Police taskforce to investigate clerical abuse

7 News

Josie Taylor, ABC
Updated November 30, 2012

Victoria Police has created a special taskforce to investigate clerical abuse.

Taskforce Sano was set up this week.

Senior police say it is needed because of the increased reports of sexual abuse within the church, since the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the issue began this year.

Deputy Commissioner Graham Ashton says it will initially consist of about 10 detectives.

“It will give us an opportunity to analyse and cross-match experiences from different victims in relation to specific offenders so we will be able to build a complete picture through this specialised approach,” he said.

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