Friday, 8 February 2008

15 year jail term for stepdad rapist

A Cairns man who filmed himself raping his five-year-old stepdaughter, then emailed the footage around the world, has been sentenced to 15 years' jail.

The man, who cannot be identified, had pleaded guilty to 88 state and federal charges, including rape, incest and trading in objectionable material.

The District Court in Cairns, in far north Queensland, heard the 30-year-old used a webcam to film himself sexually abusing his stepdaughter in 2005.

He made 17 movie clips and emailed them to paedophiles around the world.

Members of his family sobbed in the public gallery as he addressed the court and said he was deeply sorry.

Judge Sarah Bradley described his conduct as incomprehensible to right-minded people and an affront to humanity.

She sentenced him to more than 100 years' prison on the sexual offences alone, but they will be served concurrently, so he will spend a maximum of 15 years in jail.

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