Fourth person charged in paedophile ring

PIC: File

A 62-year-old man is the fourth person to be charged with child sexual abuse in relation to a Perth paedophile ring.

Taskforce Mirzam detectives have charged the Beckenham man with 11 child sexual abuse offences as result of an ongoing investigation.

It's alleged between December 2013 and October 2015, in the company of three people who have previously been charged, the man sexually assaulted a girl who was seven-year-old at the time of the first offence. 

The man is now the fourth person to be charged in relation to this investigation, a 45-year old man, 56-year-old man and 39-year-old woman were previously charged with similar offences.

The accused have nine counts of Indecent Dealing with a Child under 13 years and two counts of Sexual Penetration of a Child under 13 years laid against him.

He's due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today. 

The Taskforce was launched in February 2018 following the discovery of a recording device by a member of the public which contained videos showing adults, both male and a female, engaging in sexual acts with a young girl.

Taskforce MIRZAM is an ongoing investigation and detectives urge anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.

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