×
Man Rapes Girl, 8, In Public Toilet, And Claims It Was A "Cry For Help" As He Was Lonely

Man Rapes Girl, 8, In Public Toilet, And Claims It Was A "Cry For Help" As He Was Lonely

The chilling incident took place in South Australia's Riverland region last year after Jeffrey Seeby followed the child to a bathroom at around 11 p.m.

Image Source: Getty Images/mrs (Representative)

Trigger Warning: This story contains details of child sex abuse that readers may find disturbing

A man in Australia, who raped an 8-year-old girl in a public toilet, claimed that his revolting actions were a "cry for help." On Monday, 24-year-old Beau Jeffrey Seeby appeared in front of the Adelaide District Court and said his loneliness drove him to commit this sickening crime. The chilling incident took place in South Australia's Riverland region last year when Seeby followed the child to a bathroom situated in a community club at around 11 p.m. on October 6, 2019. He then grabbed the girl by her neck and sexually assaulted her. Yet his defense lawyer Leesah Randal gave an appalling excuse for his heinous crime, stating, "He was in a place where he was feeling hopeless and alone… this was a cry for help."

Image Source: Getty Images/ mrs (Representative)

However, Prosecutor Rebecca Schell pointed at the CCTV footage of the attack and said it proved that the drug user, who has mental health issues, knew at the moment that his actions were wrong. "He watched the victim enter the toilets, kept a lookout around him as he moved toward them, he knew that she was on her own," explained Schell, according to Adelaide Advertiser. "It was a confined area with only one way in and out, throughout the assault he told the girl to be quiet, she described being held loosely around the neck." The terrified youngster did not shout as she was afraid of getting hurt.



 

Furthermore, Schell noted that the girl was a stranger to Seeby and that the attack was predatory based on the evidence. She went on to reveal that this incident wasn't Seeby's first offense. Previously, he had committed an aggravated indecent assault but was released without a conviction record on an 18-month $100 bond, reports the Daily Mail. Seeby, who pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated indecent assault for his attack on the little girl, had been "self-medicating" with cannabis and meth for his struggles with mental health, defense lawyer Leesah Randal told the court. She said the young man was extremely sorry for his unspeakable actions and requested the District Court to grant Seeby a merciful non-parole period.  



 

Apparently, Seeby has been helping the community but he felt like no one was listening to him, she continued, The man also apologized to the victim, her family, and the court for his actions. He now faces a maximum jail time of 10 years for one count of aggravated indecent assault. Seeby was remanded in custody by Judge Adma Kimber for his sentencing which is due next month. Unfortunately, such crimes have been happening too frequently. Recently, a horrifying case of child abuse surfaced where a mother reportedly let her boyfriend rape her daughter, 10, to bear their child as the woman was infertile and wanted one with the man. 



 

The woman who has only been identified as Angelica allegedly asked her young daughter if she could "borrow her belly." Despite her refusal, the heartless mother allowed her boyfriend to molest the little girl at a farm located in Jalisco, Southwestern Mexico on September 22, 2014. Court documents state that woman had undergone a sterilization surgery resulting in her infertility. After the girl refused Angelica's request, her partner suggested rape, and the vile woman agreed to it, heard the court. Authorities were only alerted about the abuse after the girl confided to her aunt, who filed a complaint. It's unclear why it took so long for the mother to be arrested, despite filing a formal complaint. Angelica faces charges of aggravated child sexual abuse and family violence.

Recommended for you