The mother of an Adelaide girl sexually assaulted by her grandfather has told a court his “despicable crime” is too horrifying for people to hear and her family now lives isolated and silenced.
- The man was found guilty in 2020 of sexually assaulting his granddaughter
- The victim and her parents read impact statements in court, labelling the assault an “atrocity”
- His lawyer requested home detention, as the man no longer has sexual function due to prostate cancer
The man, who is a retired teacher and former church pastor, was found guilty last year of indecently assaulting his granddaughter when she was six years old.
The girl was at his home and in his care at the time of the offence.
The South Australian District Court heard her…