Further charges laid in relation to Perth swingers’ alleged paedophile ring

Further charges laid in relation to Perth swingers’ alleged paedophile ring

POLICE have laid further charges today (April 6) in relation to their investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of multiple children in Perth.

Taskforce Mirzam detectives further charged a 39-year-old woman with 81 child sexual abuse offences.

The Taskforce was launched in February following the discovery of a recording device by a member of the public which contained videos showing adults, both male and a female, engaging in sexual acts with a young girl.

It will be alleged between 2011 and 2016 the woman sexually assaulted her biological daughter, son and a 14-year-old girl.

Police made an initial arrest in relation to the abuse of an eight-year-old girl on March 30.

The alleged children had been drugged with illegal substances and abused by a number of adults at “swinging” or group sex parties.

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The woman has been charged with 50 counts of indecent dealing of a child under 13 years by a lineal relative, seven counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 years by a lineal relative, seven counts of sexual penetration of a child over 13 years and under 16 years, four counts of encouraging child sexual behaviour, three counts of stupefy to commit an indictable offence, three counts of indecent dealing of a child under 16 years, two counts of indecently record a child under 13 years, two counts of failing to protect children from harm, causing permitting of seeking to induce a child to act as a prostitute, obtaining payment for prostitution by a child and persistent sexual conduct.

The woman has been refused bail and is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow, (April 7).

Taskforce MIRZAM is an ongoing investigation and further arrests and charges are anticipated.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

If you are or have been a victim of sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, contact police on 131 444.