Historical Institutional Abuse: Boy’s gang rape testimony ‘fabricated’

BBC News

Police deemed rape allegations against a number of religious brothers at Rubane boys’ home County Down were “fabricated”, an inquiry has heard.

A former member of the De La Salle Order has been giving evidence at the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

A boy had accused him of being taking part in a “gang rape” in the 1990s.

But counsel to the inquiry said that police regarded the claim as “not believable enough” to question him about.

He said a superintendent had concluded that the complaints made against the former brother were fabricated.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) directed there should be no prosecution.

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