Inside Scientology: The truth rundown
High-ranking defectors provide an unprecedented inside look at the
Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige

Shelly CorriasShelly Corrias

Joined Scientology: at 17, in Portland, Ore., in 1978. Joined Sea Org in 1983.
Age: 48
Left Sea Org: September 2002
Career highlights: Produced promotional materials and books.
Now: Owns digital printing company in Portland. Former husband is in Scientology.
Referring to the Sea Org ban on children: "I see mothers with their kids. My fiance has kids, and now he has a grandchild. It bugs the hell out of me that I never had a kid. I want a child. It hurts."

BY JOE CHILDS and THOMAS C. TOBIN, Times Staff Writers

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