In a case that has been described as one of the worst of its kind in Western Australia, an unidentified 42-year-old father admitted to crimes against his own daughter that are some of the most shocking we’ve seen. He pleaded guilty to 61 charges that police say were committed between 2013 and 2015; those 61 were the end product of the initial 230 charges being either dropped or combined. All of the charges involved sexual abusing his daughter, who was between the ages of 11 and 13 at the time. We should warn readers, the details of this story are disturbing.
The father – who is not being named to protect the identity of the victim – admitted to repeatedly raping his own daughter, as well as starting what authorities called the ‘Evil 8’ pedophile ring. The father would offer his daughter to the other members of the ring, whom he met online, for sexual violation, usually while he watched. He also admitted to forcing the child to wear bondage attire, drugging her, and forcing her to pose for very sexually explicit photos and videos. When he was finally taken into custody, he reportedly told police that while yes, he did have a couple of regrets, “it was fun while it lasted.”
The father has been sentenced to 22 years behind bars. The other members of the alleged pedophile ring, including a former pastor, are working their way through the justice system. The pastor has already been sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in jail for his involvement in the abuse.