Royal Commission into abuse in care: ‘Sexually abusing in the name of Jesus. How disgusting’

Radio New Zealand

December 11, 2020

By Andrew McRae

A man who was abused in both state and church-based care says pent-up frustration over what happened to him prompted him to stab a convicted paedophile in prison.

Roy Takiaho gave evidence on Friday to the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care about being abused in two boys’ homes and in foster care.

Takiaho, 48, first went into care at the age of two. First with foster families and then to Social Welfare’s Owairaka Boys home.

There was physical violence at Owairaka, between the boys and by staff.

”Sometimes the perpetrators were the older kids, but sometimes it was also the house masters.”

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