The Journal (Ireland)
ENGLAND’S MAMMOTH INQUIRY into historical child sex abuse was told of the “torture, rape and slavery” suffered by child migrants shipped to Australia, at its first public hearings today.
The wide-ranging Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse opened by looking at the schemes that sent thousands of vulnerable children to far-flung parts of the Commonwealth in the decades after World War II.
David Hill broke down as he told the inquiry of the “endemic” sexual abuse at the school he was sent to in Australia.
“I hope this inquiry can promote an understanding of the long-term consequences and suffering of those who were sexually abused,” he said.
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