Young girl ‘raped by priest’ and ‘sexually abused by nun’


May 31, 2018

Abuse is alleged to have taken place at Nazareth House

A former resident at a Catholic children’s home has told an inquiry that she was raped by a priest.

Helen Holland said she was eight years old when the priest and a nun began to sexually abuse her at Nazareth House in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.

She told the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry the nun held her down during the abuse.

Ms Holland, who has waived her right to anonymity, said she suffered years of physical and emotional cruelty.

She lived at the children’s home in the 1960s and 1970s.

She said the nun repeatedly told her “the devil was inside her”.

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