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Question On Notice No. 1960 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 March 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Police
Minister responding: Hon J.R. Quigley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to my question on notice to the Minister of Police, asked on 30 October 2018 and answered on the 28 November 2018, in which the Minister informed the House that a total of 60 offenders have had 364 charges preferred arising from Operation Fledermaus and the Pilbara Joint Response Team, and I ask:
(a) of the current number of offenders who have had charges preferred, how many are:
(i) in custody serving a sentence arising from one of the charges;
(ii) otherwise in custody;
(iii) not in custody; and
(iv) dangerous sex offenders;
(b) further to (a)(iii), of those not in custody, how many have an order on bail or otherwise prohibiting contact with the relevant victim;
(c) further to (b), of that number, how many also have an order prohibiting contact with the family of the relevant victim; and
(d) further to (a)(iii), how many offenders not in custody are on the sex offenders register?

Answered on 10 April 2019

The Western Australian Police Force advise: 

(a)(i) Information specific regarding court imposed bail, remand and/or sentencing is the responsibility of Department of Justice.

(a)(ii) – (iii) As above. 

(a)(iv) The Western Australia Police Force manages and monitors offenders registered on the Australian National Child Offender Register (ANCOR). Managing and monitoring is undertaken in partnership including with the Sex Offender Registry, Sex Offender Management Squad, and District Superintendents and officers stationed in the local sub districts.

 (b) – (c) Information specific regarding court imposed bail, remand and/or sentencing is the responsibility of Department of Justice. 

(d) Offenders convicted of Class 1 and 2 offences, pursuant to s.10 and s.11 Community Protection (Offender Reporting) Act 2004 (WA) are placed on the ANCOR database. The number of offenders in custodial facilities varies dependent upon changes to court imposed bail, determination of the court outcomes and finalisation of sentences.