Serial paedophile Dennis McKenna has been sentenced to an extra nine years jail for abusing children while warden of a state-run hostel in Western Australia.

McKenna was in charge of the St Andrews Hostel in Katanning from 1975 to 1990.

He has already been convicted of child sex offences twice and is currently behind bars.

In December last year, he pleaded guilty to a further 34 charges.

This latest conviction brings the total number of known victims that were abused to 28.

Judge Kevin Sleight said the scale of offending was unprecedented and that McKenna had a sexual smorgasbord while running the hostel.

The jail term for all of the paedophile's offending is now 22 years and 1 month.

McKenna will be eligible for parole in November, 2024.

His victims welcomed the sentence but said it did not go far enough to provide closure.


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