Roman Catholic nun Kosaka Kumiko is escorted out of a police station to attend a court hearing in Mendoza, Argentina, Thursday, May 4, 2017. Kumiko, from Japan, was arrested and charged on suspicion of helping priests sexually abuse children at a school for youths with hearing disabilities in Argentina, according to authorities. She was also charged with physically abusing the students at the Antonio Provolo Institute for children with hearing impairment in northwestern Mendoza province. (Andres Larrovere/Diario Los Andes via AP)
A Roman Catholic nun stands accused of helping five priests sexually abuse deaf children. Kosaka Kumiko, 42, allegedly helped the priests cover up anal and vaginal rapes, fondling and oral sex at the institution for deaf students in Argentina.
The abuse allegedly took place in the bathrooms, dorms, garden and a basement at the school in Lujan de Cuyo, a city about 620 miles northwest of Buenos Aires. Authorities began investigating Kumiko when a former student claimed she made her wear a nappy to cover up bleeding after she was raped. At least 24 children have come forward to report abuse at the school.
She worked at the home (Picture: Facebook) Priest Nicola Corradi, pictured handcuffed to a wheelchair, and Rev Horacio Corbacho (left) (Picture: AP) Children said priests Nicola Corradi and the Rev. Horacio Corbacho repeatedly raped them by an image of the Virgin Mary inside the small school chapel. Nobody else would have heard their cries because the other children at the school were deaf.
Children said priests Nicola Corradi and the Rev. Horacio Corbacho repeatedly raped them by an image of the Virgin Mary inside the small school chapel. Nobody else would have heard their cries because the other children at the school were deaf.
Abuse by priests is alleged to have taken place where children went to confession as well as elsewhere in the grounds. ‘They always said it was a game: ‘Let’s go play, let’s go play’ and they would take us to the girls’ bathroom,’ said one of the women who claims that she was abused at the school in Argentina. Five priests were previously arrested in late November by police who raided the school and found porn magazines and about $34,000 in Corradi’s room.