Australian town gripped by paedophile epidemic with '90% of school-age children sexually abused'

Investigation uncovers 'staggering' rate of child sex crimes in Western Australian town where abuse now 'normal'

The town of Roebourne in the north of Western Australia has one of the world's highest rates of child sex abuse.

An Australian town is in the grip of a paedophile epidemic with 90 per cent of school-age children suffering abuse, police have warned. 

Thirty-six men have been charged with more than 300 offences against 184 children after an investigation uncovered a "staggering" rate of abuse in Roebourne, Western Australia.

Statistics to assisting proving judicial incompetence when your child is being sexually abused and the magistrate is assisting the paedophile

Children rarely lie about or imagine sexual assault. In 98% of cases their statements are found to be true. (Dympna House, 1990) .

One in three girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused in some way before the age of 18 years. (Australian Institute of Criminology, 1993).

Girls were two to three times more likely to be abused than boys. (Johnston & Saenz, 1997).

On average, approximately 6,500 sexual offences were reported to the Queensland Police Service annually between the years of 1996 and 1998. The majority of reported offences were committed against children younger than 16 years of age (58%).  (Queensland Criminal Justice Commission, 1999).

One in three girls will be sexually abused before the age of sixteen

These stats are from Holly Martin from Safe4Kids, who presented at a symposium at the uni of NSW in Feb, 2016.  You can also find her in Hansard as she is a passionate advocate for child safety.  Her stats are similar to the study done by Maxun et al., at Qld Uni in 2007, that found 28.5% of girls and 15.4% of boys had experienced some form of sexual abuse.

Her stats agree with a recent Auckland study which found over 23% of reported sexual abuse in female children and 1:3 girls before they turned 16, (

The Australian Institute of Criminology,(1993), reported 1:3 for girls and 1:6 for boys in relation to their stats on the sexual abuse of children. The ABS found 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys had experienced sexual abuse in 1996. The ABS published 1:4 and 1:7 for girls then boys respectively in 1996.The stats or reporting standards shown in this post show not much has changed.