A man who defiled his 3-year-old daughter, his 9-year-old stepdaughter, the family dog and sexually penetrated chickens, is facing jail term, it has been reported.
The 27-year-old Australian, who cannot be identified, was jailed on Wednesday for his crimes but could be released in less than three years.
ABC reported that most of the abuse was against his stepdaughter while she was asleep.
The court heard that the man from Adelaide also abused his daughter, committed penetrative s*x acts with chickens and attempted penetrative s*x acts with the family dog.
Talk Asia reports that the man himself had also been a victim of child abuse. He was also reported to have had s*xual contact with dogs when he was a child.
According to a psychologist’s report, the man had ‘distorted attitudes’ and began to feel ‘aroused by the wrongfulness of his s*xual behaviour’.
He had confessed to abusing his daughter and stepdaughter in a letter to his then-wife, who notified police.
The man then confessed to police and pleaded guilty to two counts of bestiality, one count of persistent s*xual exploitation of a child and one aggravated count of indecent assault.
The devastated mother of the defiled children said in her victim impact statement that her children had never done anything wrong.
”My beautiful, innocent children certainly never, ever deserved such terrible violations of their bodies and hearts,” she said.
The District Court Judge Paul Muscat, who called the abuse ‘unnatural’, ‘gross and disturbing’, said: ”You abused and betrayed in the most serious way possible your position as father of the children to satisfy your abnormal s*xual desires.
”You know you must now pay the price.”
The man was on Wednesday sentenced to six-years-and-seven-months in prison.
But he was given a non-parole period of three-and-a-half years, after reductions for a full confession.
His non-parole period is backdated to December 2015 when he was taken into custody, meaning he could be released in less than three years.
Judge Muscat said the sentence might seem moderate to some but was the result of the man’s confessions, remorse and strong motivation to recover.
”Offenders should be encouraged to come clean and accept their criminal actions,” he said.
The man has consented to an intervention order that bans him from seeing or contacting his family. He is also getting treatment to suppress his urges.