A young woman who had been sexually abused by her step-father for a period of 4 years is to stand trial for his murder. The girl had faced threats to her life as she had been forced to perform acts of indecency with the man. There is plenty of evidence that what the girl has claimed is true because the dead man took photographs of his activity with her. There is something like 10,000 images of what took place.
The girl ended her ordeal with a shotgun when the man forced her at gunpoint to have oral sex. An hour before the shooting he had sexual intercourse with the young woman inside the house.
It is understood that prominent barrister Robert Richter, QC will defend the young woman free of charge at the trial in part because this will be a test case for Victoria’s new defensive homicide laws.
The story of the ordeal of the young woman is really quite harrowing. She would have been highly traumatized over what was taking place. Since this is a case that is going to trial it is not possible to write about what this young woman would have endured at the hands of a man who can only be described as a monster.