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‘He made himself sound good online': Distressed mum warns of the dangers of internet dating after ‘loving father’ raped and tortured her five-year-old daughter
- The Queensland man described himself as a ‘loving father’ in his profile
- He said he was looking for a woman with a daughter to play with his son
- The man bound, raped and tortured a girl, 5, at his home north of Brisbane
- The girl’s mother said: ‘He made himself sound good online’
A distraught mother has spoken about the horrors of internet dating after a man she met online raped and tortured her five-year-old daughter.
In an online profile the Queensland man described himself as a loving father who was looking for a woman with a young daughter to play with his son.
Six months after the pair began a relationship, the man raped and tortured the girl in the carport of his unit in Caboolture, north of Brisbane, while her mother slept, reported The Courier Mail.
The mother said: ‘He made himself sound good online. You can write anything you want, there’s no limits.
‘Someone can be really dodgy but they put up all their good photos and treat you really well. I’ll never do online dating again.
‘They can spend a long time trying to get your confidence.’
The man was jailed for 10 years in Brisbane District Court after pleading guilty to charges of rape, torture and possession of child pornography.
The court heard how in December 2014 he tied the girl up in the carport and tortured her with a cigarette before raping her three times.
The girl tried to warn her mother about the abuse but she was sceptical and reluctant to believe it was occurring until she caught the man performing oral sex on her.
The mother said: ‘She told me, but he said he would never do anything like that and I believed him over her; I thought he was okay.’