The report said police often believe the perpetrator of the abuse.

The report said police often believe the perpetrator of the abuse, rather than the mentally impaired victim . Over a third of the entire instances involve allegations of sexual assault, very few resulted in police intervention. Only one case involved the prosecution and jailing of a perpetrator. Of the full instances, over three quarters included ladies as victims. The OPA statement also uncovered that it helped 272 disabled or mentally ill people make allegations of misuse to the authorities sexual abuse unit this past year, which is the number of cases recorded a decade ago double. Related StoriesGenetic carrier screening: an interview with Don Hardison, CEO of Good Start GeneticsUsing integrated molecular pathology to control incidental pancreatic cysts: an interview with Dr Ananya DasAddressing quality of life needs in prostate malignancy: an interview with Professor Louis DenisThe record was welcomed by the Minister for Community Providers Mary Wooldridge who said that it highlighted the failing of the prior Labor government over 11 years to deal with violence against Victorians with disabilities.