Foster Brother Of Tiahleigh Palmer Sentenced

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Foster Brother Of Tiahleigh Palmer Sentenced

The foster brother of Tiahleigh Palmer has been sentenced to fours years' jail after pleading guilty to a sexual relationship with the schoolgirl.

Trent Thorburn, 20, faced court today after pleading guilty to two counts of perjury and one count of incest and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He received a four year jail sentence, suspended for 16 months.

He has already spent nearly a year in custody, and will be released in late January 2018 after serving the 16 months, according to the ABC.

More to follow.

Earlier on Triple M

The foster brother of Queensland schoolgirl Tialeigh Palmer has admitted to having sex with the 12 year-old.

Trent Thorburn pleaded guilty to two charges of perjury and one count each of incest and attempting to pervert the course of justice at Beenleigh District Court on Thursday.

The 20 year-old's dad Rick has been charged with Palmer's murder.

Her body was discovered on a riverbank at Pimpama on November 5, 2015.

Palmer's other foster brother Joshua Thorburn has already been sentenced to three months jail for lying to police. 

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