Fresh twist in historic case of a baby who was murdered and found in a TOILET as the 14-year-old mother’s stepfather is accused of sexually abusing her and getting her pregnant
- The stepfather of a then 13-year-old girl has been accused of abusing her
- DNA connected the stepfather to the crime and the pair both face charges
- He faces six charges and alleged abused her even after the birth of the child
A 55-year-old man has been accused of abusing his 14-year-old stepdaughter and being the father of her allegedly murdered child.
The now 38-year-old mother is accused of murdering her child in 1995 after it was found inside a toilet block in Kambalda Caravan Park, near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
The man, who was the boyfriend of the girl’s mother, cannot be identified and is facing six charges of abusing the woman from the age of 11 until she was 16, ABC News reported.
The now 38-year-old mother is accused of murdering her child in 1995 after it was found inside a toilet block in Kambalda Caravan Park (pictured)
The court heard the 13-year-old hid her pregnancy and only became aware of it when the unborn child began to kick at five months.
Local detectives named the child Rijul at the time and buried him at a Kalgoorlie cemetery
The man was allegedly not aware of the birth until months after when his stepdaughter informed him at which point he continued to abuse her.
Murder charges were laid against the woman last month after DNA samples connected her to the child when she came to the attention of Victorian police.
The man was allegedly not aware of the birth until months after when his stepdaughter informed him at which point he continued to abuse her
The court heard she then told her story of alleged long term abuse to police.
She was then extradited to WA so she could face Perth Children’s Court due to her age at the time of the alleged offending.
DNA evidence was then said to have confirmed her stepfather, who has no existing criminal record, as the child’s father.
His defence lawyer told the court in a bail hearing on Thursday his client denied some of the charges and said DNA was the only evidence connecting him to the alleged offences.
DNA evidence was then said to have confirmed her stepfather, who has no existing criminal record, as the child’s father
The court heard the man had quit his job and started seeking a new home for his dogs which Police argued were signs the man could ‘do a runner’.
But the Magistrate Tom Hall noted his previously clean record and imposed a $50,000 bail with a a $50,000 surety.
The 55-year-old was forbidden from communicating with the woman and the pair are both due to appear in court next month.