Stemming from a report released by the Dutch Catholic Church in late 2011 finding that more than 20,000 Dutch children were raped or otherwise sexually abused by over 800 Catholic priests, new information has come to light that those children who protested and reported the rapes were castrated by surgicaly removal of their testicles and scrotum. German Spiegel Online is reporting that in the 1950’s at least 50 boys under the care of the Dutch Catholic Chruch were subjected to radical castration. In 2010, over 2,000 people complained of sexual abuse by priests. An inquiry concluded that the number of actual victims was 10 times higher. The committee, led by Wim Deetman, a former education minister was presented with evidence of the castration including one young man named Henk Heithuis, castrated in 1956, two years before his death in a car accident. Mr. Heithuis lived in Catholic institutions from infancy. When he complained about sexual abuse to police, Mr. Heithuis, 20 at the time, was transferred to a Catholic psychiatric hospital before being admitted to the St. Joseph Hospital in Veghel, where he was castrated. Cornelius Rogge whose family became friends with Mr. Heithuis told the Deetman Commission about the case, then contacted journalist author Joep Dohmen, when it appeared the Commission was not investigating the information. On Dutch television, Mr. Rogge said how he knew the castration had taken place and that there were other victims. “We once asked Henk to drop his pants when the women were not present,” he said. “He did that. He was totally mained.” Rogge said that Heithuis described the ordeal saying he ws strapped to a bed and in one stroke his scrotum was cut out and he was taken to the infirmary to recover. He said the other bos received the same treatment and he could hear them screaming. Dohmen was able to obtain supporting records including medical reports and said now that he has uncovered a second case who was also castrated. The Dutch Parliament has called for a full investigation into the charges.