Satanic Ritual Abuse, or SRA, is essentially a myth. While self-styled Satanists occasionally commit brutal crimes, these are the result of disturbed individuals whose beliefs often have little in common with mainline Satanists.
During the and the U.S. was gripped by a moral panic involving Satanic ritual abuse. This modern hysteria infected the mental health community and damaged many lives. Fortunately, skeptics like Dr. Richard Ofshe were willing to speak out.