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Marist College a den of paedophilia?

By johnboy - 11 July 2009 64

The Canberra Times has been crunching the numbers on all the sex abuse cases coming out of Canberra’s Marist College and are now speculating as to whether it represents a “paedophile ring”.

    Canberra Times investigation has found that five known child molesters, four of whom were convicted of child sex offences after leaving the school, taught at the school between 1976 and 1992.

    A further seven former staff members are the subject of civil allegations of child sex abuse.

And just for the record, the convicted teachers are: Kostka Chute, Gregory Sutton, Gregory Carter, and Peter Spratt.

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Marist College a den of paedophilia?
farnarkler 10:46 am 12 Jul 09

Shauno I agree. It is a slight contradiction when you’re being taught evolution in science class and the creation of the World in 7 days in religion class.

BerraBoy68 I reckon Eddies has some serious rumour control going on there.

realityskin 9:53 am 12 Jul 09

Clown Killer said :

FFS he was a bloody kiddy fiddler!

Says who ?

BerraBoy68 8:39 am 12 Jul 09

farnarkler said :

Having been to one of the three Catholic boys schools, I’d love to know how St Edmunds has been able to keep their paedophilia secrets out of the media. If it happened at Daramalan and Marist, there’s no way it didn’t happen at St Eddies!!

Farnarkler, I’ve heard rumours to this effect from boys that went to Eddie’s. Until someone comes forward, however, as they did at Dara and Marist no action can be taken and they must remain as rumours.

Trunking symbols 5:48 am 12 Jul 09

Not surprising. Everybody knows the Catholic church is the church of pedophilia.

Clown Killer 11:41 pm 11 Jul 09

Pelican Lini, Michael Jackson isn’t a saint – he’s a dead fcuking paedophile. I just don’t get the worms who want to come out and say “oh yeah, he put out some great tunes”. FFS he was a bloody kiddy fiddler!

shauno 11:02 pm 11 Jul 09

I went to a catholic school but I could not be convinced of the fairy tails. So i got consistent straight E’s for religion but at the same time I got B’s and A’s for science and physics subjects. The thing was I was not able to be brain washed I was always seeking logical and scientific proofs. And was quiet satisfied with the current understanding of space time and Earth’s 4.5 billion year history.

Pelican Lini 10:36 pm 11 Jul 09

Clown Killer said :

The people who inflict this disgusting violence on children must be pursued mercilessly to their graves. These monsters need to know that they will never be safe, that their crimes will be exposed and punished.

Unless your name is Michael Jackson, who now apparently is a saint.
Maybe Marist should change its name to Michael Jackson College.

deezagood 10:23 pm 11 Jul 09

If I had a son, there is no way I would EVER send him to a Catholic boy’s school. No way.

farnarkler 10:10 pm 11 Jul 09

Having been to one of the three Catholic boys schools, I’d love to know how St Edmunds has been able to keep their paedophilia secrets out of the media. If it happened at Daramalan and Marist, there’s no way it didn’t happen at St Eddies!!

Clown Killer 8:58 pm 11 Jul 09

The people who inflict this disgusting violence on children must be pursued mercilessly to their graves. These monsters need to know that they will never be safe, that their crimes will be exposed and punished.

shauno 8:22 pm 11 Jul 09

Question is why is this a 21st century problem never had any issues or hear of any at the private schools I went to.

BerraBoy68 7:20 pm 11 Jul 09

mother of many said :

Yes! That’s right – Canberra also hosted numerous paedophiles in its parishes and schools.

Ooops – gosh, how crass and gauche of me, to bring such a tasteless opinion out and wave it around. Everyone KNOWS Canberran Catholics are waaaay too classy to have harboured such tacky goings-on!

Now lets see how the CT does its ‘right of reply’ for the diocese… bending over (backwards) to present the past diocesan officials as innocent, I bet.

In all sincerity, oodles of sympathy for the poor kids there now, of course, having to deal with the fallout today.

Steady there M.O.M. I’m quite close to all this and have to say that the CT, esp. Victor, has been VERY supportive of the victims. I also met with the Marist Provincial over this in past months (at the request of the Marist’s) and suffice to say, I’m not surprised over this story (I met with Victor 2 weeks ago) and remain appalled at their behavior and attempts to explain it away. There’s a lot more to this that I’d love to add but that’s for another day!

mother of many 7:03 pm 11 Jul 09

Yes! That’s right – Canberra also hosted numerous paedophiles in its parishes and schools.

Ooops – gosh, how crass and gauche of me, to bring such a tasteless opinion out and wave it around. Everyone KNOWS Canberran Catholics are waaaay too classy to have harboured such tacky goings-on!

Now lets see how the CT does its ‘right of reply’ for the diocese… bending over (backwards) to present the past diocesan officials as innocent, I bet.

In all sincerity, oodles of sympathy for the poor kids there now, of course, having to deal with the fallout today.

BerraBoy68 6:37 pm 11 Jul 09

Colour me ‘unsurprised’.

ultramelon 1:31 pm 11 Jul 09

doesnt surprise me….

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