Sydney: An Australian who repeatedly raped his daughter and organised for strangers to abuse her while he watched was jailed today for 22-and-a-half years, telling police "it was fun while it lasted".
The father, who cannot be named to protect the girl’s identity, admitted 61 offences between 2013 and 2015 when his daughter was aged between 11 and 13. The West Australian District Court in Perth heard the 42-year-old also arranged for six other men, whom he met online, to have sex with her while he watched or participated.
On one occasion when the father and another man were filming, the girl was shown shackled to a bed, wearing a dog collar with the word ‘bitch’ on it. In the footage, the girl could be seen struggling against the restraints and pleading "stop, please dad", it said.
The paedophile ring was smashed last year when detectives arrested the men, aged between 35 and 47, after a tip-off from the public.
The court heard that after his arrest the father said he had regrets. "I really want to get out of this scene," he said. "I’m going to be honest, it was fun while it lasted but it went way over the line."