A FATHER who claimed he touched his daughter as part of her 'sex education' was jailed yesterday for three years. The 36-year-old was in the shower with his 12-year-old daughter on one occasion when he groped her and asked her to touch him, the District Court heard. He confessed to police last November, saying he was teaching his daughter about human growth and helping her to bathe. He denied indecent intent, but pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault. Just after midnight on July 29 last year, the father asked the girl for a massage. He was clad only in underpants, and grabbed her hand and exposed himself as she massaged him. The girl ran to the toilet and cried, but her father took her to the bedroom, saying he wanted to educate her. The court heard she kept quiet about the incident until three months later when she revealed it to a friend. She later told her mother. When his wife demanded an explanation, the construction worker told her it was sex education. Five months later, he struck again. The girl was showering on November 14 when he knocked on the door and asked to use the toilet. Instead, he stripped off his clothes and joined her in the shower. She struggled as he touched her but he pushed her to the floor and continued the abuse. He was arrested on November 17. Judge Jackson told the man 'parents do not have the right to do whatever they want to their children'.