WA Government confirms 50 victims of child sex abuse in Pilbara, fewer than previously reported

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The State Government has attempted to quietly correct the record about the extent of child sexual abuse in the Pilbara, lowering a widely reported figure.

Stephen Dawson MLC, speaking on behalf of the Police Minister, said in Parliament last week there were 50 victims involved in current child sex abuse cases — a stark comparison to the figure of 184 that had been used previously.

How one of WA's worst child sex abuse rings, linked to swingers parties, was exposed by a memory card

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A woman holds an SD card in her fingers.

PHOTO: A bag of SD cards blew apart a major WA child sex abuse ring.

In January 2018, Sarah* found herself looking around the mess that had been left behind by a nightmare tenant she had just evicted from her house in Perth's wealthy western suburbs.

North Wales child abuse scandal

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A look back at the paedophilia scandals that swallowed Britain whole in 2014

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Rotherham between 1997 and 2013), politicians (the evidence of a pedophile ring operating within the corridors of Westminster during the 1980s is now incontrovertible after London´s Metropolitan Police described allegationsfrom an anonymous survivor as "credible and true" this month), and even employees of the Royal Family (British tabloid the Sunday People recently revealed that the House of Windsor was also implicated in abuses centered around accusations from a 16-year-old boy).

The town of Rochdale lies at the center of two of these recent child sex scandals. In 2012, nine Pakistani men were convicted of running a "grooming" operation that targeted young girls there, and it was also home of the late Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) Cyril Smith, a 400-pound giant of a man who reportedly terrorized the local Knowl View Residential School.

Though Smith's penchant for the abuse and rape of young boys had been gossiped about for decades (at least two regional newspaper editors had D notices slapped on them, meaning that no story could be published about Smith's behavior), the politician wasn't publicly accused of child abuse until 2012, when the police admitted that they should have pursued charges against him. Simon Danczuk, the current Labour MP for Rochdale, is responsible for exposing Smith in Parliament, and has since co-written a book detailing his predecessor's alleged misdeeds.

Rotherham child abuse scandal gets even worse as now TEN POLICE OFFICERS are accused of sexually abusing children

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