Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sex Abuse of Blind Children in Catholic Institute

During the 1960s, blind children were sexually abused over a lengthy period by Catholic priests in the Institute for the Blind, Sint Henricus in the town of Grave. Although the abuse was known about within the institution it was covered up. The priest Jan Koppens now calls the abuse criminal but the congregation has to await the results of the investigation by former minister Wim Deetman. In recent months there have been many disclosures regarding sexual abuse in Dutch Roman Catholic institutions, starting with the Silesians boarding school and followed by many others.

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