March 4, 2024



‘The last social taboo’: How an unspeakable crime against children remains largely hidden

ABC Net News

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Former detective senior sergeant Chris O’Connor joined the police force because he “didn’t like bullies, particularly sexual bullies”.

For 36 years — fuelled by the love and protectiveness he felt for his own kids — he dedicated his career to protecting children from sexual abuse.

But as an officer of Victoria Police Child Exploitation Unit he soon learned that the biggest threat was not the stereotypical predator lurking near playgrounds most children are warned about.

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