These are the black lives that should matter but often there is little to no mention of the abuse that takes place in these communities.

This is one of many Australian towns that is gripped by a paedophile epidemic with ‘90% of school-age children sexually abused’

Thirty-six men have been charged with more than 300 offences against 184 children after an investigation uncovered a “staggering” rate of abuse in Roebourne, Western Australia.

The state’s child protection minister said the scale of the epidemic was so vast that child sex abuse had become “normal” in the remote former gold rush town, which has a largely Aboriginal population of about 1,410.

Police have identified 124 suspects from Roebourne and the surrounding communities during the operation, which still has another year to run.

The confirmed victims amount to about 90 per cent of the town’s school-age population, according to The Australian, and police say they expect more to come forward.

When do we gather and march to protect these children?

More here: http://www.independent.co.uk/…/roebourne-western-australia-…

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