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Paedophile Who Lured Kids From Daycare Jailed For 10 Years

A paedophile who lured two young children from a daycare centre in North Perth before sexually assaulting and abandoning them has been jailed for 10 years but will be eligible for parole after 8 years.

Vincenzo Mule, 54, enticed four-year-old girl and five-year-old boy from the holiday care program on April 19, 2016, with the promise of treats.

He then led the pair through North Perth to his parents’ property on Grosvenor Road, where he lived in the backyard in a run-down shed.

Mule forced the children to perform oral sex acts on him. The girl was slapped and told to be quiet during the assault after she asked him to stop and that she didn’t like what was happening.

He then walked the children to Hyde Park where he abandoned them.

WAtoday reported that State prosecution lawyer Maria Maddox told the court the children described the ordeal as "yuck" "disgusting" and "really bad".

"The victim impact statements [from the children's parents] make it clear this four and five-year-old have been robbed of that boisterous, positive outlook that they had on the world... these two children are now aware that there are people out there that might hurt them."

Mule was charged with three counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13 and two counts of deprivation of liberty.

On Tuesday, WAtoday reported that Mule's lawyer, Mark Gunning, told the court his client claimed he had no memory of the incident. This claim was dismissed by Judge Stone.

The childcare centre had not noticed the pair were missing until they were alerted by police. The facility was later fined more than $40,000.

Full story at WAtoday

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