A victim, now 63, wins legal battle against Germany church after he details the horrific incidents of his sexual abuse by priests, politicians, and businessmen, pimped by the nuns of the church. According to the victim, he was raped over a thousand times during his stay at the cathedral home.
The victim who won the case against the sexual abuse by the priests and other men stayed at home run by the Order of the Sisters of the Divine Saviour in the German city of Speyer.
According to the victim, who remains anonymous, joined the home, when he just of age five in 1963. He detailed how the nuns of the house acted as “pimps” and literally dragged him along with the other boys up to the age of 14 to the men at the sex parties, who would abuse them in front of the nuns.
In his testimony, he stated, “There was a room where the nuns served drinks and food to the men and in the other corner the children were raped.” In return, the men donated generously.
As per the reports, the victim along with the others was “literally dragged” by the nuns to the men. If anyone refused, they were beaten with sticks and their heads were smashed to the walls.
He further detailed that on occasions he would run home bleeding down his legs. He finally left in 1972, after being sexually abused about a thousand times.
Along with his story, several other reports of sexual abuse in the holy society were revealed. The Bishop of Speyer, Karl-Heinz Wiesemann publicly named former official of the diocese Rudolf Motzenbäcker, who died in 1998, as being allegedly involved in the abuse.
In 2000, the children’s home was shut down after the reports of the abuse to the children. Darmstadt Social Welfare Court announced the victim to be paid by the Catholic Church a sum of 15,000 euros in compensation and 10,000 euros for therapy.
For the victim, the money factor was irrelevant, as the amount of abuse had been through had a psychological effect on him, causing “post-traumatic stress disorder and depressions.”
Judge Andrea Herrmann from Darmstadt Social Court said “’for victims of abuse, taking legal action is associated with considerable psychological stress.”
In an investigation launched into the cases of sexual abuse in the church in 2018, it was revealed that the sexual abuse persisted during 1946-2014, involving 1,670 clerics and 3,677 victims.