Victim abused and beaten by notorious monster monk set to sue Catholic sect and council

Daily Record

January 30, 2018

By Sarah Vesty

An abuse survivor is seeking a six-figure sum in damages from De Dalle Brothers and the council.

An abuse survivor is suing a Catholic sect and a council after being beaten and assaulted by a notorious monk.

Brother Benedict – real name Michael Murphy – subjected eight schoolboys to a string of attacks at St Joseph’s List D School in Tranent, East Lothian, during the 70s.

He electrocuted pupils, locked them in cupboards, beat them with canes and sexually assaulted them.

Murphy, part of the De La Salle Brothers, was jailed for seven years in 2016 after being found guilty on 15 charges at the High Court in Edinburgh.

One of his victims is now seeking a six-figure sum in damages from East Lothian Council and the De La Salle Brothers.

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