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QLD Man Jailed For At Least Eight Years For Child Sex Abuse

A Queensland businessman will spend at least eight years behind bars for a series of depraved sex attacks involving children, including acts of bestiality.

The man, who is aged in his 60s and cannot be named for legal reasons, was on Thursday jailed for 10 years for sustained, predatory abuse of a young girl and a young boy.

The Brisbane District Court heard he filmed some of the acts, which included bestiality involving a dog and forcing one of the victims to self-harm.

Justice Brad Farr said the girl, who was assaulted from age 11 until she was 16, was also made to perform sex acts on the other child, who was aged four, more than a dozen times.

He said the man had inflicted emotional, physical, psychological, social and financial harm on his victims and their extended families.

Defence lawyer Alastair McDougall said the man had himself been a victim of child sexual abuse.

He will be required to serve 80 per cent of his sentence before he can apply for parole.


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