RNZ / Newshub – Gloriavale leaders apologise over sex abuse and exploitation failures
RNZ – 27/05/2022
Gloriavale’s leaders have offered a public apology for failing to protect victims of labour exploitation and sexual abuse.
The apology comes in the wake of multiple scandals surrounding the reclusive West Coast Christian sect.
Just this week Silver Fern Farms pulled out of commercial agreements with the community and the head of its school, Faithful Pilgrim, was suspended from teaching after endorsing a teacher he knew had sexually assaulted a nine-year-old girl.
In the letter, the leaders say much has changed at Gloriavale since its leadership changed in 2018 after founder Neville Cooper, who was known as Hopeful Christian, died.
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