Mengmei ‘Michelle’ Leng’s horrific final moments before her murder have been revealed as police thrust an additional 27 charges on her accused killer uncle.
Police charged Derek Barrett, 27, later that month with the murder of his niece, who he lived with, in what investigators described was a “very violent attack”.
Detectives laid the extra charges on Barrett today at Burwood Local Court. It is alleged they discovered images of Leng naked with duct tape tied around her wrists and strapped over her mouth, Fairfax Media reports.
Police say the photos were found on a phone linked to Barrett.
Barrett is also accused of photographing a sleeping child and of filming himself masturbating over the young girl and Leng on several separate occasions prior to Leng’s death.