Oz man commits incest with teen daughter to give her sex education

A man from Australia has admitted that he had sex with his teenage daughter over a three-year period to educate her.

The father, 44, who cannot be named, has pleaded guilty in the County Court to charges of incest and producing child pornography.

Prosecutor Julian Ayres told the court the father's offending began in 2008 when the victim, his eldest daughter, was 14 and had just started dating a 15-year-old boy.

"The offender developed an active interest in his daughter's teenage relationship and persuaded her that he was a knowledgeable source of information regarding sexual activities and was able to teach her such matters," WAtoday quoted him as saying.

"Under the guise of 'educating' the victim about sexual awareness...the offender initiated, developed and maintained an ongoing sexual relationship with her. Between December 2008 and February 2012, the offender and victim engaged in sexual intercourse and related intimate activities on numerous occasions at the family home. Throughout this period, the offender concealed his actions from his wife and two youngest daughters and told the victim not to tell them," he said.

He also said that when the father was finally arrested, his daughter was at school. She later told the police that she had initially believed the sexual "education" provided by her dad was part of a normal father/daughter relationship, and that he "convinced me that it was apparently a good thing that he was doing."

But after discussing what had been happening with her friends at school, she gradually realised that the situation was wrong and needed to be reported to police, Ayres said.

During a record of interview with cops after his arrest on February 15, the father claimed that it had all started when the victim "came asking for help" on how to sexually satisfy her boyfriend.

Ayres said that the father had claimed that he had initially told his daughter, "This is not the right thing and I've told her that many times", but she had persisted and kept asking, 'How can I do it better?' until he eventually agreed to teach her.

The man had also told police that he had considered ending the father daughter sexual activities many times "but I never came up with anything reasonable. Why couldn't I have said no? Why couldn't she say no?"

He told police that he knew his actions were "by law, they're wrong", but "she knew about that and she was aware of it ... and she knew at any time she can say stop ... she always had a choice."

The judge said that it was difficult to glean if the girls' father had addressed the "true evil" of what he had done. "This is an unusual case," the judge said.

Ayres said that the case had represented the "ultimate betrayal of parental responsibility" where the most abhorrent, perverse and exploitative behaviour had been characterised by the teen's father, as educational. The father has been remanded in custody to be sentenced on Friday.

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