Father jailed to 12 years for raping, impregnating daughter
6 September, 2018, 4:34 pm
A FATHER who pleaded guilty to raping and impregnating his 14-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the High Court in Labasa.
The court heard the 42-year-old man entered his daughter’s room on December 31, 2017, while she was asleep and raped her while her mother was attending a fundraiser in their settlement.
The man admitted to the court that he had sexual inclination towards his daughter in the past.
High Court judge Justice Daniel Goundar while sentencing the man said as a father , the man was responsible to protect his daughter from abuse and sexual violence but instead, he used her as an object for his lust.
He said the man impregnated her and destroyed not only her body but her soul.
A non-parole period of 10 years has been set.