Molester unmasked at child sexual abuse inquiry and apologises to victims
By David Ellery
June 10, 2014
It has taken almost 30 years but two women, abused as 10-year-olds by then Marist Brother Gregory Sutton, have finally received an apology from their molester.
Sutton, whose identity was disclosed for the first time at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Canberra on Tuesday, had told one of the two he would kill her family if she ever spoke out.
The offences occurred while Sutton was a teacher at St Thomas Moore School in Campbelltown in 1984 and 1985. Before this he had taught at Marist College Junior School at Pearce in Canberra from 1980 and 1983. It has been alleged that while in Canberra, Sutton had abused seven boys aged 10 and 11.
Sutton's lawyer, Greg Walsh, contacted the former Marist Brother during the lunch break and told him earlier attempts to apologise to witnesses ADM and ADQ had not been passed on.