Child sex abuse survivor wins payout after electric shock ‘therapy’

The Age

November 15, 2020

By Henrietta Cook

A former ward of the state who was forced to undergo electric shock “therapy” after disclosing he had been sexually abused has reached an $825,000 settlement with the state government and Uniting Church.

It is believed to be one of the largest top-up payments for a state ward since new laws took effect in Victoria giving victims who have accepted meagre settlements the right to sue again.

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