AT LEAST 231 children at a famous Catholic boys’ choir in Germany were victims of physical abuse, a lawyer commissioned to investigate the scandal said today.
How “Mother Goose” ducked paedophile net
- Category: Paedophile Rings
- Created: Saturday, 05 April 2008 23:29
- Written by Dr Robert N Moles - Networked Knowledge - Media Report
This version of the report has been prepared by: Dr Robert N Moles. [Underlining where it occurs is for editorial emphasis]
On 5 April 2008 Jamie Walker of The Australian reported “How Mother Goose ducked pedophile net”.
He said Brad Shannon knows Adelaide's dirtiest secret. It involves a man called Mother Goose and what happens at night in Veale Gardens, out of sight and out of mind. At 39, with a loving partner at home and his life on track, Shannon counts himself lucky. He survived the sexual abuse he suffered as a child in state care, and being a teenage rent boy in Veale Gardens, where he encountered Mother Goose and the pedophiles who lurk in its shadows. Shannon knows Mother Goose's real name. So do the South Australian police: it was forwarded to them on Shannon's behalf by former Supreme Court judge Ted Mullighan, whose commission of inquiry this week laid bare the "foul undercurrent" that reached into South Australia's child-protection system.
Yet nearly three years after he gave evidence to Mullighan detailing his alleged rape in 1984 at Mother Goose's north Adelaide home, Shannon is still waiting for his day in court. The police investigation was suspended in mid-2005, barely three months after Shannon came forward, in circumstances sharply questioned by Mullighan.
Cardinal Sin: How Australia's newspapers reacted to Pell's conviction
- Category: Paedophile protection by state government
- Created: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:07
- Written by Alecomm2