Grim details emerge about Townsville ‘paedophile ring’
A 39-year-old childcare worker in Townsville, Australia is believed to be the ringleader.
- He is allegedly facing 104 charges including rape, bestiality, and supplying drugs.
- In addition to the man, two women and one other man are believed to have been part of the paedophile ring.
- The police have found at least 12 potential victims (2 boys and 10 girls).
Two men and two women have been identified.
According to the Daily Mail, the 39-year-old childcare worker now faces 104 charges as he has allegedly raped his own children, siblings, and dogs alongside children at the child care center. Furthermore, the man has also been accused of supplying drugs for over 25 years. The Mirror has reported that detectives claimed the suspect carried out and took images of his offenses since 1995. In addition to the childcare worker, two women and one other man have been accused of being part of the paedophile ring which has abused at least 12 children – aged 2 to 16. Taking this further, one of the women, 49, has been ‘cautioned on three counts of bestiality’ whereas the other, 38, has ‘previously appeared in Townsville Magistrates Court for allegedly possessing child exploitation material, distributing child exploitation material and burglary’. The man, 33, has been charged with ‘six counts of distributing child exploitation material, accessing such material, drug possession and production, and possessing tainted property’, reported Daily Mail.
Detective Senior Sergeant David Miles commented on the paedophile ring.
According to the Mirror, he had explained that earlier this week, a 2-year-old girl who had allegedly been ‘passed around as a result of exchanging of drugs’ was rescued. Taking this further, he also added that the 39-year-old man who is believed to be the ringleader has allegedly targeted mothers who are vulnerable and that he has used drugs to sedate his victims. The Daily Mail explained that the man is set to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on September 29.