138: Episode 138 - Witch-Hunt: The San Antonio Satanic Panic

In Texas from 1997 to 1998 four lesbian Latina women were accused and convicted of sexually abusing two young girls in unbelievable devil worship rituals. Homophobia, and the rampant "satanic panic" at the time, sealed the fates of these young women and with no evidence - except the testimony of their young accusers - they were each imprisoned and labelled child rapists.


This is the story of their fight for freedom.





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References: 


https://www.texasobserver.org/mystery-san-antonio-four/


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/23/san-antonio-four-texas-women-exonerated-gang-rape


https://www.intomore.com/impact/how-four-latinx-lesbians-restarted-their-lives-after-being-wrongfully-imprisoned


http://fourliveslost.com/


https://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-san-antonio-4-exonerated-20161123-story.html


https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/san-antonio-fours-wrongful-child-sex-convictions-expunged-after-nearly-two-decades


https://www.ohio-forum.com/2019/03/san-antonio-four-to-visit-ohio-university-and-speak-on-wrongful-convictions-and-miscarriages-of-justice/


https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Last-vestiges-of-criminal-past-erased-for-wrongly-13439907.php


https://www.tpr.org/post/san-antonio-four-exonerated-child-sexual-assault-case


https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/judge-clears-records-wrongfully-convicted-san-antonio-four-n943751


https://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2019/06/06/one-of-the-san-antonio-four-women-has-been-appointed-to-houston-forensics-board-to-help-fight-injustice


https://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/24/us/san-antonio-four-exonerated/index.html



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