THREE people have been charged with sexually abusing children and engaging in bestiality in Launceston.
One of the charges involves a man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly raping a girl in February.
The man and two women, who all lived together, have also been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault, including digital rape, against three girls.
These incidents also allegedly occurred in February.
The co-defendants have been charged with making a video depicting bestiality involving a dog.
The women, who cannot be named, appeared together yesterday in the Launceston Magistrates Court.
Their lawyer Luke Brett made an application for bail but did not enter pleas on behalf of his clients.
Magistrate Simon Brown bailed the women to appear next month for plea.
The man appeared in a separate courtroom and did not enter a plea.
His lawyer Fabiano Cangelosi made an application for bail.
Magistrate Tim Hill remanded the man in custody to appear next month for plea.