The father of murdered Lower Hutt schoolgirl Karla Cardno has been denied parole for his own crimes against a teenage girl.
Gary John Duffin was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2010 after a High Court jury found he and his wife Sharyn Lee Hills were guilty of raping a 14-year-old girl who worked for them as a prostitute.
He was also convicted of indecent assault and sexual violation relating to the offending between May 1991 and December 1992 - about two years after Duffin's daughter Karla Cardno, 13, was kidnapped, raped, tortured and buried alive on a beach by Paul Dally.
Duffin was denied parole when he appeared before the Parole Board at Rimutaka Prison today, One News reported.
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At sentencing, his defence lawyer Greg King said the profound impact of his daughter's death should be taken into account.
But Duffin reportedly told Parole Board chairman Justice Warwick Gendall today: "I must admit I may have used some things as an excuse."
Duffin will become eligible for parole again next year.