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16 years for rape of girl, 3

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A MAN was jailed for 16 years after he was found guilty of raping a three-year-old girl last year.

High Court judge Justice Paul Madigan told the 35-year-old that his actions had forced another child — a four-year-old — to give witness in court.

Justice Madigan said the only way the child could give evidence was by whispering into the clerk's ear while she sat on her father's knee.

He said he considered this an aggravating factor.

According to the facts of the case, the man went to stay with a couple and their two children last year.

Justice Madigan said the man raped the little girl at night and the mother discovered her daughter was bleeding when bathing her.

The matter was then reported to the police.

Justice Madigan said the heinous act had "psychologically scarred the child".

He said the society looked harshly at child rape and the sentence by the court should reflect that.

He added the court shouldn't consider mitigation because there was no remorse shown.

The court sentenced the man to 16 years with parole set at 15 years.








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