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Child sex abuse was rife in Scottish Catholic care homes, inquiry finds


  • World
  • Friday, 12 Oct 2018

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Violent and sexual abuse of children by priests and nuns, including beatings with crucifixes and dog leads, took place at two Catholic care homes over decades in Scotland, according to an inquiry report on Thursday.

The report, the first chapter of a wider investigation led by Supreme court judge Lady Anne Smith, examined residential care for children by the order of the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul between 1917 and 1981 - particularly the Smyllum Park Orphanage in Lanark, central Scotland and Bellevue Children's Home near Glasgow.

   

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