Royal commission into child abuse: Victim ‘living a nightmare’ after sexual abuse by Christian Brothers

ABC News

By Rebecca Trigger and Courtney Bembridge
Updated Wed 30 Apr 2014

A man has described being “consumed by guilt and shame” as a result of savage abuse he suffered at church-run institutions north-east of Perth.

The man, known only as VV, was giving evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sex Abuse in Perth on Tuesday.

He described being molested by the institution’s priest as the man comforted him following a brutal sexual assault by one of the Christian Brothers.

“When I look back on my life I’m consumed by guilt and shame and a sense of betrayal, denial and abandonment,” he said.

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