Abuse leaves indelible scar on father

Financial Review

Jill Margo

In moments of intimacy with his wife, Anthony Foster often feels he can’t continue. While nothing is wrong with him physically, his mind is taken over by thoughts that fracture the possibility of pleasure.

The thoughts are of his two daughters and the violation they suffered from the age of five when the local priest began to rape them with terrifying regularity.

This violation and their terror – which Foster only learned about many years later – haunts him.

The story of the abuse of the Foster girls at the Sacred Heart Primary School in Oakleigh, Melbourne, is widely known.

Their mother, Chrissie, wrote the book Hell on the way to Heaven about the ordeal and both parents have often been in the media.

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