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By aa1990 14 February 2008 62

Bad Brother John Kostka Chute may not be the only one to face up to court in Canberra this year…… Following on from stories relating to Marist College Canberra, and the abuse (both sexual, physically and mental) felt by many boys at the hands of many Marist Brothers and some of their lay teachers….we bring you following update (no doubt one of many): Comment by BerraBoy68 — 12 February, 2008 @ 9:58 pm Kostka goes to court on 21 Feb – open to the Public. I’d love to organise a large group of Old Boys to be at the court for Kostka’s arrival. Any body up for a public show of support for those effected?

BTW: expect another lay teacher from Marist Canberra to be charged very soon. This is from a very reliable source!In the last 40 years, I wonder if we will ever know even a small fraction of the numbers of boys that were:
a) Sexually Abused;
b) Physcially Abused;
c) Mentally Abused;
d) All of the above

More to the point, I wonder if we will ever see a list of those people in authority within Marist that abuse was reported to (time and time again) and yet they sat by and did nothing.

History: for reference the check out what this is all about here and here and here

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maddie1234 12:26 pm 01 Mar 16

Looking for a 1982 year 7 Marist year book can anyone help? Thanks

BerraBoy68 3:51 pm 25 Oct 08

finkerace said :

Comming to marist from a NSW public school in the late 70s (til early 80s) I could not believe the bullying culture in our year that seemed to thrive. In comparison to all 6 schools I had previously attended (including both private and public) the harshness of the environment seemed rampant and unchecked. I remember both Paul Lyons and Br.Kostke (and his labrador)and both treated me well. I never knew of anyone that had been molested by them and really do feel for the victims. As myself and other former students remember our time at marist as being the worst experience in our lives so far,I’m wondering if this underlying evil was the cause of some of the horrific behaviours exhibited by some of our fellow students during these years?
I’m sorry for hating anyone who was just reacting to abuse by these monsters.

Thanks finkerace, although I don’t think an apology is necessary. Kids will be kids and as we’re finding out perhaps people were, as you say simply reflecting (or even deflecting) the behaviors they were encountering from others.

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