In response to my two earlier posts, the one about Meagan Porpora and
the most recent "Little (Mace-Kingsley) Ranch of Horrors", I've been
hearing from more ex-staffers and former students. Below is some
information from a student who attended a Scientology "school" run by
former Mace-Kingsley staffer Wally Hanks, who had by then started his
own school for troubled Scientology kids, the Hanks Ranch, in
Palmdale, California. Hanks is said to be a pedophile, from multiple
reports. See this report from Astra Woodcraft:
And see this one from Jane Scott:
Although Scientology was aware of Hanks' predatory activities, he is
And he's still working with children, operating a facility called the
Interview with a Former Student from the Hanks School
Some information has been abridged, indicated by [brackets], to
Q: What's your story?
A: I'm another ex-ranch student. Except I was at the Hanks ranch in
Q: When were you there?
A: [Early 90s]
Q: How old were you at the time?
A: 13 when I got in, 15 when I left.
Q: Why were you sent there, and by whom?
A: I was sent there by my stepdad because I got kicked out of [another
Q: What were the staff and other students like?
A: Some of the students were seriously nuts, violent, others were just
Q: What kind of education did you receive there?
A: HAH!! Education, as if. For the first year I got about an hour a
Q: Did any notable incidents, good or bad, occur while you were there?
A: Wally beat the shit out of me once for running his horse too hard.
Kids torturing animals. Older kids making younger kids perform
Q: Why did you leave?
A: I 'graduated'. In reality I think my stepdad was sick of forking over
Q: How old are you now, and what are you doing?
A: [Late twenties] now. I'm currently living [outside the US] working
Q: You also need to decide how much anonymity you want. I can use your
A: I would like to remain very anonymous for the time being. I haven't
I'm learning that there are lots of Scientology victimes lurking on
Questions for any of the staffers or ex-students can be sent to me or
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