Rape complaints ignored by Qld Police

POLICE are being urged to review all sexual assault complaints on the Gold Coast after an Auditor General's report found victims of crime had been encouraged not to take action.

The Police Minister, Attorney General and Police Commissioner have all been contacted by Coast welfare workers after they received disturbing feedback from rape victims.

The Auditor General's report last month found Coast officers under pressure to reduce crime rates had solicited victims to withdraw complaints.

The Bulletin has obtained an email trail from political sources in Brisbane which reveals urgent action was sought from senior government ministers.

Women reporting to a Coast support service say they "felt pressured to withdraw their SA (sexual assault) complaint" and that police "unfounding" of cases had increased.

Read more at the Gold Coast Bulletin. 

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