One year in jail for assaulting daughter
A ST MICHAEL FATHER of eight who was found guilty last June of indecently assaulting his 15-year-old daughter, was sentenced to one year in prison yesterday.
The 58-year-old man was told his fate in the No. 2 Supreme Court by Justice Margaret Reifer.
The judge, who called the crime a gross breach of trust by a parent whose role was to protect, said sexual offences specifically involving minors were considered serious and carried a sentence of up to five years.
She added that children should never have to fight off any type of sexual advances from a parent.
The court heard that the father of the girl waited behind her bedroom door after she took a bath, covered her mouth to suppress her screams, attempted to rip off her nightgown and assaulted her. (TKS)
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