Former Belvedere College pupil details sick abuse at hands of vile priest

112

A man has told how an abusive Jesuit priest and teacher made him dress up in tights and then pleasured himself.

Earlier this week, the Jesuit Order named Joseph Marmion and confirmed he had sexually, emotionally and physically abused boys while teaching at Belvedere College in Dublin in the 1970s.

Luke has opened up about the sick teacher’s behaviour.

He told Liveline on RTE Radio One: “It would have been 1973 or so. I would have had a reasonably good singing voice and went into the singing class and Joseph Marmion was the priest that was running it.

“He would bring you over to a room that I’d describe as his lair. There was costumes on rails and I remember being brought in and there was a towel on a bench and one on the floor.

“He’d ask you to take your clothes off because we were trying on costumes. I was 12 or 13 and you’d completely take your clothes off. I did this… innocently thinking I was just trying a costume on.

“He would pull a pair of tights on you. I remember him running his hand up your leg… but then he would disappear behind a screen and then he would come back three minutes later.”

Luke said that until recently it hadn’t occurred to him that the priest was pleasuring himself behind the screen.

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

For the latest news and breaking news visit dublinlive.ie/news.

Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Follow us on Twitter @DublinLive – the official Dublin Live Twitter account – real news in real time.

We’re also on Facebook/dublinlive – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day from the capital.

Source: Dublin News