Man gets 16 years imprisonment for raping 12-year-old stepdaughter

Man gets 16 years imprisonment for raping 12-year-old stepdaughter

By Rashika Kumar
Wednesday 06/07/2022

A man who raped his 12-year-old stepdaughter twice has been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment.

He was found guilty of two counts of rape.

The girl also got pregnant after the incidents.

The first incident occurred in 2018 while the second incident occurred a year later.

While sentencing the 40-year-old man, High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar says the child was vulnerable due to her circumstances and the age gap between her and the offender was vast.

He says the child experienced both physical pain and psychological trauma.

Justice Goundar adds being the girls stepfather, he grossly breached her trust.

The man has already served 5 months in remand and the remaining sentence for him to serve is 15 years, 7 months.

He can apply for parole after serving 11 years and 7 months.

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