Ministry confident rules will stop child sex abuse in schools

  • 13/04/2016
Katrina Casey (Paul Henry)
Katrina Casey (Paul Henry)

Ministry of Education spokeswoman Katrina Casey is confident that under its current rules a case like that of child rapist Robert Burrett couldn't happen again.

"The situation has changed since the 1980s, 1990s and there is greater awareness. One thing to note here, no school or the ministry, or anybody else ever actually received a complaint for sexual abuse." Burrett, who was a Christchurch school caretaker, has been jailed for nearly 20 years for sex offences against girls between 2013 and 2015.

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