Sydney Morning Herald 29 May 2009
An abattoir worker has been jailed for eight years for raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter and then blaming his crime on her wearing short skirts around the house.
The man, who cannot be named as it would identify his young victim, tried to seduce the teenager before raping her between August and November 2007 when her mother was asleep in another room. …
Judge Leanne Clare SC said the man had left the girl “profoundly traumatised.”
She said the girl said in a victim impact statement she began cutting herself after the rape as she was “overwhelmed with self-loathing.”
“She has flirted with the thought of suicide, has had counselling for two years … (this was) a terrible breach of betrayal of trust,” she said.
“You made various attempts to seduce her, you ignored her plea for you to stop, you blamed her, accusing her of flirting and leading you on.”
She jailed him for eight years and ordered he be eligible for release on parole after 29 January 2011.