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Man beaten, demoralised and suffers life-long affects of abuse in state care –

GRAPHIC WARNING: Daniel Rei, 47, was beaten and demoralised while in state care. He says it turned him into a monster.



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Warning: This story contains details that might be distressing.
A man has described being beaten black and blue, and urinated on when he was sleeping during his time at a state-run boys home.
Daniel Rei, 47, is one of 16 survivors giving evidence to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into abuse in care over the next two weeks at public hearings in Auckland.
Rei was in state care for four years at a family home in New Plymouth, Hamilton Boys Home and the Kohitere Boys Training Centre in Levin.

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