Townsville educator, 39, accused of sexually abusing her own children
Educator, 39, is the head of a pedophile ring responsible for the abuse of dozens of boys, girls and dogs over 15 – sharing the abuse with three other people also charged
- Townsville child care worker charged with 104 child sex offenses
- He has been charged with rape, bestiality and supplying drugs for over 25 years
- Police have identified 12 potential victims, two men and 10 women
A former nursery nurse has been accused of being the head of a pedophile ring where his own children, siblings and dogs were allegedly abused.
Townsville’s father, 39, was arrested Thursday and charged with 104 child sex offenses. His alleged violation occurred between 1995 and 2020.
He is also accused of taking pictures of his victims and distributing them for several years.
Police have identified 12 potential victims, two men and 10 women, with ages ranging from infancy to 16 years old. A victim would be an adult.
Senior Detective Sergeant David Miles said a two-year-old girl, believed to be one of the victims, was rescued from a house in Cairns earlier this week.
Master Sergeant Miles said the girl was “circulated as a result of a drug trade”.
Senior Detective Sergeant David Miles said a two-year-old girl involved in the child sex ring was rescued from a house in Cairns earlier this week.
Master Sergeant Miles said some of the alleged infractions may have occurred at the daycare, but most were against his own children.
Investigators worked closely with the concerned daycare, but they did not want to say which daycare it was.
Master Sergeant Miles said the man allegedly targeted vulnerable women with young children.
“He then provided them with medication to put his victims to sleep for the purpose of committing his offenses,” said Master Sgt. Miles.
The man is scheduled to appear in Townsville Magistrates’ Court on September 29.
His arrest comes after a wide-ranging investigation where hard drives, phones and USB drives were seized.
Three other people were arrested for the same offenses, including a 33-year-old man charged with six counts of distributing material exploiting children.
The man was also charged with using a transport service to access child pornography, produce and possess dangerous drugs and possess contaminated property.
A 38-year-old woman has previously appeared in Townsville Magistrates’ Court for alleged possession of child exploitation equipment, distribution of child exploitation equipment and burglary.
A 49-year-old woman has been cautioned for three counts of bestiality.
Townsville Child Protection arrested a 39-year-old father on Thursday on charges of 104 child sex offenses (Photo: Senior Detective Sergeant David Miles)