By Latrishka Thomas (Antigua Observer) A man who admitted to having unlawful sexual intercourse with his 11-year-old daughter has been given 18 years’ jail time out of a possible life sentence.
The man raped his daughter about three times without using protection, the court heard.
In February 2018, the complainant and her brother were removed from the custody of their mother and placed with the defendant by welfare officials due to allegations – which were later renounced – that the mother beat them with a cutlass and other objects.
The complainant went to live with her father who was cohabiting with his girlfriend at the time.
One day when the defendant’s partner was not home, he entered the child’s room while she was sleeping on her stomach, pulled down her clothes and proceeded to have sex with her.
He then threatened to beat her if she told anyone, so she kept silent.