Child abuse lessons not heeded

Th is week, marks 10 years since Nia Glassie was killed. In a few weeks’ time the inquest of Moko Rangitoheriri will begin. Their deaths triggered outrage about child abuse. So what has changed? JARED SAVAGE of the New Zealand Herald reports.


“Nia was supposed to be the last one, wasn’t she?” was Mark Loper’s response when asked for an interview. The most senior detective in the Bay of Plenty was not being glib about the death of the Rotorua toddler; just speaking in the matter-of-fact manner of a police officer who has seen it all. Nia […]

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