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Qld criminologist guilty of sex abuse

AAP logoAAP 23/11/2016 Rachael Burnett

A Queensland criminologist has been convicted of playing sex games and touching a young girl at his home in the 1970s.

Paul Wilson, 75, was found guilty of sexually abusing a girl under the age of 12 at his Indooroopilly house between 1973 and 1976.

The now-retiree also played blindfolded games of hide and seek with his victim, making her take her clothes off when he caught her.

Prosecutor Phil McCarthy previously told the Brisbane District Court jury that Wilson had a persistent sexual interest in his victim and the repeated abuse only stopped when she and her family moved away.

He was convicted of four counts of indecent treatment of a child on Wednesday after an eight-day trial.

The jury of six men and six women reached unanimous verdicts after deliberating for around two hours.

There were gasps from the packed public gallery as the verdicts were announced but Wilson showed no emotion.

Judge Julie Dick will sentence Wilson at 11am on Thursday.

He was released on bail.

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