Nya Wermlands Tidningen (NWT) - A Documentary History of Journalistic Defamation
NYA WERMLANDS TIDNINGEN
A Case Study of Newspaper Slander and Defamation
Against NCCG, a Small Christian Church
08[2B]. Deprogramming Case Study #1: Cyril Vosper aka Fred Delacey
...On the 29th April 1992, a Cyril Vosper, also known as Fred Delacey, attempted to "deprogram" me non stop for eleven hours.
...Mr. Vosper, whom I now know to be a convicted criminal , and who withheld this information from my parents, had me falsely imprisoned in my house and verbally, in a violent manner, denigrated my beliefs and stopped me from leaving my own home. He has been convicted of related offences in Germany.
... Mr. Vosper stirred up my parents and family to act against me and my religious beliefs and to even endanger my physical well being. Through Vosper's instigation, my parents imprisoned me in my own home and forced me to be subjected to a lengthy period (11 hours in total) of spiteful denigration of my religion by him. My own parents and family held me against my will and put more faith in Vosper's view of my religion than my own statements to them.
... His raving persisted for hours, with not a decent thing being said; he denigrated everything he could and gave me information I knew to be false.
I became tired, weary and eventually exhausted by his persistent harassment ... At least five times I tried to leave and each time, Mr. Vosper would become very angry with me and had my father convinced I had to remain, whereupon my father held me there. He has never done this to me before or ever held me against my will. It was an outrageous and humiliating experience.
...Vosper said he wouldn't let me go until I was convinced my beliefs were "evil" and made out this was similar to a "doctor deciding for his patient". He said "I am the deciding factor here. I've got to be convinced that you are never going back. I don't want you telling them what occurred here today."
I told him at least four times: "I am angry because you are holding me against my will." He became very antagonistic and was yelling at me. This arguing with him went on for about an hour at the front door; he told me "This process takes as long as it takes and depends on your co-operation. It can take days and I've done it for three days before."
...A police car turned up and [deleted] knocked on the window and the police officer stepped out of the car. He asked me if I was Lucia and wanted to know my age. When he heard I was 29 years old he told my father I had the right to leave.
...I told the policeman that there was a man in the house named Cyril Vosper who had been there all day and he had tried to deprogram me and would not allow me to leave the house. I asked the policeman if he would accompany me into the house so that I could get some decent clothes, as I was still in my track suit pyjamas. He and I went into the house whilst I collected a suitcase of clothes. I found Vosper hiding in the house; he jumped back when I raced around the corner of our L-shaped hallway. I left at approximately 8:30 p.m.
...I later went to the Oakleigh police at around 11 p.m. to file a complaint against Cyril Vosper. I was told by a police officer that the police had spoken with my family whilst Vosper was still there and told them that what had occurred was not legal as I could press charges of false imprisonment, however I do not hold my family responsible.