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Maori Child Abuse

May 15, 2016 2 comments


Maori children are four times more likely to suffer from abuse and neglect than white children in New Zealand, but mentioning this inconvenient statistic in the media will get you branded as a racist.


Five-year-old girl seriously injured after sexual assult.

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

A five-year-old girl has been seriously injured, in what appears to be a sexually motivated attack at a campground where she was staying with her parents and younger brother.

‘Vicious’ attack on five-year-old girl.

Campground horror: neighbors tell of gang.

Staff at a holiday park where a five-year-old girl was seriously injured in a “vicious” attack have been left shaken by the incident. Police said the girl, who was touring the country with her mother, father and brother from Europe, had been staying at Club Habitat in Turangi.

The parents had left their sleeping children in a caravan about 10.40pm yesterday while they went to an amenity block just metres away. As the mother returned she found the caravan door locked and a saw a man inside, police said.

She ran to get her husband and when they got back the door was open, the intruder gone and their daughter lying critically injured on a bed. She suffered serious injuries, mainly to her head and face, and had undergone surgery at Waikato Hospital.

A Club Habitat staff member said they had been instructed not to speak to the media but the incident was shocking, “especially seeing it’s just a few days before Christmas”. Holiday Parks Association chief executive Fergus Brown said staff were shaken.

“They’re very distressed about the whole situation,” he said. “We’re very sad that this has happened and our thoughts are with the family, but it’s very much an isolated incident. But it’s very, very sad, especially at this time of year.”

Mr Brown said he did not think the incident would deter tourists from staying at holiday parks in New Zealand. “Unfortunately crime happens throughout the world and New Zealand has its fair share, but we’re definitely a reasonably safe country to travel in.

“Holiday parks have always been known as safe places to stay at, so we’re very, very concerned about this happening.” Mr Brown said parents should always take care with younger children at holiday parks, many of which were next to beaches, rivers or lakes.

“But I think we are definitely not in the situation where we are in any heightened state of alert for safety at holiday parks. “Holiday parks have always been known as very safe places for families to stay at, and it is the iconic New Zealand holiday, going to stay at the camping ground.”

Detective Inspector Mark Loper, who is leading the investigation, said the timing made the attack worse.

“This is a vicious attack, and the fact that it is on a 5-year-old tourist just days before Christmas makes it all the more appalling. It is vital that anyone who has the smallest piece of information that might help this investigation comes forward as soon as possible,” Mr Loper said.

ESR were carrying out a scene examination and police were interviewing the parents. Bay of Plenty District Commander Superintendent Glenn Dunbier said the family were overwhelmed by the support they had received from emergency services.

Wannabe gangster thug assaults child for wearing a red t-shirt.

May 19, 2010 2 comments

The below story tells of a 4-year old child (who happened to be wearing a red t-shirt) at a playground with his sister and father, when along comes wannabe “Black Power” gang member aka waste-of-space-and-oxygen-loser Dusty Masters-Pomana who proceeds to assault the child and forcibly remove his t-shirt – because it was the same color as that used by rival gang “The Mongrel Mob”.

Check out mister badass he-man below. I reckon this display of his manliness – intimidating helpless children – more than qualifies him for membership of the “Black Power”, who make their living in precisely the same manner.

Dusty Masters-Pomana

Gang ‘wannabe’ arrested over attack on 4-year-old in red shirt.

Whakatane police have arrested the “wannabe” gang member who allegedly roughed up a 4-year-old boy because he was wearing a color associated with a rival gang. Acting area commander Greg Sparrow said police apprehended the 21-year-old yesterday afternoon and charged him with assault. He was remanded in custody and will appear in the Whakatane District Court today.

“We are happy to have made an arrest for what is a serious charge … and thank the community for their help in tracking him down,” said Mr Sparrow. Last week, a man attacked the preschooler who was playing with his father and sister in Cutler Cres. Reserve.

Senior Sergeant Bruce Jenkins said while the father’s back was turned, the assailant yelled at the boy to remove his red shirt, then prodded him and tore it off his back. Red is associated with the Mongrel Mob, a rival gang to Black Power, who wear blue and consider Whakatane their home. The incident was condemned by police, Whakatane residents and Black Power themselves, who said assaulting a child was a violation of their code.

Full article here.

Categories: Abuse, Child Abuse, Gangs

Couple in court over toddlers death.

November 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Wanganui toddler Karl Perigo-Check’s mother and her boyfriend appeared in court today over his killing. Rikki Ngatai-Check, 22, was accused in Wanganui District Court of murdering the two-year-old as well as a raft of other charges. They included grievous bodily harm, male assaults female, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, and supply of cannabis.

Karl’s mother Lilah Terelyn McGregor, 30, faced charges of assaulting her son and perverting the course of justice. The pair were remanded in custody. Karl died after being admitted to Wanganui Hospital in a critical condition on October 24. A post mortem revealed he had suffered internal injuries.

The toddler’s father, Wanganui gang member Karl Check, is serving life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 15 years for the 2007 murder of two-year-old Jhia Te Tua during a Wanganui altercation between the Mongrel Mob and Black Power gangs.

Categories: Abuse, Child Abuse, Gangs, Killing

Police investigate toddler's fatal injuries.

October 28, 2009 Leave a comment
Karl Check Snr.

Karl Check Snr.

A Wanganui toddler who died in unexplained circumstances over the weekend is the son of a gang member jailed for the 2007 shooting of another Wanganui toddler, Jhia Te Tua. Two-year-old Karl Richard Arc Perigo-Check received severe internal injuries over the weekend.

He was taken to Wanganui Hospital on Saturday afternoon, where he died. Inspector Duncan MacLeod of Wanganui police confirmed the dead boy was the son of Karl Check, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence for the 2007 murder, which happened after an altercation between the Mongrel Mob and Black Power gangs.

“We’re looking at the moment on behalf of the coroner to see how the death occurred,” he said. While there were gang members associated with the case, police were keeping an open mind as to why and how the child died. “It’s early days yet. We’ve only been investigating since yesterday afternoon,” Mr MacLeod said.