February 02, 2005

Man begins action over alleged abuse

One in Four

from RTENews

A 45-year-old man who claims he suffered sexual and physical torture as a child in care is claiming aggravated damages from the State.

Raymond Noctor told the High Court that the abuse continued at St Joseph's Industrial School in Kilkenny even after he complained personally to the Bishop of Ossory, Dr Peter Birch.

Mr Noctor said the abuse started at the Sisters of Charity-run institution in 1971 when he was 12 and continued for four years.

The court was told he was raped two to three times a week by housemaster David Murray.

After it started he complained repeatedly to the head nun - once in the presence of two off-duty gardaí, the court heard.

Posted by kshaw at February 2, 2005 07:18 AM