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Roman Catholic Nun arrested for ‘helping five priests rape deaf children’

Allegedly helped the priests cover up rapes

This week Kosaka Kumiko,42, who is originally from Japan but has Argentine citizenship, allegedly helped the priests cover up anal and vaginal rapes, fondling and oral sex at the institution for deaf students in Argentina.
Local media showed the nun in handcuffs and wearing her habit and a bullet-proof vest as she was escorted by police to a court hearing.

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.

Authorities say that she lived at the Provolo Institute for children with hearing problems from 2004 until 2012.

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.

She was first investigated when a former student accused of making her wear a nappy to cover up a hemorrhage after she was allegedly raped by priest Horacio Corbacho.

Corbacho, fellow priest Nicola Corradi and three other men were arrested last year after they were charged with sexually abusing at least two dozen students at the Provolo Institute.
They are being held at a jail in Mendoza and have not spoken publicly since the arrest.
If found guilty, the accused face 10 to 50 years in prison.

Corradi had earlier been accused in Italy of abusing students at the Provolo Institute in Verona, a notorious school for the deaf where hundreds of children are believed to have been sexually assaulted over the years by two dozen priests and religious brothers.

Kumiko denied any wrongdoing during the eight-hour hearing on Thursday.

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