Other Church Claims

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Other Church Claims

In addition to the Catholic and Anglican churches, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse look at other religious institutions who have received claims involving child sexual abuse. The Royal Commission in particular looked at (amongst others) the following institutions:

  • The Salvation Army;

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses;

  • Australian Christian Churches and affiliated Pentecostal Churches such as Salesians of Don Bosco; St John of God Brothers (The Hospitaller Order of St John of God); Missionaries of the Sacred Heart; Dominican Brothers; Marist Fathers; Institute of Sisters of Mercy Australia and Papua New Guinea; Society of Jesus – Jesuits; De La Salle Brothers; and Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers); and

  • Jewish institutions such as the Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshiva Melbourne.

The Royal Commission found that like the Catholic and Anglican Churches, child sexual abuse was highly prevalent throughout these varied institutions. Some of the perpetrators (amongst others) mentioned in the Royal Commission include the following:

  • Major Colin Haggar – The Salvation Army;

  • Mr Bill Neill – Jehovah’s Witnesses;

  • Daniel Hayman – Yeshiva Bondi;

  • Rabbi David Kramer – Yeshivah Melbourne;

  • Father Francis Klep – Salesians of Don Bosco;

  • Brother Donnellan – St John of God;

  • Brother Memo – Missionaries of the Sacred Heart;

  • Father David – Dominican Friars; and

  • Father Barnett – Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers).

If someone in a position of trust from any religious institution has inappropriately touched you or sexually assaulted you, you may be entitled to a range of benefits and compensation.

We are Experts in this Field

Artemis Legal has represented in the past and is still representing clients from various religious institutions. We invite any person to contact us to tell us confidentially what information they may have, and we will explain what options are available to help with these cases.

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All claims are private and confidential unless you want publicity.  Usually, there is no need to include your family members or friends in the process.   


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