Convicted paedophile cult leader William Kamm rearrested after raid on compound

The West Australian/Perth Now [Perth, Australia]

March 10, 2024

By Nathan Schmidt, NCA NewsWire

An infamous cult leader and convicted paedophile has been arrested alongside his wife in Sydney’s CBD over allegations the pair groomed a woman from the age of six.

William Kamm, also known as Little Pebble, and a 58-year-old woman were taken into custody shortly after midday on Monday following a months-long investigation.

The pair are expected to be charged with child grooming offences, with Kamm, 73, also expected to be charged with failing to comply with an extended supervision order.

It comes days after specialist police swooped on the group’s headquarters in Bangalee on the NSW south coast on Thursday as well as a unit in Sydney’s CBD.

Police searched a home and two sheds at the remote property, where they located and seized a number of items.

In a statement, police said they established a strike force in September 2023 to investigate reports a woman had been allegedly groomed as a child,

Officers said they would allege in court the religious leader and his wife groomed the woman from the age of six.

Kamm was granted bail by the NSW Supreme Court in June after breaching his supervision orders for a second time.

The 73-year-old is the founder of the notorious religious doomsday cult Order of Saint Charbel, which is based out of a compound near Nowra on the NSW south coast.

Kamm spent almost a decade behind bars after sexually assaulting two teenage girls between 1993-95.

His extended supervision order is due to expire in April 2025.

More to come.

Originally published as Convicted pedophile cult leader William Kamm rearrested after raid on compound