‘This is why girls don’t come forward’: Teenager who was sexually abused when she was eight years old by vile predator, 42, while he watched porn fumes as he avoids jail
- A teenager fronted court for the sentencing for a man who sexually abused her
- Michael David Wockner penis on the outside of her mouth when she was a child
- He was allowed to walk free from court because of the ‘low-level of his offending’
- The victim, 18, was left crushed because of the sentence her abuser received
A teenager who was sexually abused as a child has expressed her fury after her abuser walked free from court – saying the sentence dissuades other victims from coming forward.
The young woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was just eight years old when Michael David Wockner, 42, placed his penis on the outside of her mouth.
He forced the child to watch porn and asked her to touch his penis during the incident in 2009.
After pleading guilty to two counts of indecent treatment of a child in the Brisbane District Court, he was sentenced to 18 months’ behind bars, to be wholly suspended for three years.
Speaking outside of court, the victim, who is now 18, shared her disappointment over the sentence.
‘If it ever happened to me again after that sentence, I wouldn’t report it,’ she told the Courier Mail.
A teenager who was sexually abused as a child has been left fuming after her abuser walked free from court (stock image pictured)
‘He’s going to go home tonight to have dinner. I’m going to go home tonight knowing he’s still out there.
‘Girls don’t like to come forward because that’s the kind of sentence you get.’
Wockner was charged with two counts of indecent treatment of a child in 2015.
He was due to face trial on Monday but changed his plea to guilty.
Defence barrister David Crews argued for a lighter sentence as it was an ‘isolated incident’.
He told the court these were ‘exceptional circumstances’ because of the low-level of his offending and his client had no prior convictions for sexual offences.
The victim told the court Wockner had taken her childhood from her.
She said she lives in constant fear that this will happen again.
Judge Orazio Rinaudo agreed that exceptional circumstances did apply.
Michael David Wockner, 42, appeared in the Brisbane District Court (pictured) this week where he was sentenced to 18 months’ behind bars, to be wholly suspended for three years