A Queensland-based GP who was convicted of sexually abusing two of his daughters, one in Canberra and one in Queensland, has had his bid for a lesser sentence dismissed by the ACT Court of Appeal.
The ABC is reporting the doctor was convicted earlier in the year for incest with his 10-year-old daughter while on a custody visit here in Canberra. He had also been found guilty of abusing his other daughter, who lives in Queensland, just six weeks before this.
He was sentenced to three and a half years in jail by the ACT court, which he was today seeking to have reduced.
The judge said “that by the time he had committed the second offences the man had no good character to rely on and that he was simply a paedophile”.