A 34-year-old man has been sentenced to five years' prison for raping his teenage daughter.
The man pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault committed against his 14-year-old daughter.
In sentencing, Justice Robert Pearce said although the man had admitted his offending, he showed a "lack of insight to the seriousness of his crimes".
"There could hardly be a greater breach of trust," Justice Pearce said.
The charges related to separate instances when the child was aged between 12 and 13, and her father called her out of the bedroom she shared with her sister, the judge said.
The man would remove his daughter's pyjamas and underwear and touch her genitalia with his fingers, Justice Pearce said.
On at least one occasion the man penetrated his daughter's vagina with his finger.
"You asked her whether she liked it and she said she did not," Justice Pearce said.
The court heard the abuse continued despite the child's repeated and continued statements of distress.
The abuse came to light when the girl told a friend what her father had been doing to her, and the child's mother subsequently confronted him about the allegations.
Justice Pearce said the man admitted to the allegations to his wife, and during questioning by police it became clear the incidents alleged were not isolated.
The judge took into account the man's early plea of guilty, which spared his daughter the "indignity of a trial".
He will be eligible for parole after three years in prison and will be placed on the sex offender registry for six years upon release from prison.
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