Catholic Church & Govt Say Kids “Consented” to Sexual Abuse to Avoid Paying Them Compensation

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
By Paul Martin

An underage child cannot consent to be sexually abused. However, the Catholic Church and the government are claiming this as a defense.

By Matt Agorist
August 22, 2017

A scathing report from Victim Support, a charity dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse, has shed light on the Catholic Church and the government working to avoid paying compensation to child victims of sex abuse.

The government agency, Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, and the Catholic Church are actively attempting to deny financial settlements against them, saying the victims have “consented” to the abuse by government agents and clergy — even if they were too young to legally do so.

As the Independent reports,

Lawyers representing victims have warned that this line of defense is becoming increasingly common.

One case that the charity Victim Support brought attention to involved a 12-year-old girl who was given alcohol, brought into woodland and then sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old male. The girl was denied compensation because she had “voluntarily” gone into the woods with the man.

“No child ever gives their ‘consent’ to being abused, and the increased use of this line of defense, although still quite rare, is worrying,” said Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England. “I have contacted the Ministry of Justice previously and again recently about this issue and the Government should look urgently at what can be done to tackle it.”

According to a report out of the Sunday Telegraph, they have seen documents from two cases in which this sickening defense to avoid compensating victims was used.

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