Posed photo of a young girl hiding her face. Photo: istockphoto.com
Growing up, she wondered what her father was like.
So the schoolgirl, then 13, was thrilled when she eventually tracked him down through "friends and Facebook" postings. He was living in South Yorkshire, England.
But it turned out the teen was better off not making contact - as she was repeatedly forced to have sex with him "on a regular basis" over a six-month period, Sheffield Crown Court heard.
Lived with father
After meeting her father for the first time, she was invited to stay longer. Her mother eventually allowed her to live with the 41-year-old, newspaper Daily Mail reported.
Initially she slept on the sofa but when her father split up with his girlfriend he "turned his attention" to his daughter, prosecutor Timothy Capstick said.