Perth child abuse inquiry told about the horrors of sexual abuse

Collie Mail

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has opened in Perth and witnesses have been recounting their stories into horrific abuse.

Counsel assisting the commission Gail Furness told the hearing at the Western Australian Industrial Commission that in the next two weeks 11 men would talk about their experiences.

The evidence relates to residents at Casteldare Junior Orphanage, St Vincent’s Orphanage Clontarf, St Joseph’s Farm school in Bindoon and St Mary’s Agricultural School at Tardun.

The abuse is alleged to have occurred between 1947 and 1968 on boys as young as seven years old who were sent to Australia as child migrants.

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