Five children allegedly sexually abused by a group of adults in Western Australia

A taskforce, codenamed Mirzam, was launched in February after a recording device was discovered by a member of the public showing adults engaging in sexual acts with the young girl, the police statement said.

“What Taskforce Mirzam has uncovered so far will shock the community and I should warn the investigation is ongoing and there is a real possibility more victims may be identified,” West Australian Police Superintendent Sharon Leonhardt said.

On Thursday officers from the taskforce raided six properties around Western Australia, including Perth, arrested three more people who have yet to be charged.

A property in South Australia was raided on Monday as part of the investigation and a number of electronic storage devices seized.