16 Jan 2020

Case files show state knew of 1960s rape allegations

From Summer Report, 7:15 am on 16 January 2020

A Masterton woman who says she was beaten and raped in state care has been shocked to discover that social services knew about her abusive situation at the time.

Jan Lowe, who is now 70, was sent to a children's home when she was nine, after her mother died and her father was too old to look after her.

She spoke to Leigh-Marama McLachlan.