venerdì 28 gennaio 2022

Ex-Christian Brother admits more abuse

(Karen Sweeney, AAP - The Canberra Times)
Cardinal George Pell has said a boy "mentioned it casually in conversation" to him, but did not ask him to do anything. -- A former Christian Brother already twice-jailed for abusing young children, has admitted assaulting 19 of his former students. Edward Dowlan, who now goes by Ted Bales, was imprisoned for nearly a decade in 1996 for offending against 11 students, and for six years in 2015 after he admitted the abuse of another 20 students. On Thursday he pleaded guilty to more than 30 new charges related to the abuse of 19 boys between 1971 and 1988. Prosecutor Brett Sonnet told Victoria's County Court that the offending occurred while Dowlan was aged between 21 and 38 and while he was working as a student. (...)