A former Catholic priest accused of molesting boys at a Victorian school has told a colleague that ‘God made us this way and it’s his fault’.
59-year-old David Edwin Rapson is accused of abusing boys between 1973 and 1990, including at the Salesian College Rupertswood in Sunbury where he was a teacher.
He’s facing a committal hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court.
In a statement tendered today, one of the boys alleges he was molested by Rapson in the school infirmary when he was in year 10.
The boy alleges another priest came into to the room and asked Rapson what he was doing.
Rapson replied: ‘You know what we do here’.
He then said, ‘God made us this way and it’s his fault’.