A former childcare worker has been accused of sexually abusing his own children, siblings and dogs.
The Townsville father, 39, was arrested on Thursday and has been charged with 104 child sex offences which allegedly happened between 1995 and 2020.
He also allegedly he took images of his victims and distributed them over a number of years.
Police have identified 12 potential victims, two males and 10 females, with ages ranging from infancy to 16 years old. One victim was allegedly an adult.
Detective Senior Sergeant David Miles said a two-year-old girl involved in the child sex ring was rescued from a home in Cairns earlier this week.
Police said the believe the young girl was 'passed around as a result of exchanging of drugs'.
Detective Senior Sergeant David Miles said a two-year-old girl involved in the child sex ring was rescued from a home in Cairns earlier this week
Senior Sergeant Miles said some of the alleged offending may have happened at the childcare centre but most was against his own children.
Investigators have been working closely with the childcare centre involved, however, they would not say which centre it was.
Senior Sergeant Miles said the man allegedly targeted vulnerable women with young children.
'He has then been providing them with drugs for the purpose of sedating his victims for the purpose of conducting his offences,' Senior Sergeant Miles said.
The man is expected to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on September 29.
His arrest comes after a large-scale investigation where hard-drives, telephones and USB sticks were seized.
Three other people have been arrested in relation to the same offences, including a 33-year-old man accused of six counts of distributing child exploitation material.
The man was also charged using a carriage service to access child abuse material, producing and possessing dangerous drugs and possessing tainted property.
A 38-year-old woman previously appeared in Townsville Magistrates Court for allegedly possessing child exploitation material, distributing child exploitation material and burglary.
A 49-year-old woman has been cautioned on three counts of bestiality.
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Townsville Child Protection arrested a 39-year-old father on Thursday, he has been charged with 104 child sex offences (pictured: Detective Senior Sergeant David Miles)