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HIA Inquiry told abuse at Rubane House was 'worst than Kincora'

Child sexual abuse at a Catholic-run children's home in County Down was equal to, if not worse, than the abuse at Kincora, an inquiry has been told.

A lawyer acting for the inquiry said more than 200 children have claimed they were seriously sexually or physically abused at Rubane House, Kircubbin, which was open from 1950 to 1985.

He added that in 1997, a senior police officer described the sexual abuse of children at Rubane House as "rampant" and likened the scale of the abuse at Rubane House to that at Kincora Boys Home in east Belfast.

Kevin Sharkey reports.

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