Pamela Anderson's recent revelations about childhood sexual abuse has reached the ears of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The British Columbia news website The Province quotes local authorities who say they have reached out to the Canadian-born actress in light of her recent disclosure. Out of respect for her privacy they said they would not comment on the matter beyond their statement that they would follow up with Anderson.

While launching an animal welfare charity at the Cannes Film Festival last weekend, the former "Baywatch" star told the audience about some of her "most painful memories" growing up in Ladysmith, British Columbia.

Anderson, now 46, says she was molested by a female babysitter starting at the age of six. She also described being raped at the age of 12 by a friend's 25-year-old brother, and gang raped by her first boyfriend and six of his friends at the age of 14.

Anderson says the incidents led to suicidal thoughts. She said her love of animals and nature helped her overcome the traumatic experiences. (Metro Networkis Inc.)