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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 481 asked in the Legislative Council on 1 November 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Police
Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to the article "Paedophilia, the curse that stalks Pilbara town of Roebourne", published in The Australian on 23 September 2017, which stated that by June 2017 there were 184 victims of child sex offences, and I ask:

(a) what is the number of alleged perpetrators of these offences;
(b) further to (a), how many:
(i) have been interviewed;
(ii) have been summoned and/or charged;
(iii) are currently on remand;
(iv) are currently released on bail;
(v) residing in Roebourne;
(vi) residing with one or more of the victims;
(vii) have at any time breached a bail condition imposed in respect to an offence against one of the 184 victims; and
(viii) been convicted of one or more of the offences; and
(c) further to (b)(iii), how many have a previous recorded history of breaching a bail condition?
Answered on 29 November 2017

The Western Australia Police Force advise thay are conducting ongoing investigations related to these questions. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation and the sensitivities regarding the various matters at hand, the WA Police Force are not able to disclose information addressing the questions raised.

In relation to questions pertaining to offenders who have been charged and put before the courts, the member may wish to refer his questions to the Attorney General.