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UPDATE:  DECEMBER 2015

https://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/a/30339431/jail-for-former-vic-catholic-brother/

A former Catholic brother who smiled after abusing boys at a Victorian college more than 30 years ago has been jailed.

Edward Mamo, 71, was working as a groundskeeper, bus driver and sports coach when he abused 14 teenagers in the laundry room of Monivae College at Hamilton in the 1970s and 1980s.

He used a strap or cane to whip some over their bare buttocks and grabbed the genitals of others.

Mamo will spend 12 months behind bars after being handed a jail sentence of 34 months, suspended for 22 months, in the County Court of Victoria on Friday.

The court heard Mamo would punish boys for smoking cigarettes, even though he wasn’t authorised to carry out corporal punishment.

He told them he would refer them to the college’s director if they didn’t accept punishment from him.

Mamo was seen to smile after assaulting some victims at the college, which was operated by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, the court heard.

He bizarrely attempted to console one victim as he struck him, and then rubbed the welts he left on the boy, Judge John Smallwood said.

Mamo used the calculated physical assaults for his own sexual gratification, the court heard.

“What has occurred here is a gross breach of trust,” Judge Smallwood said.

The victims, aged about 13 to 15 at the time, felt betrayed by the college.

Many had lost their faith, and battled psychological and social trauma after Mamo’s abuse.

“It seems extraordinary you could have continued to offend in this way, over years, without anyone doing anything about it,” Judge Smallwood said.

Mamo had pleaded guilty to 21 counts of indecent assault.

He was in 2013 jailed for very similar offending at the same college, having pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecent assault on seven schoolboys over a four-year period also in the 1970s.

Mamo will serve out his prison time in protection and will be on the sex offender register for life.

The maximum penalty at the time of the offending was five years in jail.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-20/boys-sexually-assaulted-under-guise-of-corporal-punishment/4529880?section=nsw

Boys assaulted under guise of corporal punishment

By court reporter Sarah Farnsworth

Updated Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:38pm AEDT

A Melbourne court has heard a former Catholic brother abused boarding school students under the guise of discipline.

Edward Mamo, 68, who now lives in Sydney, has pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecent assault against students at the Monivae College in Hamilton, Western Victoria, between 1976 and 1980.

He worked at the college as a member of the support staff.

The Victorian County Court heard Mamo took many of his victims into a basement laundry, would make them strip from the waist down and hit them with a leather strap.

Mamo’s lawyer said while his plea of guilty was offered as an apology to his victims, Mamo also maintained he was punishing the boys for being naughty.

Judge Julian Leckie said it was clear the punishment was intended to be sexual, and that Mamo was indulging in “some perverted sexual desire”.

Prosecutor Keiran Gilligan told the court Mamo should be jailed for between three and four-and-a-half years.

He accepted Mamo wanted to apologise for the hurt had caused, but argued he had also pleaded guilty to save the Catholic Church from the adverse publicity of a trial.

Mr Gilligan said Mamo’s actions were sinister and involved the physical coercion and exploitation of “soft targets”.

Judge Leckie said a 12-month jail term was the mean sentence range for abuse in the 1980s.

But he added most sexual abuse cases never made it to court.

“There was a cloak of [victims] not being believed, so not much happened,” the judge said.

“We now see what did take place and are dealing with all that.”

Mamo’s lawyer submitted he should receive a suspended sentence due to his age, low risk of reoffending, and the contribution he has made to society.

 

http://www.standard.net.au/story/1194519/judge-delays-paedophiles-sentence-at-county-court-hearing-in-warrnambool/?cs=72

Judge delays paedophile’s sentence at County Court hearing in Warrnambool

By CLARE QUIRK

Dec. 19, 2012, 4 a.m.

THE fate of former religious brother Edward Mamo will be decided in the new year.

Judge Julian Leckie adjourned yesterday’s plea hearing in Warrnambool until February.

Mamo, 68, pleaded guilty in the County Court on Monday to seven charges of unlawful and indecent assault of a child under the age of 16.

On Monday the victims, who were boys at the time the offences occurred, told the court of being taken into a dark basement at Hamilton’s Monivae College and being indecently assaulted by Mamo from 1976 to 1980.

Judge Leckie said he had memories of sentencing practices from when the offending occurred and since then sentencing practices had changed significantly.

He said in the 1980s the indecent assault of a boy under 16 by a person in a position of trust would be dealt with differently.

Mamo was aged between 31 and 35 when the incidents took place and was a brother of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Australia, which operated Monivae College. He undertook laundry duties, ground works, was bus driver and coached hockey at the college.

On Monday the court heard of one incident when Mamo had ordered a victim, who was 11 at the time, to the laundry room for punishment and was instructed to drop his shorts and underpants and to bend over an old tea chest in the middle of the room. As the boy did so Mamo produced a thick leather strap and hit him 10 to 12 times.

Prosecutor Justin Lewis said on another occasion Mamo was strapping the same victim over the tea chest when the boy turned to see Mamo had one of his hands down the front of his pants. Mamo saw the boy looking and yelled at him to face the front.

In victim impact statements read to the court, the men told of fear, humiliation and disbelief that someone wanted to do this to them. One said he had lost trust in all human beings.

Defence counsel Peta Murphy said Mamo offered his plea of guilty to the victims as an apology for the hurt they had experienced.

The plea hearing was adjourned until February 20 in the Country Court,  Melbourne.

 

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/abuser-offers-guilty-plea-as-apology-20121217-2bjei.html

Abuser offers guilty plea as apology

December 18, 2012

Clare Quirk

VICTIMS of paedophile and former religious brother Edward Mamo wept in a Warrnambool court yesterday as they recalled the horror of his crimes.

The men, who were boys when the offences occurred, told of being taken into a dark basement at Monivae College in Hamilton and being indecently assaulted by Mamo, now 68, from 1976 to 1980.

Mamo, now of Sydney, pleaded guilty in the County Court to seven charges of unlawful and indecent assault of a child under the age of 16 on Monday. He sat emotionless throughout the plea hearing.

Mamo was aged between 31 and 35 when the incidents took place and was a brother of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Australia.

At the time, Mamo undertook laundry duties, ground works, was bus driver and coached hockey at the college.

The court heard of one incident when Mamo had ordered one victim, who was 11 at the time, to the laundry room for punishment and instructed him to drop his shorts and underpants and to bend over an old tea chest in the middle of the room. As the boy did so Mamo produced a thick leather strap and hit the boy 10 to 12 times.

Prosecutor Justin Lewis said on another occasion Mamo was strapping the same victim over the tea chest and the boy turned to see Mamo had one of his hands down the front of his pants. Mamo saw the boy looking and yelled at him to face the front.

In victim impact statements read to the court the men told of their state of fear, humiliation and disbelief that someone wanted to perform these acts with them.

One man said he had lost trust in all human beings and Mamo’s behaviour cost him his belief in the Catholic God.

Defence counsel Peta Murphy said Mamo offered his plea of guilty to the victims as an apology for the hurt they had experienced and the harm that had occurred.

Judge Julian Leckie said he expected to sentence Mamo later this week.

 

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Comments
  1. barry says:

    I would like to see the other Victims of MAMO at Chevalier College, Bowral 1970-1973 come forward

  2. barry2444 says:

    Come on I was not the only victim of Brother Edward MAMO convicted paedophile at Chevalier College in the early 1970’s

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