Queensland minister acknowledges impact on alleged victims after identity of accused paedophile revealed

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Attorney general Yvette D’Ath warns against ‘sensationalised’ reporting due new laws, which allowed Ashley Paul Griffith to be named

Queensland’s attorney general, Yvette D’Ath, has acknowledged new laws allowing the naming of alleged sex offenders will affect alleged victims, after the identity of a childcare worker accused of being one of Australia’s worst paedophiles was revealed.

Under new legislation that came into effect this week, Ashley Paul Griffith, 45, was named by media outlets on Tuesday as the Gold Coast man charged with 1,623 sexual abuse offences against children in Brisbane, Sydney and overseas.

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