Son of Hitler's deputy accused of abusing young boy while he was a priest

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The eldest son of Hitler‘s deputy Martin Bormann has been accused of sexually abusing a young boy when he was a priest 50 years ago.

Martin Bormann Jr., 80, who has struggled to come to terms with the murderous past of his father all his life, is said to be 'destroyed' by the allegations.

A 63-year-old man said his mistreatment at the hands of Bormann took place in the early 60s when he was a Catholic priest teaching at the Hearts of Jesus monastery in the Austrian city of Salzburg.

The man, a pupil at the monastery, claims the abuse went on for more than a year. Austrian media reported on Monday that the man is seriously ill and incapable of giving interviews.

But his lawyer said that his condition is related to what happened to him all those years ago - and the fact that no-one believed him when he complained, not even his mother and grandmother.

Through his lawyer he said; 'I was so badly injured that for four weeks I could not go to the toilet properly.'

'This abuse ruined his life,' said his lawyer who wants to remain anonymous.

'Both his private and professional life was overshadowed by what happened to him. He has no self respect and no self confidence.

'Although this man has marvellous gifts - to paint, to carve wood - and he can appear to be so very cultivated, his experiences as a child can destroy his mood in a second.'

He is one of hundreds of abuse victims who have lodged complaints with the church in Germany and Austria since widespread abuse and its cover-up over decades were revealed early in 2010....

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