Haunted for decades by ‘sex abuse’ nightmare at school for deaf


Haunted for decades by ‘sex abuse’ nightmare at school for deaf

  • Last Updated: 7:38 AM, May 6, 2013
  • Posted: 1:08 AM, May 6, 2013

From the link: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/pretend_to_be_asleep_he_start_to_WmpYypNFZ06HR3cHHrrxlN

It was a pedophile’s paradise.

That’s how Marlene Hodge, now 52, remembers the girls dorm at a New York boarding school for deaf children, where she and nearly a dozen former students allege a staffer molested his charges at night for almost 20 years.

“I would pretend to be asleep hoping he would eventually go away,” Hodge told The Post, saying the alleged assaults by dorm dad Joe Casucci at the New York School for the Deaf in White Plains have been seared into her memory.

She said the married Casucci, now dead, would prowl the 25-girl dormitory under the cover of darkness looking for victims.

“He would start by French kissing me and eventually move down to play with my vagina. I hated his stinky breath, a heavy smoker’s breath,” she recalled.

She was 7 years old at the time.

The Westchester County district attorney has declined to investigate the sex-abuse allegations because the case is too old.

So now Hodge and the other former students, who claim Casucci molested them in the 1960s and 1970s, have come together to build a civil case against the nation’s second-oldest institution for the deaf.

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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

Posted on May 11, 2013, in Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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