The purpose of this website/ information is to promote public awareness/ protection, prevent you
and those close to you from
the potential dangers posed by individuals who have committed sex offences in the past and to deter sex offenders from offending/ re- offending. Any
criminal actions taken by persons against the offenders named within this site, may result in arrest and prosecution of those persons.
Safety For Women
Australian Politicians/ Contacts
Sex Crime Reports Up
VICTIMS are now more likely to report incidences
of sexual assault, according to Bendigo police.
They have noted a dramatic increase in the number of past cases being reported.
Police at the city's Sexual Offences and Child Abuse
unit say they are dealing with more than 300 investigations each
year - some prompted by victims coming forward to report
details of sexual assaults that happened up to 40 years ago.
From offering advice to victims and referral to counselling
services, to laying charges against sexual offenders, a
team of specialised police are working to support those
affected by sexual assault. The Bendigo unit's Senior Constable
Andrew Cornford said there had been a dramatic increase in the
number of historical sexual offences reported, indicating victims
felt more comfortable in talking to police. He encouraged victims
of sexual assault to contact police, even if it was purely for advice
rather than making an official statement. "It is most important for
their own future wellbeing that they report it, and also for the sake
of justice and saving other victims from the offender," he said. In
light of recent allegations against police not connected with the
Bendigo SOCA unit, Senior Constable Marg Fitzpatrick said it was
important the public didn't lose faith in police. "It is not a
reflection on the police force as a whole_with more than 10,000
police, these few cases should not impact on the reputation and
amount of good work being done," she said.
Sen-Constable Cornford also said recent comments about fear of
police and lack of sensitivity when it came to sexual assault
were a myth.
Victims of sexual assault are urged to contact the Bendigo Sexual
Offences and Child Abuse unit.
Listing Australian Convicted Paedophiles/ Sex Offenders/ Child Killers..
FREE Public Service..
Safety For Women
Report Sex Crime
Sex Offenders-Electronic Tagging
Copyright © MAKO
2008. All Rights Reserved.