A father used bedtime reading to slowly groom his foster daughter, nine, so that he could rape her.


The 45-year-old New Zealand man began by asking his foster daughter for a hug before bed, then progressed to rubbing her leg and buttocks with skin-on-skin contact twice a week, reports Daily Mail.

Eventually, four months later, he began to take her pants off and rape her, continuing to do so about 9-10 times until May 2016, according to the New Zealand Herald .

He stopped because he’d realised what he was doing was wrong, it was reported.

Despite telling the girl to keep it secret and eventually stopping, she told her mother, who challenged the man.

After being confronted, he went to police, confessed and provided details so an investigation was not needed.

He appeared before the North Shore District Court on Wednesday facing one charge of sexual violation by rape and one of unwanted sexual connection.

He was sentenced  to eight years in jail for each charge, to be served concurrently.

If you are being, or have been sexually abused:

  • don’t blame yourself – it is not your fault
  • tell an adult you trust, and keep doing so until someone listens and offers to help you
  • Call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 OR Lifeline 13 11 14

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  • Horrific. Hate reading stories like this. :(


  • Trick one girl like this. This girl will be scarred for life. :-(


  • Some youngsters when they are little are affectionate and love to have a quick hug as they say goodnight before they go to bed. As they start to grow up they no longer want that type of affection. it seems to be routine that the child is told not to tell the Mum. I’m surprised he went to the Police instead of waiting for them to come and arrest him. At least the girl didn’t have the trauma of seeing that. Maybe he was given an ultimatium to go to the Police or she would call them. He should get life – and I mean life.


  • he needs to be shot


  • Pedophiles are sick creatures. I’m glad this man was suitably punished.


  • Grrrrr that man was placed in a position of trust for a child already needing a second start at a normal life. I hope she is able to get the help she needs to live a normal life.


  • Hopefully the young girl can get proper counselling to live a normal life.


  • It’s a sick world we are living in. It is disgusting that people could even entertain in their mind that sex with a child is in any way attractive. People like that are damaged and should be castrated so that they can’t harm another child or anyone ever again.


  • Sad for that poor little girl who has to live with it for life. Good to see a reasonable punishment.


  • That’s shame and very yaky
    Of men should be good example of a dad


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