Title: Former CBC Fremantle student claims chaplain Damian Barker sexually abused boys in ‘lockable confessional’
At the heart of a school where Fremantle’s Catholics sent their boys to be educated, a chaplain created his own lockable confessional to allegedly sexually abuse primary school students.
- Travis Adams alleges he was abused by Fr Damian Barker at the age of 11
- He says the chaplain would take boys into a lockable room
- A WA lawyer says there are at least five other survivors of the alleged abuse
Former Christian Brothers College (CBC) Fremantle schoolboy Travis Adams also claims Carmelite Father Damian Barker tried to abuse him during every confession in this room.
Mr Adams remembers lining up to admit his sins in the small room as an 11-year-old, as classes went on in the surrounding rooms.
Inside, the school chaplain, whose breath stank of whisky and cigarettes, would allegedly order the blond-haired boy to come closer so he could touch and kiss him.