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Question Without Notice No. 774 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 September 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 12 September 2018

CHILD PROTECTION — CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE — ROEBOURNE

774. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the minister's answer to my question without notice 667 asked on 23 August 2018 in which the minister informed the house that since the start of Operation Fledermaus and the formation of the Pilbara joint response team, a total of 58 offenders have been charged with 349 charges being preferred.

(1) Are any of the 58 offenders in custody?

(2) If yes to (1), how many?

(3) Of those offenders not in custody, are their whereabouts known to WA Police?

(4) Are any of the 58 offenders on the sex offenders register?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of this question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.

It is not possible to provide a response to this question within the required time period. If the honourable member puts the question on notice, I will seek further information from the Western Australia Police Force.