A young woman, from Melbourne, Australia, was excited and looking forward to meet her father after she managed to trace him in Queensland in 2014. Little did she know it was going to turn into horror.
Although she had heard rumours about his history of violence, she decided to invite him to stay with her family. The 38-year-old man travelled to visit his daughter with his son and partner, staying in the spare room.
The happy feeling soon turned to horror when the dad and daughter were left home alone together. The relationship took a sinister turn when the dad said: “Give dad a hug” before kissing her on the neck and groping her.
She pushed him off her, and angrily said: “If you’re gonna be like that, you may as well take me to your bedroom”. Horrifically, the dad then said “I love you forever” before raping his own daughter.
In court, the woman described the shocking ordeal. She explained: "I didn't say anything or do anything. "I felt I had to co-operate and not say anything. I was worried I might get hurt. I thought that if I tried to stop him, he would get angry.”
After the assault, she explains: "I felt gross that it was my Dad. I just wanted to get in the shower as I felt so dirty." When the woman’s husband returned home, the pair immediately rang the police.