Paedophile ring: Mandurah’s Mark Wesley Liggins appears in court

COODANUP man Mark Wesley Liggins appeared briefly in Mandurah Magistrates Court on September 1 in relation to an alleged Perth paedophile ring.

He was not required to plead and will reappear on September 11.

As part of his bail conditions, Mr Liggins must report to police, is not allowed to leave the State nor have unsupervised access to children under 16.

Mr Liggins was represented by a duty lawyer.

Mr Liggins is facing charges in relation to an alleged paedophile ring formed around a 13 year-old girl.

He is one of eight men charged as part of the ring.

The men, including the girl�s father and priest David Volmer, were charged with more than 500 offences.

The offences allegedly occurred for more than two years.

Mr Liggins faces two counts of procuring a child under 13 for sexual activity, possessing child exploitation material, intending to expose a child under 13 to indecent matter, two counts of using electronic communication to expose a child under 16 to indecent matter and three counts of using electronic communication with intent to procure a person under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity.

He also faces further charges of possessing cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

There was increased security at the court after members of the public tried to organise a protest outside the courthouse on Facebook.

But nobody turned up to the planned protest.