We trusted you [the offender], we loved you, you destroyed us


The distraught mothers of three young children raped by their aunt have recounted how their families’ lives were shattered by the horrific sexual abuse.

The young boys, aged between nine and 14, were abused by their 45-year-old relative over a period of three years in a small town in Far North Queensland.

She also regularly abused her own son while the boy was aged between seven and 12.

The woman, an office worker who cannot be named to protect the victims identities, was charged by police in January and pleaded guilty to 14 child sex offences.