A NINE-YEAR-old boy has been told he’s no longer welcome at a ratepayer-funded leisure centre for kids while the two staff members accused of assaulting him continue working there.
Today Whaleoil can reveal more details about the disturbing handling of an incident last month involving two female staff employed by the council-run Manurewa Recreation Centre – which include claims the women responsible for the alleged assault on Wyatt Attard took a hands-on role in the “whitewash” of an internal investigation that followed.
There have also been claims the boy was interviewed by centre staff without the permission of his parents, both of whom are demanding action.
The matter has now been referred to police, but remarkably neither woman has been stood down while the complaint is being investigated.
Instead, the council’s Leisure, Parks, Sport and Recreation manager Rob McGee has banned Wyatt from attending the centre until such time as the police conclude their inquiries.
In an email obtained by Whaleoil, McGee confirmed the council’s position: Read more »