abuse rings


Senior Member
Does "ring" here mean "a group of people who are involved in an illegal activity"(Collins)?

Thanks in advance

But the most important concern that we should all have with this movie is its rehashing of a concept that should be long dead, a concept that resulted in the so-called ‘satanic panic’ of the 1980s and 1990s. This was a wave of false allegations of horrific satanic sexual abuse rings based largely on memories that emerged during problematic psychotherapy.

-Scientific American

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