A NEW police taskforce will investigate historical and new allegations arising from a Victorian parliamentary inquiry into child sex abuse.
The taskforce will be led by Detective Sen-Sgt Michael Dwyer of the sexual crimes squad who has been assisting a Victorian parliamentary inquiry into child sex abuse by religious and other organisations over the past five months.
Detective Superintendent Rod Jouning said police were determined to ensure that all matters were reported and investigated.
"This is an opportunity for us not only to look into new complaints, but to identify links between offenders and offences not previously uncovered through the use of modern, sophisticated investigation methods," he said in a statement.
"Child sex abuse is among the most abhorrent of crimes - shattering young victims with repercussions which can last a lifetime."
Sgt Dwyer said while the inquiry has a critical role in examining the issue, it is the role of police to ensure justice for victims.
Taskforce Sano will comprise of ten detectives but may be expanded to increase in size as needed.