Skip to comments.‘Hundreds’ of child sailors raped, abused
Posted on 05/04/2014 2:33:36 PM PDT by naturalman1975
ALLEGATIONS that 220 child sailors at the navys West Australian training base were raped or brutalised, and that more than 70 young officer cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra suffered sexual or other abuse, are so serious they will be tabled in federal parliament.
So far, almost 500 former and serving Defence Force members have received reparation payments of up to $50,000 for damage caused by the abuse they suffered a cost to Defence of more than $21 million.
As well, 45 cases have been referred to state and territory police forces for possible prosecution. They feature allegations of rape and other assaults on females and males; serious threats; stalking and intimidation with intent to cause fear; and burglary with intent to carry out an assault.
(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...
What is a “child sailor”?
“Child sailors”? Whose bright idea was that?
Link requires a sub, which I didn’t want to do, so can’t answer your question.
Like the Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts there are what’s called Sea Scouts.
A sailor under the age of 18.
I joined the Royal Australian Navy just before my 16th birthday. Boys were taken on for officer training at that age until 1980, while boys of 15 were still being brought in as recruits for enlisted ranks until 1986.
Going back to the 1950s, officers began their training at 13.
Would it help if they took a more lenient view of sexual deviancy? [/s]
If only they let them marry...
Back when I was a kid they had “sea scouts” in NE Ohio - Lake Erie area.
No, these were sailors in the Navy. Not Scouts.
Nope, but there are those who would respond that way
There should be a law against that.
When the Royal Navy dominated the world’s oceans, the Articles of War provided the death penalty for homosexual acts. The principal offenders were the officers and petty officers on the young boys who were frequently carried on the ships company as servants. The foremast jacks may have had a similar inclination, but lacked the opportunities afforded the officers, including a cabin or other private space.
A pederast Captain was one of the Royal Navy’s worst nightmares as he had the power to pick and choose his prey, he had the great cabin at his disposal, and he held enormous power when the ship was at sea. The Royal Navy was never able to completely eradicate this behavior and it continues today.
This is the effect of the left’s desire to impose their metrosexual permissive lifestyle on elements of society where the dirty underbelly is likely to emerge. A ship’s company or a rifle platoon is no place for a homosexual leader as they will inevitably abuse their authority. Yet, you can be sure that politicians will pretend that this problem does not exist.
It was a tradition in the Royal Navy, and it was spread to other Navies in the Empire and Commonwealth. Part of the idea was to get boys young before they had learned any bad habits, and train them.
And when people could leave school at fourteen (or in the early days even younger) to go into a wide range of jobs, it wasn't seen as that odd.
another article available GRAPHIC details. http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-07-02/abuse-victims-recount-navy-base-violence/971652
Rum, buggery, and the lash.
why on earth would they have child sailors and if they do why on earth send them to sea with a bunch of filthy men sailors
Societal tolerance of sexual perversion is not good for the health and well being of our children.
Sounds like Australia has a problem with homosexual pedophiles, or maybe Muslim men in their navy.