Abuse denied as Salvos protect their own

Daily Mail (UK)


A man who as a child had cigarette butts put out between his toes while in the care of the Salvation Army was given just $10,000 compensation.

The 10th public inquiry by the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse looked at how the organisation dealt with abuse complaints.

It heard a matrix was used to measure what was offered to abuse victims.

EF was seven when placed in the Indooroopilly Boys Home in Queensland in 1966. He was violently punished and raped by the home’s manager, Major Victor Bennett.

This second hearing into the Salvation Army was shown a report outlining EF’s complaint, including that Mr Bennett put out cigarette butts between his toes.

The report had “allegations not proven” written on it.

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