Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Guilty of Assaulting Son

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Guilty of Assaulting Son

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Byline: Averyll Loft

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has been found guilty of sexually abusing his teenage stepson.

The former Tiaro man, who cannot be named, forced the boy to receive oral and anal sex on a number of occasions between 2008 and 2010, the Maryborough District Court heard this week.

The jury deliberated throughout Wednesday and came back with a verdict late evening a 11 out of 12 jurors found him guilty on charges of maintaining an unlawful relationship, indecent dealing with a child and permitting sodomy by a child.

He was remanded in custody for sentencing.

The boy, who was 13-years-old when the abuse began, revealed the incidents to his family and police in late 2010.

His father took him directly to the police.

The boy said his stepfather tried to perform sexual acts with him on at least 30 separate occasions and recounted a number of incidents including waking up to his stepfather performing oral sex on him.

The court heard some of the attempted abuses happened late at night while they were watching TV together and the rest of the family was in bed. …

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