‘Enjoy prison mate’: Father of girl, 11, abducted on her way to school and raped in five-hour ordeal screams out to her attacker as he pleads guilty to the horrific crime
- Father-of-two Brett David Hill has pleaded guilty to horrific rape of schoolgirl, 11
- Hill abducted the girl as she walked to school in Newcastle in June 2018
- Over five hours and three locations, he indecently and sexually assaulted her
- As he was led out of court, the girl’s father screamed out: ‘Enjoy prison mate’
The father of an 11-year-old girl who was abducted on her way to school and raped in a horrifying five-hour ordeal screamed out at her attacker as he was led away to prison.
Brett David Hill, 49, grabbed the young girl in Adamstown Heights, in Newcastle, in June 2018. He took her to three separate locations where she was sexually assaulted before finally releasing her at Kotara Railway station.
As he pleaded guilty to the last of his charges at Newcastle District Court on Wednesday, his victim’s parents stayed behind to watch him be led out of the dock, headed to jail.
‘Enjoy prison mate,’ the girl’s father yelled out.
The pedophile refused to look at them.
Brett David Hill (pictured) refused to look at the parents of the 11-year-old girl he brutally abducted and raped in June 2018 after pleading guilty to the last of his charges
The girl was on her way to school in June 2018 when she was abducted by Hill, who was wielding a pair of scissors. He took her to three separate locations, and indecently and sexually assaulted her over a period of nearly five hours
The young girl had been walking to school about 9.15am on June 12, 2018 when she was approached by Hill at Hudson Park, threatened with a pair of scissors and forced into a red car.
Over the next five hours, Hill, a father of two, took her to three locations, where she was indecently and sexually assaulted.
He let her free at Kotara Railway station, about 1.5km from where she was taken.
The horrific assault was reported to police, and a large-scale manhunt received an overwhelming response from the community, resulting in Hill’s arrest just four days later.
The girl was abducted from Hudson Park (pictured) and released at Kotara Railway Station – about 1.5km away
Hill had previously pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated kidnapping, four counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of possessing child abuse material, but denied a number of other charges.
On Wednesday, as his trial was set to begin, he pleaded guilty to three more charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 16.
Four other charges were withdrawn as a result.
The charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail.
Hill will reappear in court on December 17 to be sentenced.
TIMELINE OF A HORRIFIC CRIME
June 11 2018 : A 11-year-old-girl is threatened and abducted in Hudson Park in Adamstown Heights, near Newcastle while walking to school at 9.15am. She was forced into a red car and driven to bushland, where she was allegedly sexually assaulted repeatedly before she was released at Kotara train station almost five hours later.
June 12: NSW Police launch a manhunt and public appeal to find the man responsible for what they described at the time as a ‘horrendous attack’
June 16: A Lambton Heights man, 47, is arrested by police at a traffic stop in the Newcastle suburb of Hamilton. He is charged with kidnapping, indecent and aggravated sexual assault offences.
June 19: The man is identified as Brett David Hill after a court lifted a suppression order on his name.
February 2019: Hill pleads guilty to four charges, including aggravated detaining a person for advantage and three counts of aggravated sexual assault.
May 14 2019: Hill entered more pleas to a string of charges when he appeared in Newcastle District Court. He pleaded guilty to one count of sexual intercourse with the girl but pleaded not guilty to another four identical charges. He will stand trial for the offences he pleaded not guilty to in October.
October 14 2019: Hill’s trial is set back due to hospitalisation
October 16 2019: Hill pleaded guilty to three more charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 16, and four other charges have been dropped. He will be sentenced in December.