Father accused of over 200 sexual offences against daughter faces court

ALEX HEINKE reports.

A man accused of running a pedophile ring centering around his 13-year-old daughter has appeared in court via video link, charged with over 200 child sexual offences.

A total of eight men, connected with the father, have also been charged accused of committing similar sex crimes against the young teenager, including aggravated sexual penetration.


The girl was aged between 11 and 13 when the offences occurred, her father appeared at Perth Magistrates Court this morning via video link from Hakea Prison.

He was originally charged with 228 offences, including 146 counts of aggravated indecent recording of a child aged under 13, 16 counts of sexual penetration of a child and six counts of sexual servitude.

He now faces two additional charges of breaching his protective bail conditions since being arrested last month.

The man was not required to plea and will return to court in October.