Mike Tarraga – A Brave Soul and Generous Survivor

Mike Tarraga

All I know about Mike Tarraga is that he is a survivor of horrific abuse and he was determined to tell his story, before he died.

                                                                    Mike Tarraga

With the help of Anna Brees an ex BBC journalist he did.  She helped him write a book. All the profits from the book go to helping other survivors complete Anna’s media course which teaches survivors how to use a mobile phone to tell their story.

He has also used Anna’s course to get him his story out, see video below.

I know Mike has been gravely ill, has somewhat recovered, but I think in his own view has not long to go.

Mike has kindly given me the links to three videos, only the first I have had time to watch.

It is essential for the truth to be told – I believe more important than justice, whatever that may mean. I have been told many a time that it lifts a burden from the survivor, and whatever else may happen that legacy, the truth, will live on.

That truth helps to stop other children being abused like they were – the most common reason by far that I hear why survivors want to tell their story and want the truth to be told.

The truth can be told independent of the police, authorities, judges, social services or anyone else. You can self publish.

If you are able to buy Mike’s book it will help other survivors tell their story.

                      Mike Tarraga Book Meat Rack Boy (unloved, unwanted, sold) – Amazon [4]

As a baby Michael Tarraga never left the hospital in the arms of his mother. She left him there the day he was born, with his twin brother. She also abandoned their two year old sister. This is a story of what happened next and how a child without a family can be exploited, abused and sold. Michael was continually anally raped for half a crown, sold out by Bob and Ivy Woods who he had to call Mum and Dad. Michael is now 70 years old and dying from COPD. Keen for his story to be told before he leaves this world – so that he and others can one day get peace and justice, but more importantly that this kind of horrific sexual abuse, happens to no other child. “I don’t want money, I want my story to be told. I need my story to be told before I die. ” Michael Tarraga.All the proceeds of the book will be spent on helping other survivors like Michael, finally have a chance to tell their story and get it heard.

Twitter Mike Tarraga @MikeTarraga [5]

Twitter Anna Brees @BreesAnna [6]


                                Video of Mike Tarraga [3] It will take you to a new page though


2019 Oct 13 James English The Heartbreaking Story of Mike Tarraga


2019 Dec 19 Sean Attwood Ted Heath Victim Speaks From Hospital Bed: Mike Tarraga | True Crime Podcast 67

Mike Tarraga Book – Amazon [4]

Twitter Mike Tarraga @MikeTarraga [5]

Twitter Anna Brees @BreesAnna [6]

Thank you Mike for what you have done.

If any survivors do make a video and want me to blog it for them, I will do so. Please contact me via twitter or the email address below links.

Not having had a chance to read Mike’s story yet, I am presuming the meat rack is the one at Piccadilly. If so after publishing this post, I will add it to the Piccadilly twitter thread.  I have blogged about Piccadilly extensively, the easiest way to the links is via this twitter thread –

Twitter London Thread of Threads Piccadilly [7]


[1] 2019 Dec 19 Sean Attwood Ted Heath Victim Speaks From Hospital Bed: Mike Tarraga | True Crime Podcast 67 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXujRkn-j_4&feature=youtu.be

[2] 2019 Oct 13 James English The Heartbreaking Story of Mike Tarraga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8xgOsBC_IE&feature=youtu.be

[3] Google Video of Mike Tarraga https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM_ampBooXv3EBIsR0LwGKoxcbqr9uW2bkHg9CjD-t_9yJYNRJOyOt4vSbcB5kcqw/photo/AF1QipMLRcTK_1aPlzQaXABzpKyUBWkTMK09F8mYsgvJ?key=UGFldXNUVV8yZUVmX2tFbml0OEJjU0tySnlKb3V3 https://t.co/Rnjy4pHpI1?amp=1

[4] Amazon Mike Tarraga Book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Meat-Rack-Boy-Michael-Tarraga/dp/1794599487/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=mike+tarraga&qid=1578067387&sr=8-1

[5] Twitter Mike Tarraga @MikeTarraga  https://twitter.com/MikeTarraga

[6] Twitter Anna Brees @BreesAnna https://twitter.com/BreesAnna

I only post on Twitter at present, if you have found this post useful, please post on social media – facebook, instagram, pinterest – which ones you are on. This is most helpful to spread the information. Thankyou.

[7] Twitter London Thread of Threads Piccadilly https://twitter.com/CathyCathyFox/status/1212415648686649344

  • The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
  • One in Four [C]
  • Havoca [D].
  • Useful post on Triggers [E]  from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
  • Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness [G]  and Meditation [H] may be useful.
  • Hwaairfan blog An Indigenous Australian Approach to Healing Trauma  [J]
  • Survivors UK for victims and survivors of male rape or the sexual abuse of men [K]
  • Voicing CSA group [L] helps arrange survivors meetings in your area
  • A Prescription for me blog Various emotional support links [M]
  • Fresh Start Foundation Scottish not for profit group, helping child sexual abuse victims & survivors  [N]

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html

Let justice be done though the heavens fall – Fiat justitia ruat cælum

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5 Responses to Mike Tarraga – A Brave Soul and Generous Survivor

  1. flyingcuttlefish says:

    Inside The Minds Of Paedophiles Like Epstein And Savile: Dr Sarah Goode

    also, related to meatrack – https://9east71.home.blog/2019/12/20/meatrack/


  2. flyingcuttlefish says:

    ugh –
    Why so cheerful? Prince Andrew is seen smiling as he leaves Buckingham Palace in his £220,000 Bentley as Megxit crisis rumbles on


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