|Some of Those Convicted in Abuse Cases
November 25, 2009
SOME Christian Brothers or former Christian Brothers have already been convicted of abuse in the courts.
* Stephen Allen (77) with an address at Christian Brothers Provincial, Griffith Avenue, Marino, Dublin, was sentenced to one year in prison in March of this year, for sexually abusing four boys 45 years ago. In interviews with gardai, Stephen Allen described the abuse as "an affection that went out of control".After his sentencing, the order apologised to his victims, acknowledging "extreme pain, hurt and trauma that have been suffered by the people who were abused by Brother Jack Kelly".
* Former school principal and Christian Brother Donal Dunne, who died in 2003, was jailed for two years at Tullamore Circuit Court in 1999 after a lifetime of abuse which spanned his entire 45-year teaching career. Dunne, who left the order following sexual abuse allegations, acknowledged numerous sexual offences against children over several decades but did not feel regret, a court report stated.
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