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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  • yuck that is vile! what a horrible human being


  • Why did the dad have the child and not the mum? Absolutely disgusting! I hope he gets locked up in main stream jail for the rest of his life


  • This is just sickening and disgusting, that is beyond awful what that little girl went through.


  • Such a heartbreaking story. I can’t even imagine what the mother is going through thinking that she had left her daughter in the safe hands of her father. No child should have to experience this. The fact that no jail time has occurred is sickening and disgusting. What is wrong with our courts?


  • This is disgusting. He was supposed to protect his daughter not abuse her and then let her die an agonising death. No matter what the court says, he deserves to be treated the same way he treated this beautiful little one. RIP Kyhesha.


  • My heart breaks for this poor little girl – may she Rest In Peace xoxo
    I hope that justice is finally found in her name and that her poor mother and extended family can finally get the closure they need.
    And that the law comes down like a tonne of bricks on all the sick twisted people that feel it’s ok to inflict this type of pain and injury onto others – especially poor innocent and defenseless children ????


  • This makes me sick.
    He should be locked up and the key thrown away


  • Poor wee girl, imagining how much she suffered makes me feel unwell. I have a 3yr old myself and the thought anybody would touch her inappropriately is unbearable.
    This man doesn’t deserve to go free ever again !


  • I could not read this whole story. My comment relates to whether this man had mental issues or not and frankly I don’t see that it makes a difference. He tortured and killed an innocent child and for that he should never be released back into society.


  • What was done to the little darling should be done to him. He should suffer the same, such a disgraceful human to do such a thing to an innocent little child. Rest in Peace little angel xxx


  • This is heartbreaking and sickening all at the same time. And so sad, so sad for that poor little girl. Just heartbreaking. What is wrong with people? Who in their right mind could even think, let alone do such a thing. So sad.


  • So where was mum and the grandparents, poor little poppet, failed by many.


  • Poor angel didn’t deserve this. I feel sick reading about it. The scum deserve to rot in jail


  • That poor little girl. She deserved to be treated better than that. I don’t know how one could do that to an innocent angel.


  • I wonder if it was him or his housemate? It isn’t just manslaughter, it’s sexual abuse, emotional abuse etc. Under SA laws he would ber charged with more than one type of child abuse.


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