The judge had refused the permanent stay as ‘a fair trial need not be a perfect trial’, and that the very removal of the Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse proceedings is an acceptance that fading of memories and evidence loss are expected consequences of delay in matters relating to child sexual abuse.
Seeking information from anyone who attended Barkers Vale Public School in Wadeville, New South Wales, between 1970 and 1972, or anyone who possesses information regarding the school’s former principal, “Eric Engleman.”
HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA KIEFEL CJ, GAGELER, STEWARD, GLEESON AND JAGOT JJ GLJ APPELLANT AND THE TRUSTEES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THE DIOCESE…
Koffels historical institutional abuse team are seeking witnesses to possible child sexual abuse by a “Brother Geoffrey” who taught at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown between at least 1990–1991.
Contrary to the tone of the ABC 4-Corners piece on the Permanent Stay tactic, Koffels reminds survivors of institutional child sexual abuse that the tactic has only been deployed in a handful of cases, is only applicable in particular circumstances and that we have recently succeeded in resisting one made by the Marist Brothers.
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.