Sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Curaçao

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She was brought up to trust the Roman Catholic priests, but became the victim of sexual abuse by two Dutch priests in Curaçao - one of the former Netherlands Antilles - as a child.

Now 60 years later, Muriel Bruyn-Van Rozenburg tells her story in public for the first time. She hopes it will encourage other Antilleans to tell theirs. By Marijke van den Berg and Robert Chesal