Ian Mulcahey, the senior investigating officer for Operation Pallial said: “Operation Pallial is currently pursuing a large number of active lines of enquiry, working closely with police forces across the country and agencies and charities that provide support to victims of crime.
“Those who have come forward to report abuse in North Wales now live across England, Wales and Scotland, and many are receiving on-going support and counselling as we work hard to bring offenders to justice.”
A total of 14 arrests have been made with one person, 71-year-old John Allen of Ipswich, charged. The other 13 have been bailed while enquiries continued.
Mr Allen has been charged with 32 sexual offences including 22 indecent assaults and one offence of gross indecency. The offences are alleged to have taken place between 1968 and 1989.
However, Operation Pallial has been given the names, or partial names, of around 100 alleged offenders, including 24 who are believed to have died.
All these names are subject to further investigation – even in cases where the alleged offender is believed to have died, so that victims can be updated.