A WARWICK man told police he secretly recorded videos of his sexual encounters with his stepdaughter as an "insurance policy" in case his behaviour was ever questioned.
The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his alleged victim, told police in an interview that the sexual relationship was consensual and the videos depicted that.
But Crown prosecutor Noel Needham told Brisbane District Court that the man used controlling behaviour and threatened to leave the teen's mother to coerce her to engage sexually with him.
He said the man once showed her some of the DVDs he made and allegedly threatened to show people what she was "really like", calling her a slut.
Mr Needham said the teen, who also fell pregnant, believed her life would be ruined if the videos got out.
The girl was allegedly aged between 13 and 19 when the offending occurred.
The man, 56, is facing a judge-only trial before Judge Brian Devereaux after pleading not guilty to more than 100 charges, mostly rape.
He has also denied maintaining a relationship with a child, making child pornography, making recordings and observations in breach of privacy and multiple sexual assaults.
Mr Needham said most of the offending began after the girl's mother and stepfather began sleeping in separate bedrooms.
He said the man realised the girl was pregnant when she missed her menstrual cycle and arranged an abortion for her at Caboolture.
Mr Needham said they stayed with family at Nambour and then the sexual encounters became more frequent after the teen had a contraceptive implant placed in her arm.
"After that point the defendant would come into her room or she would go into his room frequently," he said.
"She knew sexual activity in one variety or another was going to occur when he demanded it of her."
Mr Needham said hearing footsteps in the hallway kept her awake at night but she could exercise some control and get a good night's rest in her own room if she went to him.
"Secondly, she'll tell you she would watch the television and allow her mind to go elsewhere as her body was exploited," he said.
"This is not consent."
The court was told there were many videos and photos on DVDs and SD cards as well as photo albums of the activities.
Mr Needham said the man used his role as the teen's primary care giver to modify her behaviour to attend to his sexual needs and sexually exploit her.
He described the power imbalance as "the metaphoric gun to the head".
The trial is set down for two weeks.
- Ultimate coastal lifestyle awaits with the beach at your front door - Large immaculately presented fully renovated three bedroom ground floor apartment ...
- Circumstances have changed - this home must be SOLD - Large family home on offer with sparkling inground swimming pool - 4 king sized bedrooms all with built-in...
The perfect 3. Price, position and presentation. Stylishly renovated with sun and sand overtones to set the scene, this home has a magical designer feel...
This 2 bedroom unit low maintenance unit is one not to miss! Located in a small complex of 6 units, this end unit has the added bonus of spacious entertaining area...
Located in an excellent street with a huge park just across the road, this 4 bedroom home will make a great addition to your investment portfolio. The home...
Only minutes from Montville, nestled below some of Australia's best restaurants, galleries and shopping, everything you need is on location all within 23 minutes...
Set in a quiet Street only minutes to Buderim Village, this 1,275m2 lot backs onto Buderim Forrest. Good elevation on the high end of Martins Creek Road to pick up...
Rare character home right on top of Camp Flat Road with genuine views and architectural design. The warmth of timber floors and interesting features frame the...
Could this be your acreage dream come true? Located in the semi-rural area of West Woombye, 5 minutes' drive from Woombye Village, this mid-80s Jenkins style...
This 1 bedroom studio unit at Ramada Marcoola Resort is possibly one the cheapest properties on the market on the Sunshine Coast. Sellers want this sold...
Join the Community.
Get your local news, your way.
Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.