Dutch women asked to report abuse

22nd May 2012, Comments 0 comments

Women who as children were victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Roman Catholic clergy can submit their reports to the Deetman Commission from Tuesday.

Their reports will form part of a new inquiry by the commission, which so far has limited its inquiry to the abuse of young boys in Catholic boarding schools and seminaries.

The women have until 1 July to submit their reports.

“The independent scientific inquiry will focus on the sexual abuse of, and psychological violence against, under aged women in the Roman Catholic Church between 1945 and the present day,” a commission spokesperson said.

The commission, led by former minister Wim Deetman, is carrying out its inquiry at the behest of parliament.

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