Where Evil Resides, Evil ActsKoffels
Where Evil Resides, Evil Acts
People often ask us if the church or posh schools are the only institutions we act against in matters of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. The answer is a definitive “No!”
In today’s’ Sydney Morning Herald we have read an article by their crimes reporter, Sally Rawsthorne, about the allegations of sexual acts with a twelve year old child, laid against Raymond Youan, a tennis coach at Lindfield’s Active Power Tennis.
This just emphasises to everyone that the evil acts perpetrated against innocent children have no borders; either socio-economically, geographically or denominationally. It can reside anywhere that children are vulnerable and at the mercy of those in authority.
Over the years we have acted against not only schools and religious organisations, but against ballet schools, swim schools, sporting organisations and youth groups. The important thing is that we are not just exposing what has gone on in the past, we are becoming ever more vigilant to protect our children going forward.
The abuse of a child is never acceptable under any circumstances, wherever it resides.