Katholische Bruderschaft missbraucht 200 Jungen sexuell – BelfastTelegraph
More than 200 young boys are alleged to have suffered „harrowing“ sexual and physical abuse at a children’s home in Co Down run by the Christian Brothers.
The abuse that children living at Rubane House in Kircubbin were subjected to was equal to, if not worse than, abuse at Kincora Boys‘ Home – the subject of a high-profile child abuse scandal in the 1980s – the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry has heard.
Fifty-five victims are to give evidence to the inquiry’s third module of public hearings, which opened at Banbridge courthouse yesterday and will focus on the former De La Salle Boys‘ Home, Rubane House, from 1950 to 1985.
The abuse they allege to have suffered includes rape, sexual abuse and corporal punishment so severe that some children required hospital treatment. Lawyer to the inquiry, Joseph Aiken, warned that the victims‘ evidence will be „extremely harrowing and difficult to hear“.