A stepfather from the Northern Territory has been convicted of the vile sexual abuse of a disabled boy who had the mental capacity of a seven-year-old.
The 63-year-old man pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to twice performing an act of gross indecency on a male in private.
The court heard the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was confronted by his then-wife in the early 1990s after performing sex acts on the then-teenager.
The man told his then-wife it wouldn't have happened is she had 'put out,' the court heard, according to the NT News.
'What do you want me to do, it can't be undone,' he also told her.
The court heard the attacks were witnessed by the teen's sister and that the teen had later tried to cut his wrists with a can opener.
His defense lawyer told the court the man continued to live with the family for 23 years and now lived a quiet life.
'He had to tell his employers and work colleagues, they're like family, and that itself was a very difficult process,' he said.
The man was sentenced to two years jail, suspended immediately.
A step-father from the Northern Territory has been convicted of the vile sexual abuse of a disabled boy who had the mental capacity of a seven-year-old.