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Childcare worker, 39, from Townsville is accused of sexually abusing his own kids

Childcare worker, 39, is the accused ringleader of a paedophile ring responsible for the that abused dozens of boys, girl and dogs over 15 years – sharing the vile abuse with three others who have also been charged

A former childcare worker has been accused of sexually abusing his own children, siblings and dogs. 

The Townsville father, 39, was arrested on Thursday and has been charged with 104 child sex offences.

He also allegedly he took images of his victims and distributed them over a number of years. 

Police have identified 12 potential victims, with ages ranging from infancy to 16 years old. One victim was allegedly an adult.

Detective Senior Sergeant David Miles said a two-year-old girl involved in the child sex ring was rescued from a home in Cairns earlier this week. 

Police said the believe the young girl was ‘passed around as a result of exchanging of drugs’.

Senior Sergeant Miles said some of the alleged offending may have happened at the childcare centre but most was against his own children. 

Investigators have been working closely with the childcare centre involved, however, they would not say which centre it was. 

‘This individual has offended against his siblings, his own children and he has preyed upon vulnerable women in our community who have young children and he has then been providing them with drugs for the purpose of sedating his victims for the purpose of conducting his offences,’ Senior Sergeant Miles said.

His arrest comes after a large-scale investigation where hard-drives, telephones and USB sticks were seized. 

Three other people have been arrested in relation to the same offences, including a 33-year-old man accused of six counts of distributing child exploitation material.

The man was also charged using a carriage service to access child abuse material, producing and possessing dangerous drugs and possessing tainted property.

A 38-year-old woman previously appeared in Townsville Magistrates Court for allegedly possessing child exploitation material, distributing child exploitation material and burglary.

A 49-year-old woman has been cautioned on three counts of bestiality.

More to come 

Townsville Child Protection arrested a 39-year-old father on Thursday, he has been charged with  104 child sex offences (pictured: Detective Senior Sergeant David Miles)

 Townsville Child Protection arrested a 39-year-old father on Thursday, he has been charged with  104 child sex offences (pictured: Detective Senior Sergeant David Miles)

Detective Senior Sergeant David Miles said a two-year-old girl involved in the child sex ring was rescued from a home in Cairns earlier this week

Detective Senior Sergeant David Miles said a two-year-old girl involved in the child sex ring was rescued from a home in Cairns earlier this week



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