Former resident at Catholic orphanage was raped by a priest and repeatedly abused by a nun because ‘she had the devil inside’ her

Daily Mail

May 30, 2018

By Sebastian Murphy-Bates

Helen Holland says she was raped by the priest to whom she had turned for help
The 59-year-old told inquiry nun held her hands down while the priest raped her
Nun also punched, kicked and hit children with a bamboo cane, inquiry was told

AA former resident at a Catholic-run orphanage has told an inquiry she was raped by a priest after confiding in him about being abused by a nun.

Helen Holland, 59, has waived her right to anonymity to describe years of ‘sadistic’ treatment at the Nazareth House home in Kilmarnock during the 1960s and 1970s.

She said the abuse began when she was just eight years old as she addressed the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry today.

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