The Christchurch Civic Creche Case

News Reports Index

1993 Jan-May

Christchurch Star
September 22 1993

Sex abuse campaign

The four women discharged before trial in the Civic Child Care Centre hearings are launching a national campaign to change the way child sexual abuse cases are handled.

The four, Gaye Davidson, Debbie Gillespie, Jan Buckingham and Marie Keys, will attend a meeting at the Cotsworld Hotel tomorrow to launch FAÇADE, False accusations of Child Abuse Damage Everyone.

It is being set up as an incorporated society and its manifesto will be announced at the meeting.

The women said they had agreed to lead the campaign because a climate of fear had been created over sexual abuse and it was ruining hundreds and perhaps thousands of innocent lives.