Gloriavale’s sexual assault policy asks victims to ‘forgive’ abusers, gives offenders three chances to stop
By: Sam Sherwood and Joanne Carroll – 22/08/2020
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Sexual assault victims at the secretive religious Gloriavale sect are made to meet with their abuser and forgive them – without police being notified.
Gloriavale leaders then give offenders “second and third chances” to stop offending, along with more rounds of forgiveness and repentance meetings when they fail to stop, before leaders will consider kicking them out of the community.
Any offender expelled for sexual offending is told to contact police themselves.