WA man jailed for sexually abusing girl in Philippines

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A 61-year-old West Australian man who sexually abused a young girl in the Philippines has been jailed for 11 years.

Terrence William Hainsworth abused the girl in her Angeles home on at least four separate occasions between 2005 and 2008, when she was aged between five and eight, including trying to rape her.

The District Court of WA heard Hainsworth attempted to groom her by showing her child exploitation material, shouted at her and told her not to tell anyone about what he’d done.

Back in Perth, the NSW-born father-of-five was in 2009 jailed for possessing child exploitation material of girls as young as six, which was found on his laptop when police raided his home.

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Then in 2016, police reinvestigated evidence seized from Hainsworth and found images of the victim being abused.

They also found dozens of other images of child exploitation.

Judge Wendy Gillan said the complainant, now aged 18, was still suffering from the abuse.

“Your offending has had a profound effect on her,” Judge Gillan said.

“You really took the most terrible advantage of her.”

Judge Gillan described the child exploitation material as vile and disgusting, saying some of it fell into the worst category.

The court head Hainsworth had no remorse or empathy for his victim.