Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Elderly Incest Offender Gets Jail Time Cut

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Elderly Incest Offender Gets Jail Time Cut

Article excerpt

AN EMERALD father in his 80s has lost his appeal against conviction for incest offences committed more than four decades ago.

But the Queensland Court of Appeal has cut his jail time, after the man argued his age meant a five-and-a- half-year sentence handed down last year was excessive.

The man and his children lived in the Central Highlands in the early 1970s, then in Brisbane and soon after in Emerald and a fossicking area called Reward.

The daughter, who was a teenager at the time, complained of multiple instances of her father having sex with her.

The girl left home and went with her boyfriend to make a complaint about her father at Rockhampton Police Station in January 1973. But the pair did not complete the statement.

In many of the years that followed, the woman and her father had what the courts described as a "fair" relationship.

In 2011 she made a complaint to police in Victoria. The allegations were referred to police in Queensland. …

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