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Dutch Roman Catholic Church castrated at least 10 boys – Telegraph

In News, Really?!? on March 19, 2012 at 16:34

Henk Heithuis

Ten boys castrated by the Church. It’s sickening but ….not really a surprise. Sad.

“Evidence of the castrations has emerged amid controversy that it was not included in the findings of an official investigation into sexual abuse within the church last year.

The NRC Handelsblad newspaper identified Henk Heithuis who was castrated in 1956, while a minor, after reporting priests to the police for abusing him in a Catholic boarding home.Joep Dohmen, the investigative journalist who uncovered the Heithuis case, also found evidence of at least nine other castrations. “These cases are anonymous and can no longer be traced,” he said. “There will be many more. But the question is whether those boys, now old men, will want to tell their story.”

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