Mum whose ‘paedophile’ boyfriend allegedly raped her eight-year-old daughter decides to stand by him
- Woman has stood by her boyfriend after he allegedly raped her daughter, eight
- The man, who is aged in his 50s, was charged on Friday over the alleged rape
- He is also accused of molesting girl on two separate occasions in Queensland
A woman has stood by her boyfriend after he allegedly raped her eight-year-old daughter.
The man, who is aged in his 50s, was charged on Friday over the alleged rape of the girl sometime between April 1 and 14 at their former Carseldine home, in Brisbane.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is also accused of molesting the girl on two other separate occasions – once in January and again in April, The Courier-Mail reported.
He faced court for a bail application this week and it was heard the man’s partner – and alleged victim’s mother – was standing by the accused.
A woman has stood by her boyfriend after he allegedly raped her eight-year-old daughter (stock image)
Defence lawyer Lex Wedell said the man move out of the home he shared with his girlfriend and the girl and instead live on a sailboat on the Gold Coast.
Police prosecutor John Paratz, who opposed the man being granted bail due to the seriousness of the charges, argued sailboat’s are ‘inherently mobile’.
‘He’s still in a relationship with the mother of the victim child,’ Mr Paratz said.
Magistrate Louise Shephard said there was a ‘significant error’ in the police case opposing bail.
In the sworn affidavit, they declared the accused made admissions – which matched the eight-year-old’s statement – during a pretext phone call.
But Magistrate Shephard said this was false.
The case has been adjourned from Beenleigh Magistrates Court (pictured) and will return to Sandgate Magistrates Court on June 18
‘Actually, the attempted pretext call came to nothing because he didn’t pick up,’ she said.
‘And there’s been no formal record of interview with the girl.’
The man was granted bail but is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16.
The case has been adjourned from Beenleigh Magistrates Court and will return to Sandgate Magistrates Court on June 18.