The West proclaims: “Parents form bizarre pregnancy pact with teen”.
The article opens with a description of what initially is made out to sound like a (bizarre and exploitative, but mutually agreed) surrogacy arrangement between mother, stepfather, and 15 year old daughter:
A man had sex with his stepdaughter as part of a pact with his wife to get the teenager pregnant because they wanted another child, a court has heard.
The Brisbane District Court was today told the 35-year-old man and his 39-year-old wife – the teenager’s mother – came to an agreement with the girl in May 2006.
More details, and things start sounding dodgier:
The court was told the couple, who cannot be named, convinced the then 15-year-old girl to have sexual intercourse with the man because they desperately wanted another child.
Prosecutor Catherine Semmler told the court the couple already had two sons, but both had been born with a congenital disorder. It was the fear of passing on this disorder that prompted them to manipulate the girl into participating in their bizarre scheme, she said.
The court was told the girl initially used a syringe to try to artificially inseminate herself with her stepfather’s semen.
Below the fold, the actual details start to come out.
However when this was unsuccessful the man started having sex with the girl up to three times a day at their home at Russell Island, southeast of Brisbane, between April and August 2006.
How many times do we have to say “IT’S NOT SEX”? This is rape. A stepfather raping his minor stepdaughter. Three times a day, for five months.
And then? A rather key detail, relegated to near the bottom of the article.
However, Ms Semmler said, the man had already been sexually abusing his stepdaughter since she was just 12.
Yeah. Not a mutual “pregnancy pact”, people, and not “sex”.
WA Today adds another choice detail:
As he was being arrested, the man indignantly declared: “Did you not see the fucking contract?”