The West Australian father, now in his 50s, recorded and shared the abusive treatment of his daughter, which he inflicted upon her for nine years between 2002 and 2011.
In addition to admitting to grooming the girl from a young age while her mother was at work, the man also downloaded porn showing children as young as 12 months being “sadistically tortured,” reports The West Australian.
In sentencing the father, District Court Judge Christopher Stevenson said the man took away his daughter’s innocence and robbed her of a normal development in a secure and loving home.
“It is difficult to imagine a more degrading and perverse course of action by a father to a daughter,” he said. “The victim suffered chronic escalating incestuous abuse at the hands of her father, who was older, physically bigger and much stronger and held a position of trust and power. In the many years that the abuse took place, the victim was never able to disclose it to anyone in her family, so there was no protection or effective intervention.”
He described the pornography that was found on the man’s computer as vile, particularly depraved and beyond human comprehension.
“It is not the behaviour or conduct that can be seen anywhere else in the animal kingdom,” he said. “That material is baseless and it is difficult to comprehend how you could possess it.”
The man pleaded guilty to 51 child sex charges, including 19 counts of sexually penetrating his daughter and 24 counts of indecently recording her.