Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pedophile TV psychologist dead

Well-known psychologist and convicted pedophile Andrzej Samson died on Sunday in Czestochowa, southern Poland.

Samson was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2004 for the sexual abuse of children, though he later secured early release in January 2009 on health grounds.

Samson had great success as a family psychologist and psychotherapist and regularly appeared on TV. His books became a canon of knowledge on children’s psychological development for many psychologist as well as for parents.

In 2004 DVDs and pornographic pictures of children were found in Samson’s flat. Samson argued that this material was a form of “therapy of autistic children” and not for his gratification.

After the case became public, other victims, including two little girls, reported being sexual abused by Samson.