News

Ipswich man jailed after filming himself raping daughter

AN IPSWICH man who video recorded himself raping his biological daughter has been jailed.

The man, who cannot be identified in order to protect his daughter's identity, pleaded guilty yesterday in the Brisbane District Court to rape, indecent assault and producing child exploitation material.

The court was told the offences occurred between 2010 and 2011 when the girl was aged between 9 and 10 years.

Crown prosecutor Deborah Holliday said the man had filmed himself committing various sex acts, including penile rape, against his daughter while she lay on a bed.

The Queensland Times has chosen not to reveal the graphic details contained in the video recording.

Ms Holliday said the man had been on the police radar for a while before he was eventually arrested over the crimes.

"His former partner (not the girl's mother) was doing something on his computer one day in October, 2012 and came across the video," she said.

"She reported it to police.

"Early the following year he showed his current partner the video and she told him to destroy it.

"The next day she reported it to police and he was subsequently arrested."

Judge Michael Rackemann sentenced the man to seven years and three months behind bars and said it would have been much higher had there been any violence towards the girl.

The man will be eligible to apply for parole on August 12, 2017.

Topics:  brisbane district court, editors picks




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

How clean eating transformed incredible shrinking woman

AFTER: Mariah Tonkin has lost almost 60kg.

Clean eating wins the day for Hillcrest’s Mariah Tonkin

US recruit keen to help Ipswich Force

Ipswich basketballer Jason Ralph in his Valley City State University gear.

Ipswich basketballer benefits from US stint

OPINION: Pauline Hanson supporters deserve a voice

SPEAKING OUT: Pauline Hanson is a love or hate figure who is sure to spark controversy.

My Two Cents with QT journalist Adam Davies

Latest deals and offers

Cameron Smith talks about 37 Origins

Cameron Smith, the most Origin games by a Queenslander.

Qld Captain Cameron Smith talks about his record-breaking 37 Origin appearances.

Winternats New Sponsor

The Ipswich City Council has taken over as the major sponsor for the 2016...

Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce tour Rockhampton sweet potato farm

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce visit a...

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked

Caloundra’s former Centrepoint Buffet site up for sale

FOR SALE: The home of the old Centrepoint Buffet

Restaurant fined for unhygienic practices closed months ago