Former Catholic priest Peter Hercock found guilty of raping schoolgirls
Ann-Marie Shelley, then a 14-year-old schoolgirl, turned to Peter Joseph Hercock, the chaplain at Catholic girl’s Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt, for help More than 40 years ago.
But, the priest raped her in the presbytery room instead. Ten years later he raped her again in a Women’s Refuge safe house as her children slept next to her, according to a report.
“Three other [of the rape] victims read statements about the effect on their lives, with one woman saying she was scolded by the Catholic Church for being a ‘Jezebel’.”
“Defence lawyer Tony Bamford said Hercock was 17 when he became a priest. He took on the role as a counsellor as a young man and the lawyer wondered why the church thought that appropriate”. He said the defendant, Hercock, was himself sexually abused as a young boy, aged 8 or 9, by a priest, and that his “personal issues” meant his “boundaries were well and truly blurred”. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11632209
The State’s Deadly Secrets
Truth hurts New Zealand tourism. The average tourist would not visit this country, if they knew true extent of the daily carnage on our deadly roads. Therefore:
To protect the tourism industry, about two-thirds of the road fatalities in New Zealand go unreported by our political police, or unrecorded by Ministry of Transport [“Minitru”.]
About 2.7 million licensed drivers, half million or so unlicensed/unqualified drivers and more than one million tourists (per year) drive on New Zealand death roads.
A large number of the above drive a vehicle under the influence (illicit drugs, banned substances, prescription medication…), while intoxicated, fatigued or mentally unfit, resulting in inordinate numbers of fatalities and injuries. [Other factors for the carnage include deadly roads, road unworthy vehicles…]
Between 2001 and 2014, New Zealand’s vehicle fleet reportedly increased by 32 per cent, while the population grew by 16 per cent and foreign travel was up by 15 per cent. And over the last 10 years the number of international visitors has increased by about 30 per cent.
[However, Minitru wants you to falsely believe the numbers of road fatalities and serious injuries have fallen instead of rising…]
Today is DAY 137 of the latest TOURISTS or truth? campaign in NZ
Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 313 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016