BRUSSELS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 19th June, 2020) The latest pedophilia scandal to hit Europe has caused outrage in Germany after it was revealed that the authorities in Berlin permitted known child abusers to act as foster parents for homeless children in the German capital for three decades.
These findings came to light this past week after researchers at the University of Hildesheim published a report into influential psychology professor Helmut Kentler, who argued in the 1960s and 1970s that pedophiles could potentially be good parents for homeless children.
Kentler’s ideology influenced the authorities in West Berlin and the practice allegedly took place from 1969 to 2003. Victims of the experiment have since come forward, although the statute of limitations for Kentler’s actions has expired, preventing those affected from receiving compensation. The psychologist died in 2008.
“According to Kentler himself, there were three foster homes near Berlin Zoologischer Garten station belonging to caretakers who had been convicted of sexual assaults on minors. Young runaways were placed in their care in the awareness and even with the intention that the runaways and adult men would have sexual ‘contacts’,” the University of Hildesheim report reads.
Researchers, who first published findings on Kentler in 2016, found that the pedophilia network extended to leading universities, the Berlin Senate administration, and local youth organizations, all of which accepted, supported, and defended pedophilia.
The current Berlin senator for youth and children Sandra Scheeres called the findings “shocking and horrifying,” as quoted by Germany’s public DW broadcaster.
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