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Australia: Salvation Army locked boys in cage, raped and beat them, royal commission hears

January 28, 2014

Young boys were locked in a cage for days on end as part of a brutal regime of physical and sexual abuse meted out to dozens of youngsters at Salvation Army homes in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, a royal commission into child-sex abuse has heard.

And the Salvation Army’s leadership often failed to discipline or remove the perpetrators, but simply moved them to other homes where they frequently continued the abuse.

The revelations came during the first public hearing in Sydney by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for 2014.

via SMH

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  1. I’m hoping that the Ausies have the backbone to jail those responsible… too many other countries seem to lack the wherewithall to do it…

    Nietzsche would weep in his grave if he could see what we’ve made of the world and its children.

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