German nuns pimped out orphans to priests, politicians and businessmen. They raped the children as other men watched. Sex parties were held at the home of a diocesan official and nuns dragged the unwilling youngsters aged between 7 and 14 to these events and beat them with sticks or smashed their heads against a wall for resisting. One lad, an altar boy in Speyer cathedral, was raped over 1000 times before he left the orphanage in 1972. On one occasion he was raped by three priests and ran back to the home with blood pouring down his leg.
This all took place in the city of Speyer in the 1960’s and ’70’s.
The nuns sometimes had sex with the boys themselves, but mostly they were in it for the cash they earned from pimping the kids out.
Four victims have come forward and their case was heard in Darmstadt courthouse in 2020. (The home had closed down in 2000.) The former altar boy suffered from P.T.S.D. and his marriage broke up; indeed the Catholic church paid 10,000 euros towards the cost of his therapy, as well as 15,000 euros in compensation and a victim’s pension.
This may just be the tip of the iceberg, as, according to a 2018 report covering the years 1946-2014, there were 1670 clerics found guilty of abusing children, and 3677 victims. [I am not sure what geographical area this covers – P.T.]