoid the problem? Listen carefully: I wouldn’t abuse an underage girl, but when I was 14 I had sex with a 40+ woman. I liked it. It was no abuse, no “molestation”. No psychological problems. I am 40 now with a beautiful family. No sequels resulted from what you call “Sexual Abuse”.

    • gemmarama

      again, was it your own fucking grandmother?

      and again, idiot.

  • Chiller

    Did you really think that deleting comments like mine is a way to avoid the problem? Listen carefully: I wouldn’t abuse an underage girl, but when I was 14 I had sex with a 40+ woman. I liked it. It was no abuse, no “molestation”. No psychological problems. I am 40 now with a beautiful family. No sequels resulted from what you call “Sexual Abuse”.

  • gemmarama

    again, was it your own fucking grandmother?

    and again, idiot.

  • gemmarama

    could you explain to us how your reply is in any way relevant to vox’s comment?

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