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
(3) If no to (2), how is the
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.