Sunday, July 21, 2013

Rapist daddy felt "sick" when he realized he would be classified as a pedophile (Australia)

UNNAMED DAD. No mention of a mother.

Words fail in describing the arrogance of this f***ing idiot.

Man faces court on incest charges
Date July 19, 2013

A father who began sexually assaulting his daughter when she was 13 told police he felt "sick" when he realised he would be classified as a paedophile. 

The 34-year-old, who cannot be named, appeared in a County Court on Friday after pleading guilty to three counts of incest and one count of an indecent act with a child aged under 16.

The offender said he had started abusing his daughter after finding "inappropriate" Facebook messages she had sent to a man who was a family friend.

He thought he was helping the girl by educating her about sex.

The man sexually abused his daughter between July 2011 and November last year. He was arrested in May after she confided in a counsellor.

On one occasion, the man sexually abused his daughter while driving her home from a counselling session she had attended to deal with the trauma of past sexual abuse by another family member.

The judge said that despite the man saying during his police interview that "I'm against paedophiles and I'm actually starting to feel sick... that now I'm classified as one", he had earlier been less than remorseful.

He said in the police interview that he thought he was doing the "right thing" when he abused the girl and stated that what he had done was not wrong as she had never told him no.

"This is not a single act, it's a 12-month course of conduct," the judge said.

"It's a little hard to understand how the realisation [that you're a paedophile] finally hits you in the interview.

"Either you know it's wrong all the long or you don't."

The man also said during his police interview: "I'm a screw up as a father, that's all I can say right now".

His daughter watched the court proceedings with her grandmother via video link.

The defence said the man's offending may have been influenced by his own history of sexual abuse and long-term cannabis use.

A psychiatric report of the man found that he may suffer from psychosis attributed to chronic cannabis use, but was more likely to suffer from mild chronic schizophrenia.

It was submitted by the defence that the man should be sentenced to a substantial period of parole to ensure his mental health treatment was adequate.

Prison had been a "very sobering" experience for the man, who had eaten less because HIV positive inmates were using utensils and touching food, and had seen assaults and heard rapes in adjacent cells. 

"It's clear that my client and the community at large would benefit from a period of supervision for my client, the longer the better," the defence submitted, adding that it was accepted the man would be sent to prison.

The judge found that no medical condition had a significant impact on the father's culpability and his record of interview appeared to show a lack of understanding of the seriousness of his offending.

The court heard the man had struggled to understand why he could not have access to his other children. The prosecution said the offending had torn the family apart. Members of the girl's family were in court on Friday to represent the victim. The man will be sentenced on July 30.