31 Jan '11, 5am

A Singapore man, 47, was jailed 3 years over having consensual sex with his daughter, 20

A Singapore man, 47, was jailed 3 years over having consensual sex with his daughter, 20

A MAN who had consensual sex with his 20-year-old daughter was jailed for three years on Monday. The 47-year-old freelance plumber admitted to the incest at the master bedroom of his flat in April 2008. The parties cannot be named as there is a gag order. The daughter, now 23, was initially charged in March last year but was later given a discharge not amounting to an acquittal. The accused had failed to turn up and the court issued a warrant for his arrest. The court heard that he had been bringing his daughter for drinking sessions with his friends at coffeeshops since 2006. As they spent more time together, they became emotionally closer, and eventually, this developed into a sexual relationship. Deputy Public Prosecutor Leong Wing Tuck said on one night in April 2008, both returned home after a beer drinking session. The accused's wife was not at home. While the accuse...

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