Foster carer jailed for molesting girl in his care

A TOWNSVILLE foster carer who twice molested a girl, 13, in his care has been jailed.

The retired army officer, 63, who cannot be named to protect the girl, pleaded guilty in Townsville District Court on Wednesday to three counts of indecent treatment of a child.

Crown prosecutor Will Slack said the man and his wife became long-term guardians for the girl in January last year.

The man and girl were watching a movie in April last year when he rubbed her leg and put his hand under her shirt, touching her breast.

Read more at the Townsville Bulletin.