Destructive’ father, 44, who was caught naked in bed with his own teenage daughter after his wife left him is jailed for 13-and-a-half years
- A 44-year-old father has been jailed after having regular sex with his daughter
- Man was handed a 13-and-a-half year sentence at Perth’s District Court
- The abuse lasted three years in the town of Kununurra, WA, before being caught
- Man’s behaviour began when his wife and other children left their family home
- Shocking revelations found the man would often film their sexual encounters
- Judge Eaton suggested the man had a complete disregard to his role as a father
A Western Australian father has been jailed for 13-and-a-half years after sexually abusing his teenage daughter when his partner left him.
The 44-year-old, who cannot be identified to protect the victim’s identity, was sentenced in Perth‘s District Court for offences that took place between 2013 and last year in Kununurra, 40 kilometres from the Northern Territory border.
The man was arrested after being found naked in the same bed as his daughter last year, Perth Now reported.
A Western Australian father has been jailed for 13-and-a-half years after sexually abusing his teenage daughter after his partner left him (stock image)
Details of their relationship emerged, as it was revealed the pair began having sex in 2013 when his partner and other children had left their home.
The man would also often film their sexual encounters.
He was charged with a range of offences including multiple counts of sexual penetration of a child and the possession of child exploitation material and pleaded guilty to 10.
In court, Judge Philip Eaton brandished the man’s offending as being of a ‘high order of seriousness’.
Judge Eaton suggested his liking of pornography had left his daughter on the receiving end of to his own sexual desires.
‘In doing so you completely disregarded your obligations to her as a parent and subjected her to conduct which will, I have no doubt, have a lasting impact upon her,’ he said.
The 44-year-old was sentenced in Perth ‘s District Court for offences that took place between 2013 and last year in Kununurra
‘In complete derogation of your role as the father of a teenage girl who had been neglected and abused as a child before going into your care, from about mid-2013, you began to treat your daughter as your sexual partner.’
Judge Eaton also pointed out that the fact that no physical force was used to coerce his daughter into sexual activity was irrelevant.
He made reference to the psychological report which suggested the man was looking for excuses for his behaviour or was confused as what was expected of him as a parent.
The man will be eligible for parole in 2029, while the sentence was backdated to August 2016.