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Alleged victims of sexual assault criticize the Knights of Malta’s grievance

Young man criticized Knights of Malta How the emergency organization responded to his complaints after he was allegedly sexually assaulted by another volunteer at the age of 18.

As a teenager who grew up in state care Justin Kelly From Co Longford, he told the Knights of Malta that he had previously believed that he had “saved” his life.

He joined an ambulance crew at the age of 16 and had a difficult time in his life after graduating from school.

Kelly, now 25, is devoted to voluntary work and has “never” missed training and first aid for many years.

The support he received in the organization helped him return to secondary school to complete the dropout certificate and motivated him to enter a healthcare career.

In recent years, that sense of belonging has been replaced by a sense of “hurt, pain, suffering” in the way the organization handles complaints after he has been sexually assaulted.

At the age of 18, Kelly claimed to have been sexually assaulted by an elderly male volunteer on a trip abroad with an organization to Lourdes, France, in May 2015.

Suspect, Scott brown (31) Originally from Co Kildare, he was subsequently convicted of sexual abuse of two 15-year-old boys in separate cases in 2018 in 2020.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/alleged-sexual-assault-victim-criticises-order-of-malta-s-handling-of-complaint-1.4870246?localLinksEnabled=false Alleged victims of sexual assault criticize the Knights of Malta’s grievance

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