Aussie mum admits child abuse took place at her swingers parties

The mother at the centre of a police investigation into "swinging" sex parties that allegedly involved the sexual abuse of children has pleaded guilty to some of her charges.

The 39-year-old woman, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty in Perth Magistrates Court on Friday to 17 offences including sexual penetration of a child, indecently dealing with a child and indecently recording a child.

She will next appear in the West Australian District Court on September 14.

The woman still has 93 other charges pending and will return to Perth Magistrates Court on November 13.

Five people have been charged under Taskforce Mirzam, which was launched in February following the discovery of a recording device that allegedly contained videos of men and women engaging in sex acts with the woman's daughter.

Source: Breakfast



Pacific Update with Barbara Dreaver: Church-loving nana goes viral, shocking PNG police beating causes condemnation

In the latest edition of Pacific Update with Barbara Dreaver, 1 NEWS' Pacific correspondent wraps up the week's news from around the region.

Among the stories in this week's edition is a church-loving nana who has gone viral, and a shocking incident of alleged police brutality in Papua New Guinea.

Dreaver also discusses the arrest of a nurse in Samoa, following the deaths of two one-year-olds after they received the MMR vaccination.

And a warning, some may find some of the images in this report upsetting. 

1 NEWS' Pacific Correspondent gives a round-up of news in the region. Source: 1 NEWS

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'Hello, it's mummy' - watch the adorable moment a deaf baby first hears his mum's voice

A deaf baby boy in the UK broke into smiles when he heard his mother's voice for the first time after being fitted with new hearing aids, and video of the moment has gone viral.

Five-month-old Alex Denman-Sang was born with Bilateral Moderate Sensorineural hearing loss which means he has been practically deaf his whole life, The Sun reported.

He was fitted with new hearing aids at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.

In a clip of the moment, Alex's mother Jen gets his attention by saying his name, and he smiles.

Alex is being held by his dad, and smiles more when she says, "It's mummy, mummy. Hi"

And again when she wipes his face and asks, "Are you slobbering on daddy?"

A clip of the moment went viral after the hospital tweeted Alex's adorable reaction.

It is been viewed more than 800,000 times and has even been shared by comedian Dawn French.