20 Mar '17, 9am

Man who sexually abused daughter jailed 23.5 years, caned

Man who sexually abused daughter jailed 23.5 years, caned

SINGAPORE: A 42-year-old man who sexually abused his biological daughter for years was sentenced to 23 and a half years’ jail and the maximum 24 strokes of the cane on Monday (Mar 20). He was convicted of 10 charges last month for repeatedly abusing his daughter for more than two years, from 2011 until 2014. Prosecutors sought a sentence of 24 years’ jail and 24 strokes of the cane, citing the father’s lack of remorse and pointing to “the depth of depravity” he had gone to to present a “vexatious defence”. At trial, the father had argued that a botched penis enlargement procedure had caused his penis to become deformed and that it was “inconceivable” that he could have committed the offences . “This is a cock and bull story,” Deputy Public Prosecutor April Phang said, calling the defence “sinister and ill-conceived”. The father’s refusal to admit to the abuse meant “the po...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/man-who-sex...

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