Witness wants ‘worst’ offender’s remains to be placed with other ‘pedophiles’

Perth Now


A FORMER Bindon boys’ home resident says he wants the remains of the Christian Brother who inflicted the most pain on him removed from his grave and placed with other “notorious pedophiles”.

Gordon Grant, 80, was sexually and physically abused by several brothers while he was a resident at Bindoon boys home.

Yet only one he says he despised the most – Brother Paul Keaney.

He told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse today that he wanted his remains to be dug up from the former orphanage and placed at Karrakatta cemetery.

“There is at Bindoon, the mortal remains of Brother Paul Francis Keaney,” he told the hearing in Perth today. “We want those remains taken up and his mortal remains, whatever is left of them to be reinterred at the Christian Brothers plot at Karrakatta.

“I went there last week, and I counted 79 Christian Brothers who are buried there. We counted 14 Christian Brothers who are buried there and they are all repeat offenders.

“They were notorious pedophiles at these four institutions. I want the remains of Brother Keaney removed from Bindoon.

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