Germans investigate Catholic school sex abuse
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 23:32
Berlin: German prosecutors have opened investigations into allegations of sexual abuse at two Roman Catholic schools, the first legal action since reports of priests abusing students surfaced in January.

Senior prosecutor Andrea Titz in Munich is investigating claims of abuse against a member of a Benedictine-run boarding school in Ettal, Bavaria, her office said today in a statement.

Barnabas Boegle, the abbot of the Ettal Monastery that runs the school, stepped down yesterday after eight former students said they had been abused by school priests in the 1950s, 70s and 80s.

News organisations also reported today that Bonn prosecutors are investigating the former director of the Jesuits' Aloisius Kolleg school. The prosecutor's office could not immediately be reached for comment.

The Daily paper Welt wrote that a student who is still enrolled at Aloisius Kolleg was allegedly abused in 2005 by former director Father Ludger Stueper. Several other alumni from Aloisius have also come out and accused Stueper of sexual abuse.


First Published: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 23:32

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