A woman jailed for her role in the abuse and death of murdered Rotorua toddler Nia Glassie is pregnant again, just months after Child Youth and Family removed a child from her care at birth.
Oriwa Kemp was 19 when she was sent to prison for her part in Nia’s death.
During her High Court trial the court heard how Kemp gave Nia freezing cold baths, hit the toddler when she cried and was there – but did not intervene – when the girl was placed in a clothes drier that was turned on, and spun around on a clothesline.
She was found guilty of assaulting the 3-year-old and sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
At the time Kemp had one child who was taken in to Child Youth and Family care.
The child remains in care.
Since Nia died Kemp has had three more children, all removed from her care by CYF care soon after birth.
It will end badly. Hopefully not with a kid being chucked on a roof or put in a drier this time.
The risk are too great…take the kid off her. Again.
At times like this you look to the law and find it isn’t capable of stopping a woman so clearly retarded from making more children.
– Anna Leask, NZ Herald
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