Wiccan Arrested on Child Rape Charges

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  April 16, 2010 — 41 Comments

On April 14th U.S. Marshals arrested Waco “White Wolf” Tohausen in North Carolina on rape and pandering charges involving a five-year-old Ohio child in 2007.


Waco “White Wolf” Tohausen

“In the early evening hours of 04/14/2010, Waco “White Wolf” Tohausen, 37 years old, was arrested by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department in Murphy, NC. Tohausen, indicted for Rape and Pandering Sexually Oriented Materials involving a five year old victim. The crimes, which were committed back in 2007, where recently indicted back on December 21, 2009. Tohausen is associated with a Wiccan Group known as the Temple of the Crystalline Star and the Lustration of the Ancestors.”

The group Tohausen is associated with, the Temple of the Crystalline Star and the Lustration of the Ancestors, is a Correllian Nativist Church Mother Temple. I contacted the Rev. Donald Lewis-Highcorrell, First Priest and Chancellor of Correllian Nativist Tradition, who issued a statement that confirmed Tohausen’s clergy status within the organization, and that he has been suspended pending the outcome of the trial.

“I cannot too strongly emphasize how seriously the Correllian Tradition takes charges such as these. Our law is the Wiccan Rede –Do As You Will But Harm None. And our clergy are especially charged with upholding this ideal. For clergypersons to be charged with doing harm to children is a matter of the utmost importance and greatest concern to our Tradition and its people.

It is our established policy that any clergyperson charged with sexual abuse of a child must be immediately suspended from clergy status and from any position of responsibility until the charges are resolved. If the clergyperson is found guilty all status with the Tradition must be revoked.

It is the desire of the Correllian Tradition to cooperate fully with the police who are investigating this matter, and to assist them in any way we can. The Tradition will be holding an internal investigation as well to determine whether Tradition policy was properly followed and whether all appropriate actions have been taken.”

No further details have been released in this case at this writing. Tohausen is being held on $750,000 bond, and is being extraditied back to Hamilton County to face the charges against him. Needless to say, these are extremely serious charges that if true raise some difficult questions concerning Tohausen’s interactions with the Pagan community over the years, and his role as a Correllian clergyperson. I will post further updates once more information comes to light.

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  • Angiportus

    Whether it is the same guy or not, does it really add anything to say bad things about his looks? Some of us who are innocent haven’t been treated well by nature, and don’t need that stuff headed our way next. And I’ve never seen anyone who looked good when the cops take their picture, anyway. It doesn’t need to become a habit, sniping about folks’ bodies. Just sayin’.
    I am saddened for any organization that has been sullied by the presence of people who mess around with the unconsenting…whatever they may look like.

  • ACM

    by "her" leaving, i mean his former Priestess.

  • Shinemoon

    Interesting critism, coming from someone who has a fan-club. Just sayin…

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/thewildhunt Jason Pitzl-Waters

    Could you try doing future posts without the caps-lock on?

    • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/gypsy05 Gaia Windwalker

      SORRY!

      • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/gypsy05 Gaia Windwalker

        Excellent!

      • Truthteller52

        He plead guilty to to lesser felony charges: gross sexual imposition and two counts of pandering child porn. He has already been sentenced to three years nine months and will be listed as a registered sexual offender for ten years.

    • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/gypsy05 Gaia Windwalker

      Sorry about the caps lock.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Souris_Optique Souris Optique

    Wow. Yes.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/RobTaylor RobTaylor

    If he was a member of a Baptist church you'd demand that his affiliation be announced.

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  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/gypsy05 Gaia Windwalker

    Guess What! You are right! But the point got through. Religious persecution is wrong. Isn't it?

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/gypsy05 Gaia Windwalker

    This was irresponsible of that particular group, there. Did he hurt anyone?

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/gypsy05 Gaia Windwalker

    What this man did is not based on any Wiccan belief. This is a personal issue.

  • Dennisdealsr

    Is there anything more about this case that is known?

  • Truthteller52

    He plead guilty to to lesser felony charges: gross sexual imposition and two counts of pandering child porn. He has already been sentenced to three years nine months and will be listed as a registered sexual offender for ten years.

  • AnonGuest

    Not really. The head of his religion is not trying to move him to a new place so he could start again. Instead they are swiftly booting him out

  • http://twitter.com/LilithsPriest @LilithsPriest

    Oh, wait, I know why they said that. It was to point out that he wasn't Roman Catholic.

  • Karlsefni

    Indeed. It should be highlighted to show that no matter what the tradition, child molestation or rape are just as equally possible.

  • Victorsteelballs

    The article also makes it clear that the Correllian Tradition will not tolerate conduct harming anyone; and they are willing to demonstrate that position by exercising clear and decisive action.

  • The Grey Badger

    Oh, dear. Pagans have finally reached equality with the Roman Catholic Church.

  • The L

    Tohausen is accused of abusing his position, damaging a young child both physically and psychologically.

    Removing his clerical status should he prove to be guilty is the only sane thing to do, to keep him from preying on children again. This in addition to his prison sentence and/or fines.

    If only a certain other religious organization would behave as nobly as the TCSLA when things like this happened.

  • http://stroppyrabbit.blogspot.com/ Yewtree

    Glad to hear that the Correllians have immediately suspended him and are co-operating with the police. Absolutely the correct action.

  • Ash

    Good for the Correllians. It's nice to see such a decisive and ethical stand.

  • http://xkcd.com/285/ Eran Rathan

    People like that are why i and my family are solitaries.

  • BlackNyx

    Um, he's 37 – not looking so good for 37?! Just sayin'…

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/RavenB RavenB

    that last link and photo doesn't look like the same guy as above….are u sure it's the same guy?

  • Karlsefni

    [i]…the fact that the Community as a whole does not recognize that Child Molesters are part of our population.[/i]
    What?

  • SRK

    This is NOT the same person. Sheesh.

  • http://necropolisnow.blogspot.com/ Caroline Tully

    37 ? He looks like he's 137 !

  • The L

    @ Gray Badger: Not really. We’re not trying to cover this up and shuffle him around in a backwards attempt to “save face.”

  • http://quakerpagan.blogspot.com/ Cat C-B

    By the way–excellent pamphlet. Thanks for linking to it–I hope a lot of us take the time to download it, read it, and discuss it.

  • WaitingforTruth

    Point of fact, the temple that they listed here is a NON-sky clad group. So no, nudity is not a part of their practices.

  • SRK

    Actually, since he was CLERGY, it is VERY important!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lokisgodhi Lokisgodhi

    Thanks. That's more than a good enough reason for him to be on the list.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/RobTaylor RobTaylor

    Yeah that's a hard 37. It made me sad that I'm a year older.

  • AnonGuest

    Not really. The head of his religion is not trying to move him to a new place so he could start again. Instead they are swiftly booting him out