The brave teenager abused by a vile pedophile when she was just eight years old begins her gruesome ordeal – and how her own mother accused her of lying
- Michael David Wockner placed his genitals on the outside of a child’s mouth in 2009
- The now 18-year-old victim said she wanted to prevent anyone from going through her trauma
- She vowed to prevent children from being traumatized in the criminal justice system
- Wockner was sentenced to 18 months and suspended for three years
A teenager who was sexually assaulted as a child and accused of lying to her own mother about it has opened up her traumatic experience.
The young woman was only eight years old when the Queensland man Michael David Wockner placed his genitals on the outside of her mouth.
The 42-year-old from Magnetic Island forced the child to watch porn and demanded that she touch it inappropriately in 2009.
After being charged with two charges of indecent treatment of a child in Brisbane court, Wockner was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment and suspended for three years.
The victim told it Townsville Bulletin she would do anything to prevent anyone from getting the trauma she has suffered.
“I’ve had nightmares, panic attacks, I’ve had sleepless nights. I get sweaty when people get too close, ”she said.
The now 18-year-old victim vowed to prevent children from being traumatized in the criminal justice system and to prevent anyone from enduring her trauma (stock image)
The victim came forward about her abuse in 2015, before her mother called her a liar on social media after her confession.
“People say, why didn’t you come across this before, at that age you don’t know that (the person) is doing something bad,” said the victim.
The now eighteen-year-old, who is studying a Bachelor of Human Services at university, hopes to use her experience to help other victims.
“They need to reform how they treat victims,” she said. “I felt more like the criminal than the victim.”
Speaking out of court after Wockner’s sentence, the victim shared her disappointment.
“If it ever happened to me again after that sentence, I wouldn’t report it,” she said Quest Newspapers.
“He’s going home for dinner tonight. I’m going home tonight knowing he’s still there.
“Girls don’t like to come forward, because that’s the kind of phrase you get.”
Wockner’s lawyer David Crews called for a lighter sentence because it was an “isolated incident.”
He told the court that these were “exceptional circumstances” because of the “low level” of his insult and his client had no previous convictions for sex crimes.
The victim told the court that Wockner had taken her childhood.
She said she is constantly worried that she will be abused again.
Judge Orazio Rinaudo agreed that exceptional circumstances applied.
Wockner was sentenced to 18 months in prison and was suspended for three years in Brisbane District Court last week (pictured).