Arab Press

بالشعب و للشعب
Thursday, Jun 01, 2023

Man gets 27 years for incest on 15-y-o daughter

Man gets 27 years for incest on 15-y-o daughter

A man living on Tortola was sentenced to more than 27 years after pleading guilty before the High Court to committing three separate counts of incest on his own biological daughter.
The man, who was said to be 37 years old at the time of the incident, was sentenced to three consecutive terms of 111 months in prison on three counts of incest. The maximum sentence for incest was 10 years imprisonment on each count.

He is therefore required to serve a total of 333 months, less the time spent on remand, for committing the acts on the helpless 15-year-old victim in March and April of 2021. The defendant is eligible for parole after serving 240 months in prison.

The names of both the teenage victim, as well as the convicted man, were withheld by the Court because of the close relationship they share.

Defendant not charged with rape

Astonishingly, the Court highlighted in its judgement on March 21 this year that the defendant was not charged with rape, despite an allowance for such a charge to be included, along with charges of incest.

Justice Thomas Astaphan pointed out in his ruling that it would be remiss if the Court were not to ask the question ‘why wasn’t the prisoner charged with Rape, contrary to section 117(1) of the Criminal Code?’.

The Court’s ruling noted that Section 117 clearly provides that a jury may return a guilty verdict on the lesser included offences — such as sexual intercourse with a girl under 16 years old — as set out in other sections.

The judge further pointed out that there is only a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the section under which the defendant was charged.

According to Justice Astaphan: “There can be no more heinous, evil and destructive act that a man can commit than that of having sexual intercourse with his own child. There is, and can never be any legitimate mitigating factor for such an offence. There is no worse betrayal of a child by her father than this.”

The facts

According to the Court documents, the father would sometimes make the child consume alcoholic beverages before he subjected her to his sexual assaults. When she resisted drinking the substances, he would force her to do so.

In return for granting permission for the victim to go out, he would demand to have sex with the child. He also physically assaulted her to do so, especially when she attempted to resist and would slap and hit her in the mouth.

The Court was told that he would sometimes give her a “small pink pill to swallow” after he had completed his sexual assault upon the child. It is was also reported that he would give her a warm Guinness to drink. This ‘pink pill’ is described by the victim as “the morning pill”. The father had sexual intercourse with his child without using a condom.

“The man I knew as my father violated me, by sexually abusing me,” the victim said in a statement to the Court. She acknowledged skipping meals and feeling dirty, and becoming restless as a result.

The child also told the court that she blamed herself and felt it was her fault for not speaking up the first time. “I felt like I didn’t have a choice because he was the only person who I had to take care of me. I had nightmares about it sometimes. I can’t even think about it for too long without crying,” the child said.

The Crown was represented by Patrice Hickson in the matter, while Israel Bruce represented the defendant.
AI Disclaimer: An advanced artificial intelligence (AI) system generated the content of this page on its own. This innovative technology conducts extensive research from a variety of reliable sources, performs rigorous fact-checking and verification, cleans up and balances biased or manipulated content, and presents a minimal factual summary that is just enough yet essential for you to function as an informed and educated citizen. Please keep in mind, however, that this system is an evolving technology, and as a result, the article may contain accidental inaccuracies or errors. We urge you to help us improve our site by reporting any inaccuracies you find using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page. Your helpful feedback helps us improve our system and deliver more precise content. When you find an article of interest here, please look for the full and extensive coverage of this topic in traditional news sources, as they are written by professional journalists that we try to support, not replace. We appreciate your understanding and assistance.

Related Articles

Arab Press
Nvidia Joins Tech Giants as First Chipmaker to Reach $1 Trillion Valuation
Drone Attack on Moscow's Wealthiest Neighborhoods Suspected to be Launched by Ukraine
Elon Musk Meets Chinese Finance Minister in Beijing
AI ‘extinction’ should be same priority as nuclear war – experts
Prominent Hacker Forum RaidForums Suffers Substantial Data Breach
Nvidia CEO Huang says firms, individuals without AI expertise will be left behind
WPP Revolutionizes Advertising with NVIDIA's AI Powerhouse
Olam Group Faces Setback in Saudi Arabia Agribusiness Unit Listing
Kuwait Open to Negotiating Visa Ban with Philippines
Goldman Sachs Cuts Israeli Shekel Forecasts on Politics, Intervention
Iran to Unveil New Hypersonic Missile
Two US Employees Fired For Chasing Robbers Out Of Store As They Broke ''Company Policy''
Pfizer, the EU, and disappearing ink - Smoke, Mirrors, and the Billion-Dose Pfizer Vaccine Deal: EU's 'Open Secret
The Sussexes' Royal Rebound: Could Harry and Meghan Markle Return to the UK?
A provocative study suggests: Left-Wing Extremism and its Unsettling Connection to Psychopathy and Narcissism
France Arrests 10 on Suspicion of Failing to Respond in Time to Migrant Drowning
Neuralink Receives FDA Approval for First-in-Human Clinical Study
Is Saudi Arabia the holiest place in the world? Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions from "The Mount Sinai Stand" Discovered in Saudi Arabia
Bernard Arnault Loses $11.2 Billion in One Day as Investors Fear Slowdown in US Growth Will Reduce Demand for Luxury Products
Russian’s Wagner Group leader: “I am not a chef, I am a butcher. Russia is in danger of a revolution like in 1917.”
TikTok Sues Montana Over Law Banning the App
Ron DeSantis Jumps Into 2024 Presidential Race, Setting Up Showdown With Trump
Saudi Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan on the importance of economic integration among Arab nations
Talks between US House Republicans and President Biden's Democratic administration on raising the federal government's $31.4tn debt ceiling have paused
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received a warm welcome at an Arab summit in Jeddah
Biden Administration Eyeing High-Profile Visits to China: The Biden Administration is heating things up by looking into setting up a series of top-level visits to Beijing by top officials in the coming months
New evidence in special counsel probe may undercut Trump’s claim documents he took were automatically declassified
Debt Ceiling Crises Have Unleashed Political Chaos
Weibao Wang, a former software engineer at Apple, was charged with stealing trade secrets related to autonomous systems, including self-driving cars
Mobile phone giant Vodafone to cut 11,000 jobs globally over three years as new boss says its performance not good enough
Elon Musk compares George Soros to Magneto, the supervillain from the Marvel Comics series.
Warren Buffett Sells TSMC Shares Over Concerns About Taiwan's Stability
New Study Finds That Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia Is a Major Cause of Death in COVID-19 Patients Who Require Ventilator Assistance
King Charles III being crowned.
'Godfather Of AI' Geoffrey Hinton Quits Google To Warn Of The Tech's Dangers
A Real woman
Vermont Man Charged with Stalking After Secretly Tracking Woman with Apple AirTag
Elon Musk Statements About Tesla Autopilot Could Be 'Deepfakes,' Lawyers Claim. Judge Evette Pennypacker Does Not Understand How Far and Advanced This Technology Became
Ukraine More Prepared for Counterattack as Reinforcements Arrive
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni Discuss Migration, Defence, and Ukraine
China Unveils Construction Road Map for Lunar Research Station
AT&T's Successful Test of Satellite-Based Phone Call Raises Possibility of Widespread Coverage
CNN: "Joe Biden is asking for four more years — when 74% of Americans think the country is heading the wrong way“
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Cuts Short Live TV Interview Due to Health Issue
US Congresswoman threaten Twitter Files journalist with arrest
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh slams New York Times' pro-government stance and treatment of sources
Enough is enough: it's time to end the war in Ukraine. While Russia may be to blame for starting it, Russia is not the one refusing to stop it
Fox News Settles their case with Dominion Voting Systems for a staggering $787.5 MILLION
21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guard member Jack Teixeira has been arrested for leaking classified Pentagon Documents
Bank of America cuts short conference after outrage at Ukraine comments