The daughter of a man who sexually abused her, her siblings and three other little girls said she was forced to dress ‘like a boy’ in an attempt to stop his abuse.
The Queensland man, who can’t be named, pleaded guilty in the Gladstone District Court on Monday to sexually abusing six young girls – including his own daughters.
The court heard how the man would abuse the girls, aged between six and 13, telling them he was giving them a ‘massage’ or having ‘tickle time’.
A Queensland father has been sentenced to 16 years jail for the sexual abuse of six young girls aged between 6 and 13, three of whom were he own daughters (stock image)
His first victim was a family friend between 2006 and 2008 who he groped during ‘tickle time’.
The man touched the girl’s ribs before moving to her chest and groin areas, The Gladstone Observer reported.
His second victim was another family friend, aged between six and seven, who he abused after telling her mother she needed to have her posture corrected.
Instead the man put a towel over the young girl’s face before digitally penetrating her in her bedroom.
Between 2013 and 2016 the man went on to abuse two of his own biological daughters who were aged between 10 and 13.
The court was told how the man performed a range of sex acts on his daughter including ‘penetration’.
Police transcripts from an interview with one of the man’s daughter’s revealed she stopped wearing dresses because they were ‘easy access’.
Instead she started to dress more like a boy with the hopes the abuse would stop.
The man’s string off abuse was set to continue with another of his daughter’s friends some time later, performing a number of sex acts on her.
His final victim was his estranged biological daughter who he raped on her first night staying in his home after learning he was her father.
The man pleaded guilty to seven counts of rape, three counts of indecent treatment of a child under 12, three of maintain unlawful relationship with a child and one count of indecent treatment of a child under 16.
Upon sentencing him to 16 years’ jail Judge Michael Burnett described the man and his actions as ‘predatory’.