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Report: Rogers a cult leader, cuddled with kids

7 months ago Friday, August 29, 2014 8:26:59 PM CDT August 29, 2014 Friday, August 29 2014 Aug 29, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Days after local TV personality Scott Rogers was shot and killed in his home, sordid details are emerging from his home-town in England.

The Bury Free Press published an article that looks back at another story written in 1995, where city leaders warned parents to keep their children away from Rogers' performing arts school.

In the article, those city leaders, "warned parents of the 'perceived risk' of sending children to the school."

The article goes on to say the school was forcing children to switch their allegiance from their parents to Rogers.

Those troubling details were bolstered by evidence uncovered by the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, who is investigating the shooting, including looking into the two men living with Rogers, one of them the accused shooter.

"These two guys worked for him, they were production people for the show, and he ran this thing with a steel hand, they had to be there when he told them to be there, they had to be home when he told them to be home," said Sheriff Brett Stassi.

Those two men were once pupils of Rogers in England and then traveled to America to work on his show.

The Bury Free Press article gives some incite into what they may have experienced at the hands of Rogers in England.

In the article parents claimed that Rogers wanted to control their children and even invited them to sleepovers and 'cuddled them in their sleeping bags.'

It's why some likened Rogers school to a cult and now investigators think he ran his show the same way.

"To say, two people of young age, leave the UK, dedicate their whole life to someone, he ran it in a cult like fashion," said Stassi.

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