Representation Through Humiliation

7/04/2005

Ukrainian Vampire

Telegraph:

A vampire has been arrested in Ukraine after luring street children into her home for their blood.

Rather amusing idea, isn't it?

Diana Semenuha, 29, believed that drinking blood could fend off a muscle-wasting condition.

Blood is something of a miracle drug. I would venture to say that without it, I wouldn't be alive today.

She kept the children intoxicated on drugs and alcohol and bled them regularly, selling the surplus to other black magic practitioners. When that weakened them, she dumped them back on the streets and lured replacements with the promise of a place to sleep and a hot meal.

I've done worse for a place to sleep and a hot meal... oh damn-- I can't use my Jacko joke after just defending him yesterday...

Police raided Semenuha's apartment in the Black Sea port of Odessa after a tip-off.

Olga Buravceva, a spokesman, said: "The apartment was painted black, with all the windows covered with thick black cloth to stop natural light coming in. The only light came from black candles, and there was a heavy, sickening odour of some sort of incense in the air."

Get Room Raiders on the phone!

Detectives found seven drugged children strapped to beds and benches, and a large, black knife and silver goblet engraved with satanic symbols.

'I've never seen them before in my life! ... yes, the goblet's mine...'

Ukraine has an estimated 200,000 street children, whose widespread addiction to glue sniffing and alcohol made them easy prey for the woman dubbed the "vampire witch" by local media.

Somehow 'street children' sounds a lot more mysterious and romantic than say... underage hobos?

Semenuha's arrest exposed an occult network in the city. Many claimed to have been taught by Semenuha and said that she would cut herself and let them drink her blood.

War on Drugs and Terror be damned! It's time to kick off a world-wide War on Blood!

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Semenuha, who when arrested gave her profession as "witch", has admitted holding the children. "I let them sniff glue, but I paid for it and took a small amount of blood in return," she said. "But there was no violence involved, I also fed them and gave them shelter."

I think we can safely assume they'll go straight to sentencing... if you're trying to appear honest, you don't admit to everything they've accused you of and then come back with 'but I fed them leftovers and let them sleep on the pull-out.'

Police fear that she could escape prosecution for corrupting minors and plying them with alcohol because the seven children found at her home have since escaped from care and gone back on the streets.

...No comment...(sigh)...

(Cross posted at BNN)