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[–] IShallNotFear 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The men gave a specific gift to children they favored, something they could wear that would mark them as prime targets for abuse. Zirwas “had told me that they, the priests, would give their boys, their altar boys, or their favorite boys these crosses,” George told the grand jury. “So he gave me a big gold cross to wear.”

If we could get pictures from around that time frame of those altar boys we could pick out which boys were being raped. The big gold crosses worn only by some of the boys would be the giveaway. I wonder for how long that was the case or if it still continues today.

[–] notagame [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Good question. I'm sure each cult/ring has its own way of handling things but giving kids presents seems the standard way to go.

Yes, if the boys were wearing the crosses, they would be markedly different than the others and would stand out.