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Sydney child sex ring leader lives near primary school

The cruel mastermind of a child prostitution ring that saw girls as young as 12 forced to have sex with ‘fat old men’, is living in a taxpayer funded home on the same street as a primary school.

The woman, now 29, recently moved into the NSW Housing Department flat located in Sydney’s west, a few kilometres from where she pimped out terrified young girls.

For three years the woman and her sister plied girls with drugs and forced them into being sex slaves, with threats of violence or being sent to the streets if they refused.

Daily Mail Australia this week revealed the woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – has continued to evade police ever since she walked out of prison in 2017.

But despite her criminal past she has been handed a small flat walked past by dozens of school children every day, much to the anger of child victims of crime advocates.

Kerrie Thompson, CEO of the Victims of Crime Assistance League (VOCAL), said her biggest concern was that the woman would be unable to resist the opportunity to re-offend.

The leader of a child prostitution ring who pimped out young girls to fat old men has been put up in a taxpayer funded housing commission flat on the same street as a primary school

The ringleader and her younger sister (centre) plied the girls with drugs before forcing them to put make-up on and work as sex slaves between 2009 and 2012

The ringleader and her younger sister (centre) plied the girls with drugs before forcing them to put make-up on and work as sex slaves between 2009 and 2012

‘The predatory behaviours that underpin a paedophile ring or a child sex ring don’t just go away because you’ve been in jail,’ Ms Thompson said.

‘Her name hasn’t been released publicly, so if the families at the school were to find out they would be terrified that there is someone of that nature living so close by.

Victims advocate Kerrie Thompson (pictured) said serious criminals didn't lose their predatory instincts just by going to prison

Victims advocate Kerrie Thompson (pictured) said serious criminals didn’t lose their predatory instincts just by going to prison

‘We would fear the kids at that school are in danger of being groomed.

‘There’s the assumption by some that if they do a jail sentence that’s it, they’ve been rehabilitated – but they need to be strictly monitored.’

For her heinous crimes the woman received a minimum of six years behind bars, but since being released has breached her parole conditions on multiple occasions.

After being released the older sister was placed on the Child Protection Register and will remain on it until at least 2032.

As part of this she was required to keep police informed of her residential address as well as needing to check-in at a police station once a year.

But within just months of her release she had breached these conditions.

Court documents reveal in September 2017 police knocked on her door for a routine check-up, only to find the woman had not lived there for some time. 

The ring operated in darkened car parks and motels like The Grandstand (pictured) at Warwick Farm, where a room costs just $49 for half a day

The ring operated in darkened car parks and motels like The Grandstand (pictured) at Warwick Farm, where a room costs just $49 for half a day

The rooms where the young girls were forced to have sex with 'fat old men' featured graffiti on the walls, soiled furniture and filthy showers (pictured)

The rooms where the young girls were forced to have sex with ‘fat old men’ featured graffiti on the walls, soiled furniture and filthy showers (pictured)

Online ratings describe The Grandstand (pictured) as 'the worst motel ever', with one resident stating 'I wouldn't put my dog in it, let alone my family'

Online ratings describe The Grandstand (pictured) as ‘the worst motel ever’, with one resident stating ‘I wouldn’t put my dog in it, let alone my family’

Despite concerns about the risk she poses to children, it took more than a month for police to locate and arrest her, before she received a good behaviour bond in court. 

For the next 18 months the woman stayed out of trouble, until in March this year she again failed to comply with her reporting obligations.

When she failed to turn up to the police station at any point throughout the month to make her annual check-in, a warrant was issued for her arrest.

‘What can I say, I f**ked up. The phone that I had the reminder in was smashed,’ she told police after being arrested on April 8.

She faced Liverpool Local Court on June 13 and was handed a two-year Community Corrections Order, as well as being ordered to perform 90 hours community service.

During her first trial in the Downing Centre District Court in 2012, the court heard she and her sister had IQs in the lowest one per cent of the population.

Using the lure of illegal drugs or in some case just a roof over their heads, the sisters targeted girls who were homeless, in foster care of just out of juvenile detention. 

They connected with the girls through mutual friends or even on Facebook.

The ring operated in darkened car parks and motels like The Grandstand at Warwick Farm, where a room costs just $49 for half a day. 

Beginning in 2009 the child sex ring saw girls have their first sexual encounters with ‘fat old men’ at the direction of the sisters.

In one case the youngest girl, 12, was pimped to three different men in three days. 

The woman (pictured), who cannot be named, was jailed for a minimum of six years but since getting out in 2017 has regularly caused problems for police since being released

The woman (pictured), who cannot be named, was jailed for a minimum of six years but since getting out in 2017 has regularly caused problems for police since being released

The younger sibling (left) - who also cannot be identified - was sentenced to a minimum of four years behind bars

The younger sibling (left) – who also cannot be identified – was sentenced to a minimum of four years behind bars

‘Just do it… you’re going to do it in life anyway,’ one of the sisters told a girl who said she did not want to be a prostitute. 

When the girls told the sisters they didn’t want to do it, they were threatened. 

When they cried for help or held pillows over their faces so they didn’t have to look in the eyes of the much older men, the women were next door listening.  

One sex slave, aged 13, was advertised to clients as being ‘very pretty, size 10, big boobs and black hair’. 

‘I was so alone… I still live in fear of being kicked out into the streets, having nowhere to go and no one to love me,’ another 13-year-old girl told a courtroom.

 Just do it… you’re going to do it in life anyway

The younger sister to a young sex slave

Dr Cathy Kezelman, an expert on the trauma of child sex abuse and president of the Blue Knot foundation, told Daily Mail Australia being subjected to such horrific sexual attacks could stay with a forever

‘To be sexually abused as a child, particularly because it’s at an age where your sense of self is still developing, can affect you in just about every way’ Dr Kezelman said.

‘It can really affect your self-esteem and your sense of worth. Children don’t have the words or understanding to deal with what’s happening to them and they can really struggle going through life.

‘They can often try to manage stress with alcohol and drug use, while many develop eating disorders and struggle to hold down a job.

‘It’s not just a matter of getting up and getting on with it… it can really take time.’

After operating in secret for years the sex ring began to unravel in 2012 when the sisters conspired to rob one of their clients during his encounter with a young girl. 

Rino Raymond Mura, 58, was in the backseat of his car with a young girl when one of the sisters’ friends robbed him at knifepoint.

Rino Raymond Mura, 58, was sentenced to a minimum four years jail

Bassam Darwich, 57, a father-of-six, was sentenced to a minimum 20 months in jail

Rino Raymond Mura (left), 58, was sentenced to a minimum four years jail. Bassam Darwich (right), 57, a father-of-six, was sentenced to a minimum 20 months in jail

He called police to report the attack, but when officers arrived and found him in the company of the young girl they began putting the pieces of the puzzle together. 

Three months later they arrested the two sisters, Mura and three other male clients.

In sentencing Mura to a minimum of four years jail, Judge Penelope Wass said child prostitution rings could not happen without ‘willing clients’.

Bassam Darwich, 57, a father-of-six, was sentenced to a minimum 20 months in jail, a sentence the Crown unsuccessfully appealed.

Trevor Andrew Weger, 56, was jailed for three years, after being found guilty of four counts of using a child prostitute.

Another man, who like the sisters cannot be named, avoided jail but was placed on a 20-month intensive correction order (ICO).

The younger sibling’s non-parole period was four years, while the older sister will be on parole until 2020. 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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