A paedophile has been jailed after he confessed to his wife that he had raped his daughter, his stepdaughter, the family dog and chickens.
The man in his 20s, who cannot be identified to protect his victims, has now been jailed for six years and seven months after admitting what he had done.
A court in Adeleide heard that he had raped his own daughter when she was just three years old. His stepdaughter was aged between nine and 11 when he struck while she was asleep.
He also admitted penetrating chickens and their dog, according to ABC.
His ex wife said in a victim impact statement: ‘We didn’t do anything wrong; my beautiful innocent children certainly never ever deserved to have such terrible violation occur on their bodies and hearts.’
The court was told that he had previously had sexual contact with dogs when he was a child. He was also abused, but was seeking treatment.
Describing his actions as ‘gross and disturbing’, Judge Paul Muscat said: ‘You appear determined and motivated to engage in treatment and address your abhorrent and abnormal sexual behaviours, which is imperative in order to reduce your risk of further sexual offending.
He added: ‘If the sentence imposed on you seems to some to be moderate then that is the product of your voluntary confessions and the healthy sentencing discounts which apply.
‘Offenders should be encouraged to come clean and accept full responsibility for their criminal actions and then take steps to address the issues which led to their offending, as you have done.’