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Christian Rape-A-Babe News!

News and Views about catholic clergy sexual abuse and related issues
     
Why only terrorists? Hang Catholic Rapist Priests too, deliver justice!

This would only be in line with their own hocus-pocus teachings.The catholic Church has continuously investigated sexual abuse and procedures by their own ilk, since the Council of Elvira in 309 C.E. and has nevertheless indulged in these crimes ever since, for nearly 2000 Years.If we now start to believe or trust, liars, criminals, cheats and deceivers, we have only ourselves to blame.

They lie in the name of their 'Lord',
let us speak out in the name of TRUTH
Catholic clergy Bible thumpers having trouble remembering
Let us tell them
WE HAVE TROUBLE FORGETTING

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Odenwaldschule: Gekündigter Lehrer gibt Besitz von Kinderpornos zu

Ein ehemaliger Lehrer der Odenwaldschule hat gestanden, sich Kinderpornos im Internet heruntergeladen zu haben - allerdings angeblich vor seiner Tätigkeit an der Schule. Nach der Durchsuchung seiner Wohnung war er fristlos entlassen worden.

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/odenwaldschule-gekuendigter-lehrer-gibt-besitz-von-kinderpornos-zu-a-966175.html 

Concerns over Bindoon School raised with welfare department, Royal Commission hears

Concerns about the living conditions at Bindoon Farm School were raised in documents from the West Australian government department responsible for child welfare at the time, an inquiry into institutional abuse has heard.
WA Department of Child Protection acting director general Emma White presented the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse with a number of documents on the third day of the public hearing being held in Perth.
An inspection report written in November 1947 about a visit to Bindoon Farm School the month before raised concerns with "the cleanliness and physical environment in which the children were being kept"

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/concerns-over-bindoon-school-raised-with-welfare-department-royal-commission-hears-20140430-37i15.html

Concerns over Bindoon School raised with welfare department, Royal Commission hears

Concerns about the living conditions at Bindoon Farm School were raised in documents from the West Australian government department responsible for child welfare at the time, an inquiry into institutional abuse has heard.
WA Department of Child Protection acting director general Emma White presented the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse with a number of documents on the third day of the public hearing being held in Perth.
An inspection report written in November 1947 about a visit to Bindoon Farm School the month before raised concerns with "the cleanliness and physical environment in which the children were being kept"

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/concerns-over-bindoon-school-raised-with-welfare-department-royal-commission-hears-20140430-37i15.html

Royal Commission hears from victim: Priest told me to say three Hail Marys after abuse’

WHEN Ted Delaney finally found the courage to reveal he was being sexually abused, he didn’t receive help - he was simply told to say three Hail Marys.
The priest attached to Bindoon boys home, who took the confessional, Father William, didn’t care a crime had been committed against a young boy, all he wanted to know was had the former resident been a willing participant.
“When I was about 13 years old, I went to confession and fessed to Father William that Brother Parker was sexually abusing me,” Mr Delaney told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse today.
“I didn’t use those exact words, but I think I said something like ‘I wish to confess that one of the brothers is having sex with me and he is treating me like a woman’.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/royal-commission-hears-from-victim-priest-told-me-to-say-three-hail-marys-after-abuse/story-fni0cx4q-1226901139005

Royal Commission hears from victim: Priest told me to say three Hail Marys after abuse’

WHEN Ted Delaney finally found the courage to reveal he was being sexually abused, he didn’t receive help - he was simply told to say three Hail Marys.
The priest attached to Bindoon boys home, who took the confessional, Father William, didn’t care a crime had been committed against a young boy, all he wanted to know was had the former resident been a willing participant.
“When I was about 13 years old, I went to confession and fessed to Father William that Brother Parker was sexually abusing me,” Mr Delaney told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse today.
“I didn’t use those exact words, but I think I said something like ‘I wish to confess that one of the brothers is having sex with me and he is treating me like a woman’.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/royal-commission-hears-from-victim-priest-told-me-to-say-three-hail-marys-after-abuse/story-fni0cx4q-1226901139005

Abuse survivor wants attacker exhumed

A SURVIVOR of child sex abuse at a West Australian boarding school wants the remains of a former principal exhumed from the school and reburied with his "pedophile" mates, a royal commission has heard.
Gordon Grant, a former resident of St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon, also wants the marble-top tombstone of Brother Paul Keaney - the superior of the school in 1947 - dumped in a piggery.
Mr Grant, now in his 80s, was sent to Bindoon from Wales when he was 14.
While at the school, he was physically beaten by Brother Keaney and repeatedly sexually abused by other brothers.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/abuse-victim-wants-govt-explanation/story-fnhrvfuw-1226901000160

Abuse survivor wants attacker exhumed

A SURVIVOR of child sex abuse at a West Australian boarding school wants the remains of a former principal exhumed from the school and reburied with his "pedophile" mates, a royal commission has heard.
Gordon Grant, a former resident of St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon, also wants the marble-top tombstone of Brother Paul Keaney - the superior of the school in 1947 - dumped in a piggery.
Mr Grant, now in his 80s, was sent to Bindoon from Wales when he was 14.
While at the school, he was physically beaten by Brother Keaney and repeatedly sexually abused by other brothers.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/abuse-victim-wants-govt-explanation/story-fnhrvfuw-1226901000160

Slaters 'no comment' on RC allegations

Slater & Gordon has declined to comment on allegations that it “forced” a victim of sexual abuse to sign a settlement in the firm’s class action against Christian Brothers-run institutions.
Edward Delaney and Gordon Grant gave evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today (30 April) in Perth. Both victims spoke about sexual abuse that occurred at Bindoon Farm School.
Delaney described a subsequent class action by Slaters, which was launched in the 1990s, as “a joke”, reported SMH.
He claimed that he was told by the firm that if he didn’t take a settlement offer of around $3000 he would “get nothing”.

http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/no-comment-from-slaters-on-rc-allegations

Slaters 'no comment' on RC allegations

Slater & Gordon has declined to comment on allegations that it “forced” a victim of sexual abuse to sign a settlement in the firm’s class action against Christian Brothers-run institutions.
Edward Delaney and Gordon Grant gave evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today (30 April) in Perth. Both victims spoke about sexual abuse that occurred at Bindoon Farm School.
Delaney described a subsequent class action by Slaters, which was launched in the 1990s, as “a joke”, reported SMH.
He claimed that he was told by the firm that if he didn’t take a settlement offer of around $3000 he would “get nothing”.

http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/no-comment-from-slaters-on-rc-allegations

Royal Commission witness wants ‘worst’ offender’s remains to be placed with other ‘pedophiles’

A FORMER Bindon boys’ home resident says he wants the remains of the Christian Brother who inflicted the most pain on him removed from his grave and placed with other “notorious pedophiles”.
Gordon Grant, 80, was sexually and physically abused by several brothers while he was a resident at Bindoon boys home.
Yet only one he says he despised the most – Brother Paul Keaney.
He told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse today that he wanted his remains to be dug up from the former orphanage and placed at Karrakatta cemetery.
“There is at Bindoon, the mortal remains of Brother Paul Francis Keaney,” he told the hearing in Perth today. “We want those remains taken up and his mortal remains, whatever is left of them to be reinterred at the Christian Brothers plot at Karrakatta.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/royal-commission-witness-wants-worst-offenders-remains-to-be-placed-with-other-pedophiles/story-fnii5thm-1226901118503

Royal Commission witness wants ‘worst’ offender’s remains to be placed with other ‘pedophiles’

A FORMER Bindon boys’ home resident says he wants the remains of the Christian Brother who inflicted the most pain on him removed from his grave and placed with other “notorious pedophiles”.
Gordon Grant, 80, was sexually and physically abused by several brothers while he was a resident at Bindoon boys home.
Yet only one he says he despised the most – Brother Paul Keaney.
He told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse today that he wanted his remains to be dug up from the former orphanage and placed at Karrakatta cemetery.
“There is at Bindoon, the mortal remains of Brother Paul Francis Keaney,” he told the hearing in Perth today. “We want those remains taken up and his mortal remains, whatever is left of them to be reinterred at the Christian Brothers plot at Karrakatta.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/royal-commission-witness-wants-worst-offenders-remains-to-be-placed-with-other-pedophiles/story-fnii5thm-1226901118503

Ex-priest sentenced to six months' jail for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest will serve six months in jail for sexually abusing three boys at a Bendigo school.
James Jennings, 81, was a teacher at St Vincent's College (which is now known as Catholic College Bendigo) in the 1960s, when he sexually abused three boys, who were aged 12 and 13 at the time.
The offences took place in their bedrooms, his office and the school sick bay.
One of the boys suffered frequent and sustained abuse over several years.
In a victim impact statement tendered in the county court, he said the abuse made him feel "exploited, humiliated, ashamed and embarrassed."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-30/ex-priest-sentenced-to-six-months27-jail-for-child-sex-abuse/5420944

Ex-priest sentenced to six months' jail for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest will serve six months in jail for sexually abusing three boys at a Bendigo school.
James Jennings, 81, was a teacher at St Vincent's College (which is now known as Catholic College Bendigo) in the 1960s, when he sexually abused three boys, who were aged 12 and 13 at the time.
The offences took place in their bedrooms, his office and the school sick bay.
One of the boys suffered frequent and sustained abuse over several years.
In a victim impact statement tendered in the county court, he said the abuse made him feel "exploited, humiliated, ashamed and embarrassed."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-30/ex-priest-sentenced-to-six-months27-jail-for-child-sex-abuse/5420944

BMF launches campaign to get child sex abuse victims to share their story with Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has launched a national campaign aimed at informing those who have experienced child sexual abuse within an institution how to share their story.
Created by BMF, the ‘Share your Story’ campaign aims to encourage survivors of child abuse to speak about their experiences.
The integrated campaign is running across print, radio, digital displays and the Royal Commission website.

http://mumbrella.com.au/royal-commission-institutional-responses-child-sexual-abuse-launch-campaign-encouraging-people-share-story-223457

BMF launches campaign to get child sex abuse victims to share their story with Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has launched a national campaign aimed at informing those who have experienced child sexual abuse within an institution how to share their story.
Created by BMF, the ‘Share your Story’ campaign aims to encourage survivors of child abuse to speak about their experiences.
The integrated campaign is running across print, radio, digital displays and the Royal Commission website.

http://mumbrella.com.au/royal-commission-institutional-responses-child-sexual-abuse-launch-campaign-encouraging-people-share-story-223457

Mid West towns impacted by child sexual abuse royal commission

The royal commission into child sexual abuse is underway in Perth, and the communities of Bindoon and Tardun have been pulled into focus.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will run for the next two weeks, with 11 men giving evidence of the abuse they suffered in institutions run by the Christian Brothers.
With two of the institutions in question located in tiny towns in the Mid West, what impact will the commission and the stories shared have on the communities in question?
Dr Alan Campbell from Curtin University's School of Social Work told ABC's Glenn Barndon that the issues will affect entire towns, whether members of the community have been directly affected by the abuse or not. "Being able to come together as a community in some way to try to help each other through that, and to make sense of it, is highly important."

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/04/30/3995143.htm?site=wheatbelt

Mid West towns impacted by child sexual abuse royal commission

The royal commission into child sexual abuse is underway in Perth, and the communities of Bindoon and Tardun have been pulled into focus.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will run for the next two weeks, with 11 men giving evidence of the abuse they suffered in institutions run by the Christian Brothers.
With two of the institutions in question located in tiny towns in the Mid West, what impact will the commission and the stories shared have on the communities in question?
Dr Alan Campbell from Curtin University's School of Social Work told ABC's Glenn Barndon that the issues will affect entire towns, whether members of the community have been directly affected by the abuse or not. "Being able to come together as a community in some way to try to help each other through that, and to make sense of it, is highly important."

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/04/30/3995143.htm?site=wheatbelt

Former Christian Brother changes sex charge name to Ted Bales

A FORMER Christian Brother charged with child sex offences in Geelong changed his name to avoid publicity, a court has heard.
The man, now known as Ted Bales, faces 48 charges of indecent assault and gross indecency against 14 boys in the 1970s and 1980s.
Bales, 64, had been stationed with the Christian Brothers at Ballarat and Warrnambool.
He is alleged to have indecently assaulted males in Ballarat, Forest Hill and Warrnambool between 1970 and 1975 and in Lovely Banks, East Melbourne and Lower Templestowe between 1980 and 1984.
His defence lawyer told the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court that Bales had changed his identity to avoid publicity because his name came up whenever the media reported on crimes involving the Christian Brothers.

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/crime-court/former-christian-brother-changes-sex-charge-name-to-ted-bales/story-fnjuhoxe-1226900970936

Former Christian Brother changes sex charge name to Ted Bales

A FORMER Christian Brother charged with child sex offences in Geelong changed his name to avoid publicity, a court has heard.
The man, now known as Ted Bales, faces 48 charges of indecent assault and gross indecency against 14 boys in the 1970s and 1980s.
Bales, 64, had been stationed with the Christian Brothers at Ballarat and Warrnambool.
He is alleged to have indecently assaulted males in Ballarat, Forest Hill and Warrnambool between 1970 and 1975 and in Lovely Banks, East Melbourne and Lower Templestowe between 1980 and 1984.
His defence lawyer told the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court that Bales had changed his identity to avoid publicity because his name came up whenever the media reported on crimes involving the Christian Brothers.

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/crime-court/former-christian-brother-changes-sex-charge-name-to-ted-bales/story-fnjuhoxe-1226900970936

Day 3: Royal Commission hears more horrific evidence about abuse by WA Christian Brothers

AFTER more than five decades there is just one overwhelming question Ted Delaney wants answered – why?
Why was he taken from the orphanage his mother had to place him in and shipped off to Australia without her permission?
Why did the Australian Government want children from the UK only to abandon them when they arrived?
Why didn’t anyone check on their welfare while they were in the care of the Christian Brothers?
And why didn’t anyone question why so many children ended up in hospitals with injuries which clearly were not the result of accidents?
Mr Delaney was sent off to Australia when he was five and placed at Castledare when he was seven.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/day-3-royal-commission-hears-more-horrific-evidence-about-abuse-by-wa-christian-brothers/story-e6frg6n6-1226900979942

Day 3: Royal Commission hears more horrific evidence about abuse by WA Christian Brothers

AFTER more than five decades there is just one overwhelming question Ted Delaney wants answered – why?
Why was he taken from the orphanage his mother had to place him in and shipped off to Australia without her permission?
Why did the Australian Government want children from the UK only to abandon them when they arrived?
Why didn’t anyone check on their welfare while they were in the care of the Christian Brothers?
And why didn’t anyone question why so many children ended up in hospitals with injuries which clearly were not the result of accidents?
Mr Delaney was sent off to Australia when he was five and placed at Castledare when he was seven.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/day-3-royal-commission-hears-more-horrific-evidence-about-abuse-by-wa-christian-brothers/story-e6frg6n6-1226900979942

Fighting spirit defied brutality

Allowing priests and brothers to marry would solve a lot of the problems of the Catholic Church, an abused former Christian Brothers' resident told a royal commission in Perth this morning.
Giving evidence on the third day of the hearing into systemic sexual, physical and mental abuse of young boys at four WA Christian Brothers homes, Edward Delaney said there also needed to be greater scrutiny of the people allowed into the Catholic Church.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/23090676/fighting-spirit-defied-brutality/

Fighting spirit defied brutality

Allowing priests and brothers to marry would solve a lot of the problems of the Catholic Church, an abused former Christian Brothers' resident told a royal commission in Perth this morning.
Giving evidence on the third day of the hearing into systemic sexual, physical and mental abuse of young boys at four WA Christian Brothers homes, Edward Delaney said there also needed to be greater scrutiny of the people allowed into the Catholic Church.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/23090676/fighting-spirit-defied-brutality/

Perth Royal Commission sex abuse witnesses slam Slater & Gordon

Victims of sexual abuse at Christian Brothers run institutions have slammed the law firm which represented them in a class action, alleging they were "forced" to sign a settlement they did not understand.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard from the final two of 11 victims at Perth's public hearing on Wednesday morning.
Gordon Grant and Edward Delaney spoke of sexual abuse at Bindoon Farm School.
Mr Delaney described the class action put forward by Slater & Gordon in the 1990s as "a joke".
He said he was told the church had made an offer and, "if I did not take the offer, I would get nothing."

http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/perth-royal-commission-sex-abuse-witnesses-slam-slater--gordon-20140430-37hdm.html

Perth Royal Commission sex abuse witnesses slam Slater & Gordon

Victims of sexual abuse at Christian Brothers run institutions have slammed the law firm which represented them in a class action, alleging they were "forced" to sign a settlement they did not understand.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard from the final two of 11 victims at Perth's public hearing on Wednesday morning.
Gordon Grant and Edward Delaney spoke of sexual abuse at Bindoon Farm School.
Mr Delaney described the class action put forward by Slater & Gordon in the 1990s as "a joke".
He said he was told the church had made an offer and, "if I did not take the offer, I would get nothing."

http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/perth-royal-commission-sex-abuse-witnesses-slam-slater--gordon-20140430-37hdm.html

Abuse victim wants govt explanation

A man who was left for weeks without treatment for broken bones while in the care of Christian Brothers at a Western Australia orphanage says the federal government neglected its responsibility to child migrants.
Giving evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Edward Delaney says he was told by a priest he would be forgiven for being raped by a brother if he said three Hail Mary's.
When Mr Delaney was 14, he fell while working at St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon.
"For two weeks I cried with the pain and finally when we were staying at Moore River (the Christian Brothers holiday home) I was crying so much I was taken to Royal Perth hospital.
"It was discovered I had a broken arm and broken leg. I was patched up in plaster and sent back."

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/abuse-victim-wants-govt-explanation-20140430-37hdo.html

Abuse victim wants govt explanation

A man who was left for weeks without treatment for broken bones while in the care of Christian Brothers at a Western Australia orphanage says the federal government neglected its responsibility to child migrants.
Giving evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Edward Delaney says he was told by a priest he would be forgiven for being raped by a brother if he said three Hail Mary's.
When Mr Delaney was 14, he fell while working at St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon.
"For two weeks I cried with the pain and finally when we were staying at Moore River (the Christian Brothers holiday home) I was crying so much I was taken to Royal Perth hospital.
"It was discovered I had a broken arm and broken leg. I was patched up in plaster and sent back."

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/abuse-victim-wants-govt-explanation-20140430-37hdo.html

Royal commission into child sexual abuse: Victim 'ignored by police'

A man sexually abused in a church-run institution was ignored by police and warned he would be charged if he continued to make abuse allegations, a royal commission has heard.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse entered its third day of hearings in Perth today.
Edward Delaney was a child migrant from England when he was sent to a Christian Brothers institution at Castledare, and then sent on to Bindoon.
He has told the commission he was physically and sexually abused by the brothers at Bindoon over a prolonged period.
"I felt despair and like I could not go on," Mr Delaney said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-30/royal-commission-child-sexual-abuse-victim-ignored-by-police/5421060

Royal commission into child sexual abuse: Victim 'ignored by police'

A man sexually abused in a church-run institution was ignored by police and warned he would be charged if he continued to make abuse allegations, a royal commission has heard.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse entered its third day of hearings in Perth today.
Edward Delaney was a child migrant from England when he was sent to a Christian Brothers institution at Castledare, and then sent on to Bindoon.
He has told the commission he was physically and sexually abused by the brothers at Bindoon over a prolonged period.
"I felt despair and like I could not go on," Mr Delaney said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-30/royal-commission-child-sexual-abuse-victim-ignored-by-police/5421060

Royal commission into child abuse: Victim 'living a nightmare' after sexual abuse by Christian Brothers

A man has described being "consumed by guilt and shame" as a result of savage abuse he suffered at church-run institutions north-east of Perth.
The man, known only as VV, was giving evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sex Abuse in Perth on Tuesday.
He described being molested by his school's priest as the man comforted him following a brutal sexual assault by one of the Christian Brothers.
"When I look back on my life I'm consumed by guilt and shame and a sense of betrayal, denial and abandonment," he said.
"I have an overwhelming sense of helplessness, hopelessness and my inability to change my past and of complete desperation, knowing that my future would always be tainted by the past.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-29/royal-commission-perth-tues/5418240

Royal commission into child abuse: Victim 'living a nightmare' after sexual abuse by Christian Brothers

A man has described being "consumed by guilt and shame" as a result of savage abuse he suffered at church-run institutions north-east of Perth.
The man, known only as VV, was giving evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sex Abuse in Perth on Tuesday.
He described being molested by his school's priest as the man comforted him following a brutal sexual assault by one of the Christian Brothers.
"When I look back on my life I'm consumed by guilt and shame and a sense of betrayal, denial and abandonment," he said.
"I have an overwhelming sense of helplessness, hopelessness and my inability to change my past and of complete desperation, knowing that my future would always be tainted by the past.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-29/royal-commission-perth-tues/5418240

Brother thrilled at beating boys: inquiry

PERTH, April 29 – A Christian Brother known for extreme violence at a West Australian boys’ school seemed to get a sexual thrill out of beating boys for minor transgressions, a survivor has told a royal commission.
Brother Bruno Doyle tried to stop the rampant sex abuse at St Joseph’s Farm and Trade School in Bindoon when he took over as head of the school in 1959, but he was still violent and sadistic, the commission heard.
The witness, known as VV, on Tuesday told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual abuse he was once beaten almost unconscious by Brother Doyle.
The Christian Brother once “worked himself into a rage” and had an erection while beating VV.

http://www.ozteacher.com.au/news/wa/brother-thrilled-at-beating-boys-inquiry/27960

Brother thrilled at beating boys: inquiry

PERTH, April 29 – A Christian Brother known for extreme violence at a West Australian boys’ school seemed to get a sexual thrill out of beating boys for minor transgressions, a survivor has told a royal commission.
Brother Bruno Doyle tried to stop the rampant sex abuse at St Joseph’s Farm and Trade School in Bindoon when he took over as head of the school in 1959, but he was still violent and sadistic, the commission heard.
The witness, known as VV, on Tuesday told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual abuse he was once beaten almost unconscious by Brother Doyle.
The Christian Brother once “worked himself into a rage” and had an erection while beating VV.

http://www.ozteacher.com.au/news/wa/brother-thrilled-at-beating-boys-inquiry/27960

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Mandurah child abuse survivor speaks out - 'they can't shut me up now'

WHEN Helena Maiolo was 12 years old she was thrown into a bin full of pig slop in a bid to try to shut her up.
More than 40 years later, the Mandurah woman refuses to be silenced.
Just one of tens of thousands who suffered at the hands of abusers while in State care, Ms Maiolo has made it her mission to speak out against child abuse.
Referring to herself, and others who were abused while institutionalised, as a ‘forgotten Australian’, the mother of four chose the opening week of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as the moment to have her say.
“I was told to keep quiet,” Ms Maiolo said.
“But they can’t shut me up now.

Mandurah child abuse survivor speaks out - 'they can't shut me up now'

WHEN Helena Maiolo was 12 years old she was thrown into a bin full of pig slop in a bid to try to shut her up.
More than 40 years later, the Mandurah woman refuses to be silenced.
Just one of tens of thousands who suffered at the hands of abusers while in State care, Ms Maiolo has made it her mission to speak out against child abuse.
Referring to herself, and others who were abused while institutionalised, as a ‘forgotten Australian’, the mother of four chose the opening week of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as the moment to have her say.
“I was told to keep quiet,” Ms Maiolo said.
“But they can’t shut me up now.

Ex-priest 'attacked vulnerable Vic boys'

Former Catholic priest James Patrick Jennings knew when the schoolboys he abused would be alone and in which dormitory they slept.
Jennings, 81, indecently assaulted three boys while a priest at Bendigo's St Vincent's College in the 1960s.
One of his victims, who was abused over a number of years, said Jennings had deprived him of his adolescence and made him feel guilty his whole life.
"He left me feeling exploited, humiliated and with lost self-esteem," he said in a statement read to the Victorian County Court on Tuesday.
Prosecutor Susan Borg said Jennings learnt his victims' class timetables to find out when they'd be alone.
She said he also knew in which dorms they were sleeping.

http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/expriest-attacked-vulnerable-vic-boys-20140429-37ev8.html

Ex-priest 'attacked vulnerable Vic boys'

Former Catholic priest James Patrick Jennings knew when the schoolboys he abused would be alone and in which dormitory they slept.
Jennings, 81, indecently assaulted three boys while a priest at Bendigo's St Vincent's College in the 1960s.
One of his victims, who was abused over a number of years, said Jennings had deprived him of his adolescence and made him feel guilty his whole life.
"He left me feeling exploited, humiliated and with lost self-esteem," he said in a statement read to the Victorian County Court on Tuesday.
Prosecutor Susan Borg said Jennings learnt his victims' class timetables to find out when they'd be alone.
She said he also knew in which dorms they were sleeping.

http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/expriest-attacked-vulnerable-vic-boys-20140429-37ev8.html

Royal commission into child abuse: Victim 'living a nightmare' after sexual abuse by Christian Brothers

A man has described being "consumed by guilt and shame" as a result of savage abuse he suffered at church-run institutions north-east of Perth.
The man, known only as VV, was giving evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sex Abuse in Perth on Tuesday.
"When I look back on my life I'm consumed by guilt and shame and a sense of betrayal, denial and abandonment," he said.
"I have an overwhelming sense of helplessness, hopelessness and my inability to change my past and of complete desperation, knowing that my future would always be tainted by the past.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-29/royal-commission-perth-tues/5418240

Royal commission into child abuse: Victim 'living a nightmare' after sexual abuse by Christian Brothers

A man has described being "consumed by guilt and shame" as a result of savage abuse he suffered at church-run institutions north-east of Perth.
The man, known only as VV, was giving evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sex Abuse in Perth on Tuesday.
"When I look back on my life I'm consumed by guilt and shame and a sense of betrayal, denial and abandonment," he said.
"I have an overwhelming sense of helplessness, hopelessness and my inability to change my past and of complete desperation, knowing that my future would always be tainted by the past.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-29/royal-commission-perth-tues/5418240

Maltese child migrant tried killing himself, Australian commission hears

Child migrant sent to Christian Brothers in 1960s was victim of frequent violent sexual abuse

Echoes of the violent world of child migrants, amongst them Maltese emigrants, entrusted to the Christian Brothers back in the 1960s are reverberating inside Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The evidence makes for harrowing reading, as a survey of the Australian press shows.

A child migrant identified as ‘VG’ who says he had been raised “in a loving and close family in Malta”, told the commission that reporting violent sexual assaults to priests in confessions only led to more brutal beatings and punishment at the Christian Brothers’ home of St Mary’s Agricultural School in Tardun, a small town in Western Australia. 

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/world/38495/maltese_child_migrant_tried_killing_himself_australian_commission_hears#.U1-AIo-L_t4

Maltese child migrant tried killing himself, Australian commission hears

Child migrant sent to Christian Brothers in 1960s was victim of frequent violent sexual abuse

Echoes of the violent world of child migrants, amongst them Maltese emigrants, entrusted to the Christian Brothers back in the 1960s are reverberating inside Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The evidence makes for harrowing reading, as a survey of the Australian press shows.

A child migrant identified as ‘VG’ who says he had been raised “in a loving and close family in Malta”, told the commission that reporting violent sexual assaults to priests in confessions only led to more brutal beatings and punishment at the Christian Brothers’ home of St Mary’s Agricultural School in Tardun, a small town in Western Australia. 

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/world/38495/maltese_child_migrant_tried_killing_himself_australian_commission_hears#.U1-AIo-L_t4

Pfarrer unter Kinderporno-Verdacht Gemeinde Lauchheim kann es nicht fassen

In der katholischen Gemeinde in Lauchheim herrscht Fassungslosigkeit: In der letzten Woche war der Pfarrer der Gemeinde wegen des Verdachts auf Besitz von Kinderpornografie suspendiert worden.  Die Ermittler sind durch eine BKA-Liste aufmerksam geworden - auf der auch der Name Edathy steht.

http://www.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/inhalt.pfarrer-unter-kinderporno-verdacht-gemeinde-lauchheim-kann-es-nicht-fassen.c70dc9f9-efef-4b78-8b6d-b4b5094e7cd6.html 

Durchsuchung! Pfarrer (39) suspendiert Polizei durchsuchte am Donnerstag Privatwohnung des Geistlichen

  • Von ALEXANDRA ZU CASTELL-RÜDENHAUSEN
Stuttgart/Lauchheim – Die Kripobeamten kamen am Abend. In der Tasche hatten sie einen Durchsuchungsbeschluss wegen eines unglaublichen Verdachts. Razzia im Pfarrhaus, weil der katholische Pfarrer von Lauchheim (Ostalbkreis) Kinderpornos besitzen soll.
Die Gläubigen der katholischen St. Peter und Paul-Kirche in Lauchheim sind entsetzt. Als sie gestern dabei sein wollten, wie ihr beliebter Pfarrer Willi S. (39) ihren Buben und Mädchen die Erste Hl. Kommunion spendet, der Schock: Am Altar stand eine Vertretung. Warum, erfuhren sie aus einer Mitteilung, die im Schriftenständer der Kirche lag.  

DDR-Heimkinder warten zu lange

Etwa 1.900 Betroffene stehen derzeit in der sächsischen Beratungsstelle für ehemalige DDR-Heimkinder auf der Warteliste. Für sie wird die Zeit für Zuwendungen aus dem Hilfsfonds langsam knapp. 

http://www.sz-online.de/sachsen/ddr-heimkinder-warten-zu-lange-2827440.html

Hilfe für ehemalige DDR-Heimkinder

Der Ärger um den Hilfsfonds für Heimkinder ist groß: Die Bearbeitungszeiten sind überlang - zudem mangelt es derzeit an Mitteln für Folgeverträge, die traumatisierten Thüringern in Aussicht gestellt wurden.

http://www.thueringer-allgemeine.de/startseite/detail/-/specific/Hilfe-fuer-ehemalige-DDR-Heimkinder-1163690891

Gottesbeweis per Computer?Warum sich Gott mathematisch nicht belegen lässt

Die Existenz Gottes mathematisch nachweisen - das funktioniert nicht, glaubt FOCUS-Online-Experte Heinz Oberhummer. Der Physiker ist überzeugt davon, dass sich der Glaube an Gott nicht wissenschaftlich erklären lässt.
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„Computer beweist die Existenz Gottes“ und „Mathematiker bestätigen Gottesbeweis“ - solche Schlagzeilen waren bereits in den Medien zu lesen. Diese Meldung gründete sich auf einem Nachweis von zwei Computerforschern. Im Jahre 1941 versuchte der Mathematiker und Logiker Kurt Gödel, die Existenz Gottes mittels reinen Denkens zu beweisen. Dass aus den Gödel‘schen Annahmen logisch korrekt so etwas wie die Existenz Gottes folgt, konnten die Wissenschaftler mit einem Computerprogramm nun nachweisen.

http://www.focus.de/wissen/experten/heinz_oberhummer/gottesbeweis-per-computer-naturwissenschaft-und-religion-gehen-nicht-zusammen_id_3711166.html 

Protest zum Auftakt des Konziljubiläums

KONSTANZ. (hpd) Ordner vor dem Kirchentor, Eintrittskarten für den Münsterbesuch – die Eröffnung des Konstanzer Konziljubiläums sorgte für ungewohnte Neuerungen. So gut besucht war das Münster lange nicht mehr und Demonstranten auf dem Münsterplatz gibt es auch nicht alle Tage: Gut ein Dutzend teils verkleideter Linker protestierte gegen das aus ihrer Sicht viel zu teure Kirchenfest.

http://hpd.de/node/18458 

Anger at child sex abuse compo cut

Witnesses at the first Perth royal commission public hearing into child sex abuse yesterday described feeling devalued, angry and betrayed after reliving their experiences only to have the State Government almost halve maximum pay-outs under the compensation scheme for abuse in care.
Child migrant Oliver Cosgrove, who told the hearing into four WA Christian Brothers' homes of his physical and sexual abuse at Clontarf and Castledare, said the application process under the WA Redress compensation scheme had been "onerous".

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/23050763/anger-at-child-sex-abuse-compo-cut/

Anger at child sex abuse compo cut

Witnesses at the first Perth royal commission public hearing into child sex abuse yesterday described feeling devalued, angry and betrayed after reliving their experiences only to have the State Government almost halve maximum pay-outs under the compensation scheme for abuse in care.
Child migrant Oliver Cosgrove, who told the hearing into four WA Christian Brothers' homes of his physical and sexual abuse at Clontarf and Castledare, said the application process under the WA Redress compensation scheme had been "onerous".

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/23050763/anger-at-child-sex-abuse-compo-cut/

Witness tells Royal Commission of abuse at St Mary’s Agricultural School in Tardun

ENTERING a Brother’s room was like entering a lion’s den.
Boys who were “chosen” would often start crying even before they stepped in, acutely aware of what would happen next.
For VG, a young Maltese boy who was sent to Australia in the 1960s to further his education following the death of his father, there was nothing he remembered fearing more in his first few weeks at St Mary’s Agricultural School in Tardun.
“When a brother chose a boy to take to a room, the boy would often start crying,” the man, whose name is suppressed, told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses of Child Sex Abuse today.
“At first I thought that the boys were being punished for something that they had done. After that I would often hear the boys say things like ‘No sir, please no sir’.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/witness-tells-royal-commission-of-abuse-at-st-marys-agricultural-school-in-tardun/story-fnhocxo3-1226900013829

Witness tells Royal Commission of abuse at St Mary’s Agricultural School in Tardun

ENTERING a Brother’s room was like entering a lion’s den.
Boys who were “chosen” would often start crying even before they stepped in, acutely aware of what would happen next.
For VG, a young Maltese boy who was sent to Australia in the 1960s to further his education following the death of his father, there was nothing he remembered fearing more in his first few weeks at St Mary’s Agricultural School in Tardun.
“When a brother chose a boy to take to a room, the boy would often start crying,” the man, whose name is suppressed, told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses of Child Sex Abuse today.
“At first I thought that the boys were being punished for something that they had done. After that I would often hear the boys say things like ‘No sir, please no sir’.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/witness-tells-royal-commission-of-abuse-at-st-marys-agricultural-school-in-tardun/story-fnhocxo3-1226900013829

Accused Vic Christian Brother changed name

A former Christian Brother changed his name to avoid publicity over child sex charges, a Victorian court has been told.
A former Christian Brother charged with child sex offences changed his name to avoid publicity, a Victorian court has heard.
The man, now known as Ted Bales, faces 48 charges of indecent assault and gross indecency against 14 boys in the 1970s and 1980s.
Bales, 64, had been stationed with the Christian Brothers at Ballarat and Warrnambool.
His defence lawyer told the Melbourne Magistrates Court that Bales had changed his identity to avoid publicity because his name came up whenever the media reported on crimes involving the Christian Brothers.
Bales' previous name was not disclosed.


http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/29/accused-vic-christian-brother-changed-name

Accused Vic Christian Brother changed name

A former Christian Brother changed his name to avoid publicity over child sex charges, a Victorian court has been told.
A former Christian Brother charged with child sex offences changed his name to avoid publicity, a Victorian court has heard.
The man, now known as Ted Bales, faces 48 charges of indecent assault and gross indecency against 14 boys in the 1970s and 1980s.
Bales, 64, had been stationed with the Christian Brothers at Ballarat and Warrnambool.
His defence lawyer told the Melbourne Magistrates Court that Bales had changed his identity to avoid publicity because his name came up whenever the media reported on crimes involving the Christian Brothers.
Bales' previous name was not disclosed.


http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/29/accused-vic-christian-brother-changed-name

Child migrant talks of suspicious deaths at WA's Bindoon Farm school

The fifth witness to give evidence at the Perth hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse told of not only physical and sexual abuse but the suspicious deaths of two children at Bindoon Farm School while he was there in the 1960s.
Clifford Walsh arrived as a child migrant from the United Kingdom in Australia at the age of nine.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/child-migrant-talks-of-suspicious-deaths-at-was-bindoon-farm-school-20140429-37fcg.html

Child migrant talks of suspicious deaths at WA's Bindoon Farm school

The fifth witness to give evidence at the Perth hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse told of not only physical and sexual abuse but the suspicious deaths of two children at Bindoon Farm School while he was there in the 1960s.
Clifford Walsh arrived as a child migrant from the United Kingdom in Australia at the age of nine.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/child-migrant-talks-of-suspicious-deaths-at-was-bindoon-farm-school-20140429-37fcg.html

Lure of adventure turned sadistic horror

Reporting violent sexual assaults and revealing the details to priests in confessions only led to more brutal beatings and punishment at the Christian Brothers' home in Tardun, a child migrant has told a public hearing in Perth this morning.
The man identified as VG revealed painful details of repeated assaults, neglect and cruelty at the second day of a royal commission hearing into the experiences of boys at four WA Christian Brothers orphanages.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23060353/lure-of-adventure-turned-sadistic-horror/

Lure of adventure turned sadistic horror

Reporting violent sexual assaults and revealing the details to priests in confessions only led to more brutal beatings and punishment at the Christian Brothers' home in Tardun, a child migrant has told a public hearing in Perth this morning.
The man identified as VG revealed painful details of repeated assaults, neglect and cruelty at the second day of a royal commission hearing into the experiences of boys at four WA Christian Brothers orphanages.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23060353/lure-of-adventure-turned-sadistic-horror/

Royal commission into child sex abuse: Victim tells of Christian Brothers luring boys for sex, savage beatings

A man who says he suffered horrific sexual and physical abuse as a child at a WA institution run by the Christian Brothers has called on the Catholic Church to pay compensation to victims.
After giving evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sex Abuse in Perth today, Clifford Walsh told reporters outside the hearing that conditions at the school in Bindoon, north-east of Perth, were horrendous.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-29/royal-commission-perth-tues/5418240

Royal commission into child sex abuse: Victim tells of Christian Brothers luring boys for sex, savage beatings

A man who says he suffered horrific sexual and physical abuse as a child at a WA institution run by the Christian Brothers has called on the Catholic Church to pay compensation to victims.
After giving evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sex Abuse in Perth today, Clifford Walsh told reporters outside the hearing that conditions at the school in Bindoon, north-east of Perth, were horrendous.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-29/royal-commission-perth-tues/5418240

Be less attractive, abuse survivor told

A 10-year-old boy was told by a priest to make himself less attractive so as not to be a target for sexual abuse, a royal commission has heard.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has also heard that Christian Brothers pimped boys out to a visiting photographer at St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon, in the late 1950s.
A witness known as VV on Tuesday told the commission in Perth a Christian Brother who raped him suddenly announced he needed to confess his sins.
"Then Brother Parker came back and said I needed to see Father Gerard. Father Gerard sat me down and told me what we were doing was very wrong, and that I should make myself less attractive," VV said.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/23059947/be-less-attractive-abuse-survivor-told/

Be less attractive, abuse survivor told

A 10-year-old boy was told by a priest to make himself less attractive so as not to be a target for sexual abuse, a royal commission has heard.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has also heard that Christian Brothers pimped boys out to a visiting photographer at St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon, in the late 1950s.
A witness known as VV on Tuesday told the commission in Perth a Christian Brother who raped him suddenly announced he needed to confess his sins.
"Then Brother Parker came back and said I needed to see Father Gerard. Father Gerard sat me down and told me what we were doing was very wrong, and that I should make myself less attractive," VV said.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/23059947/be-less-attractive-abuse-survivor-told/

‘I was so distressed I just accepted the money’: sex abuse hearing

Men who were victims of sexual abuse as children while in the care of the Christian Brothers have told a public hearing in Perth that they not only had to go through the trauma of abuse but also the "traumatic" process of trying to receive compensation.
On Tuesday, a man known to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as 'VV' described sexual and physical abuse he experienced at Bindoon Farm School.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/i-was-so-distressed-i-just-accepted-the-money-sex-abuse-hearing-20140429-37fm0.html

‘I was so distressed I just accepted the money’: sex abuse hearing

Men who were victims of sexual abuse as children while in the care of the Christian Brothers have told a public hearing in Perth that they not only had to go through the trauma of abuse but also the "traumatic" process of trying to receive compensation.
On Tuesday, a man known to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as 'VV' described sexual and physical abuse he experienced at Bindoon Farm School.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/i-was-so-distressed-i-just-accepted-the-money-sex-abuse-hearing-20140429-37fm0.html

Day two Royal Commission evidence: Regular beatings, sexual abuse and hard labour

THEY called him “Killer Moore”, the Christian brother whose “liberal” use of a leather strap sparked fear in almost every child at Bindoon Farm School.
Such was his reputation that Clifford Walsh “feared him” more than any other brother at the institution even though he was also brutally raped by a number of the others.
Mr Walsh was just nine when he received his first beating by Brother Moore, his second day at Bindoon.
He learnt very quickly the ferocity of his wrath. And his supposed crime? Being unable to carry a heavy crow bar for three miles.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/day-two-royal-commission-evidence-regular-beatings-sexual-abuse-and-hard-labour/story-e6frg6n6-1226899716589

Day two Royal Commission evidence: Regular beatings, sexual abuse and hard labour

THEY called him “Killer Moore”, the Christian brother whose “liberal” use of a leather strap sparked fear in almost every child at Bindoon Farm School.
Such was his reputation that Clifford Walsh “feared him” more than any other brother at the institution even though he was also brutally raped by a number of the others.
Mr Walsh was just nine when he received his first beating by Brother Moore, his second day at Bindoon.
He learnt very quickly the ferocity of his wrath. And his supposed crime? Being unable to carry a heavy crow bar for three miles.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/day-two-royal-commission-evidence-regular-beatings-sexual-abuse-and-hard-labour/story-e6frg6n6-1226899716589

John yearned for mum amid abuse

John Hennessey is 78 years old but if you listened to his words yesterday, all you could see was a frightened and lonely young boy, starved of love.
After choosing to take the oath on the Bible instead of an affirmation - he still believes in God - Mr Hennessey paused before starting his testimony, holding a picture of his late mother, May.
"I brought my mother with me," he said.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23050764/john-yearned-for-mum-amid-abuse/

John yearned for mum amid abuse

John Hennessey is 78 years old but if you listened to his words yesterday, all you could see was a frightened and lonely young boy, starved of love.
After choosing to take the oath on the Bible instead of an affirmation - he still believes in God - Mr Hennessey paused before starting his testimony, holding a picture of his late mother, May.
"I brought my mother with me," he said.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23050764/john-yearned-for-mum-amid-abuse/

Victim became Christian Brother only to be 'treated like outsider'

Brother Albert McGregor had not spoken a word about the sexual abuse he suffered as a child as a resident at Castledare Junior Orphanage and later at St Vincent's Orphanage in Clontarf.
He figured his experience had not been a common one for children in the care of Christian Brothers in Western Australia.
It was not until he was an adult and three other men who had also grown up in WA Christian Brother-run institutions confided in him about sexual abuse, did he realise that it may have been a "widespread problem".
Mr McGregor told his story to the first Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse public hearings being conducted in Perth.
On Monday the hearing heard the story of the man who was born in England and taken to a place called Nazareth House in Aberdeen in 1941 as a two month old.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/victim-became-christian-brother-only-to-be-treated-like-outsider-20140428-37e0q.html

Victim became Christian Brother only to be 'treated like outsider'

Brother Albert McGregor had not spoken a word about the sexual abuse he suffered as a child as a resident at Castledare Junior Orphanage and later at St Vincent's Orphanage in Clontarf.
He figured his experience had not been a common one for children in the care of Christian Brothers in Western Australia.
It was not until he was an adult and three other men who had also grown up in WA Christian Brother-run institutions confided in him about sexual abuse, did he realise that it may have been a "widespread problem".
Mr McGregor told his story to the first Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse public hearings being conducted in Perth.
On Monday the hearing heard the story of the man who was born in England and taken to a place called Nazareth House in Aberdeen in 1941 as a two month old.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/victim-became-christian-brother-only-to-be-treated-like-outsider-20140428-37e0q.html

Victims tell of merciless abuse

A former resident of the Christian Brothers' Bindoon orphanage yesterday exposed harrowing details of his exploitation by the home's brothers, telling the first Perth hearing of a royal commission of his years of being groomed as a sex "pet" and sadistically beaten.
John Hennessey, the first witness at the hearing of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, described being repeatedly and mercilessly raped, forced into child labour and beaten so brutally that he once believed he would die.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23045126/victims-tell-of-merciless-abuse/

Victims tell of merciless abuse

A former resident of the Christian Brothers' Bindoon orphanage yesterday exposed harrowing details of his exploitation by the home's brothers, telling the first Perth hearing of a royal commission of his years of being groomed as a sex "pet" and sadistically beaten.
John Hennessey, the first witness at the hearing of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, described being repeatedly and mercilessly raped, forced into child labour and beaten so brutally that he once believed he would die.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23045126/victims-tell-of-merciless-abuse/

Monday, 28 April 2014

WA Brothers could abuse with impunity

Child abusers at Christian Brothers schools in Western Australia knew they could sexually torture children with impunity, safe in the knowledge the state would do nothing, a royal commission has heard.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard boys were routinely tortured, raped and beaten by Christian Brothers in four childcare institutions since the 1950s.
The two-week Perth inquiry is investigating the responses of the Christian Brothers and state authorities to the abuse allegations at the Bindoon, Castledare, Clontarf and Tardun residences for boys who were orphaned or forcibly removed from their parents from the UK, Malta and Australia.
In emotional testimony on Monday, John Hennessey told the commission the men who abused him during his time at St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon, felt safe in doing so.
"I was exploited and abused by criminals (who were) safe in the knowledge that the state government and church were my legal guardians, and would never bother to meet their responsibilities," he said.

http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/wa-brothers-could-abuse-with-impunity-20140428-37cju.html

WA Brothers could abuse with impunity

Child abusers at Christian Brothers schools in Western Australia knew they could sexually torture children with impunity, safe in the knowledge the state would do nothing, a royal commission has heard.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard boys were routinely tortured, raped and beaten by Christian Brothers in four childcare institutions since the 1950s.
The two-week Perth inquiry is investigating the responses of the Christian Brothers and state authorities to the abuse allegations at the Bindoon, Castledare, Clontarf and Tardun residences for boys who were orphaned or forcibly removed from their parents from the UK, Malta and Australia.
In emotional testimony on Monday, John Hennessey told the commission the men who abused him during his time at St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon, felt safe in doing so.
"I was exploited and abused by criminals (who were) safe in the knowledge that the state government and church were my legal guardians, and would never bother to meet their responsibilities," he said.

http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/wa-brothers-could-abuse-with-impunity-20140428-37cju.html

Child groomed as a ‘sex pet’

FORMER child migrant John Hennessey was groomed into a “sexual pet’’ by a group of clergymen during five years of abuse at a West Australian Christian ­orphanage.
He was repeatedly raped and programmed into the “most distorted, twisted patterns of sexual and social conduct”, he told the royal commission into child abuse yesterday.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/child-groomed-as-a-sex-pet/story-e6frg6n6-1226898782846#

Child groomed as a ‘sex pet’

FORMER child migrant John Hennessey was groomed into a “sexual pet’’ by a group of clergymen during five years of abuse at a West Australian Christian ­orphanage.
He was repeatedly raped and programmed into the “most distorted, twisted patterns of sexual and social conduct”, he told the royal commission into child abuse yesterday.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/child-groomed-as-a-sex-pet/story-e6frg6n6-1226898782846#

Abusers knew authorities wouldn't act

A former Christian Brothers student has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse his abusers acted with impunity, safe in the knowledge the authorities would do nothing.
Young boys at four WA Christian Brothers homes were repeatedly raped and brutally beaten when they reported the abuse, which often led to perpetrators being removed and simply replaced with another brother who would inflict more sexual assaults.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23028027/abusers-knew-authorities-wouldnt-act/

Abusers knew authorities wouldn't act

A former Christian Brothers student has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse his abusers acted with impunity, safe in the knowledge the authorities would do nothing.
Young boys at four WA Christian Brothers homes were repeatedly raped and brutally beaten when they reported the abuse, which often led to perpetrators being removed and simply replaced with another brother who would inflict more sexual assaults.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23028027/abusers-knew-authorities-wouldnt-act/

'I was exploited and abused by criminals' in a place 'devoid of love'

Survivor of abuse in Christian Brothers institution tells royal commission how he was stripped, flogged and passed between brothers at home for sexual gratification

A survivor of severe sexual and physical abuse at a Christian Brothers boys institution in Western Australia says the orphanage was "devoid of love" and run by men who believed the children were born of the devil.
John Hennessey has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse that when he was 12 he was publicly stripped and nearly flogged to death by a Christian Brother while at St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon.
"No one came to my aid," said a visibly upset Mr Hennessey, the first witness at the 11th case study examined by the commission.
"I am now left with a stutter."

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/28/i-was-exploited-and-abused-by-criminals-in-a-place-devoid-of-love

'I was exploited and abused by criminals' in a place 'devoid of love'

Survivor of abuse in Christian Brothers institution tells royal commission how he was stripped, flogged and passed between brothers at home for sexual gratification

A survivor of severe sexual and physical abuse at a Christian Brothers boys institution in Western Australia says the orphanage was "devoid of love" and run by men who believed the children were born of the devil.
John Hennessey has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse that when he was 12 he was publicly stripped and nearly flogged to death by a Christian Brother while at St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon.
"No one came to my aid," said a visibly upset Mr Hennessey, the first witness at the 11th case study examined by the commission.
"I am now left with a stutter."

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/28/i-was-exploited-and-abused-by-criminals-in-a-place-devoid-of-love

Survivor's tale of terror at Bindoon

A SURVIVOR of severe sexual and physical abuse at a Christian Brothers boys institution in Western Australia says the orphanage was "devoid of love" and run by men who believed the children were born of the devil.
John Hennessey has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse that when he was 12 he was publicly stripped and nearly flogged to death by a Christian Brother while at St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/perth-child-abuse-inquiry-opens/story-fn3dxiwe-1226897884838

Survivor's tale of terror at Bindoon

A SURVIVOR of severe sexual and physical abuse at a Christian Brothers boys institution in Western Australia says the orphanage was "devoid of love" and run by men who believed the children were born of the devil.
John Hennessey has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse that when he was 12 he was publicly stripped and nearly flogged to death by a Christian Brother while at St Joseph's Farm and Trade School, Bindoon.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/perth-child-abuse-inquiry-opens/story-fn3dxiwe-1226897884838

Child sexual abuse royal commission: Victim breaks down describing 'life of pain'

A former resident of a Christian Brothers school in Western Australia has described living in constant terror at the institution where "violence was a way of life".
John Hennessey is the first of a number of victims to give evidence at the Perth hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
He was a child migrant from the UK and told the hearing he was excited to come to Australia as an 11-year-old boy, considering it an adventure.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/23027492/child-sexual-abuse-royal-commission-what-was-done-in-name-of-the-church-was-shocking/

Child sexual abuse royal commission: Victim breaks down describing 'life of pain'

A former resident of a Christian Brothers school in Western Australia has described living in constant terror at the institution where "violence was a way of life".
John Hennessey is the first of a number of victims to give evidence at the Perth hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
He was a child migrant from the UK and told the hearing he was excited to come to Australia as an 11-year-old boy, considering it an adventure.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/23027492/child-sexual-abuse-royal-commission-what-was-done-in-name-of-the-church-was-shocking/

Perth child abuse inquiry told about the horrors of sexual abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has opened in Perth and witnesses have been recounting their stories into horrific abuse.
Counsel assisting the commission Gail Furness told the hearing at the Western Australian Industrial Commission that in the next two weeks 11 men would talk about their experiences.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-child-abuse-inquiry-told-about-the-horrors-of-sexual-abuse-20140428-37da8.html

Perth child abuse inquiry told about the horrors of sexual abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has opened in Perth and witnesses have been recounting their stories into horrific abuse.
Counsel assisting the commission Gail Furness told the hearing at the Western Australian Industrial Commission that in the next two weeks 11 men would talk about their experiences.

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-child-abuse-inquiry-told-about-the-horrors-of-sexual-abuse-20140428-37da8.html

Harrowing accounts of abuse in WA schools

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is hearing of harrowing abuse in four Christian Brothers institutions in WA.

Boys who reported sexual and physical abuse at the hands of Christian Brothers in Western Australia were often abused by the brother to whom they complained, a royal commission has heard.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard boys have been subjected to torture, rape and beatings by Christian Brothers in four childcare institutions since the 1950s.
The two-week Perth inquiry is investigating the responses of the Christian Brothers and relevant West Australian State authorities to the abuse allegations at the residences at Bindoon, Castledare, Clontarf and Tardun.
"For some boys, the knowledge of the abuse was well enough understood between the boys, if not necessarily openly discussed," council assisting the royal Commission Gail Furness said in her opening statement.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/28/harrowing-accounts-abuse-wa-schools

Harrowing accounts of abuse in WA schools

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is hearing of harrowing abuse in four Christian Brothers institutions in WA.

Boys who reported sexual and physical abuse at the hands of Christian Brothers in Western Australia were often abused by the brother to whom they complained, a royal commission has heard.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard boys have been subjected to torture, rape and beatings by Christian Brothers in four childcare institutions since the 1950s.
The two-week Perth inquiry is investigating the responses of the Christian Brothers and relevant West Australian State authorities to the abuse allegations at the residences at Bindoon, Castledare, Clontarf and Tardun.
"For some boys, the knowledge of the abuse was well enough understood between the boys, if not necessarily openly discussed," council assisting the royal Commission Gail Furness said in her opening statement.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/28/harrowing-accounts-abuse-wa-schools

Royal commission told of torture, rape, beatings by Christian brothers

BOYS who reported sexual and physical abuse at the hands of Christian Brothers in Western Australia were often abused by the brother to whom they complained, a royal commission has heard.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard boys have been subjected to torture, rape and beatings by Christian Brothers in four childcare institutions since the 1950s.
The two-week Perth inquiry is investigating the responses of the Christian Brothers and relevant West Australian State authorities to the abuse allegations at the residences at Bindoon, Castledare, Clontarf and Tardun.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/royal-commission-told-of-torture-rape-beatings-by-christian-brothers/story-e6frg6n6-1226898270965

Royal commission told of torture, rape, beatings by Christian brothers

BOYS who reported sexual and physical abuse at the hands of Christian Brothers in Western Australia were often abused by the brother to whom they complained, a royal commission has heard.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard boys have been subjected to torture, rape and beatings by Christian Brothers in four childcare institutions since the 1950s.
The two-week Perth inquiry is investigating the responses of the Christian Brothers and relevant West Australian State authorities to the abuse allegations at the residences at Bindoon, Castledare, Clontarf and Tardun.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/royal-commission-told-of-torture-rape-beatings-by-christian-brothers/story-e6frg6n6-1226898270965

WA royal commission hears of sex abuse by Christian Brothers

A CHRISTIAN Brother tried to indecently assault a nine-year-old boy who went to him with the revelation that he had been anally raped by a fellow Brother, a royal commission has been told.
The first hour of evidence about abuse in up to four West Australian institutions run by the Christian Brothers has included allegations of anal rape and brutal beatings.
The Royal Commission into Christian Brothers Institutions in WA has begun public hearings into the Bindoon, Tardun, Clontarf and Castledare institutions run by the Christian Brothers.
The commission will hear evidence from 11 men who were residents at the institutions between 1947 and 1968.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/wa-royal-commission-hears-of-sex-abuse-by-christian-brothers/story-fngburq5-1226898429419

WA royal commission hears of sex abuse by Christian Brothers

A CHRISTIAN Brother tried to indecently assault a nine-year-old boy who went to him with the revelation that he had been anally raped by a fellow Brother, a royal commission has been told.
The first hour of evidence about abuse in up to four West Australian institutions run by the Christian Brothers has included allegations of anal rape and brutal beatings.
The Royal Commission into Christian Brothers Institutions in WA has begun public hearings into the Bindoon, Tardun, Clontarf and Castledare institutions run by the Christian Brothers.
The commission will hear evidence from 11 men who were residents at the institutions between 1947 and 1968.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/wa-royal-commission-hears-of-sex-abuse-by-christian-brothers/story-fngburq5-1226898429419

Child sex sentences a joke, police tell parliament

POLICE have branded sentences handed down to pedophiles as a joke, abhorrent and ridiculous and said judges were easily tricked into believing offenders were rehabilitated.
The blunt verdict from frontline officers who meet the victims and their parents and arrest the offenders has been handed to the state Parliament’s Child Sexual Offences Committee, which begins its inquiry today.
The state’s Police Association had asked officers, who are discouraged from speaking publicly on individual cases, for the first time for their thoughts on the sentencing of child sex offenders.
“Individual submissions to the association poignantly detail their own cases at their respective stations and many mention the injustice, anger and disbelief at how the ‘system’ has failed to adequately deal with their situations,” association president Scott Weber said in their submission.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/child-sex-sentences-a-joke-police-tell-parliament/story-fni0cx12-1226897687076

Child sex sentences a joke, police tell parliament

POLICE have branded sentences handed down to pedophiles as a joke, abhorrent and ridiculous and said judges were easily tricked into believing offenders were rehabilitated.
The blunt verdict from frontline officers who meet the victims and their parents and arrest the offenders has been handed to the state Parliament’s Child Sexual Offences Committee, which begins its inquiry today.
The state’s Police Association had asked officers, who are discouraged from speaking publicly on individual cases, for the first time for their thoughts on the sentencing of child sex offenders.
“Individual submissions to the association poignantly detail their own cases at their respective stations and many mention the injustice, anger and disbelief at how the ‘system’ has failed to adequately deal with their situations,” association president Scott Weber said in their submission.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/child-sex-sentences-a-joke-police-tell-parliament/story-fni0cx12-1226897687076

Witnesses ready to reveal brutal stories

Clutching a photograph of his mother, with an Order of Australia medal on his chest, former child migrant John Hennessey arrived this morning to give evidence at the first Perth public hearing of a national royal commission.
Mr Hennessey came from NSW to testify at the Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse about his harrowing childhood at Bindoon Farm School, run by the Christian Brothers of the Catholic Church.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23025922/witnesses-ready-to-reveal-brutal-stories/

Witnesses ready to reveal brutal stories

Clutching a photograph of his mother, with an Order of Australia medal on his chest, former child migrant John Hennessey arrived this morning to give evidence at the first Perth public hearing of a national royal commission.
Mr Hennessey came from NSW to testify at the Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Sexual Abuse about his harrowing childhood at Bindoon Farm School, run by the Christian Brothers of the Catholic Church.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23025922/witnesses-ready-to-reveal-brutal-stories/

Young boys raped when reporting abuse

Young boys at four WA Christian Brothers homes were repeatedly raped and brutally beaten when they reported the abuse, which often led to perpetrators being removed and simply replaced with another brother who would inflict more sexual assaults.
The shocking details of the sadistic abuse suffered by former residents at the Christian Brothers homes has been heard this morning during the opening of the first public hearing in Perth of the royal commission into child abuse.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23028027/young-boys-raped-when-reporting-abuse/

Young boys raped when reporting abuse

Young boys at four WA Christian Brothers homes were repeatedly raped and brutally beaten when they reported the abuse, which often led to perpetrators being removed and simply replaced with another brother who would inflict more sexual assaults.
The shocking details of the sadistic abuse suffered by former residents at the Christian Brothers homes has been heard this morning during the opening of the first public hearing in Perth of the royal commission into child abuse.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/23028027/young-boys-raped-when-reporting-abuse/

Former child migrant tells harrowing tale of abuse as royal commission heads to Western Australia

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will begin two weeks of hearings in Western Australia today.
The focus will be on four institutions run by the Christian Brothers: the Bindoon Farm School, St Mary's Agricultural School, St Vincent's Orphanage Clontarf and Castledare Junior Orphanage.
John Hennessey, who migrated to Australia as a child, is one of a number of men set to give evidence.
Mr Hennessey was 11 years old when he was taken from his orphanage in Bristol, England, in 1947 and sent to Western Australia.
He says the commission will open old wounds.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-27/child-abuse-royal-commission-perth/5413842

Former child migrant tells harrowing tale of abuse as royal commission heads to Western Australia

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will begin two weeks of hearings in Western Australia today.
The focus will be on four institutions run by the Christian Brothers: the Bindoon Farm School, St Mary's Agricultural School, St Vincent's Orphanage Clontarf and Castledare Junior Orphanage.
John Hennessey, who migrated to Australia as a child, is one of a number of men set to give evidence.
Mr Hennessey was 11 years old when he was taken from his orphanage in Bristol, England, in 1947 and sent to Western Australia.
He says the commission will open old wounds.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-27/child-abuse-royal-commission-perth/5413842

Abuse hearings to deliver release, justice

FORCED child migrants and survivors of abuse at Christian Brothers-run residences in Western Australia say a royal commission will give them a measure of release and justice.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse opens at the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission in Perth on Monday.
"We want to see justice - justice is the end word," said Tony Costa, who as a child was sent to Bindoon Boys Town in 1953.
"We don't want the next generation to suffer as we did 60 years ago."
Mr Costa, a spokesman for the International Association of Former Child Migrants, said he was still angry more than 60 years after he was separated from his family.

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/breaking-news/abuse-hearings-to-deliver-release-justice/story-fnjbnvyh-1226898248734

Abuse hearings to deliver release, justice

FORCED child migrants and survivors of abuse at Christian Brothers-run residences in Western Australia say a royal commission will give them a measure of release and justice.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse opens at the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission in Perth on Monday.
"We want to see justice - justice is the end word," said Tony Costa, who as a child was sent to Bindoon Boys Town in 1953.
"We don't want the next generation to suffer as we did 60 years ago."
Mr Costa, a spokesman for the International Association of Former Child Migrants, said he was still angry more than 60 years after he was separated from his family.

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/breaking-news/abuse-hearings-to-deliver-release-justice/story-fnjbnvyh-1226898248734

Child abuse: West Australian victims of Christian Brothers to tell their stories

The Perth inquiry will investigate the responses of the Christian Brothers and relevant WA authorities to abuse allegations

Forced child migrants and survivors of abuse at Christian Brothers-run residences in Western Australia have said a royal commission will give them a measure of release and justice.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse opens at the West Australian Industrial Relations Commission in Perth on Monday.
"We want to see justice – justice is the end word," said Tony Costa, who as a child was sent to Bindoon Boys Town in 1953. "We don't want the next generation to suffer as we did 60 years ago."

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/28/child-abuse-west-australian-victims-of-christian-brothers-to-tell-their-stories

Child abuse: West Australian victims of Christian Brothers to tell their stories

The Perth inquiry will investigate the responses of the Christian Brothers and relevant WA authorities to abuse allegations

Forced child migrants and survivors of abuse at Christian Brothers-run residences in Western Australia have said a royal commission will give them a measure of release and justice.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse opens at the West Australian Industrial Relations Commission in Perth on Monday.
"We want to see justice – justice is the end word," said Tony Costa, who as a child was sent to Bindoon Boys Town in 1953. "We don't want the next generation to suffer as we did 60 years ago."

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/28/child-abuse-west-australian-victims-of-christian-brothers-to-tell-their-stories