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Brother Edward Mamo and Monivae College: A Historical Overview of Institutional Abuse

The case of Brother Edward Mamo, a former Catholic religious Brother, brings to the forefront the serious issue of abuse within institutional settings. Convicted of indecent assault at Monivae College in Hamilton, Victoria, this article examines the legal outcomes and the ongoing support for the survivors.

The Offences at Monivae College

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Brother Mamo misused his authority, committing offences in the school’s laundry room. These actions represent a significant breach of trust and have had a profound impact on the lives of the victims.

Legal Proceedings and Sentencing

Brother Mamo was sentenced to prison after multiple victims came forward. In 2013, he was sentenced to two years and three months in prison, with a minimum of 18 months to be served, for abusing seven boys between 1976 and 1980. In 2015, he received a 34-month sentence with 22 months suspended after pleading guilty to an additional 21 counts of indecent assault against 14 victims.

Beyond Victoria: Other Allegations

Reports suggest that Brother Mamo’s conduct may have affected other institutions, including Chevalier College in Bowral, New South Wales. In 1994, he faced charges for incidents of aggravated indecent assault in Bankstown Local Court.

The Impact on Victims and Civil Action

The repercussions of Brother Mamo’s actions continue to affect the victims. Koffels Solicitors and Barristers offer experienced legal representation for those seeking justice and strive to secure the compensation survivors deserve.

Supporting Survivors

The case of Brother Edward Mamo reminds us of the importance of safeguarding individuals in educational and religious institutions. It also underscores the role of legal advocates in supporting survivors on their journey towards healing and compensation.

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