The Children's Commissioner said the bravery of one child led
to a Child Youth and Family caregiver being convicted of 21
charges of child abuse.
Taite Kupa, 57, was found guilty of charges relating to
sexual and physical abuse of children in his care in
Children's Commissioner Dr Russell Wills told Newstalk ZB
Kupa set out to keep his offending secret, but a child spoke
out about the offending.
"Vetting and screening these days is very comprehensive. [The
offending] happens because someone doesn't have a record and
then they have to set out systematically to avoid detection.
"The way we catch these guys is because one brave child tells
someone, often it's their social worker, and we believe
Dr Wills said Kupa breached the trust of the children in his
care and of the Children's Commission.