Salesians pay out $2.06m to victims

Sky News

The Salesian Catholic order has paid $2.06 million compensation to Victorian abuse victims, with complaints made against 14 priests, an inquiry has heard.

There have been a total of 49 complaints made against 14 priests of the Salesian order.

Of those, 37 payouts have been made, the Victorian child abuse inquiry heard on Monday.

Five priests from the order have been convicted of criminal offences.

The first abuse case came to the organisation’s attention in 1986, its provincial Greg Chambers said.

Father Chambers said two priests accused of abuse remained in the order, but said both were bound to domestic duties and had no exposure to children.

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