Father jailed for raping daughter

A FATHER who raped his biological daughter was today sentenced to 16 years and nine months imprisonment.
The 37-year-old was convicted of four counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of indecent assault.
The incident started in 2005 when the victim was only 12-years-old.
The matter was reported last year to Police.
High Court judge Justice Thusara Rajasinghe said during the trial, the now 25-year-old victim had said that her father used to threaten her to have sex with her before she went to visit her boyfriend.
The man will be eligible for parole after serving 15 years and nine months behind bars.
More on this report in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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