Wiccan Arrested on Child Rape Charges

Wiccan Arrested on Child Rape Charges

There are 46 comments on the The Wildhunt Weblog story from Apr 16, 2010, titled Wiccan Arrested on Child Rape Charges. In it, The Wildhunt Weblog reports that:

"In the early evening hours of 04/14/2010, Waco "White Wolf" Tohausen, 37 years old, was arrested by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department in Murphy, NC.

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JustME

Watertown, WI

#1 Apr 16, 2010
The title of this news tidbit is ridiculous. When was the last time you saw an article broadcasting something like: "Presbyterian Arrested on Child Rape Charges?" Religion has nothing to do with this arrest or the accusations, so why is it at all pertinent?

By the way, I'm an atheist, so I'm not a wiccan jumping to the defense here. I just think journalism should be held to a much higher standard and that this sort of fear mongering about a specific religion, whether direct or implied, is wrong.

“Please don't feed the trolls.”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#2 Apr 16, 2010
Where are the "CATHOLIC arrested on child molestation/rape/murder/theft " headlines??? Priests, ok, those are a given on any given day...but the rest? What about Baptists? Buddhists? Hindus? Muslims? Zoroastrians! Let's face it, crimes happen, by FAR more than Wiccans.

It looks more shocking to the fundies and makes better propaganda if it is anyone else but them.

JustMe, I agree with you. Yellow journalists have a field day with anything they can sell, print, or pawn off to make a quick buck or for shock value. Take it for what it is. Toilet trash.

“Image Not Available”

Since: Mar 10

Lawndale, CA

#3 Apr 16, 2010
First of all I'm suspicious whenever a male describes themselves as Wiccan. It seems like many men involved in Wicca are only in it because it attracts a lot of women. For Wacko "White Wolf" Tohausen, it was more likely the appeal of Wicca to young girls who are just beginning to experiment with religion. They are probably vulnerable to someone who claims to be a Wiccan "grand poobah" or whatever he called himself.

There are photos of this creep at this news article:

http://wildhunt.org/blog/tag/waco-white-wolf-...

And also on his Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/waco.tohausen

He doesn't "look" like a Wiccan to me. In fact, I think he looks like a classic pedo.

“One voice is enough.”

Since: Jul 07

Tempe, AZ

#4 Apr 16, 2010
With the terrible reputation Christianity is getting from its own child rape scandals it's become socially dramatic to connect the religion of the individual to the crime. Especially because in this case the charged individual appears to have been a clergyperson at a pagan Temple. However, the difference here is that opposite the actions of the Catholic Church, the accused immediately lost his clerical credentials/position pending the investigation.

Certainly a CYA maneuver by the Tempe he worked with as a clergy figure; but a far less immoral reaction than shuffling said priest to another Tempe in order to hide their bad behavior. The real test of these religious institutions (as any community authority) is going to be how they act to permit extra-community policing to do their job and not obstruct them for reasons of religiosity or tribalism.
Alan

United States

#5 Apr 17, 2010
Its a which hunt:-)
Alan

United States

#6 Apr 17, 2010
Duh I guess it would be witch :-)
TruthSeeker

United States

#7 Apr 19, 2010
White Wolf is his middle name so I'm not sure why the quote marks but as someone that has actually checked into a few things... he was associated with that temple because of his partner not because he was a member. He never held a 'grand pooba' title or role. And what the hell does his look have to do with if he's guilty or not? I've seen much scarier at the local grocery store...

Innocent till proven guilty, remember???!!???

“Dance with Fire- Boycott BS”

Since: Apr 07

Moon

#8 Apr 19, 2010
JustME wrote:
I just think journalism should be held to a much higher standard and that this sort of fear mongering about a specific religion, whether direct or implied, is wrong.
If he were in a position of preisthhod that meant he was interacting with kids, than it might be relavant. It would be like a headline that says 'coach' or 'youth minister'. Unfortunately, pedophiles do seek to put themselves in positions of trust and sometimes succeed. But in this case his position in this Temple was only that of a member (I think) and therefore it is a moot point.

“Image Not Available”

Since: Mar 10

Lawndale, CA

#9 Apr 19, 2010
Well the Marshals have "White Wolf" in quotes and no credible source says it's really his name.

http://www.usmarshals.gov/news/chron/2010/041...

The last sentence of the first paragraph of the Marshals' press release reads, "Tohausen is associated with a Wiccan Group known as the Temple of the Crystalline Star and the Lustration of the Ancestors." - I agree that this is completely irrelevant. However, the guy is kind of freaky looking and the Wiccan connection adds another level of curiosity. But "curiosity" is for newspapers, not the US Marshals. It becomes more obviousthat it's inappropriate when you substitute a more typical-sounding church name, like so: "Tohausen is associated with a Catholic Church known as the Our Lady of the Crystalline Star."

“Image Not Available”

Since: Mar 10

Lawndale, CA

#10 Apr 19, 2010
TruthSeeker wrote:
White Wolf is his middle name so I'm not sure why the quote marks but as someone that has actually checked into a few things... he was associated with that temple because of his partner not because he was a member. He never held a 'grand pooba' title or role. And what the hell does his look have to do with if he's guilty or not? I've seen much scarier at the local grocery store...
Innocent till proven guilty, remember???!!???
PS, looks has a lot to do with it. This is the US, remember?
Kookie

United States

#11 Apr 19, 2010
Why wasn't this in the Cherokee Scout ???

“Image Not Available”

Since: Mar 10

San Dimas, CA

#12 Apr 19, 2010
Kookie wrote:
Why wasn't this in the Cherokee Scout ???
Maybe it's not really true...
Alan

United States

#13 Apr 20, 2010
Kookie wrote:
Why wasn't this in the Cherokee Scout ???
Excellent question - theres at least one member of the Scout staff that posts here, lets hear the reason please - may be enlightening or it could be that they purposely didnt report it because it would expose others????

Since: Nov 09

Murphy, NC

#14 Apr 20, 2010
This happened after our April 14 edition went to press. It is in our April 21 edition. We don't hold legitimate news items because it might expose others.

Robert Horne
Editor
Cherokee Scout

Since: Jan 09

Lorain, OH

#15 Apr 20, 2010
JustME wrote:
The title of this news tidbit is ridiculous. When was the last time you saw an article broadcasting something like: "Presbyterian Arrested on Child Rape Charges?" Religion has nothing to do with this arrest or the accusations, so why is it at all pertinent?
By the way, I'm an atheist, so I'm not a wiccan jumping to the defense here. I just think journalism should be held to a much higher standard and that this sort of fear mongering about a specific religion, whether direct or implied, is wrong.
Maybe so, but if the Presbyterian in question were a church deacon, you certainly would read a headline like that. Wiccans are still a pretty rare entity. There are so few of them that one does not really find Wiccan laiety; mostly they are involved in the religion to a degree roughly on par with clergy, or at least the aforementioned church deacon.

So while chances are you're right, this is thinly veiled fear mongering, there still is that chance that truly equal treatment would mean more or less the same thing.
Christian heart

Troy, OH

#16 Apr 21, 2010
Amazing how many of you are taking up for this Wiccan and "his" rights. How about the child's rights that he raped? Shows how our country is in severe need of our Lord Jesus Christ. This guy is way down the wrong path and we should pray for his salvation. Atheist, I am praying for you right now. One day, you will realize there is a God. I pray it will not be too late for you.

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#17 Apr 21, 2010
Christian heart wrote:
Amazing how many of you are taking up for this Wiccan and "his" rights. How about the child's rights that he raped? Shows how our country is in severe need of our Lord Jesus Christ. This guy is way down the wrong path and we should pray for his salvation. Atheist, I am praying for you right now. One day, you will realize there is a God. I pray it will not be too late for you.
I must be missing something here. Nobody is sticking up for this criminal's rights. Abusing anybody whether it be by a Christian, Wiccan or whomever is wrong and needs to be dealt with as such. As for our country being in need of Jesus Christ, everybody is allowed an opinion. It works for you that is great; however not everybody is Christian. Nor do you have the right to force your religious views on others.

“Dance with Fire- Boycott BS”

Since: Apr 07

Moon

#18 Apr 21, 2010
Christian heart wrote:
Amazing how many of you are taking up for this Wiccan and "his" rights.
Where?

Since: Jan 09

Lorain, OH

#19 Apr 21, 2010
Christian heart wrote:
Amazing how many of you are taking up for this Wiccan and "his" rights. How about the child's rights that he raped? Shows how our country is in severe need of our Lord Jesus Christ. This guy is way down the wrong path and we should pray for his salvation. Atheist, I am praying for you right now. One day, you will realize there is a God. I pray it will not be too late for you.
What rights are you talking about, CH? I question whether you really understand what rights the man, the child, or any of us have. Let's be clear about something: That this man happens to be Wiccan does not negate his rights. That he allegedly raped a child is what would negate his rights, if proven in court. We don't need to prove allegiance to your "lord" to have our rights acknowledged. Those rights are bestowed upon us all naturally, and no man can take them away from us... not even one such as you, who purport to speak in the name of God.
NC Mom

Sonora, CA

#20 Apr 21, 2010
http://www.myspace.com/zaayrdragon

http://www.myspace.com/wacotohausen

On the second myspace account this guy has only one friend. His last sign-in was in January this year. No photo or other identifying information. Such a contrast to the first account. This guy seems like a pedophile to me. Who cares what religion he is connected to, just another low-life scum.

I wondered if he is related to the young lady who is his only friend? She states she has relatives in Ohio and Florida?

If not, maybe someone should check on her to see what kind of contact she had with this man. Maybe he was targeting her for some reason.

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