Home Crime #MeToo: Woman in Meghalaya accuses Catholic priests of sexually abusing her throughout her childhood

#MeToo: Woman in Meghalaya accuses Catholic priests of sexually abusing her throughout her childhood

A tribal Khasi woman in Meghalaya has accused two Catholic priests of sexually abusing her since she was 5-years-old. As per reports, the woman, now 40, has shared her ordeal on a Facebook Post on how she was assaulted by one Br Francis Gale of the Christian Brothers and Br Muscat of Don Bosco group from the age of 5 until she was 12, leading her to attempt suicide thrice in her life.

“He would call children to his side of the table and ask us to choose toffees from his drawers and while we did, he would slide his hands up our thighs,” she said. The victim also mentioned that she could never tell anyone about the sexual abuse she faced by Muscat due to the larger abuse she faced from Gale. “The #metoo movement has triggered a lot of distress, but it also brings me hope and belief that justice will come, that we, each of us who have suffered silently will finally be heard, we might not be believed by everybody but we will be believed by many, and that matters,” she said.

Referring to Gale, of the Christian Brothers congregation, she accused him of sexually abusing her for eight years. The woman has reportedly stated that Gale was a trusted friend of my family and was held in great esteem as a religious man. “I was sent to him for tuitions. I was 5 when he first showed me his XXXX and asked me to touch it,” she has added.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

According to reports, the woman has added that she had tried to share her ordeal with a trusted family member but was slapped in return. She has added that her poor family background probably made her an easy target for the priests. She added that Francis Gale continued to harass her until she was 12-year-old. When she attained puberty, she finally mustered the courage to stop him because she was afraid she will get pregnant.

The accused Francis Gale is now reportedly posted in West Bengal while the other accused Br Muscat is based in Shillong.

The victim has also stated that she has spoken to her lawyers on the next steps to be taken, with the first one being #MeToo, that has finally provided her supportable platform to vent the frightening abuse that she faced. “All I want is to be heard and supported, while I do the same for others who have faced these issues”, she said.

Media reports have also mentioned that the Archdiocese was unavailable for a comment over the allegations. The Meghalaya woman’s allegations have come in the wake of Jalandhar’s Bishop Franco Mulakkal being accused of rape by a nun that was had gained widespread attention in the country. Bishop Franco was arrested more than two months after the allegations were made and has been recently granted bail.

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Sri Lanka attacks

Sri Lankan millionaire’s family was an ISIS cell: Suicide bombers shatter shameless excuses peddled by ‘liberals’ to justify Islamic terrorism

All over the world, the terrorist attacks by radical Islamists is immediately served with long and extensive excuses about how social ills, discrimination, poverty, hardships, and atrocities lead to terrorism.

Meet the Photoshop artist whose work Akshay Kumar showed to Prime Minister Modi

While mostly people have been appreciative of his artwork, suspended bureaucrat Ashish Joshi has threatened him with police complaint about his cleverly Photoshopped image

Netizens play Jagga Jasoos as Arvind Kejriwal resurfaces days after rumours of him beaten up by AAP MLAs went viral

From 'scratch marks' on nose to 'new frame of glasses', Twitterati had a field day on Kejriwal's first public appearance after a long time
If you believe Google trends, this election is a runaway win for Modi

If you believe Google trends, this election is a runaway win for Modi

It’s fairly clear: Congress hasn’t managed to get its message out.  If you ask Google Trends, this election is over. The writing is on the wall. PM Narendra Modi is all set to win

‘Mea culpa’: Rajdeep Sardesai finally admits Modi wasn’t responsible for 2002 and that media sensationalised the riots

Responding to a question asking whether Narendra Modi the then Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2002 was anyway responsible for the incident, Rajdeep Sardesai admitted that he personally believed that Modi was not responsible for the riots that followed after Godhra massacre.

Coward, gutless, visionless, losers: ‘Neutral’ media has a meltdown after Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is not fielded as Congress candidate against PM Modi

The media first put its eggs in the Rahul Gandhi basket, and when that appeared to have holes big enough to fit chickens, they decided to pin their hopes on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Propagandist Dhruv Rathee mocks Manohar Parrikar’s death to score political brownie points

Earlier, too, Rathee was caught speaking the same language as that of Pulwama attack terrorist by mocking 'cow urine drinkers'

After getting Bangladeshi actors to campaign, Mamata’s TMC caught running ads in Bangladesh appealing for votes

Mamata's TMC is running as many as 13 ads on Facebook, appealing people to vote for TMC in the ongoing elections

Lok Sabha 2019: Congress not even confident of crossing 150 seats mark, Kamal Nath puts the figure at 122

Congress seems to have even stopped pretending to believe that it will win the elections and form the government.

Student group of TISS demands scrapping of awards like Gold medal as it ‘upholds concept of merit’

TISS student group expressed 'solidarity' with the Student Action Committee that was evidently spearheading a campaign against the provision for awarding 'Gold medal', 'Silver medal', 'Best Student' and 'Best Dissertation Award'. 

Latest articles

Connect with us

157,558FansLike
130,771FollowersFollow
55,426SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: