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- January — In "Latest Newsflash No. 57", Family members are urged to no longer have underage girls dance completely nude for David Berg, due to charges of child pornography.
- Akron Beacon Journal: Former Cultist Now Preaches Against Religious Entrapment — 1985-04-27
- Houston Chronicle: Hope fading for return of boys taken by cult — 1985-09-02
- London Times: Hunt for the lost child of God — 1985-10-02
- Associated Press: U.S. Embassy Says Five Americans Jailed in Egypt, Accused of Missionary Work — 1985-10-18
- Daily Intelligencer: Egypt deports members of alleged sect — 1985-11-07
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