Friday, October 18, 2019

The monk who r.a.p.e.d me as a child could be my biological father- Ex- Catholic student

A former pupil at a Catholic boarding school claims he was r.a.p.e.d by a monk as a child - who he suspects is his biological father.

The man, now in his 50s, said he was taken to the monk's room, made to carry out acts of a s3xual nature before being r.a.p.e.d.

He claimed he had suspicions his mum had had a relationship with his alleged abuser - and that he could be his dad.

His statement was read out to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry on Thursday.

The witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims to have suffered a serious sexual assault at the hands of the monk before enrolling at the school.

He told how his family had a strong connection with the Marist order, which ran the establishment, and they had gone on a trip to Middlesbrough with a religious brother.

The witness, who was then aged seven, said: "It was then that he betrayed my trust, (he) took me up to his room.

"He had been drinking heavily, he made me carry out acts of a sexual nature on him.

"I was n.a.k.e.d from the waist down, he then r.a.p.e.d me."

It was heard he attended the school in the 1960s and 1970s and feared being sexually assaulted again during his first two years there, but this did not happen.

He also told how he believed his mother had been having s.e.x with the same monk.

The witness said: "I have suspicions my mother had a relationship with (him) and he was my biological father.

"When I was 12, I thought he was visiting my mother for s.e.x.

"Why else would he be there?"