Robin Fletcher: A Statement from the Pagan Collective of Victoria

A Statement from the Pagan Collective of Victoria on Robin Fletcher

Content Warning: Mention of Sex Offender

On the 8th of February 2017, the Herald Sun reported that sex offender and “witch” Robin Angus Fletcher is likely to soon be released from a supervised facility and into the community.

To this day, Robin Fletcher – who has also been known as Timothy Ryan, The Red Druid and Balin – claims that his belief in witchcraft justifies his many heinous crimes. It simply does not.

Fletcher’s monstrous acts, which include child sex abuse, rape, forced prostitution, torture and abduction, have shattered the lives of his victims and their families. Our thoughts remain with all of those who have been affected so horrendously by his actions. These actions have also left shockwaves throughout the wider Pagan community, which are still felt decades later.

Paganism as an umbrella term covers hundreds of separate religions and belief systems, including but not limited to Wicca, Witchcraft, Druidry, Heathenry, Neopaganism and Pantheism. The vast majority of these focus on nature worship and/or reverence of ancestors. Child sex abuse, non-consensual sex acts, substance abuse and violence play no part in modern witchcraft or Paganism.

As such, the Pagan Collective of Victoria and the undersigned groups, individuals, organisations, groves, hearths and covens would like to emphasise that we have no affiliation whatsoever with Robin Fletcher. We find both the man and his acts utterly reprehensible, and will continue to actively condemn illegal and degenerate behaviour committed in the name of spiritual or religious beliefs.

The Pagan Collective of Victoria

Amanda Harrison

Amanda Meadows

Alexandrian Tradition – Australia

Ardduc

Ashley A. Kallady

Australian Magick

Avery Holderness-Roddam

Bente

Bret Fishley

Bri King

Caroline (Cara) Denigan

Central Vic Heathens

Central Victorian Pagans

Circle of the Sacred Grove

Cosette Paneque

Covenentus Germen

Covenentus Luna

Delphic Sisters of Olde

Daylesford Tarot Readers

Deb Wise

Druids Downunder

Druids of Victoria

Elfhame’s Apothecary

Elspeth McIntosh

Frankston/Cranbourne Pagan Coffee Meets

Galloway and Friends blog

Gliding Seal Events

Golden Wattle Seed Group (OBOD)

Hawthorn

House of Hexenn

Jo Pascoe

Joy Seashell

Julie Brett

KC Guy

Kira White

Lee Morgan

Ly De Angeles

Lyceum of Heka (Fellowship of Isis)

Margaret Stevens

Melbourne CBD Pagan Pub Moot

Melbourne Heathen Moot

Michelle Salt

Monthly Hills Pagan Coffee Meets

Mount Franklin Pagan Gathering, inc

Muses of Mystery

Mystical Dragon, Seaford

Nuada Group

Oak, Smash & Thorn Pagan Morris

Ordo Templi Crux Ansata (Australian Praeceptory)

Pagan Awareness Network Inc.

Pagans in the Pub Melbourne (Philippe Duquesnoy and Kathy Norman)

Phoenixfire (Glen Smeaton)

Queer Pagan Men Australia

Raven Hearth

Ray Murton

Sandra of Macadamia Grove (OBOD)

Seline Ines (Into Me I See, Serpent Circle)

Southern Hemisphere Pagan

Silver Birch Grove (ADF)

South Bay Pagan Kids (San Jose, CA, USA)

Spiral Dance

Stacey Demarco

Tara Tucker and family

Tasmanian Pagan Alliance, inc

Temple of the Morning Star

Terri Baran

Terri Howe

Tess Hudson

The Assembly of Light Bearers

The Hedgewitches’ Grove

The Melbourne Grove  (OBOD)

The Serenity Oracle

Victorian Reclaiming Community

Viking Mystic Rune Readings

White Manticore

Wildwood Tradition

Witches and Pagans Victoria

Witches of Oz

Witches of Victoria

Witchwood Grove

Young Pagans of Adelaide

Australian Pagan Groups and Organisations, please contact us if you would like to be added to this list of undersigned.

For anyone experiencing distress as a result of the contents of this post please know that assistance is available. See http://www.sacl.com.au/ or make a free call to the Sexual Assault Crisis Line 1800 806 292 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

36 thoughts on “Robin Fletcher: A Statement from the Pagan Collective of Victoria

  1. Please add Caroline ‘Cara’ Denigan.

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