TVNZ 1 News – Police have investigated physical and sexual abuse allegations at Gloriavale 17 times
By Ryan Boswell – 1 News – 22/03/20201
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There have been 17 police investigations into physical and sexual abuse at Gloriavale since it was founded in 1969.
Figures released to 1 NEWS under the Official Information Act show the first offence is alleged to have happened in March 1998, but the first complaint wasn’t made to police until 2015.
It shows that charges were laid in five of the 17 investigations at the West Coast commune, while three resulted in conviction and two are ongoing.