Child Abuse Detectives Raid Former Home Australian Bishop

Child abuse detectives are searching a house owned by the Catholic Church in WA’s north amidst a long-running investigation into sexual assault allegations.

Two police cars and five unmarked police vehicles are parked at the property in suburban Broome.

The ABC understands the Piggott Way address is where Broome’s former Catholic Bishop Christopher Saunders lived up until late last year.

The bishop made international headlines last year after an independent report commissioned by the Vatican described him as a sexual predator.

Bishop Saunders has denied any wrongdoing.

On Monday afternoon, officers blocked the two entry gates and have taken storage containers into the property, which is bordered by a brick wall and mango trees.

Western Australian police would not be drawn on why the officers were at the home.

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