Last Thursday, a childcare worker was arrested in Townsville, located near the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia.
The man, aged 39, was charged with 104 offenses of child rape and sexual assault.
The man, whose name has not been revealed to the public, was a long time worker at a local child care clinic. His assaults reportedly occurred from 1995 to 2020. Allegedly, the man began a pedophile ring, exploiting dozens of children, including his own children and siblings.
Moreover, the ring also aided several cases of bestiality, abusing dozens of dogs. The man was also caught with several incriminating photographs and videos, which he was allegedly distributing over the last ten years.
Consequently, police seized all USBs, computers, hard-drives, and telephones.
Currently, the police are investigating the case further. As of today, 12 of his victims have been identified. Among them, there are two males and ten females. Their ages range from infancy to 18 years old.
According to the local police sergeant, David Miles, authorities saved a two-year-old girl from the man’s assault earlier this week. The girl was found in a house near Cairns. The event exposed the man’s previous list of crimes.
Sergeant Miles reported, “[the girl was] passed around as a result of exchanging drugs.” The Sergeant also claimed, “most [of the alleged offending] was against his own children.”
According to the official report, the name of the childcare center is being withheld to respect the victims’ privacy. However, all police investigators are in touch with other workers at the center.
Some witnesses report that the man preferred targeting unprotected women with small children. In this way, he could provide them with drugs and conduct his offenses.
His court hearing is scheduled for September 29 in the Townsville Magistrates Court.
Since the reveal of the pedophile ring, three other people have been charged. Firstly, a 33-year-old man was arrested for six counts of possessing and distributing child exploitation content. This man was also charged with possessing drugs.
Secondly, two women, one aged 38, and the other aged 49, were arrested. The first was charged with possessing and distributing child exploitation content. The second was arrested for three counts of bestiality.