Enabled Child Rapist Bert Potter Dies Ages 86 – VILE DAUGHTER IN LAW CHANGED ACC LAWS FOR THE WORSE.
Vile man. Just a loathsome view. Children are, naturally sexual. But they should be allowed to explore that with children and their own and with them controlling the situation and deciding how things happen. Not some vile man deciding what happens. And the parents , in some cases, totally enabled his actions. Awful time In new Zealand. I know some of the children and they have processed the events at Centerpoint well. Some, not so healthily. His legacy is sadness.
Bert Potter the controversial founder of the Centrepoint commune in Albany, Auckland, has died. He was 86.
Centrepoint was a spiritual community that numbered in the hundreds with people seeking the common goal of liberating themselves physically, emotionally and sexually.
After a police raid in 1991 the reality of Centrepoint came to light when six men and two women, including Potter, were arrested and charged with offences including indecent assaulting a minor and attempted rape of a minor.
In 1992, Potter was sentenced to seven years jail after he was found guilty of 13 charges of indecently assaulting five girls, some as young as three and a half, between 1979 and 1984.
Potter’s daughter in law, Felicity Goodyear-Smith, the wife of his son John, said today Potter passed away at Middlemore Hospital, in South Auckland, at 1am.
She said he had been living in a small pensioner flat in Auckland until about two months ago when his heath deteriorated to such a level that he was transferred to a rest home.
He suffered from Alzheimer’s and had reached the stage where he wasn’t aware what was going on around him, she said.
So he got to forgot his deeds. Lucky for him. Not that he ever regretted his lifestyle. Animal.
HIS VILE DAUGHTER IN LAW…….
Potter’s son John is married to Felicity Goodyear-Smith, who formerly lived at Centrepoint as the community’s General Practitioner, now a Professor at the University of Auckland. In 1993 Goodyear-Smith published a book on what she saw as the child abuse industry. In 2005 Goodyear-Smith was one of the authors of an ACC-funded paper suggesting that a formal diagnosis of mental injury should be required before victims of sexual assault are treated. The paper may have been a contributing factor to policy changes at ACC which led to a significant drop in the number of sexual assault victims receiving state-funded sexual abuse counselling.
Please share this on, this is serious cruelty.
Denmark is a big shame.
The sea is stained in red and it is not because of the climate effects of nature. It’s because of the cruelty of the human beings (civilized human) who kill hundreds of the famous and intelligent Calderon dolphins.
This happens every year in Feroe Island in Denmark . In this slaughter the main participants are young teens.
A celebration, to show that they are adults and mature!
In this big celebration, nothing is missing for the fun. Everyone is participating in one way or the other, killing or looking at the cruelty supporting like a spectator
– Evidence has emerged of a horrific attack on a Papuan student
in the town of Wamena in West Papua’s central highlands.
According to a report received by TAPOL, at around 04:45 am on Wednesday 19
October, Yusuf Hiluka, 23, was stopped outside the office of the Regent of
Jayawijaya District by two officers from Satpol PP
(Satuan Polisi Pamong Praja), the district civil security
unit, while making his way from a friend’s house to the
Wamena bus terminal. Without questioning Mr Hiluka,
the Satpol PP officers poured glue on his head and set
it alight. Mr Hiluka’s head and the back of his neck
were engulfed in flames.
Mr Hiluka fled screaming to the nearby police station
to seek protection. The perpetrator was detained
immediately and held in police detention. An
investigation has been conducted, and in accordance
with customary law, a payment by the perpetrators to
the victim’s family is being arranged.
Mr Hiluka suffered burns to his forehead and hands,
and according to reports he is still awaiting hospital treatment for his wounds.
The motive for this attack is not known, but it is yet another unexplained incident in a
series of violent events that have devastated West Papua in recent months. It
occurred on the same day that up to six people were killed during the violent
dispersal of the Third Papuan Peoples’ Congress by Indonesian security forces in the
provincial capital, Jayapura.
TAPOL calls on the regional Chief of Police, Inspector General Bekto Suprapto, to
recognise the gravity of this cowardly attack, ensure that a thorough independent
criminal investigation is carried out and that those responsible are brought to justice.
The use of customary law in such cases cannot be deemed sufficient, either in
obtaining justice for the victim, in punishing the perpetrator, or in acting as a deterrent
against future violations.