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Father Told Rape Trauma On Daughter Will Haunt Her For A Lifetime

The experience of a daughter being raped by her father “…will no doubt haunt her throughout her life.” These were the words of High Court judge in Labasa, Justice Vincent
01 Apr 2017 15:24
Father Told Rape Trauma On Daughter Will Haunt Her For A Lifetime
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The experience of a daughter being raped by her father “…will no doubt haunt her throughout her life.”

These were the words of High Court judge in Labasa, Justice Vincent Perera, as he sentenced the father to nine years in jail for raping his 13-year-old daughter.

The father was charged with sexually assaulting and raping his 13 year old daughter. He had pleaded guilty.

“By committing the above offences being the victim’s biological father, you have given the victim a disgusting experience that would have seared into her memories by now. This experience will no doubt, haunt her throughout her lifetime,” Justice Perera said.

“(However) You have pleaded guilty to the charges on the earliest possible opportunity, thereby you have prevented the child victim from having to relieve her miserable experience before this court.”

The court heard that the crime was committed at their home in January this year.

The accused will have to serve six years and nine months in jail before he is eligible for parole.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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