Monday, February 11, 2008

Mum accused of raping 8yo daughter

Christine Flatley | February 11, 2008, Brisbane Times

A woman raped her eight-year-old daughter as she lay in her bedroom, a court has been told.

The 41-year-old woman, who cannot be named, has pleaded not guilty in the Brisbane District Court to one count of rape.

It's alleged the offence occurred in the woman's home at Donnybrook, north of Brisbane, between November 2005 and February 2006.

The court was today told the child allegedly saw her mother standing in the doorway of her room holding a sex toy, or what the child called a "fake boy thing".

The woman allegedly entered the room, pulled down the young girl's pants and inserted something into her vagina.

The girl told police she then "blanked out" and does not remember any other details of the alleged offence.

The court was told the girl has been medically examined but that the examination was inconclusive.

The court heard the girl told her grandmother about the alleged incident and that the police were then informed.

The crown indicated this morning on the first day of the trial that the grandmother and the girl would both give evidence during the trial, which is expected to last for three days.

The court was closed today following the crown's opening address while the jury watched prerecorded evidence from the girl.

The trial continues.


The accused pedophile in the story above has since been pronounced guitly as charged - GRK

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