Deaf and mute children were taught 'special secret signs' for sex acts by paedophile priests in Verona who would then force them to carry them out, says alleged former victim 'Giuseppe' was abused as a child by priests at the Antonio Provolo Institute He described how he was unable to communicate what was happening to others, even via sign-language, because the signs were invented by priests.
A deaf and mute victim of the historic sex abuse inside the Catholic church has revealed how he and his friends were taught secret signs for oral sex and sodomy at a learning institute inItaly. The victim, identified only as 'Giuseppe', told The Daily Beast how the priests and monks at the Antonio Provolo Institute in Verona had started teaching him a string of sickening signs for things such as masturbation, fellatio, penis, and anus, when he was just 11 years old.
The signs were designed to be incomprehensible to others, even those who could understand sign language, making it impossible for the children to accurately explain what was happening to them to their parents or the authorities. A deaf and mute victim of sexual abuse inside a Catholic learning facility has spoken about the abuse he experienced there. The secret signs which he came to understand as commands for sexual acts could not be translated, rendering them incomprehensible to outsiders
The secret signs which he came to understand as commands for sexual acts could not be translated, rendering them incomprehensible to outsiders. Consequently, it took years before anyone could understand what he was trying to say, and even longer before he was actually believed. Giuseppe is one of 67 young boys named in court documents and detailing the alleged abuse at the Provolo Institute carried out by more than two dozen priests and brothers.
Verona prosecutors are planning to bring the case to trial in the coming months, having spent almost a decade investigating the allegations.