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Man Gets 11 Years For Raping 7-Year-Old Daughter

Total disregard for clearly defined norms, says Justice Aluthge   A  51-year-old father of Lautoka has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for raping his daughter. He appeared before Justice
09 Apr 2016 10:46
Man Gets 11 Years For Raping 7-Year-Old Daughter
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Total disregard for clearly defined norms, says Justice Aluthge

 

A  51-year-old father of Lautoka has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for raping his daughter.

He appeared before Justice Aruna Aluthge at the High Court in Lautoka.

The incident happened between January 1 and April 24, 2012 when the daughter was seven years old.

The court heard that during this period the accused and the victim visited the victim’s mother in hospital who was expecting a baby. The father and daughter were then staying over at the home of a friend of the accused.

While there, the father asked the victim to go down to the river and asked her to take off her undergarments before raping her, the court was told.

While delivering the sentence, Justice Aluthge said the actions of the accused demonstrated a total disregard of clearly defined societal, traditional and religious norms that prohibited any kind of sexual relationship between a father and a daughter.

The court also heard that the victim had suffered physically and psychologically; and the offence has left a scar and traumatised the victim ever since the incident happened four years ago.

The accused is also facing a four year sentence for a charge of sexual assault from 2013. This will be served concurrently with his charge of rape.

He will be eligible for parole after 10 years imprisonment.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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