Foster carer, 73, who put the tape over the mouth of a little girl so she couldn't scream when he raped her, is imprisoned for 15 years for sexual abuse of seven children
- Desmond Gore, 73, has been sentenced to 13 years and four months in prison
- The foster carer from WA abused five girls and two boys under ten years old
- He called one of his victims a & # 39; dirty s ** t & # 39; and said no one would believe her
- One of the victims wrote: & # 39; I feel sad when I have sex with my grandfather & # 39;
A foster carer who sexually fell victim to seven children, some of whom had already been traumatized, was sentenced to 15 years and four months in prison.
Desmond Gore, 73, was found guilty at the WA court for abusing four girls and two boys between six and nine years old in his care between October 2007 and August 2011.
A fifth girl he abused in 2014 was not a foster child, the court heard on Friday.
The 20 offenses include five counts of sexual penetration and 12 counts of indecent dealing with a child.
Desmond Gore, 73, was found guilty in WA District Court of abusing four girls and two boys between the ages of six and nine while working as a foster carer (stock image)
Judge Christopher Stevenson said the victims were extremely vulnerable and that Gore's crimes involved a certain amount of pre-planning, physical coercion, and psychological threats.
During a rape, Gore put the tape over the mouth of a girl so she could scream.
He threatened to hurt another girl when she told the police that they had been raped.
Gore called the same victim a & # 39; dirty s ** t & # 39; and said no one would believe her because she & # 39; wasn't worth it & # 39 ;.
She was still complaining, but Gore was not charged at the time, the court heard.
In 2013, a box with belongings from one of his victims contained a letter written by the girl that said: & # 39; I feel safe if I love someone. I feel sad when I have sex with my grandfather. & # 39;
But it was only in 2017 that the girl was able to make the offenders known to investigators.
Judge Stevenson said that Gore caused damage, destruction and destruction to the victims.
He said that Gore was entrusted by the state and the families of the victims, but instead acted on his sexual interest in young children.
& # 39; The age differences are coarse, & # 39; he said.
Judge Stevenson said that Gore threatened some victims to silence them, making full use of his absolute power over them.
& # 39; They should have received love, care and nourishment so that they could leave their backward background & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; Instead, you hunted them. & # 39;
Referring to the victim impact statements, Judge Stevenson said the children needed constant counseling, noting that some adults could not trust and other foster carers would not embrace them.
Gore, whose wife was in court to support him, must remain behind bars for at least 13 years and four months before being eligible for a conditional release.
Judge Christopher Stevenson said that Gore took full advantage of his absolute power over the children at the District Court in Western Australia (photo) on Friday
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