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Victims' Testimonies

Testimonies, Grouping Three, Additional Testimonies

Friday, October 19th, 2007

The following are additional testimonies that were taken by attorneys, Government representatives or have been hand written by the alleged victims. While many are not, some of these testimonies may by from alleged victims listed above which were given in an early questioning. Where the editor was able to determine that it is shown.

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Alleged Female Victim A (an earlier testimony)

Friday, October 19th, 2007

When I was fifteen years old, Antonio Hernandez Favela had sexual relations with me while I was at Rancho El Milagro. Tony continued having sexual relations with me until I left at the age of 20. The abuse happened in the small children’s dorm. On certain occasions, he said that I was his fiancé. After having relations he always prayed to ask for forgiveness.

When I was 20 years old he bought me some property as blackmail so that I would not speak about these abuses. (Editor’s note: The MRO Foundation has copies of the payment receipts for a piece of land in this victim’s name. MRO Foundation board members met with the person who purchased this piece of land from this victim, when she sold it.)

I had sexual relations with Tony Hernandez Favela in exchange for him not doing anything to my sisters. I feel bad and ashamed for what happened I’ve never talked about it with anybody until recently. This summer when I found out that my brother was going to be employed at Miracle Ranch Orphanage, I had to tell him everything about what Tony Hernandez Favela did to me. Now that I am an adult, I am sharing the truth of what happened to me at Miracle Ranch Orphanage so that it might prevent this from happening with the children who are living there now.

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Alleged Female Victim B (earlier testimony)

Friday, October 19th, 2007

When I was 11 or 12 years old, Tony Hernandez touched my breasts, and forcefully kissed me. This happened in my bedroom frequently with Antonio Hernandez Favela. It also happened on occasion in Tony’s office.

As punishment they sometimes made me go without breakfast or without a meal while others ate, and had us run around while the others were eating. I have scars in the left leg caused by beatings by Jose Hernandez Favela.

On one occasion, (Alleged Child Victim), when she was 6 or 7 years old, I saw her bleeding from her crotch, in great for pain and crying. She was wearing shorts and was bleeding down her thighs. At the same time, I saw Jose Hernandez Favela moving away from that area, adjusting his pants. I saw Edna clean the blood off her thighs. Later, Edna told us that (Alleged Child Victim) had an accident with a cactus and she didn’t want anyone to bother her (Alleged Child Victim) and that we should pray for (Alleged Child Victim). A little later in the dormitory, Edna told to all the girls that (Alleged Child Victim) did not have an accident, she had started menstruating. Also I remember I saw Jose Hernandez pull the ear of one of the children and it tore and bled for a long time, and didn’t heal for maybe 5 years. The name of child is (another alleged victim). At the time when this happened, (American Volunteer) came and saw what happened and he got very angry. He took the child that will treat it at the infirmary. Later I saw (American Volunteer) having a discussion with Tony Hernandez inside his house. I saw them through the window and Randy looked red of the face and very angry. The following day, Randy and his wife they were gone. They didn’t say goodbye. I am speaking about this today because I want justice against Tony Hernandez Favela, Jose Hernandez Favela, and Edna Whipple his wife, and to prevent them from abusing other children.

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Alleged Female Victim C (earlier testimony)

Friday, October 19th, 2007

I came to Miracle Ranch in 1988. Antonio Hernandez Favela used to beat us with a stick and they left me without breakfast.

Jose Hernandez Favela called me to come and he waited for me inside of the house that is in front of the chapel. I went into the house and he was inside. He hugged me and kissed me and he took my clothes off. And he jumped on me and while I was crying he put his penis inside of me several times and he ejaculated inside of me. When I went out of the house and Tony saw me and he asked me what I was doing inside there. I said nothing because I was ashamed. When Jose Hernandez raped me I was 13 years old (in 1995). I told my Mother that I didn’t want to be at Miracle Ranch anymore because of what Jose had done to me and I was very embarrassed. And she took me to her house. I never said anything because I was embarrassed and I was afraid. Now, I want justice and I don’t want the other kids at Miracle Ranch to suffer.

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Alleged Male Victim D

Friday, October 19th, 2007

John L. Swink this guy started to give Tony money and Tony started to trust in him. And Tony let him take the kids out with him to Ensenada and go fishing. Or take them to a hotel to sleep with him. I went two times. One time he kissed my genitals and I was about 12 years old. It was the first time I ejaculated. I felt weird but I thought it was normal because Tony let us go with this man.

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Alleged Male Victim E

Friday, October 19th, 2007

John Swink, an American, came in a motor home and he parked it in the part above the campground area. Antonio Hernandez pointed out boys and we had to sleep with this man. He abused us, the boys. At night he came into the boy’s dormitory and had oral sex with some of the boys. He brought us to fish in Ensenada and also sexually abused us. These abuses happened in the boy’s dormitory at Rancho Milagro, in (John Swink’s) the motor home parked in the Rancho El Milagro campground, and in a hotel in Ensenada.

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Alleged Male Victim F

Friday, October 19th, 2007

They would not believe us and if spoke out that things would get worse, I remember that when I was six years John L Swink raped me twice and abused me sexually several times. A day after the first time he raped me, we were gathered for dinner when he asked Antonio Hernandez if we could go sleep with him - pointing to me and two other children whose names I cannot recall. Antonio told us to go sleep with him and we left and went to a motor home that was inside the ranch. It was there that John raped me. I said nothing, I just cried and never said anything because I was so afraid. I thought it was my fault. I never said anything because I had heard that Jose Hernandez had made fun of us. We only spoke about it among ourselves. This happened many times but I am not sure if he did anything to the girls. But, My sister told me that Antonio Hernandez had touched her vagina and her breasts. My other sister told me that Antonio Hernandez had raped her.

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About Miracle Ranch Orphanage Foundation

Warning: The testimonies on this site contain specific questions and statements of testimonies given in the environment of a court of law about sexual abuses of children at Miracle Ranch Orphanage. For the most part the alleged victims identify Tony and his brother Jose as the abusers. The alleged abuses took place over a long period of time with repeated acts on numerous children.

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