Sources: The Journal of Pediatrics [abstract], Elsevier/Columbia Univ. [press release]
quote: Caminiti did, however, reportedly demonstrate to parents how to use the rod. "The rod can be somewhat new and unfamiliar," said Caminiti, "And so, it's just a way of showing, teaching, explaining how practicing on oneself can just be helpful." During cross-examination, prosecutors questioned Caminiti on his biblical beliefs."And the purpose of the use of the rod is to cause pain, is that correct?" asked Dane County District Assistant Attorney Shelly Rusch."Yes," replied Caminiti.