Crime & Court

Rapist Father’s Monstrous Scheme Lands Him 18 Years In Prison

He was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 16 years.
26 Dec 2020 15:10
Rapist Father’s Monstrous Scheme Lands Him 18 Years In Prison

A father was slammed by Justice Thushara Rajasinghe for his ‘monstrous’ acts against his daughter.

He was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 16 years.

The man raped his daughter, who was under 13 years old, on separate occasions between 2018 and August, 2019 and found guilty for two counts of rape.

Justice Rajasinghe said this was a case of an incestuous father, using his daughter for surrogate sexual gratification.

“The social enigma of abusing children for sexual gratification by their parents needs to be addressed promptly and effectively.

“Parents are the only trusted and dependable persons that a child has in her growing years.

“Turning that trusted, dependable person into a monstrous demon who penetrated the innocent childhood of the child and destroyed it with his own lustful sexual satisfaction, would undoubtedly jeopardize the child’s entire future life.”

To the offender, Justice Rajasinghe said: “You had meticulously planned and executed this crime when she was not in a position to escape or seek assistance from others.

“The victim is the quieter child in the family. You have plotted this crime by using your position in the family as a single parent.

“The victim had no option, but to surrender to your monstrous act and suffer silently.

“You have threatened her that you would kill her if she informs anyone about this crime.”

Justice Rajasinghe also issued a permanent Domestic Violence Restraining Order against the offender with standard non-molestation conditions and no contact conditions pursuant to Section 24 and 28 of the Domestic Violence Act.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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