When trauma therapist Elaine Beckwith was hired in early 2003 to provide counseling to a 10-year-old boy who had come to live with a warm-hearted Wellington couple, she knew he had been the victim of physical and sexual abuse.
But, for roughly seven months as the boy and the couple’s own son spun out of control, she had no idea about the depths of depravity the youth had suffered or what a danger he posed to the well-meaning family.
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