By Mark Brook For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 06:37 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 06:40 BST, 3 May 2019
A man who raped his stepdaughter 1,800 times from the age of 10 and then beat her when she fell pregnant has been jailed for 15 years.
The man, from Kingaroy, northwest of Brisbane, was on Friday found guilty of maintaining a relationship with a child, rape and assault, The Courier Mail reported.
The court heard the 41-year-old man started violating the girl from the age of 10 over a six-year period, until the victim ran away from home at age of 16.
A man who raped his stepdaughter 1,800 times from the age of 10 and then beat her when she fell pregnant has been jailed for 15 years (stock)
During the six-year ordeal, it's estimated he raped her 1,800 times, and after getting her pregnant, he bashed her in an attempt to make her miscarry, the court was told.
But even after the teenager gave birth to the man's son at age 15, he continued to rape her - often in front of the newborn child - in the family home.
The abuse took place while the girl's mother was out or in another room, and it remains unclear whether she knew the offending had taken place.
When Judge Deborah Richards sentenced the man in Brisbane