The mother of three-year-old, Kyhesha-Lee, who died following sexual abuse while in her father’s care has revealed her horror after being told the harrowing details of her daughter’s final days alive.
Kyhesha-Lee Joughin died in 2013 after weeks of sickening abuse, which her mother Danielle Joughin branded ‘disgusting’, reports Daily Mail.
Her father, Matthew Lee Williamson, had pleaded guilty to Kyhesha’s manslaughter but denied fatally harming the child.
Ms Joughin slammed Williamson for failing to protect their girl.
It’s hard to comprehend really. No one helped her. It’s disgusting,’ Ms Joughin told the Courier Mail.
She added that Williamson and his housemate Christopher Kent – who avoided jail with a two-year suspended sentence after admitting manslaughter last year – deserved to be jailed.
The distraught’s mother’s words came after a judge unexpectedly adjourned Williamson’s sentencing to investigate whether he suffered a ‘psychological abnormality’.
The case was adjourned until March 16 after his defence barrister Michael Copley requested a report into whether a ‘psychological abnormality’ contributed to his conduct towards Kyhesha.
Williamson testified he didn’t take his daughter to a doctor despite her vomiting green for days, having obvious bruising on her face and leaving blood in her nappies
The court heard Kyhesha’s infection from an internal injury was so painful she would not have been able to eat, drink or move in the 12 hours before her death.
‘I was afraid I’d lose her to welfare … because of the state she was in,’ Williamson said.
Williamson conceded he also ignored proof his daughter was being sexually abused when she showed she was oozing blood from her genitals and told him she ‘didn’t want any fingers up her bum anymore’.
‘I didn’t think anything of it at the time,’ he said.
But prosecutor Phil McCarthy suggested that never happened and Williamson made up the incident to hide his sexual abuse.
‘You concocted that story because Kyhesha died and you knew someone would examine her,’ Mr McCarthy said.
‘That’s not true,’ Williamson replied.
Kyhesha’s grandfather Doug Joughin said the delay was a ‘curveball’.
‘We just want closure so we can just carry on,’ he said.
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