The detective who heads up the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s protection branch has vowed to review all historical sex abuse cases in Fermanagh after several victims came forward to tell their stories in recent weeks.
Detective Chief Superintendent Paula Hilman has pledged to review cases relating to a suspected paedophile ring in Enniskillen, the abuse carried out by murdered bus driver David Sullivan as well as businessmen and professional people over 30 years ago. She will also re-examine cases of other allegations of child sex abuse that have been reported in this newspaper. 
Each of these cases were reported to police but later dropped due to “insufficient evidence” and many of the alleged abusers are still alive. 
Now Detective Hilman has said she will review new information and speak to new witnesses which could provide police with enough evidence to seek prosecutions.  
“Since we became aware of the reports in The Impartial Reporter this has become a priority for us, for me, and for the PSNI. We are listening and we will investigate these cases,” she said.
While Detective Hilman confirmed she would be seeking specialised resources to carry out these new investigations she did not provide any answers about child molester David Sullivan who before his murder in 1998 was abusing schoolboys on his bus. The police have yet to properly outline what the organisation knew about the evil sexual predator and why he was never prosecuted for the litany of abuse he carried out in Fermanagh. 
The number of historical sex abuse victims who have shared their stories with this newspaper has now reached double figures as more and more people speak out.

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If you feel strong enough to share your story or information about sex abuse in Fermanagh e-mail or phone 028 66 32 44 22. Do you have information relating to the litany of abuse carried out by men or women in Fermanagh? All conversations or correspondence will be treated in the strictest of confidence.