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Father Molested, Raped Me: Woman

Father Molested, Raped Me: Woman
April 17
13:42 2018

A 25-year-old rape complainant told the Suva High Court yesterday she was disgusted by what her father was do­ing to her because he was comparing her to her mother.

The Court heard the woman was 12-years-old in 2005 when her then 37-year-old father allegedly started sexually molesting her.

The accused faces four representative counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault, one count of attempted rape and one count of indecent assault. On the first count of inde­cent assault on a female, between October 1, 2005, and December 31, 2005 he is alleged to have unlawfully and indecently assaulted her by touching her breasts and private part.

On the second count of sexual assault, be­tween February 1, 2010, and December 31, 2011, he allegedly assaulted her by unlawfully and indecently touching her breasts.

On the third count of attempted rape, be­tween January 1, 2007, and January 31, 2008, he is alleged to have attempted to have sex with her without her consent.

On the fourth and fifth counts of rape, be­tween August 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, he allegedly had sex with her and also pen­etrated her mouth with his private part, both without her consent.

On the sixth count of rape, between October 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, the accused al­legedly had sex with her without her consent.

On the seventh count of rape, between March 1, 2017, and May 19, 2017, the accused allegedly had sex with her without her con­sent.

On the eighth count of sexual assault, be­tween March 1, 2017, and May 19, 2017, with­out her consent he allegedly made her com­mit an act of gross indecency by holding and massaging his private part.

While giving evidence before Justice Thush­ara Rajasinghe yesterday the woman said she was studying one night in their living room when her father came from behind and hugged her and massaged her breasts on top of her clothes.

She said while he was doing this; he told her of how he liked touching her breasts and he was thinking of her mother while doing that. She said she immediately stood up and start­ed crying before she walked out of the house to take a walk on the road.

The complainant said whilst she was on the road her father came after her and told her to return to the house and that he would never do it again.

The court heard the complainant told no one of what happened because she was ashamed of what people would think about her because he was her father.

She said between February 2010 and Decem­ber 31, 2011, her father sexually molested her inside the bedroom about two to three times a week.

Between August-December 2013 the com­plainant said she became pregnant with her first child and when her father found out, he was upset.

She said he told her she had betrayed him and hurt his feelings and that he wanted her and loved her. Trial continues in the High Court today.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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