Father who raped and threatened to kill his four-year-old daughter if she told someone could leave prison EARLY after court decides his sentence is ‘too harsh’
- Father in Queensland abused daughter, four, between 2005 and 2011
- He was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2019 after a confession of guilt
- He was eligible for parole in 2023 but is now eligible for September 2021
- The professional judge did not take into account the time he had already served for theft
A father who raped his daughter and threatened to kill her if she told someone that he would be released from prison early after his sentence was deemed too serious.
The Bundaberg man, in southeast Queensland, was locked up for nine years in 2019 after sexually assaulting his daughter aged four to eleven between 2005 and 2011.
In 2018, he pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and five counts of indecent treatment of a child and was paroled in March 2023.
But he is now eligible for parole in September 2021 after a court ruled that the judge should have taken into account the time he had already served for an armed robbery sentence, News email reported.
A Queensland father will be released from prison early after appealing his daughter’s sexual abuse sentence between 2005 and 2011 (file image)
The first moment of abuse came in 2005 when the father tried to digitally rape his daughter in the bathroom – threatening to kill her if she told someone.
He then forced her to perform oral sex with him in the bathroom when she was nine, before raping her screaming in pain.
In 2017, the young girl secretly admitted her father, admitting the abuse, telling her that he felt guilty and had been abused herself.
He was sentenced to four years in prison for armed robbery, but was released on parole in 2017 after a two-year sentence.
His sentence for abusing his daughter would be served along with the rest of his armed robbery sentence.
The father appealed the verdict to the Queensland Court of Appeal because the judge had not considered the time already taken.
The father is now eligible for parole on September 16, 2021.