A MAN has been sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually abusing his sister-in-law when she was 13.
The events took place in February 2010 in their home in Santanyi, where the girl was living with her sister, her partner and their newborn baby, as well as the girls’ mother.
The victim got up because she heard the baby crying and her sister told her that he was ill and asked her if she wanted to get into bed with them. This was when the accused began to touch her, so she jumped out of bed and went to the bathroom. He followed her and propositioned her, and when she refused, he threatened to hit her if she told anyone.
Several days later, he entered her bedroom and sexually abused her before threatening her again.
In the following days, he touched her inappropriately on several occasions.
He is banned from communicating with the victim or coming within 500 metres of her for eight years.