The royal ommission into child sex abuse has referred dozens of sexual predators to police after victims have given evidence in private, reports The Herald-Sun.
There are 52 police investigations under way while two more cases have been referred by commission investigators to child protection agencies, it was revealed yesterday. Advocacy groups have applauded investigators.
Most of the cases referred to police involve historical abuse at a number of institutions and have emerged during 917 private sessions held by one or more of the six commissioners.
Some have come from people talking to investigators by telephone. The commission has received more than 8500 phone calls, 3000 emails and 170,000 visits to its website since it opened for business in April. It has received as many as 300 calls a day and is still receiving about 10 calls daily.
Former priest Frank Gerard Klep pleads guilty to sex abuse of boys (The Australian)
Former Vic priest admits to child abuse (Ninemsn)