A Christian cult leader has been jailed for four years, after she carried out a series of sexual assaults on women with mental illnesses.
Vanessa Clark, 63, abused her position as a psychotherapist to force her clients to suck her breasts to receive ‘mummy milk’.
According to the Daily Mail, prosecutor Henry James described one case to Oxford Crown Court, explaining:
This amounted to an intense and personal series of sessions in which the victim was required to regress back to her childhood. Her hands and legs became fidgety and she was told that this was her body “trying to get mother to lactate”.
Ms Clarke then asked her client, “Does baby want some milk?” She then guided her victim towards her breasts who took them into her mouth.
She also ‘massaged’ another woman until she became aroused, telling her it was her ‘inner baby’ coming out, and asked another victim to revert to their childhood, before Clark took her top off and said: ‘Have some mummy milk’.
Mr James added: “Ms Clark would then massage the woman’s foot before pushing her own foot into the victims groin. Clark would then press her own groin against the victim when she greeted her.”
Clark admitted the crimes in a letter written to her partner:
I was grooming them to get power over them. I set out to get under their skin so they would become fixated on me. I would breastfeed my clients and on one occasion took off my top before [the victim] consented, and told her it was a special thing I would do only for her.
It was entirely deceptive and manipulative. I made them them envision extremely violent visualisations of torture. When [the victim] wanted to stop I insisted on going on. I gave no thought to her or her vulnerability. I subjected her to my sadistic desires.
The crimes were only revealed when her partner became worried about Clark constantly talking about torture, rape and murder, and contacted one of her clients.
Apparently the victims were referred to Clark by the leader of a Christian cult which she used to head herself. Very little is actually known about the cult, or how many people even belong to it.