A father found guilty of sexually assaulting his biological daughter has been sentenced to four years, eight months and 22 days imprisonment.

The court heard that between March 1st and March 31st in 2015, the 49-year-old sexually assaulted his 13-year-old daughter in Nasinu. The court heard that after separating from his wife in 2015, the man committed the offence.

While sentencing, the Suva High Court Judge said that instead of being a protector, the man became a predator in his own house. The judge also mentioned there was a serious breach of trust and the father exploited the victim’s vulnerability.

A non-parole period of two years, eight months and 22 days have been set. The man has 30 days to appeal his case.

Source: FBC
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