Sex, money and bad habits
Pearlie Joubert - 29 January 2008
A Catholic priest who brought a defamation suit against a family which
charged him with sexual misconduct involving their daughter, has
withdrawn his case.
In addition to charges of inappropriately touching girls, teenagers and
women, 63-year-old Father Bernard van der Hulst, of the Fish Hoek
parish, also frequents the Grand West casino so often that he qualified
for a “Most Valued Guest” gold card. He has also been seen in the adult
section of his local video shop reportedly hiring pornographic videos.
Van der Hulst was allegedly under police investigation on at least seven
charges of sexual misconduct involving young girls in Pretoria when the
church transferred him to Fish Hoek about 20 years ago. A few years
later, at least four more charges were laid with the police in Fish Hoek.