Three children have been rescued and 45 West Australians have been charged after cops launched a statewide sweep for people allegedly involved in a paedophile ring.
The step-brother of Cleo Smith's kidnapper has been accused of abducting a nine-year-old girl from a park before he indecently dealt with her.
In Western Australia, a detective-senior sergeant has been stood down amidst an ongoing joint investigation between the Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) and the WA Police Force.
WA Police Commissioner Col Blanch has broken his silence on the misconduct investigation that saw a prominent Detective central to saving Cleo Smith from her kidnapper stood down.
Click image to view article Mr Swain is the second Geraldton-based police officer to face child abuse charges in the past 12 months, with ex-WA police senior constable Michael Richard…