Catholic School Sex Abuse Unveiled in Germany

February 4, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ A Jesuit teacher has confessed to sexually abusing boys in the 1970s and 80s at a top German Catholic school.

More than 25 alleged victims of abuse have made claims against three staff members of Canisius college in Berlin in the 1970s and 1980s. The alleged victims have said they were punished by being spanked or caned on their bare buttocks, often while alone in a room with one of the men. Others said that they were asked embarrassing details about masturbation or ordered to masturbate in front of a teacher.

Stefan Dartmann, the head of the German Jesuit Order, admitted that there had been evidence of the sexual abuses since 1981, but parents, authorities or students had never been notified of it. He added that the alleged abusers could no longer be prosecuted because the statute of limitations has run out.

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