Newcastle woman finds justice 44 years after being sexually abused by her stepfather

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Riana Hellerle can finally start her healing process after being molested by her stepfather when she was a child. (PHOTO: Fani Mahuntsi)
Riana Hellerle can finally start her healing process after being molested by her stepfather when she was a child. (PHOTO: Fani Mahuntsi)

As an intensive care nurse, she’s faced trauma daily with no reprieve as the pandemic set it.

She continued to save lives as wave after wave of infection swept through the country, leaving her on the frontline in a battle against death. 

And through it all Riana Hellerle was going through her own private hell, waiting to see if justice would be served.

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