BEHIND the door of an ordinary house in a working class Australian suburb, a man abused his three daughters over two decades, offering them to other men for sex and making them perform acts with animals.Inside at least three suburban houses in towns nestled in a major industrial Australian valley, one man started raping his 11-year-old daughter and then told her she was "damaged" and unlovable.
Sometimes he forced himself upon her twice a day.These are all terrible cases of child abuse, which involve various forms of abuse in addition to child rape. In this last case, the children would have had plenty of problems even if there has been no inbreeding.
For almost 30 years he kept her a virtual prisoner, fathering her four children who were all disabled.
A third case unfolded over four generations of a family which moved from state to state, always stopping in remote communities to avoid detection.
Eventually they came to rest in the hills behind a quiet rural village, where decades of inbreeding exploded into a horror story of degradation, squalor and rampant child sex under the approving gaze of three family matriarchs - a story which has shocked the world.
Every week in communities big and small across Australia, children are sexually abused by their relatives.
And by people who aren't relatives. Either way, it is unacceptable.
The article goes on to detail child abuse situations. In the middle of all of that comes this...