Man’s sick child sex, bestiality acts
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A QUEENSLAND businessman has been jailed for a decade over a series of depraved sex attacks involving children, including acts of bestiality.
The man, who is aged in his 60s and cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced on Thursday in the Brisbane District Court for sustained, predatory abuse of a young girl and a young boy.
The court heard the man filmed some of the acts, which included bestiality involving a dog, and forcing one of the victims to self-harm.
Justice Brad Farr described his behaviour over the six-year period as extraordinary, depraved and degrading for his young victims.
"During the entire offending period you threatened the primary complainant by telling her that you had people who could get her even when she was asleep," he said.
The man's abuse also included instructing the girl to play act during sex as an even younger child.
Police found photos of the victim's bruised body at his home when they raided it.
Justice Farr said the girl, who was assaulted from age 11 until she was 16, was also made to perform sex acts on the other child, who was aged four, more than a dozen times.
"Your behaviour was designed for one reason only, to satisfy your perverse sexual needs and wants," he said.
"With no regard whatsoever to the harm you were doing to the child."
The man, who did not initially co-operate with investigators, also filmed himself taking part in some of the bestiality acts.
He said the man had inflicted emotional, physical, psychological, social and financial harm on his victims and their extended families.
Defence lawyer Alastair McDougall said the man had also been the victim of sexual abuse as a child.
He will be required to serve 80 per cent of his 10-year sentence behind bars before he can apply for parole.