CHILD PROTECTION —
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE — ROEBOURNE
667. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the minister representing the
Minister for Police:
I refer to the answer provided by
the Minister for Child Protection to my question without notice asked on 22 August
2018 in which the house was informed that the Western Australia Police Force
holds the up-to-date information on charged offenders in relation to Operation
(1) How many
individuals were charged under the operation?
(2) Has the
Pilbara district police continued to arrest people for child sex offending in
the region under their Pilbara joint response team investigation since
Operation Fledermaus formally ceased on 12 March 2018?
(3) Is it correct
that, as at 10 August 2018, 54 men have been arrested on more than 360 charges?
(4) If no to (3),
what is the correct number either as at today's date or as at 10 August
(5) Further to
(3) and (4), how many people are the alleged victims of the conduct that has
resulted in the charges that have been laid?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me
by the Minister for Police.
(1) 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 as at 23 August 2018.
(5) There are 50