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Posted by: Charles Mar 31 2018, 08:42 AM
'Swinging' parents accused of drugging, sexually abusing 8yo daughter

By James Carmody and Charlotte Hamlyn

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Photo: Officers from a police taskforce searched six properties in Perth and regional WA on Thursday. (Supplied: WA Police)

Western Australian Police have launched a major investigation into the suspected sexual abuse of at least five young children during organised sex activities with groups of adults.

The investigation was launched last month after police obtained footage allegedly showing an eight-year-old girl being sexually abused by her mother, stepfather and a male friend of the pair.

The trio, aged between 39 and 56-years-old, have been charged with a total of 23 offences, including sexual penetration and indecent dealings with a child.

Officers searched six properties in Perth and one in the Pilbara on Thursday and three more people were arrested in connection with what police have described as alleged organised group sex activities, or swinging.

A firearm, ammunition, drugs and drug paraphernalia were also seized.

A search warrant was executed at a home in South Australia on Monday.
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Further arrests and dozens more charges are expected to be laid, as police examine a number of hard-drives, laptops, thumb drives and mobile phones.

Police are further investigating allegations at least the eight-year-old girl and two other victims were given methylamphetamine or cannabis at the time, or just prior to the sexual abuse.

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Photo: Police have charged three people and arrested three others over the allegations. (Supplied: WA Police)

Sex Crime Division Superintendent Sharon Leonhardt said the initial video was handed to authorities after being found on a device at a rental home in Perth's western suburbs.

"We were lucky that this was handed in because, initially, we thought it was a bit of a one-off and it obviously has become a far more serious investigation," Superintendent Leonhardt said.

She said the case involved a lot of people over a long period of time.

"I fully expect that there will be further arrests and many more charges proffered, but the taskforce needs the assistance of the community to identify all the persons that have been offending against these children," Superintendent Leonhardt said.

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Photo: Police expect there will be further arrests. (Supplied: WA Police)

"Specifically, we believe there are people who engage in organised swinging sexual activities who may have heard about or even been unwittingly exposed to activities of these children."

Superintendent Leonhardt said she understood some people may be embarrassed to admit involvement in swinging activity, but stressed the need to share any information with police.

"This is a very serious offence, no one, absolutely no one in our community should be turning a blind eye when they know that children are being sexually assaulted, and particularly when parents are involved," Superintendent Leonhardt said.

"Consensual sex, group sex between consenting adults is not a crime and this is all about protecting our most vulnerable in the community so I would say they can give us this information anonymously, they can ring Crime Stoppers."

Police said the children, four girls and one boy, were now all safe and well.

All three accused will face court next month.

Drugging and sexually abusing one's own child must rank as one of the foulest, callous crimes imaginable. There can be no token punishment here - the maximum possible should apply.

Posted by: Flin Mar 31 2018, 09:04 AM
They have probably ruined any chance that the little girl will have a normal life.

Posted by: Phillip J. Mar 31 2018, 09:12 AM
It's too much to think about! They ignored the rules regarding protecting your child from evil!
I don't even want to think about it, even as I'm writing this.
It shows us (yet again!) that there are some people in this world that are wired up incorrectly!
I say, lock them up and lose the key! They don't belong in our society!

Great role models!

Posted by: Alicia Mar 31 2018, 11:51 AM
Unimaginable that people can plan to inflict that on their children, and to invite others to join in. How does this happen.? How do these people even give voice to what they are planning? I can’t get my head around this sort of stuff.

Posted by: Bill Mar 31 2018, 02:02 PM
Some things just beggar belief - this is one of them. Why ??????

Posted by: Bear Mar 31 2018, 03:57 PM
The trio, aged between 39 and 56-years-old, have been charged with a total of 23 offences, including sexual penetration and indecent dealings with a child.

This sort of behaviour does little to enforce my respect for humanity - while I agree with all the above comments, I see no justice in locking these cretins away to live off the generosity of taxpayers while the victim will no doubt suffer for the rest of her life.

Bring back the death penalty for such criminals!

These stories anger me beyond words.

Posted by: scepo Mar 31 2018, 05:13 PM
There aren't words to describe just how low and how disgusting and how worthless these cretins are.

I think the death penalty would be too kind for them. Make them suffer for the rest of their natural.

Posted by: charka Mar 31 2018, 07:40 PM
Then the activists say don,t take away our kids 30 billion and this atrocity goes on, they are islamic in all but location

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