Crime & Court

Father Jailed For 12 Years For Rape Of Daughter

You were the biological father of the victim. The victim looked at you as the sole protector for her protection and security. Instead of protecting her, you preyed upon her.
23 Sep 2020 12:00
Father Jailed For 12 Years For Rape Of Daughter

You were the biological father of the victim. The victim looked at you as the sole protector for her protection and security. Instead of protecting her, you preyed upon her.

Judge Justice Chamath Morais made these remarks to a 43-year-old farmer who raped, indecently and sexually assaulted his biological daughter when she was 12 to 15 years old during the time of the incidents.

The victim’s mother died in 2013 and the victim lived with her father and six other siblings in Ra.

The offender preyed on his daughter from January 1, 2016, to February 17, 2019, at their family home.

Justice Morais said the offences were a serious and abhorrent series of crimes and that there was gross abuse and breach of trust.

He said the victim was the offender’s daughter and was extremely vulnerable due to her age.

Justice Morais jailed the offender for 12 years with a non-parole period of nine years.

He also noted that the offender was in custody for one year and seven months which Justice Morais regarded as a period of imprisonment term already served.

The offender is ordered to serve the remaining period of 10 years and five months with a non-parole period of seven years and five months.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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