A PREDATOR who raped his young daughter and subjected her to prolonged sexual abuse has been jailed for 12 years.
The man, who cannot be identified, fronted the Hervey Bay District Court on Thursday, where he pleaded guilty to 17 counts of child sex related offences.
A head sentence of 12 years was imposed for maintaining a sexual relationship with a child.
He was also convicted of rape, attempted rape and indecent treatment.
The offences were committed against his daughter and another victim while they were aged between the ages of seven and 17.
Having been declared a serious violent offender, the man will have to serve at least 80% of the sentence behind bars.
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