Regensburg, Germany, Jul 18, 2017 / 14:37 pm
A new report claims that more students of a prestigious German choir were subjected to physical abuse than originally thought, and accuses the brother of Benedict XVI of turning a blind eye.
Ulrich Weber is the lawyer commissioned to investigate Regensburger Domspatzen, the official choir for the Regensburg Cathedral.
According to Weber, the July 18 report shows that the number children suspected to have been victimized is much greater than the 250 previously accounted for.
He said 500 members of the choir were exposed to physical harm and 67 suffered sexual abuse from 49 members of the school's faculty, ranging from 1945 until the early 90s. Most of alleged perpetrators, he said, are not expected to face charges because of the length of time that has gone by.