Gov't decides to set up state commission to probe paedophilia - PM

2019-05-21 16:22 update: 2019-05-23, 21:16
Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo PAP/Jakub Kamiński
Mateusz Morawiecki. Photo PAP/Jakub Kamiński
The government has decided to establish a state commission to investigate paedophilia cases, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday at a press conference after a cabinet meeting.

The commission's work will cover "absolutely everyone, not excluding the Church, the clergy, in addition to all artistic or educational milieus, all those who have close contact with children like guardians or sports coaches." 

Morawiecki noted that such a broad definition of the commission's range of operation is not aimed at "stigmatising anyone." 

"This phenomenon simply and unfortunately, I have to say with great sadness, is statistically present in various milieus and has to be rooted-out, eliminated without any lenience for anyone," he stressed. 

Another reason for setting up the investigative body is "to avoid any cover-ups." (PAP)

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