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Father of four sentenced for raping his own daughter

June 24, 2020 12:40 pm
A father of four convicted of raping his biological daughter has been sentenced to 17-years and 10 months by the Lautoka High court. [File Photo]

A father of four convicted of raping his biological daughter has been sentenced to 17-years and 10 months by the Lautoka High court.

The court heard that he unlawfully and indecently assaulted his 9-year-old daughter when he was alone with her.

He has been convicted of two counts of sexual assault and one count of rape.

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The incident happened in 2016.

The High court Judge said the accused breached the trust of his daughter and abused the sanctity of the relationship between a father and a daughter.

The victim was nine years of age whereas the accused was 37-years-old when the incident happened.

The accused will serve a non-parole period of 16-years and has been given 30 days to appeal.

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