Teen sex dad avoids jail

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

A 35-YEAR-old Tas­ma­nian fa­ther with an IQ of 55 has avoided jail af­ter ad­mit­ting he had sex with a 13-year-old child.

In Oc­to­ber 2016, Aland Clen­ton Storay had “con­sen­sual” sex with the girl, Supreme Court of Tas­ma­nia Jus­tice Michael Brett said late last week.

Storay, who is in a re­la­tion­ship with a young woman and has a seven-year-old child, also has never held paid em­ploy­ment. Jus­tice Brett said Storay’s low IQ af­fected his “ca­pac­ity for rea­son­ing, prob­lem-solv­ing and iden­ti­fy­ing and re­spond­ing to risks and other life prob­lems”. He was given a 12-month sus­pended jail term af­ter Jus­tice Brett said pri­son would be “far more dif­fi­cult and trau­matic” for him than a per­son with a higher IQ.

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