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'Cult Deprogrammer' on trial

Title: 'Cult Deprogrammer' on trial
Date: Thursday, 13 January 1994
Publisher: Seattle Times
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MONTESANO, Grays Harbor County — A self-styled "cult deprogrammer" imprisoned a suburban Seattle teen for five days "to attack his religious beliefs," a prosecutor said as the Arizona man's trial got under way. Rick Ross, 41, of Phoenix is charged with unlawful imprisonment in the January 1991 abduction of Jason Scott, now 21, from the Kirkland home of his mother, Kathy Tonkin. Tonkin has said she hired Ross to deprogram her son. Scott, held at an Ocean Shores beach house, escaped ... [Read the rest at]