I am hoping that by being the first to share my story I will encourage other women to come forward. I know that the survivor Dr. Ketcham was caught molesting is waiting to post until others speak up. She wants to be absolutely sure that others will believe her and not condemn her even though we have Dr. Ketcham’s written confession in our possession. The date on it clearly shows that she was only 14. That breaks my heart. It also breaks my heart that the mission leaders at that time required her, a child, to sign a written “confession” as well. We have a copy of that as well.
My memories have come back in the form of nightmares and “fragmented” memories that have taken me several years of counseling to put together all the pieces. I believe I was drugged with some kind of temporary amnesia inducing drug(date rape type drug) because all my memories include getting an injection of some sort from Dr. Ketcham. I have been told that those kinds of drugs were readily available in the hospital pharmacy. I do not feel comfortable sharing the details of my memories but I hope others will believe me anyway. The memories I do have all have one thing in common; being alone with Dr. Ketcham for a short period of time and receiving an injection of some type.
I hope that others will be believed when they come forward even if all they say is ” I to was molested by Dr. Ketcham, but don’t feel comfortable sharing the details publicly. ” Please remember, this is not an easy subject to talk about, especially if you are one of the survivors and feel that you have not been believed until now. For those of you who do not know Dr. Ketcham, he is an extremely intelligent and cunning man who if anyone could pull off something like this without being discovered, he could. Another point to remember;molestation can take place in a few minutes, it doesn’t have to be hours alone with a perpetrator for a crime to occur.