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The ACT Magistrates Court has heard that a Canberra father told his daughter he would slit her throat with a long knife if she told anyone about the incest and assault he committed against her.

According to the ABC, the 54-year-old man, from Macgregor in Canberra’s north is facing a total of 16 offences and was refused bail.

The court heard the offences against the girl began when she was 13, with some occurring as recently as the last school holidays.

The court also heard the man told the girl he would “slit her throat with a long knife” if she told anyone.

Allegations of abuse including rape were levelled at the accused man through a police statement of facts.

Court documents show that the girl told police she had unsuccessfully sought help from family members and her mother was scared of the man.

Magistrate Peter Dingwall said there were legitimate concerns surrounding the man interfering with evidence and attempting to get the girl to recant her evidence.

The man will be back in court next month.

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  • How can someone do this, let alone to their own child!!?? I’m wondering if the father was subjected to similar abuse whilst he was growing up? Is it learnt behaviour or just one of those things people do??

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  • I’ve seen the effect of these practices on clients when working in mental health, it’s devastating ! I think it would be good to lock this man up for the rest of his life.

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  • nope that is wrong! poor kid!. shame on that “thing!”. man is too good a word

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  • Sick, poor girl, stuff like that shouldn’t happen

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  • So many things to be appalled about here.

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  • What an evil monster. I hope he never gets released. That poor little girl

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  • My heart breaks for this poor young girl. What a monster… something seriously wrong with his head… I do hope that justice will prevail and that she is given the support she needs to live life.

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  • This angers and saddens me; every girl, boy, baby, child etc… deserves to be safe in their own home and to have something like this happen at the hands of a person who is supposed to protect their children is just awful.

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  • So disgusting! No girl should pass through such a terrible experience. I hope he will go to jail for the rest of his life.

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  • I hope they charge thim and throw away the key.
    Trouble our taxes are paying for his board. ggrrr!!
    In the meantime, while he is in goal he can’t force her
    to change her mind and him not be charged.
    His wise is scared him. That rings alarm bells too.

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  • People like him don’t deserve to live among us or live at all

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  • How disgusting! Lets hope he is severely punished for his crimes.

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  • This is shocking, I can’t believe anyone could do this.

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