The Queen of Canberra court reporting, Jenna Hand, brings us another sordid tale in the Canberra Times from the Supreme Court:
A mother has told a Canberra court that she felt ”angry” and ”traded in” when her husband said he had feelings for her 15-year-old daughter.
The 47-year-old man, who cannot be named, is on trial in the ACT Supreme Court having pleaded not guilty to three counts of having sexual intercourse with the girl and committing an act of indecency on her in 2008.
The girl’s mother said yesterday that her then-husband slept on a sofa bed with the 15-year-old ”most nights” in January of that year, when there were sometimes up to seven children in the house.
While not our place to comment on affairs of the heart, it does seem that complicated domestic arrangements are over represented before the courts.