A young girl’s search to find her biological father turned into a nightmare after he continuously raped her for years and forced her to have an abortion after she fell pregnant.
Details of the harrowing case can only be published because the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, lost his appeal over his 18-year- sentence on May 10, The Daily Telegraph reported.
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Newcastle District Court heard how the girl, who was seven at the time, attempted to find her father with her aunt and manged to track him down to an apartment in Sydney’s CBD.
Soon after meeting, the girl’s mother moved overseas and the man became the young girl’s sole carer.
When girl’s mother returned to Australia she also moved in with the man, who began showing her daughter pornography on his computer.
Soon after the girl turned eight, her mother left the country once again and the father and daughter shared the only bed at their home.
The father began to act on his sexual interest while the pair shared a bed.
When his daughter turned 11, the man began to pay her $50 to have sex with him on regular occasions.
This occurred over the following four years, but the abuse only stopped when the girl turned 15 because she fell pregnant with his child.
They tried finding ways to naturally induce a miscarriage but eventually the man forced the girl to abort the baby in Mount Druitt.
She continued to keep the horrific abuse to herself at the man threatened her and ordered her not to tell anyone.
However, in 2016 the girl confided in a friend about what was happening to her and continued to tell more friends before confessing to a psychologist and then the police.
Her father was arrested on October 20 in 2016 and has remained in jail after pleading guilty to five charges.
The charges include three counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a person aged between 10 and 14.
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He was sentenced to 18 years behind bars on October 27, 2017, by District court Judge Peter Berman.
‘The case before me today is in my view one of the worst cases of sexual exploitation that has come before the courts of recent times,’ Judge Berman said during sentencing.
The man appealed the sentence, claiming it was too long, but it was rejected.
Credits: Daily Mail