However today Liggins' lawyer, Patti Chong, told the District Court while her client had been "in communication" with the father, which led to police searching his home, none of the charges related to the 13-year-old girl."He has, not in any way, offended against that girl," she said.
Ms Chong said as a result of Liggins "incorrectly" being named as part of the paedophile ring, his home had been targeted by vigilantes.
The offences were committed "intermittently" between March 2013 and April 2015.
He also sent explicit photos of himself to them and encouraged them to put him in contact with other young girls."Its a very well run site" At times its been a life saver. Made 1 good female friend and we use the new one to one chat now which is great.She said the link had also caused Liggins "maximum angst and hurt".Ms Chong said at the time of the offences Liggins was using amphetamines and alcohol, and he had been using the internet to find friends and companionship.
A Perth man who was arrested during an investigation into a paedophile ring has been sentenced to 27 months' jail for using an internet chat room to get young girls to engage in sexual behaviour.Mark Wesley Liggins, 47, admitted having contact with five girls, aged between 11 and 15, through an internet chat room called KIK.