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Duncan Basheer Hannon

- 19 Apr 2014
  • Personal Injury

Special school abuse royal commission: extraditing paedophile was deemed too expensive, inquiry hears

BY COURT REPORTER CANDICE MARCUS
ABC NEWS

Budgetary pressures prevented police from extraditing a paedophile school bus driver from Queensland to face court in Adelaide, an inquiry has heard.

Bus driver Brian Perkins sexually abused up to 30 intellectually disabled students in the late 1980s and early 1990s while working at St Ann’s special school.

He was finally extradited to South Australia from Queensland in 2002, more than a decade after his offending was discovered. He died in prison in 2009.

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