Discover the disturbing story of Father Paul David Ryan, a Catholic priest who sexually abused children in Australia and the US. Despite multiple complaints and cover-ups by the church, Ryan continued to have access to children and caused irreparable harm to his victims. Learn about his biography, crimes, and convictions, and find out how to get legal help if you or someone you know has been a victim of historical sexual abuse.
On April 3, 2023, the Supreme Court of Victoria upheld the right of a survivor of child sexual abuse to hold the church accountable and seek compensation for the abuse committed by a paedophile priest.
We’re seeking witnesses, including former students and teachers, for allegations of child sexual abuse at Swan Hill North Primary School in Victoria. The abuse is said to have occurred between the late 1960s and mid-1970s.
Numerous incidents of sexual abuse of boys by staff members at BoysTown School, now known as The Southport School have been uncovered, spanning several decades.
In 1998, an inquiry was launched into allegations of child sexual abuse at Mount Penang, which found that some staff members had engaged in sexual misconduct with young offenders.
The legacy of the child, sexual and physical abuse at Daruk Boys Home has been far-reaching, with many of the former residents of the facility suffering from long-term trauma and psychological damage.
Brother “Christopher” Wade and the history and cover-ups of Institutional child sexual abuse at Marist College Kogarah.
In the coming months, victims & survivors who settled historical abuse claims in NSW pre-2016 will be able to have their agreements reviewed by Courts to assess whether they were unfairly small.