The scale of the investigation is quite a surprise.
We had a huge police investigation in the 1990s and we had a public inquiry led by a former judge, as well as other inquiries.
And here we are all these years later, we look at this again and discover that it is far more widespread - over four decades, going right back to the early 1960s.
Previously, we thought it started during a period from the mid-1970s and the investigation now covers, not just three or four children's homes, but 18 children's homes.
We are talking about systemic, serious sexual and physical abuse that, it would appear, has been conducted by a large number of people.
There are 84 names - 75 men but nine women as well.
If the allegations are true, it's an appalling scandal and a scandal that, as some victims have said, was left unresolved for far too long.
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