Son of former F1 champion Jack Brabham found guilty of rape

BRISBANE: The son of three-time Formula One champion Jack Brabham has been found guilty of the rape and indecent treatment of a young girl.

Gary Thomas Brabham, a former Formula Ford and Formula 3 driver in Britain and Europe, had been on trial in Brisbane's District Court after pleading not guilty to the charges involving a child under 12.

After almost a day of deliberations, a jury on Thursday found him guilty of the charges.

During the trial, prosecutors alleged the offenses occurred between 2003 and 2007 when the girl was between six and 10 years old. He will be sentenced in April.

Gary Brabham made an attempt at Formula One racing in 1990, but he failed to qualify for the first two races of the season and quit his team.