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Peter Martin Ebel was a serial child abuser whose most frequently used aliases were Ed Scott and Alan Scott but he has also used a number of aliases for his books – Reynolds Locke, Edward Alan Scott, Ed Scott and James Congdon. He also poses as a Doctor or educator. He was born in the US about 1959, the son of the Vice President of Marketing of US Corporation General Foods during the 1950′ and 1960’s.
He is currently, finally, in jail in the US. He had travelled extensively and may have left a huge trail of victims over Europe including England, France, Malta, Ireland and Albania as well as Libya in North Africa, and probably 14 or 15 other countries including of course the United States.
He has chosen many boys aged 11-14, and obtained valium and codeine on bogus prescriptions. He is American but apparently can do an excellent upper crust British accent. He comes across as very likeable and children gravitate to him easily.
Inspired by Leonid Kamaneff and his “schools on boats” project “L’Ecole en Bateau” Ebel set up two flight schools for children, SkyBlazers and CloudChasers. He arranged flight training programs for kids 12 and over.
Kameneff also was an abuser of children for many years but was finally sentenced to 12 years prison in 2013. There were three boats, the “Karrek Ven” a fishing vessel, the “Paladin” and “Bilbo”. I have included some information about Kameneff in Appendix 1 after the timeline on Ebel.
When did Ebel meet Kameneff? Did Ebel sail on Kameneffs boats? Can you help? Did you meet Ebel in England or in any of the other countries.
Please contact me on Ebel@cathyfox.33mail.com if you knew of him, as a researcher from America and myself are trying to piece together his movements.
Peter grew up in Chappaqua, NY and the family was regularly host to people like Roy Rodgers, Lucille Ball and Danny Thomas
1964-6 approx. Ebel patient at psychiatric Hospital in New York
1966 approx. When discharged, Ebel came to U.K., apparently under the auspices of the BAEF (British American Educational Foundation) as the London Director.
1968 May Ebel, aged 20, arrested by Scotland Yard police in England for making a move on a 15 year old boy, charged with “indecent assault” on a minor under 16. He received three years’ probation and served no time. Probably Ealing area.
1968- ? All over Europe: 22 or 23 countries. Much time in Marseille and Malta and a couple of years in Ireland and Libya.
1976: St. Croix Catholic School in Stillwater hires Ebel posing as Edward Alan Scott a math teacher. The school also shares physical education and other courses with a nearby public school, Stillwater Junior High School.
1976/7 “Scott” befriended Klein and his family and taught him how to fly an airplane. Meanwhile, posing as Dr. Peter Martin Ebel, he was duping a pharmacy in Maplewood into filling bogus prescriptions for Valium and codeine, according to charges brought later. Suspicions were raised at both schools when the nurse at Stillwater Junior High received a note through “Scott” from a Dr. Ebel asking that Klein be excused from taking a shower because he had been diagnosed with scoliosis.
Don Hovland and Steven Studer, then principal and assistant principal at Stillwater Junior High School, and Sister Kathleen Foley, then principal at St. Croix, denied the request and confronted Scott about his credentials near the end of the 1976-77 school year.
1977 Summer School officials find his credentials fraudulent and terminate him.
1978 approx. Ebel took a boy to England on a supposed trip to treat him with growth hormone drugs not available in the US, He was in fact one of three boys taken to England with their parents’ permission, all of whom “returned with drug dependency problems,” according to a US police incident report. The children, according to the report, refused to talk with authorities about the trips or their relationship with Ebel.
1978: Ebel reportedly returns to the United States after a trip to England, this time posing as a doctor working for the “Nuclear Regulatory Agency.”
1979: School officials suspect Scott is posing as “Dr. Ebel.” Scott was booted from the school after one year on the job and subsequently charged in Ramsey County District Court on June 10, 1979, with two felony counts in the drug case. 1979 Jun 10 Ebel is charged with two felony counts of filling out drug prescriptions.
1980 A Stillwater family that had rented an apartment to Ebel posted $500 bail on his behalf. He left town during a pretrial hearing in early 1980, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
1980 Jan 16 Ebel fails to appear for a pretrial hearing.
1980-99: Authorities have no idea of his whereabouts.
1987 Soldier of Eden published in England, under the pen name of James Congdon. It was a supposedly non fiction account of an orphaned American boy who became an Arab freedom fighter in Libya.
1999-2001 Ebel, claiming that he heads an Albanian-based nonprofit organization and conducting a growth development research project on Albanian males, makes contact with a private boys academy in Georgia, US. He persuades school officials to build an exchange program in Albania.
2001 Sept 7 Ebel is detained in Los Angeles in the company of three Albanian boys and is released after his laptop computer and several compueter discs are confiscated pending a forensic examination.
2001 Sept 10 U.S. Customs Service agent Leo Lamas uncovers several images of the genitals of several naked prepubescent boys, including one of the boys who accompanied Ebel on the trip. Ebel asserts the pictures are part of his research.
2001 Sept 20 Dr. Laura Ticson of the Vulnerable Child and Sexual Assault Center in Los Angeles says the images are undoubtedly child pornography [US legal terminology]
2001 Sept 28 Ebel is arrested and charged with possession and manufacture of child abuse material
2002 Jun 10 Ebel pleads guilty to one count of manufacture of child pornography.
2002 Aug 19 Ebel sentenced.
2005 Jul 10 “Hiding in Plain Sight: Tales of an American Predator,” trailer
2010 Jul 21  Full text of “Peter Ebel – Certification as sexually dangerous”
2013 Mar 23 Paris Match 12 years in Prison for Kameneff
2013 May 9 Twin Cities  Ruben Rosario: This child predator will stay where he belongs
2013 Jun 15 Twin Cities Rubén Rosario  : Civil commitment laws for sex offenders cause a judicial dilemma
2013 Jul 16 Twin Cities Rubén Rosario Peter Martin Ebel, ex-Stillwater teacher and fugitive pedophile suspect, back in jail
Date unknown Ebel was also an author and the BBC was doing a production of one of his books (non-fiction). Then they discovered he had fabricated the entire story and cancelled it.
[Although individual statements above are not referenced, all information comes from the links below]
Appendix 1 [The link numbers in this section refer to the Boats and Child Abuse post ]
Leonid Kameneff / Kamenev
Leonid Kameneff was a psychotherapist and set up Ecole en Bateau in 1969. Between 1969 and 2002, more than 400 boys and around 60 girls took part, leaving their families for long journeys, some of which lasted over a year as an alternative to mainstream education .
The first complaint was in 1971 and subsequent complaints made in the 1990’s. Kameneff was imprisoned for two months in Martinique. Released, he took flight into international waters before being arrested in Caracas, Venezuela in 2008. He was extradited to France a few months later, and indicted for rape and sexual assaults on minors under 15 years. In 2012 in a rare ruling, the French state was found guilty of “denying justice” to the complainants by taking so long to bring a trial, and was ordered to pay large sums in compensation to the alleged victims. There were three boats, the “Karrek Ven” a fishing vessel, the “Paladin” and “Bilbo”.
Kameneff was sentenced to 12 years in jail. The two co-accused were Bernard Poggi (also Poggi-Vérignon), 60, sentenced to 6 years. Abused as an 11 year old himself by Kamenev, who was then his teacher, Poggi returned as an instructor on the boat aged 20 and started to abuse boys then. Jean-François Tisseyre, 58, who also worked on the boat, received a suspended sentence of 5 years. Their co-accused, a former student who was a minor at the time, was acquitted 
Kameneff appears to have written a book “the court read several excerpts from a book published in 1979, when Leonid Kamenev told in terms sometimes very raw sexuality of young people on board” 
Most of this paedophile network is still at large. [43a][43b] More information You Tube Kameneff  Paris Match  Spotlight comments  Azimuth Trust was linked to French ‘boat schools’ paedophile ring  Pédocriminalité et déni de Justice à Saint Malo[43a] Pédocriminalité et déni de Justice à Saint Malo autotranslate [43b] and Le Monde autotranslate  HT @snowfaked
[The link numbers in this Kameneff section refer to the Boats and Child Abuse post  ]
Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.
The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
[L] Voicing CSA website – http://voicingcsa.uk/ helps arrange survivors meetings in your area. Voicing CSA supports the IICSA and VSCP and works to help adult survivors of child sexual abuse find their voice
This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email Ebel@cathyfox.33mail.com
In two short years, the Docherty family have been torn apart by brutal state interventions in three separate national jurisdictions. Are these people criminals? Accused of a major crime? Terrorists? No they are a loving family who had the courage to report to the authorities an approach from a predatory paedophile.
Their story begins in July 2014 in rural Aberdeenshire, on the Crimonmogate estate located between Peterhead and Fraserburgh. They had moved in to a rented house on the Estate of Viscount Petersham. This was small for their family of four children but ideal as the quiet location suited their elder son who suffered from Autism. Within months of moving in, they were approached by a neighbour with an outlandish proposal. This neighbour offered them £25,000 “ to do with as they would like” for access to their disabled son. They did the right thing, told him to get lost. The paedophile neighbour was both insistent and confident “You will not say ‘No’ to me!” Brian Docherty contacted the authorities.
Within 24 hours of making this police report, Seargent Buchan of Fraserburgh Police station was at the Docherty’s door. His only interest was in making everything go away. He had spoken to the neighbour (who lived with two unrelated teenage boys) but it was all OK, the neighbour had denied being a paedophile. “What can I do to persuade you there is nothing here” was his repeated question. The more he sought to persuade the Docherty family, the more they protested that this man was dangerous.
They sought to warn their landlord, Viscount Petersham of the threat. To no effect.
It seemed that they were the focus of attention, an attempt at eviction, and, crucially, interest from Social Services. This mounted until, after a month, the Docherty’s became convinced there was going to be an attempt to seize their children. They decided on a family holiday in Ireland to find a safe place to alert the higher echelons of the Scottish authorities. They started writing letters to everyone up to and including Nicola Sturgeon
Within a week, The Garda were at their door in a late night call “just to check the children are OK”
Writing and complaining to the Scottish authorities (PIRC - Police Investigations & Review Commissioner upheld 12 of 13 complaints) only increased the interest shown by authorities and pressure on the family, which included being followed, domestic break-ins and strange nocturnal activity around their home. This culminated in a raid in January 2015 by two social workers and four police (some from the Garda Armed response unit) during which their children were seized. No court documents or warrant were displayed during this action. When the matter came to court, the case was thrown out, the Docherty’s children returned and a warning given by the judge that files from Scotland (files the Docherty’s are yet to see) must not follow the family.
Victory in court seemed to have little effect on the harassment however. The Docherty’s were becoming increasingly aware that claims were being made concerning their mental health and moves to section them seemed to be afoot. As a precaution they obtained a full independent Psychiatric report – which reported resilient, even dynamic mental health. After ten further months of harassment, and despite constant appeals to the relevant authorities to intervene, a second raid was conducted by the Irish state. This time there were thirteen people in all, five social workers plus eight Garda, many of whom were armed. The children were seized in the manner of a kidnap, no lawful authority was claimed and they process was sufficiently violent that one Garda officer involved later described it as the worst scene he had ever witnessed in his police career.
The children were detained on an interim care order, which lasts eight days, that was more than six months ago. Janice and Brian have not been allowed to visit their children in five months (since taking a photo of a bruise on their 18 month old son). They continue to experience harassment, they are denied legal aid, their writ of habeas corpus to the High Court in Dublin has been ignored. And yet the guardian appointed by the Irish state has written that their children are a credit to Mr and Mrs Docherty.
Why has this family been torn asunder when they have committed no crime, been accused of no crime and where there is not even an allegation that they bad parents. The only cause we can see their correct and courageous decision to alert the lawful authorities to the approach by a predatory paedophile.
This family need your help; this help can be in the form of questions to the relevant authorities:
These people have many questions to answer: the most pressing being “when will the Docherty Family be reunited?”
The most troubling is “Who has the power to marshal the resources of three states to harass a single family for telling the truth?”