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Question Without Notice No. 972 asked in the Legislative Council on 16 October 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

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

Answered on 16 October 2018

CHILD PROTECTION — CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE — ROEBOURNE

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

I refer to the answer to my question without notice 934, asked on 11 October 2018, in which the house was informed that as at 23 August 2018 the Department of Communities was aware of 42 child victims identified during Operation Fledermaus based on Western Australia Police Force data.

(1) Did the minister inform the house that there were 50 victims on 23 August 2018?

(2) Is the difference, between what the Minister for Police and the Minister for Child Protection said explained by there being 42 child victims and eight adult victims?

(3) If no to (2), how is the difference explained?

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.

Western Australia Police Force advises the following.

(1)–(2) Yes. Eight adult victims were children when the offences occurred.

(3) Not applicable.