‘Swinger’ paedophile jailed for abusing six-year-old girl

Taskforce Mirzam officers during a raid on homes around WA in relation to child abuse allegations.
Taskforce Mirzam officers during a raid on homes around WA in relation to child abuse allegations.

A MEMBER of a “swingers” group who sexually abused a drugged six-year-old girl has been sentenced to 21 years in prison – one of the highest jail terms given to a pedophile in Western Australia.

The victim was abused by her mother, stepfather and other men, including 57-year-old Tracey Coulter, who was sentenced in the WA District Court on Friday.

During some of the abuse, the girl was made to watch pornographic films involving children and was given a pipe to smoke containing a stupefying substance, the court heard.

Judge Bruce Goetze described the offending as depraved and perverted.

The girl, now aged 12, said in her victim impact statement she sometimes thought it was her fault.

Coulter must serve at least 19 years behind bars before he can be eligible for parole.

The girl’s mother and stepfather, who cannot be named, have also pleaded guilty to some charges and will be sentenced at a later date.

Police launched Taskforce Mirzam after a member of the public discovered a device containing videos of the girl, then aged eight, being sexually abused.