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ACT Child Abuse at Church Boarding School?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by needhelp, 6 September 2014.

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  1. needhelp

    needhelp Active Member

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    Hello all,
    I have recently been in contact with the church that ran a boarding school for troubled kids and teens that were either kicked out or asked to leave etc. I was 7~8 ish while I was there and had my front adult teeth smashed, shown and made to have sex with other male students by students and was fondled by a staff member.

    Before going to the school I knew nothing about sex at all nor being abusive towards teachers, etc. I left a completely different person and believe it has shaped my life in a negative way. Upon "graduating" after approx 1 year they sent my new school a letter stating how good I was.

    They sent me my school file recently which has hard evidence of how I was chewed up and spat out and after I refused to go through their legal process the head of the church has agreed to meet me here in Canberra with a member of their ethical standards office.

    I am able to bring a "support" person and I am thinking it should be somebody who knows the law and can help stand up for me and keep things calm.

    Any advice would be hugely appriciated
     
  2. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @needhelp
    As a starting point, you may want to consider contacting Broken Rites Australia.
    Broken Rites operates a free hotline to support church abuse victims. Their hotline phone number is: (03) 9457 4999.

    Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any further questions. All the best and please keep us updated with your progress.
     
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    needhelp Active Member

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    Thank you
     
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    Hey, I am the original poster.
    I had my meeting with the head of the order and a lady from the professional standards office and now need to send them a letter from a lawyer with my requests put in an official way. does anyone here know a lawyer like Saul goodman or similar pitbull type of guy to right an official letter?
     
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