Catholic nuns allegedly beat, molested deaf kids


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Jun 3, 2003
Catholic nuns allegedly beat, molested deaf kids
New York Times |

"Nine former students of a now-closed Massachusetts school for the deaf filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying they had been sexually, physically and emotionally abused by the Roman Catholic nuns who operated the institution. The plaintiffs, all of whom are deaf and mute, said they were raped, fondled, beaten, stuffed into lockers and had their heads suBathmateerged in toilets by [14] nuns. The plaintiffs were ages 4 to 18 at the time, specified in the lawsuit as 1944 to 1977, while they were students at the Boston School for the Deaf... many of the students had their hands tied behind their backs for trying to use sign language, which was discouraged at the school in favor of oral communication."

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