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Victims caught in legal catch-22s after reporting sexual abuse to authorities
The royal commission examining institutional responses to child sexual abuse has heard from survivors who were caught in a legal “catch-22s” after they reported their abusers.
The inquiry is looking at how aspects of the legal system could be reformed to provide better outcomes for abuse victims, without prejudicing the right of the accused to a fair trial.
Two survivors told the inquiry they had spent years trying to…