Man who raped his daughter blocked in High Court attempt

AN Ipswich dad accused of often molesting his six-year-old daughter when she visited him will not have his case heard in the High Court.

Barrister Tony Glynn tried to argue in the High Court that the judge in the man's trial did not give sufficient directions to the jury "concerning the elements of the offence of maintaining an unlawful sexual relationship with a child".

After hearing a short argument, Justice Susan Kiefel said special leave was refused.

"We see no reason to doubt the decision of the Court of Appeal," she said.

The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his daughter, was convicted in Ipswich District Court last November of maintaining a sexual relationship with the girl between December, 2011, and July, 2012.

He was sentenced to four years jail, suspended from May, 2015.

The Queensland Court of Appeal also rejected an appeal arguing the trial judge erred in his directions. - APN NEWSDESK



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