A WOMAN appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday after Taskforce Mirzam detectives charged her with another 81 child sexual abuse offences.
The 39-year-old woman was one of three people, who WA Police on Friday, March 30 said had been arrested on a total of 23 charges in relation to the alleged sexual abuse of a girl who was aged eight at the time.
Police alleged the adults were the girl’s mother, her stepfather and a male friend of both.
The taskforce launched in February has called for public help to identify other people suspected of sexually abusing the eight-year-old and another four children, after the discovery of videos showing men and women engaging in sexual acts with the eight-year-old girl.
Among the allegations police made were that at least some of the children were administered with prohibited drugs before they were sexually abused.
A police spokeswoman said it will be alleged between 2011 and 2016 the 39-year-old woman sexually assaulted her biological daughter, son and a 14 year old girl.
She has been charged with 50 counts of indecent dealing of a child under 13 years by a lineal-relative, seven counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 years by a lineal-relative, seven counts of sexual penetration of a child over 13 years and under 16 years and four counts of encouraging child sexual behaviour.
She has also been charged with three counts of stupefying to commit an indictable offence, three counts of indecent dealing of a child under 16 years, two counts of indecently recording a child under 13 years, two counts of fail to protect children from harm, one count of causing, permitting or seeking to induce a child to act as a prostitute, one count of obtaining payment for prostitution by a child and one count of persistent sexual conduct.
The spokeswoman said Taskforce MIRZAM was an ongoing investigation with further arrests and charges anticipated.
Detectives urge anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au
Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.
If you are or have been a victim of sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, contact police on 131 444.