Man charged over Perth paedophile ring

Nicholas Adam Beer (35) faced Perth Magistrates Court on January 28 and is due to reappear on March 3. He is accused of 163 offences, including 148 counts of aggravated indecent recording of a child under 13 years.

On Friday, the girl’s father admitted to sexually abusing his daughter, now 13, and offering her to other men for sex, including one case that began in a Joondalup park.

The man, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to more than 220 offences. He appeared via video link in Perth Magistrates Court from Hakea prison.

The offences, committed over a two-year period, include sexually penetrating a child known to be a lineal relative, three counts of stupefying with intent to commit an indictable offence and 148 counts of aggravated indecent recording of a child under 13 years.

He is due to appear in the District Court on April 1.

Five other men are still facing court in relation to the police operation, in which officers laid more than 500 charges in July last year.

An eighth man, Dawid Volmer, of Banksia Grove, was jailed for 10-and-a-half years in November.

His first meeting with the girl was in a Joondalup park.

Lawyer Patti Chong, representing Mark Wesley Liggins (47), denied her client’s involvement in the abuse, and said his charges did not relate to this victim.

The remaining accused are Benjamin Simon Clarke (47) from Bedfordale, Alfred John Impicciatore (45), of Wembley, Attadale resident Ryan Trevor Clegg (42) and Bunbury man Troy Phillip Milbourne (41).