- The victim, now 63, was just five when he joined the children’s home in Speyer
- He said he was raped around 1,000 times before leaving the home in 1972
- Darmstaft Social Welfare Court awarded the man with compensation over abuse
Catholic nuns running a children’s home in Germany pimped out boys to priests, politicians and businessmen who would rape the children at sex parties, according to a victim who has won a compensation battle.
Darmstaft Social Welfare Court awarded the man, now 63, compensation after he detailed how nuns dragged him to be abused by priests and powerful men at parties, starting at age five. They paid the women for doing so.
The victim, who remains anonymous, said he was raped around 1,000 times during his time at the home in the 1960s and 70s, alongside other boys.
The Catholic Church paid the man 15,000 euros in compensation and 10,000 euros for therapy costs alongside a victim’s pension.
‘But what’s the use of the money?,’ the victim, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, asked. ‘My marriage is broken. My bones, liver and kidneys are too.’
‘For victims of abuse, taking legal action is associated with considerable psychological stress,’ said Judge Andrea Herrmann from the Darmstadt Social Court.
Since 2010, the Catholic Church has faced a number of cases of abuse. An internal investigation into abuse in 2018 revealed abuse involving 1,670 clerics and 3,677 victims between 1946 and 2014. Read More