Oriwa Kemp breaks her silence after Nia Glassie death

A young mother who was jailed over the horrific abuse of a three-year-old girl has broken her silence a decade after the toddler's tragic death.

Oriwa Kemp, from New Zealand, was 19 years old when she was jailed for her role in the unspeakable abuse and torment of Nia Glassie.

The young girl was spun in a clothes dryer for 30 minutes on a hot setting, hung and spun on a clothesline, held over a burning fire, used to practise wrestling moves and shoved into piles of rubbish and cold baths.

She died in 2007  after being subjected to horrible treatment at the hands of Kemp, who was 17 years old at the time, and four other people.  

Oriwa Kemp, from New Zealand, was 19 years old when she was jailed in relation to the horrific abuse of 3-year-old Nia Glassie

Oriwa Kemp, from New Zealand, was 19 years old when she was jailed in relation to the horrific abuse of 3-year-old Nia Glassie

Nia Glassie (pictured) died in 2007, aged 3, after being subjected to horrible treatment at the hands of Kemp and four other people

Nia Glassie (pictured) died in 2007, aged 3, after being subjected to horrible treatment at the hands of Kemp and four other people

The case sent shock waves through the town of Rotorua, where the abuse took place, and Kemp, now 27, has decided to tell her story for the first time. 

Speaking to NZ Herald, Kemp said she was a new person who had since changed her ways.

'I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me, no way,' she said.

'I'm just not that person anymore.'

Kemp was convicted of five charges for her part in the abuse of Nia Glassie, predominately for failing to intervene when the child was being abused.

She was convicted with two counts of wilful ill-treatment and three of assaulting Nia and her two sisters by throwing shoes. 

Kemp was convicted of five charges for her part in the abuse of Nia Glassie (pictured right, in court in 2007)

Kemp was convicted of five charges for her part in the abuse of Nia Glassie (pictured right, in court in 2007)

Michael Pearson (left), Michael Curtis (centre) and Oriwa Kemp (right) stand in the Rotorua District Court during their bail application hearing after being charged with the assault of three-year-old Nia Glassie

Michael Pearson (left), Michael Curtis (centre) and Oriwa Kemp (right) stand in the Rotorua District Court during their bail application hearing after being

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