RNZ – Govt agencies failed to protect community from convicted Gloriavale child abuser – former member
By Andrew McRae – RNZ – 21/10/2022
A former member of the Gloriavale Christian Community says she is not holding her breath for any meaningful change to take place there.
Rosanna Overcomer, who has been out of the community for nine years, gave a statement to the Abuse in Care Inquiry on Friday.
She said it was the government’s role to protect people from abuse and it failed to do so in the case of the Gloriavale founder, Neville Cooper.
He later became Hopeful Christian and was eventually convicted of child abuse.