A northern man who told a girl 31-years his junior he would "take care of her" before pulling down her pants and raping her in the back seat of his mother's car was sentenced on Tuesday.
The 47-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of indecent assault, rape and making a communication with intent to expose a young person to indecent material.
In handing down his sentence on Tuesday, Justice David Porter said there was little mitigation and the man exploited the girl.
"You knew this girl's young age and that she was experiencing difficulties in life," Justice Porter said.
"Afterwards, in the Facebook messages, you remained completely oblivious to the complainant's age and situation."
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In June 2016, the victim was involved in anti-social behaviour, drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and staying away from school.
The man befriended the teenager at another person's unit after saying he knew her family, with the pair spending time together talking, drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana together.
Sitting in the rapist's mother's car that was parked in his driveway, the then 44-year-old hugged the 13-year-old and told her to kiss him but she refused.
He told the girl he loved her and that she could live with him. He pestered her to get in the backseat, but when she refused he pulled down her pants and rubbed his fingers on her vagina.
The rapist's mother came out to see what was going on, her son told her who was in the car and the mother told the victim to go home.
The man repeatedly asked the teenager to get in the backseat because he couldn't do anything while she was in the front, which she initially resisted but eventually complied with the request.
Once in the back seat, he took her pants off and started raping her.
The teenager repeatedly asked him to stop and said she needed to go home, but he didn't listen, instead telling the girl he'd look after her.
The victim pulled her hood over her head and froze, before finding it difficult to breathe and started having a panic attack.
In a victim impact statement, the teenager said after the rape she became self-destructive, her substance abuse worsened and she was hospitalised for mental health issues.
She said she has many problems as a result, including anger, depression and anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The man was sentenced to five years' jail, with a non-parole period of two-and-a-half years.
His name was also placed on the register.