Young girl raped on numerous occasions as her father watched and arranged for her to engage sexually with six other men.

A pedophile who repeatedly raped an 11-year-old girl as her father watched, and separately took indecent photographs of a five-year-old girl, has wept in court as a judge jailed him for more than 12 years, reports 9 news.

Ryan Trevor Clegg, 43, pleaded guilty to 15 charges, including four counts of sexual penetration against the 11-year-old, who was also raped by her father and abused by other men dubbed by the media as the Evil 8.

Clegg’s offences against her happened between January 2013 and November 2014 after he met her father through Craigslist, but his overall offending continued until March 2015, the WA District Court heard on Tuesday.

His abuse of the girl included taking photographs and videos of her wearing lingerie in a motel room and raping her as her father watched.

Clegg separately took indecent photographs of the five-year-old girl.

He also shared images on an online chat forum, and police found more than 42,000 images and videos of other child exploitation material on Clegg’s computer hard drives.

The court heard Clegg said in an online chat that: “She grizzles but sometimes I think she does like it. I’m gentle with her.”

But prosecutor Justin Whalley said no child would like it.

“Every right-thinking member of the community condemns it,” he said.

The court also heard the girl told police she tried to push Clegg away but she was not strong enough.

Judge Bruce Goetze said Clegg was aware of the 11-year-old’s age and showed a complete disregard for her, causing her severe emotional trauma.

“You used her as a sexual object,” he said.

“You used her as a vehicle to indulge in your own sexual interest.”

Judge Goetze accepted Clegg was remorseful to some extent.

Clegg must serve at least 10 years and nine months behind bars before he can be eligible for parole.

The father, who cannot be named, was sentenced last year to 22-and-a-half years in jail after admitting raping his daughter and arranging for her to engage sexually with six other men.

He has lodged an appeal against the length of his sentence.

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  • I hope the father has been outed while in jail and has the same things done to him. I would also have appealed against the length of his sentence. It’s NOT long enough.


  • I couldn’t read all of this. I feel sick. I hope those men burn in hell.


  • Hope the young girl is getting help and has been sent to a wonderful family who will love her for what she is worth. The mother can’t have been much to let the father and his friends take advantage and rape her daughter.


  • That man does not deserve to be called a ‘father!’ No way would a loving father let that happen to one of his children. And that disgusting pedophile, thinking she liked it!!! You make me want to vomit! Cry in court all you like, no one cares, just as you didn’t care while you raped that little girl and she cried. I hope they get to you in prison and you get what you deserve


  • Reading this article this morning it has sickened and upset me whole day.
    The damage these men brought upon these girls is irreversible, their narcissistic, selfish and perferted mind and behavior is sickening.
    Yes, they should suffer in jail and I don’t have a problem with castration either.


  • I don’t think any sentence is long enough for this evil men, the father is obviously not sorry because he’s already applying for a lesser sentence! I think they should also be castrated!


  • I’m disgusted that no family member tried to help her. I’m also disgusted that it was her own father who raped her and then advertised her out to others to do the same thing. Now he thinks his sentence is too long? If I had my way he’d have the same thing done to him. This is sickening to think what this poor girl has gone through.


  • where were other family members
    she needed someone to confide in
    children should be taught that their bodies our theirs and that no other person should do things to them
    talk to people talk to anyone tell someone straight away
    where was the mother of this child?


  • This sickens me to the bottom of my stomach and sends shivers of disgust all over me. These poor children. These sick men. No justice is harsh enough. These children will live with this trauma their whole lives. And the Father – what a despicable human being. Both these men will endure the harshness of jail once the other inmates know of their crimes against children.


  • This is horrific !! No sentence is heavy enough for this !


  • A wild animal wouldn’t even treat another like this, especially one of their own. The number of incidents should be added together and the maxinum sentence be given for each one. That sentence is an abosolute insult to his daughter….and the child he took photos of. The time for them should be added on – none of them served at the same time. He should never be allowed out of jail – no visitation at all…..As for the other offenders, knowing their Dad was filming it, they should get harsher sentences that normally they might have.


  • How can a judge give such a lenient sentence all of those men deserved to be locked away for ever as well as be chemically castrated
    How dare he cry when handed his sentence did the victims cries stop him


  • FILTHY MEN – you are disgusting. Animals don’t do this!!!! That poor little girl


  • Disgusting! That’s not a father. I hope he will never see her again.
    And I hope too that this little girl will be helped during this horrifying time. She deserves a better life!!


  • I hope the young girl is cared for by decent people now and she will some day recover from such horrible abuse.


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