Nun tells Scottish child abuse inquiry Catholic sisters sexually abused her

By Gurpreet Narwan
December 2, 2017

Smyllum Park orphanage in Lanark was run by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul

A nun brought up in a Catholic care home was beaten and sexually assaulted by the sisters in charge, the historical Scottish child abuse inquiry was told.

The witness, known as Sister Louise, who lived at Bellevue House children’s refuge in Rutherglen and Smyllum Park orphanage in Lanark, said that she was forced to eat food and routinely cried herself to sleep at night.

Giving evidence to the second phase of the Scottish child abuse inquiry, Sister Louise said that she was sexually assaulted by a staff member on several occasions and that the sisters would be lying if they denied the abuse took place.



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