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Berhampore Childrens Home


The Dominion Post
December 1 2004

Child-abuse accused dies

An elderly man accused of sexually abusing youngsters decades ago at a Wellington children's home has died.

Police plan to end their investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse against a staff member of the former Berhampore Children's Home.

Detective Senior Sergeant Simon Perry said the accused man died on November 21.

Up to five police officers had been working on the investigation since August, after a former resident of the Merton St Presbyterian Social Support Association home for orphaned and abandoned children made a complaint.

A dozen women and men, who lived at the home between the late 1950s and 1970s, later came forward and alleged sexual abuse against the former staff member.