Perth babysitter faces fresh child abuse charges against two new victims

Jareth Thomas Harries-Markham. PIC: Facebook

A Perth babysitter has been slapped with a further 13 child sexual abuse charges.

Jareth Thomas Harries-Markham, 24, allegedly sexually assaulted two girls aged 5 and 6 while he was employed to babysit them in November 2020.

Mr Harries-Markham, who is currently in prison, has been charged with a further four counts of sexually penetrating a child under 13, three counts of indecently dealing with a child under 13 and six counts of indecently recording a child under 13.

He will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today.

The additional charges bring his total number to 232 and the number of victims to 16.

His alleged victims are aged between eight months and nine-years-old.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives urge anyone with information relating to this matter, or any similar incidents, to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au

If you are or have been a victim of sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, please contact police on 131 444.

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