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Evil 8 accused pleads not guilty in WA

AAP logoAAP 3/11/2016 Angie Raphael

A West Australian man accused of sexually abusing a girl who was pimped out by her own father has pleaded not guilty and will face trial on several charges.

Alfred John Impicciatore, 46, appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday via videolink from Hakea prison.

He pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexually penetrating a child, one count of possessing child exploitation material and two counts of breaching bail.

The Wembley man, who is a builder with his own business, has changed lawyers several times since he was first charged and has repeatedly asked for adjournments.

Impicciatore was jailed in September after he allegedly breached bail by missing a court appearance, later claiming he went to Royal Perth Hospital because he was overwhelmed and anxious about the public attention on the case.

He has been remanded in custody to appear in the WA District Court on January 27, while the breach of bail charges will be dealt with in the magistrates court the following month.

Eight men were originally named in the notorious case, with the group dubbed the "Evil 8" by local media.

That number was reduced to seven because one of them was not charged with offences related to the girl, who was abused when she was aged between 11 and 13.

Those jailed so far include the victim's father, who is appealing his 22-year sentence.

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