In reply to comments made on a recent Chronicle
” [April 10], Randy Noblitt never said anything about "robotic 'alters'" on the stand or anywhere else [“Believing the Children
” News, March 27]. He did not treat the children. His only role was to help the prosecution travel through uncharted waters and manage the case in a way that reduced cross-contamination and kept things from taking on a hysterical edge or mirrored the unsuccessful outcome of the McMartin Preschool case. There was no mention by Randy of "satanic" abuse. One of the children alleged that he was told that Satan's arm bone was replacing his own left arm bone in a ritual, but he revealed that he peeked and saw they really hadn't done so.
After the trial, Randy was approached by a TV news program that had captured Dan Keller making suspicious hand signs as he entered the courtroom and asked Randy to look at them. He did and commented that Keller could have been signaling the victims to be silent. Somewhere there may be a videotape of that very brief interview.