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Girl, 5, raped and flogged for being late for dinner at foster home, inquiry told

on Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:18
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Girl, 5, raped and flogged for being late for dinner at foster home, inquiry told

State of NSW resisted accepting liability for abuse at Bethcar children’s home despite one manager being jailed for 30 years

The royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse is currently examining events that occurred at the Bethcar children’s home in Brewarrina, NSW.

A girl who was physically and sexually abused from the age of five until 15 by her foster parents at a home for Indigenous children was also lied to and convinced to be so terrified of her biological parents she would not speak to them, the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse

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A tragic finish for a one-time happy ending

on Sat, 05/19/2012 - 14:12
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We first met him in this space on the day before Thanksgiving way back in 1998 -- a shy, smiling 9-year-old refugee from Maine's foster-care circuit whose wildest dreams had just come true: He had a new mom and dad. He had a new home, a new neighborhood, a new school. He had, for the first time in his anything-but-easy young life, an anything-is-possible future.

Yet there stood Gordon Collins-Faunce, now 23, blank-faced Friday in York County Superior Court, charged with murdering his own infant son.

And there in the gallery sat Irv Faunce, Gordon's adoptive father, lost in the rubble of