Paedophile ring: Mandurah’s Mark Wesley Liggins pleads guilty to nine paedophilia charges

COODANUP man Mark Wesley Liggins pleaded guilty in Mandurah Magistrates Court on September 11 to multiple charges in relation to an alleged Perth paedophile ring.

The offences Liggins committed occurred from February 21, 2013 until May 27, 2015.

Liggins will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on November 6 for sentencing in relation to two counts of intending to procure a child under 13 for sexual activity, two counts of 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.

When he arrived at court three women were holding a sign with stop child abuse written on it.

There was increased security at the court in relation to the protest.

Liggins pleaded not guilty to one charge of possessing child exploitation material.

He will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on November 20 for committal mention in relation to this charge.

His bail was extended and he was reminded of his reporting conditions.

He is not allowed to leave the State nor have unsupervised access to children under 16.

As Liggins left the court, one of the protesters shouted “you dirty maggot”.

He refused to speak to waiting media.

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

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

Liggins will also be sentenced on November 6, for possessing cannabis and drug paraphernalia.