Questions about inconsistencies in the trial against child porn image collector Techtmeister come to the court’s psychiatrist university. Professor Dr. Peter Hoffman added. Serious allegations were made years ago, particularly by those affected by church violence. At a seminar, Hoffman said that children can cope well with pedophile attacks.
Of all the people, one Green MP shouted the loudest. In 2011, Albert Steinhauser quoted the kath.net website, which in turn reproduced Hofmann:
There is a tendency in public opinion today to believe that all victims of pedophiles are severely traumatized. Hoffman: “That’s not the case. In their experience, pedophilic acts often remain at the tactile level.” Studies also show that half of affected children can cope well with pedophilic attacks. They fit it into their biography and don’t have post-traumatic stress disorder.
Albert Steinhauser quoted Cath.net, July 5, 2011 (unsecured website)
Many civil society actors expressed outrage at the statements trivializing violence and abuse against children. The original article is still available on Cath.net from 2010. The original source of the quote can be seen there: Interdisciplinary Congress on Religiosity in Psychotherapy and Psychotherapy from October 11 to 13, 2007. Nevertheless, Hoffman also made it clear what he said in court at the Tichtmeister trial: “Pedophilia cannot be cured. As a rule, it accompanies people throughout their lives. However, the effects of pedophilia can be limited medically.
Hoffman’s statements have since been quoted, most recently in 2021 on the occasion of a civil trial regarding ritual abuse at the Catholic Adamant Monastery. Hoffman’s reports and statements supported the criminologists’ position at the time. A request for bias by a victim was denied, even though the mere existence of bias should have been sufficient. The victim had argued that Hoffman was a member of the extreme Catholic support organization Opus Dei, but the court psychiatrist vehemently denied this. There was also a disciplinary complaint at that time. Hofmann published a report or parts of it, which one of those affected considered libelous and damaging to their reputation, as well as a violation of medical confidentiality.
As part of this process, the Forum for People Affected by Church Violence published a press release which also listed that Hoffmann had given an opinion in a scandalous abuse case involving a Styrian doctor, whose brother was also a The high ranking ÖVP politician was (name known to the editorial team) In this private report, he testified that the doctor’s victims had borderline disorder without ever examining them or seeing them. After several days of trial and retrial, Doctor L has now been legally convicted.
In another case, where a former head of “Missio” was accused of abuse, Hoffman even remotely diagnosed the victim as having borderline disorder, the forum continued.
In the Techmeister case, trial observers observed that expert Hoffman fought more for the defendant than his celebrity lawyers. He addressed the jury directly several times, quoting several paragraphs and giving clear instructions for action, although he kept himself in perspective at the beginning. ,“I am a legal layman, not a lawyer.”, The court ultimately followed his statements in full and suspended all sentences and measures imposed on probation and conditions. Expert Hoffman also formulated these conditions.
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