A father who sexually abused daughter and passed her around a paedophile ring told police “it was fun while it lasted” when caught.
The dad began assaulting the girl when she was aged 11, and then began offering her up to be raped by other men over the course of two years. He would post adverts on websites such as Craigslist and invited six other paedophiles to sexually assault and drug the victim.
The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his daughter, was jailed for a minimum of 22 years in Western Australia. The case has shocked police and judges in the area with local Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan saying it was the most disturbing crime he had ever encountered.
The man turned his back to the courtroom as the full horror of his abuse was laid out, the West Australian newspaper reports.
On one occasion, the dad and another man filmed themselves abusing the girl as she was shackled to a bed, with her face covered and wearing a dog collar with the word “b***h” printed on it.
The victim can be seen struggling against the restraints and shouting “stop, please dad”.
The paedophile ring was recently smashed and eight men have been charged with more than 500 offences. When interviewed by police, the man said he had “regrets” but added:
“I am going to be honest, it was fun while it lasted but it went over the line.”
Jailing the father for 22 years, District Court Judge Philip Eaton said he his abuse had caused “irreparable consequences” for his daughter.