Social workers and police are investigating claims of abuse at a children's home in the Bible belt region of Staphorst, regional paper De Stentor reports on Friday.
One woman who worked at the De Loot children's home in Nieuwleusen is accused of physically and mentally abusing several children between 1984 and 2010. There are also indications some children may have been sexual abused, the paper says.
Two family members have made formal complaints about the woman, who is said to have beaten children with sticks, tied them to chairs and made them sleep in corridors as a punishment.
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