‘I was chosen’: Child adopted by alleged paedophile tells of abuse

All I remember was him being on top of me saying ‘don’t tell anybody, this is our secret’.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.abc.net.au

John Gordon is haunted by the sexual assaults and beatings he says he suffered as a child at the Retta Dixon Home, a Commonwealth-funded, religious institution in Darwin.


This is the first time he has spoken about the abuse he said was committed by the man he came to regard as his father.

The Northern Territory hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard harrowing allegations against that man, Donald Henderson.

See on Scoop.itPublic Law Children Act Adoption Cases


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