Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Man Jailed after Digital Rape of Four-Year-Old Girl

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Man Jailed after Digital Rape of Four-Year-Old Girl

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Byline: Rachael Conaghan rachael.conaghan@capnews.com.au

A 27-year-old man who digitally raped a four-year-old girl has been jailed after police found sexual images of the child on his laptop.

Damien James Hilderbrandt was found guilty of one count of rape and five counts of indecent treatment of a child in a trial last week.

On Monday, he also pleaded guilty to a second indictment of possessing child exploitation material.

He was 26 when he digitally raped the young girl and took photos of the act on his mobile phone, saving five images on his laptop.

The second indictment related to an additional 55 images and three movies which were located on his laptop.

While 51 of those images and the videos were cartoon in nature, four of them depicted real photos of pre-pubescent girls in sexual situations.

The court heard that he denied, and expressed surprise, that any images of real children would be on his computer and showed no remorse. …

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