According to reports in the Indonesian-language Bali Post, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) will post a full-time Liaison Officer in the Bali Police Command starting in March 2004.
The appointment, announced by AFP Police Commissioner Mick Keelty and confirmed by Deputy Commissioner, John Lawler, will be used to help crackdown on an organized network of pedophiles believed to be operating on the Island.
An Australian child-advocacy group, Child Wise has recently raised the alarm by compiling the results of a survey carried out by the group said to detail wide spread child-sec practices in Bali.
The AFP investigated and charged 71 people in Australia in connection with pedophile practices. In that same year, the AFP assisted 12 foreign countries in their investigation of Australians suspected of participating in child-sex practices, resulting in 22 formal charges being filed against Australians living abroad.
A former Australian Diplomat, William Brown, aged 51, is being held by Bali Police awaiting trial in connection with allegations that he sexually interfered with 2 underaged boys in the Karangasem area of East Bali.
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