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A girl finally got justice when her step grandfather was jailed for sexually abusing her.
The court heard that the man of Australia, sexually abused the child from the age of 6 until she turned 14 years old.
The abuse occurred during family vacations, and while other family members were in the home.
The girl told the court that her step grandfather, who she knew as “Poppy,” took her into his bed and ordered her to “open your legs for Poppy” before sexually abusing her.
The Queensland man, who was not identified for legal reasons,
was found guilty of rape, maintaining an unlawful sexual relationship with a child and aggravated indecent treatment.
The step grandfather was sentenced to five and a half years in prison. His legal team fought the conviction, but they now lost the appeal.
The crime came to light after the girl, who is now 17, recorded a phone conversation between her and her step grandfather.
In the phone recording that was played in court, the step grandfather was heard apologizing to the teenager after she asked him why he abused her.
“I don't know darling. I have apologized for what I have done and I can't do anything about it. I can't take it back,” the grandfather said in the phone recording.