WA 'Evil 8' pedophile abandons bail bid

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A pedophile who sexually abused a young girl pimped out by her own father will remain behind bars until he is sentenced after changing his mind about applying for bail.

Ryan Trevor Clegg admitted he sexually abused the girl, who was also raped by her father and other men when she was aged between 11 and 13, when he appeared in Perth Magistrates Court last month.

After pleading guilty to 61 charges, including four counts of sexual penetration, Clegg had his bail renewed ahead of sentencing. But the 43-year-old sparked outrage when it emerged he was living close to a child care centre, and he was taken into custody.

Ryan Clegg was found living too close to a child care centre while on bail. Source: 7News

Clegg was set to apply to vary his bail conditions on Thursday, but the matter was vacated.

He will now remain behind bars until his next court date on September 30.

Ryan Clegg is awaiting sentencing. Source: 7News

Earlier this year, the girl's father, who cannot be named, was sentenced to more than 22 years in jail after admitting he raped his daughter and arranged for her to engage sexually with six other men.

The father has lodged an appeal against his sentence, claiming it is too harsh.

Photographer Benjamin Simon Clarke was previously jailed for three years over his involvement in the girl's abuse, while former pastor and father-of-two, Dawid Volmer, was jailed for more than 10 years.

Co-accused Nicholas Adam Beer is on bail awaiting sentence this month, while Alfred John Impicciatore is also on bail ahead of his next court appearance on Friday where he is expected to enter pleas for his charges.

Troy Phillip Milbourne is in custody awaiting a trial.