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Abuse at St Patrick’s College Goulburn – A Call For Witnesses

The historical abuse at St Patrick’s College in Goulburn has left indelible scars on many of its former students. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, several members of the Christian Brothers, the order managing the school, were implicated in disturbing cases of child sexual abuse.

Key Child Abuse Offenders and Legal Outcomes

Among the most notorious offenders were Brother William John Obbens, also known as Brother “Dominic” Obbens, who was convicted in 1989, and Brother David “Dave” Standen, who, in a landmark 2016 case, pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting seven boys at St Patrick’s College.

Despite the school’s transformation into Trinity Catholic College in 2000, the shadow of these abuses lingers, propelling many survivors towards seeking justice and compensation.

Koffels’ Commitment to Survivors

At Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, we stand firmly with the child sexual abuse survivors of St Patrick’s College. Our firm is steadfast in offering compassionate, comprehensive legal support to those adversely affected by individuals at the institution. We staunchly believe in the survivors’ right to compensation for the suffering endured. We are committed to facilitating their journey through the complexities of the legal system towards the compensation they rightly deserve.

Your First Step Towards Healing

If you or someone you know is a survivor of abuse at St Patrick’s College, we urge you to contact us. Our experienced legal professionals are ready to listen and guide you through the process of making a claim. Together, we can take the necessary steps towards healing and restitution.

For more information or to arrange a free and confidential consultation with our expert historical child sexual abuse team, please contact Koffels Solicitors & Barristers.  Remember, you are not alone, and we are here to help.

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