A man raped and sexually assaulted his young daughter over a period of seven years, grooming her by viewing her porn and making sure that his wife was not there when he assaulted her.
The abuse of the girl began at the age of seven.
The crimes were only revealed when the girl, now 16, went to the police on another sexual assault case. Defense attorneys said the girl and her mother forgave the man, and the man’s wife attended the trial proceedings.
The 48-year-old was sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of aggravated rape.
Three other counts of aggravated sexual assault and one charge of showing an obscene thing to a young man were taken into consideration upon the verdict.
Not all parties can be named in order to protect the identity of the victim.
The court heard that the man was self-employed and was 38 years old when he started the crimes against his biological daughter.
The man lived with the victim, his wife, and the victim’s younger sister.
The first rape incident occurred when the self-employed man was at home with his two daughters and his wife was out for work.
He let the little girl in the living room watch TV before asking the victim, who was seven years old, to close the main bedroom door so he could “massage her”.
He molested her before he raped her, and the girl complied with his demands because she was afraid he would scold her if she did not.
The girl felt pain when urinating afterward, but her father told her not to tell her mother or anyone else what had happened. Deputy Attorney General Jane Lim said that prior to this incident, his daughter had shown pornographic videos on his phone.
The man raped his eldest daughter again when his youngest child was in another room and his wife was out of work again.
He also sexually assaulted the victim in other ways which were arrested on the charges which were taken into consideration.
The victim told her mother that she was sexually assaulted when she was younger.