A 45-year-old man was sentenced on slotxo ดาวน์โหลด to 29 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane for sexually abusing his daughter over five years, beginning when she was 10.
The man, who cannot be named due to gag orders protecting the victim's identity, was convicted at trial of 15 charges of molesting and sexually assaulting the victim between 2010 and 2014.
He married the victim's mother in 1998 and had three children with her. They began quarrelling, with their marital problems worsening. Their divorce was finalised in March 2012.
The offender obtained joint custody of two children - his son and the victim - while his ex-wife obtained sole custody of their third child.
FIRST INCIDENT OF ABUSE
The abuse of the victim began in 2010, with the accused turning to the victim to "satisfy his sexual urges" following a decrease in sexual intimacy with his wife, the prosecutors said.
The girl was in Primary 4 at the time. She was sleeping in the house when she felt her father hugging her from behind and molesting her, before she felt a sharp pain.
She did not know how to react and went back to sleep. The next day, she asked her father what happened and he told her it was "sex and this is what mummy and daddy do". He told her not to tell anyone about it, and said he would teach her more along the way.
HE APOLOGISED TO HER, ASKED HER TO FORGET ABOUT THE ABUSE
He scolded the victim, before asking to speak to her alone. He sought her forgiveness for the sexual acts and told her to try to forget about them. He said he was doing well in life, and asked her to keep the sexual abuse to herself and "forget about it".
The victim felt he was unremorseful and was trivialising the abuse. In November 2017, the victim's stepfather asked the victim about her disdain towards the offender.
Feeling she could trust him, the victim told him about the sexual abuse but did not elaborate. She asked him not to tell her mother, as she did not want "things to get very big and messy".