Shocking offences in child abuse case
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 6:20p.m.
By Dan Parker
The trial of three men and a woman charged with a shocking list of child abuse offences has begun in the Wellington High Court.
Many of the details from the case have been suppressed, including the identity of those involved. That is because the eight victims were the children of two of the accused.
The accused have all pleaded not guilty to the horrific list of charges, which included:
The alleged crimes took place over four years at the 42-year-old woman's Porirua home, where others would be invited to join in the offending during 24-hour-long drinking sessions.
The court heard the father of the children wasn't supposed to be at the property because of previous sexual offending and that the children have suffered emotional and educational development problems because they were denied the basics of care.
The eight children are now aged between 13 and two and are now under the supervision of a Child, Youth and Family carer.
The trial is set down for three weeks.
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14/08/2012 1:45:25 p.m.
There have been some real atrocities of child abuse committed in NZ. I think what is so heartbreaking is that these children will have life long scars and a tarnished view of what life is really about. What's even more unfortunate is the possibility of recurring generational abuse. Which pushes the question of...How do you address problems such as these extreme cases and What measures can you implement to 'stop the start of' or 'reduce the abuse within the family'? What can NZders do??
7/08/2012 2:55:12 p.m.
if all the evidence comes out then you will now the truth with this whanau
7/08/2012 2:09:08 p.m.
Those poor babies, every one should be born into love not hell on earth.
I feel so sick after reading this.
I can only hope theses kids get the love and help they will need, kia kaha little ones x
7/08/2012 10:01:56 a.m.
Angry mother of three wrote:
Why should there even be a dam court case for those idiots...those poor inoccent children whom couldn't defend themselves from the cruelty of their offenders...what a dam joke!! Those childrens lives have been scared for life because of those fools, people like them should be punished for what they have done to those children without a court case. Why do they need to be defended by lawyers for their innocence...they never defended their children they were actually their horrifying offenders who don't deserve a trial. I have 3 beautiful girls who are aged from ten to three years of age & I would do anything for them to protect & keep them safe from offenders like these three involved. There is no excuse for parents to do such a thing to innocent children you all discuss me. I wish I could have those children & bring them up in a better enviroment with plenty of love ,care & safety. My heart goe's out to all eight children involved in a horrifying abuse. I hope you all have a good life in the near future you all have so much ahead of you's.
7/08/2012 9:54:22 a.m.
This disgusts me. Name suppression is for the children to keep their identities safe yet its the offenders that are getting benefit from it.
7/08/2012 9:54:14 a.m.
Denise McGoldrick wrote:
I was so sick to my stomach when I heard this went on,You tell the whole of NZ who these sick people are,how did this crap go on so long,I would love to take these kids in my care and show them how they should be treated,I am so sick to think this happened in my home town,poor baby's,lock them dicks up and throw away the key,and let them eat spiders,I am so upset with this,who ever gets these kids love them and take good care of them.
7/08/2012 8:43:35 a.m.
Jennifer Wilson wrote:
That is really sick and those parents do not deserve to have any kids in their care. They also do not deserve to have their names suppressed let the whole of NZ know who these sick people are! Sickoz
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