A stepdad repeatedly raped his stepdaughter for five years who then choked their baby to death.
The rapist, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, began assaulting his stepdaughter in 1992 when she was only 11-years-old and he was 28. She fell pregnant with his child when she was 14, kept it a secret and gave birth to the baby in the toilets at a caravan park.
When the baby would not stop crying, she put toilet paper into his mouth and ended up suffocating him, the Sun reported. The man was only found out in September last year after the police took the victim’s fingerprints for an unrelated matter and found that they matched fingerprints taken in the cubicle where they had found the baby’s body.
After the girl left the baby in the toilet a cleaner found the body the next day and called police who buried him. The evil man did not know about the baby’s birth and continued to rape his stepdaughter until she was 16-years-old.
She was charged with murder but prosecuters accepted her guilty plea for infanticide once they heard about her abuse. She was sentenced to 16 month in jail suspended for 12 months in July.
He was sentenced to eight years in jail (Picture: WA Police)
The rapist, who has now been married to a different woman for 23 years and has three children, was extradited from Queensland to face charges where he admitted to the abuse and was sentenced to eight and half years in jail. Judge David MacLean told him: ‘You took away the right the victim had to a have a happy and safe childhood … you relentlessly used her for your sexual gratification.’