LAST SPRING, AS PASTOR ROBERT ROBERSON HANDED out groceries from the food bank at his Pentecostal church in East Wenatchee, Washington, a SWAT team surrounded the building, then handcuffed the minister and took him in for questioning. At the same time, Roberson's wife Connie was called out of a class she was attending at Wenatchee Valley College and arrested. Their daughter, four-year-old Rebekah, was taken by Child Protective Services, placed in foster care and subjected to intense recovered-memory therapy; the Robersons--who were imprisoned for 4 1/2 months--have not seen or talked to her since.

The Robersons were accused by 11-year-old D.E.--the...

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