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Alfred John Impicciatore, the final 'Evil 8' case to be heard in court, has been found guilty of raping a 13-year-old girl who was pimped by her own father.
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7 Nov - 7:36 PM  UPDATED 7 Nov - 7:45 PM

A seventh man has been convicted of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl who was pimped by her own father in Perth's so-called "Evil 8" case.

The father used online classifieds to arrange for at least six men to abuse her, mainly at their home in the city's north.

Five of them raped her while one of them, Benjamin Simon Clarke, indecently assaulted her and photographed her naked at an abandoned mine.

The father watched it all and also raped her while they watched.

Alfred John Impicciatore, 47, was the last of the men to face court and was the only one who went to trial.

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He confessed to police about two months after the crimes in March 2015, but only entered a plea in November last year.

The case was adjourned many times after he failed to show up in court and changed lawyers, and he twice breached his bail conditions, fleeing to NSW on the second occasion.

Impicciatore finally had a brief judge-alone trial last week.

On Tuesday, District Court of WA Judge Mark Herron found him guilty of four counts of sexually penetrating a child.

Defence counsel John Hawkins had claimed his client admitted raping the girl because he was stressed, anxious, cold and tired after a long police interview.

But Judge Herron said he was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt the confessions were truthful and reliable.

The judge said Impicciatore was initially reluctant to answer their questions because he was in the process of realising what he had done and facing up to it.

"It took him time to reconcile with himself what he had done before he was prepared to make full admissions," Judge Herron said.

During the father's online contact with Impicciatore, he asked for help with a South African man who had threatened to report the sexual abuse to police if a detailed wish-list of fantasies with the girl were not met.

That was former pastor Dawid Volmer, who stupefied her with an inhalant before raping her, and was jailed for 10-and-a-half years.

The girl capitulated to Volmer's demands, including wearing a blindfold.

The court also heard the father - who told police "it was fun while it lasted" - encouraged Impicciatore to stay overnight and "do it again" but he left.

The girl identified Impicciatore as the "chubby" man who had seen her chihuahua and said he had one too.

Impicciatore will face a sentencing hearing on March 26.

Eight men were initially implicated in the notorious case, but one of them was later found to have had no involvement.

VICTIM'S FATHER

* Raped and offered the girl to the others, but cannot be named to protect her identity. He was sentenced in June last year to 22-and-a-half years behind bars. Earliest release date is October 2035. He lost an appeal against the length of his sentence, which he had argued was manifestly excessive

DAWID VOLMER

* Former pastor and father-of-two was sentenced in November 2015 to 10-and-a-half years in prison after admitting he stupefied the blindfolded girl with an inhalant and raped her in front of her father. Eligible for parole after eight-and-a-half years

RYAN TREVOR CLEGG

* Pleaded guilty to 15 charges, including sexually penetrating and indecently recording a child, and was jailed in January for 12 years and nine months. Eligible for parole after 10 years and nine months. His case sparked outrage when it emerged he lived close to a child care centre while on bail and was then taken into custody

NICHOLAS ADAM BEER

* Admitted sexually abusing the girl alongside her father while she was shackled to a bed and forced to wear bondage gear. Sentenced in September last year to seven years in jail, eligible for parole after five years

TROY PHILLIP MILBOURNE

* Had a shower with the girl and then had sex with her on a bed. He pleaded guilty to seven charges, including sexual penetration of a child, and was sentenced in November last year to five years and three months behind bars. Parole eligibility after three years and three months

BENJAMIN SIMON CLARKE

* Sentenced in June last year to three years after pleading guilty to 12 charges, including indecently recording and dealing with a child, admitting he photographed the girl wearing lingerie and nude at an abandoned mine site. Eligible for parole after 18 months

ANOTHER MAN

* He was implicated in the investigation but never charged with offences related to the girl. He was jailed for using an online chat forum to engage in sexual conversations and exchange nude photographs of other children

CONVICTED AFTER A TRIAL:

ALFRED JOHN IMPICCIATORE

* Pleaded not guilty to four charges of sexual penetration of a child, despite confessing to police, and had a judge-alone trial following outrage that he twice secured bail after repeatedly failing to show up to court and changing lawyers several times. He will face a sentencing hearing in March.