Aussie father and his boyfriend charged with raping 10-month-old baby

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Two men in Australia have been accused of sexually assaulting a 10-month-old baby in a case that has shocked investigators.

One of the men is the father of the victim. The alleged attack took place in the baby's home in a small town in New South Wales, where she lives with her mother, reported Australian media.

The men, both aged 50, had apparently travelled to the town on April 19, 2015, and were caring for the baby while her mother was on a training course, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.

The father then allegedly abused his 10-month-old daughter, together with his boyfriend, during the three hours that the girl's mother was out.

The pair also reportedly took naked photos of the baby, according to The Independent.

A police raid on the two men's home in Melbourne, where they live together, uncovered illicit material on their computers, including child pornography and disturbing Skype conversations, said The Independent.

According to the police, the boyfriend of the victim's father said in a Skype conversation with a friend two days after the attack: "Her mother was out for a while. We did not have enough time to do everything that we wanted to unfortunately."

Detective Acting Superintendent Peter Yeomans, commander of the Child Abuse Squad, struggled to find the words to explain how disturbing the crimes were, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.

The victim's father has been charged with two counts of sexual intercourse with a person under ten years and the production, possession and sharing of child pornography, said the report.

His boyfriend has been charged with sexual intercourse with a person under ten years of age, as well as child pornography-related offences and use of a child under 14 years to produce child abuse material.

Both men were denied bail, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

xiuhuil@sph.com.sg

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