Four women, two men and a teenage girl will face 127 charges related to the alleged constant abuse of the children, who were known to them, between 2014 and 2016, in the Blue Mountains.
The police alleges that the abuse by some members of the group, including the sadistic “rituals of blood”, The Daily Telegraph reports.
The seven people are connected to The games room Circus, a business based in Katoomba, some 100 km west of Sydney CBD, according to the Telegraph.
The circus training school offers all-ages classes in juggling, aerial skills, acrobatics, and ride a unicycle, and describes itself online as “a family atmosphere”.
Detectives from the child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad set up strike Force Baillieu in July last year to investigate the reports.
As a result of these extensive investigations, the police arrested seven people in different Sydney houses in Katoomba, Canterbury and Wentworthville on Monday. A young man of 17 years of age was charged with eight counts of aggravated sexual assault in company, aggravated kidnapping, and the production material of child abuse. An 18-year-old Katoomba man was charged with 42 crimes, such as kidnapping, sexual relationship with a child under the age of 10, and common assault. A 20-year-Old Canterbury woman was accused of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping take the person in the company and to commit a felony, two counts of common assault, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The three persons were refused bail to appear in juvenile court today. A 26-year-Katoomba, the woman was accused of 13 crimes, such as aggravated sexual abuse in the company, and stop of advantage. She was refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court today. A 29 year-old Canterbury woman was accused of five charges of aggravated sexual assault in company, deprivation of liberty, and three counts of common assault. She was refused bail to appear in Burwood Local Court today. A 52-year-old Katoomba man was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault in company (minor child of 10 years), a man of child abuse material, and using children under the age of 14 years of child abuse material. He was refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court today. A 58 years of age, Katoomba woman was accused of 43 offences, including aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 10, having sex with a child under the age of 10, and aggravated kidnapping. She was refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court today.
The investigations under strike Force of Baillieu are constants.