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Berhampore Childrens Home


One News
May 23 2005

Abuse victims granted meeting

Presbyterian Support Central has agreed to meet representatives of complainants alleging historic abuse at the Berhampore Children's Home in Wellington. 

About 15 former residents say they were sexually abused by the home's former manager, Walter Lake, who died before charges could be laid. 

Presbyterian Support ran the home where the abuse was alleged to have taken place in the 1950s and '60s but has said it should not be legally responsible. 

It's the first time a face-to-face meeting's to be held between the two sides.  Presbyterian Support says it's taking the complaints very seriously and will give them full and respectful consideration.