Cleaning supervisor sentenced to nearly 30 years in jail for raping 8-year-old step-child

Cleaning supervisor sentenced to nearly 30 years in jail for raping 8-year-old step-child

The Independent·2018-02-14 15:10

A cleaning supervisor was sentenced to 28 years in jail and 24 strokes of the cane today, after he confessed that he repeatedly sexually abused his step-daughter over four years. The horrific abuse began when the girl was a mere eight years old and continued until she was 12.

Neither the accused nor the victim can be named due to a gag order imposed by the court to protect the victim’s identity. The court heard that the abuse began in 2011, when the man married the victim’s mother and moved in to live with her, the victim, and the victim’s half-sister at their apartment.

One night, the eight-year-old victim was suddenly awoken by someone touching her and found that it was her step-father. The man threatened to divorce the child’s mother if she spoke about the incident, so the child did not tell anyone about what had happened.

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