Police investigating the group calling themselves the "Roastbusters" have appointed Detective Inspector Karyn Malthus to lead a multi-agency investigation team.
Detective Inspector Malthus will work with the Waitemata Child Protection team. The team will be supplemented by specialist Police from the Counties Manukau and Auckland City districts. The multi-agency team will include representatives from other government agencies including Child Youth & Family, Ministry of Education and ACC & external counselling services to provide as much cross-agency support for victims as possible.
Det Insp Malthus, the Auckland District Crime Manager brings significant investigative experience, including investigation of child sexual abuse. Det Insp Malthus is the former Northland Crime Manager and has also previously served in Counties Manukau and Waikato Districts.
Detective Superintendent Andy Lovelock will retain overall oversight of the investigation.
The Police investigation is known as Operation Clover and will be referred to by this name from now on.
Issued by Beth Bates/Waitemata Police
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