THE mother accused of being part of a swingers club which sexually abused a string of children in Perth’s northern suburbs – including her own daughter – has pleaded guilty to 17 counts of rape and indecent assault.
The woman, aged 39, wiped away tears as she appeared in Perth Magistrate’s Court this morning to answer a raft of charges against her. The court was told the charges she admitted to all occurred on the same day – December 28, 2014 – and were all captured on videoTwo men, including the girl’s stepfather, have already pleaded guilty to similar charges, and all three will appear in District Court in September, when a date for sentencing could be set.
The woman, who was originally granted bail, was remanded in custody. Nearly 100 more charges faced by the woman will return before a magistrate in November.
The investigation into the abuse sent shockwaves through the state earlier this year, when WA Police revealed the stepfather, his wife and a friend had all been charged in relation to alleged sex offences against her daughter.