The SIS knew a young woman was being sexually abused by her father but failed to lodge a complaint with the police, effectively allowing the abuse to continue for years, a former spy says.
The ex-SIS agent said he was involved in a covert operation in the late 1980s and early 1990s that involved entering a home where evidence of the abuse was found.
He took numerous photographs showing sexual abuse was occurring.
The former agent said he was rebuffed when he told his supervisor at the time that the SIS should involve the police.
It was the mid-1990s before the police talked to the victim and it wasn’t until years later that the man was convicted for sex crimes, including rape, against his daughter.