The accused killer and foster father of schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer may face other criminal charges.

Rick Thorburn, 56, was charged last week with murdering the 12-year-old girl after she disappeared in October last year.

Since then, it has emerged Thorburn faces other charges relating to two other young people, reports Daily Mail.

The news comes as police continue to scour the 56-year-old’s Chambers Flat two-hectare property, south of Brisbane, for Tiahleigh’s school uniform and backpack.

Police were also asked to investigate whether another girl who lived with Thorburn suffered any harm.

After Tialeigh’s disappearance in October 2015, child safety officials handed the police information about a teenager who was in Rick Thorburn’s care for a short period of time.

Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman told The Courier-Mail the girl who had been living at home is now an adult.

‘That individual’s details were given to the police immediately following Tiahleigh’s disappearance,’ she said.

The Courier-Mail also revealed the foster carer is facing charges relating to two other girls, aged 4 and 11.

They report Rick Thorburn came to police attention in April after a complaint was made about his conduct towards two young girls, aged 4 and 11.

Six days after the complaint was made, police charged him with nine offences relating to both children.

A police spokesman confirmed that ‘a number of children’ who had lived at the home were interviewed but refused to go into details.

More to come as details are shared…

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