A man who had unlawful sexual intercourse with his underage daughter over four years ago has been sentenced to three concurrent 18-year prison sentences.
A High Court judge handed down the sentence on the man on Tuesday (March 29) following his admission to three counts of the offences on March 7.
This offence, similar to incest, carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Although the law allows for the name of an accused person found guilty of rape to be published, due to the fact that the man is so closely related to the victim his name is being withheld to avoid anyone being able to identify the child. The law in Antigua and Barbuda prohibits the publication of the names of rape victims or any information which may lead the public being able to identify the victims of such crimes.
Reportedly the child, then 11-year-olds but now a teenager, was placed, along with her brother, in the custody of their father after allegations of abuse by the mother surfaced in February 2018.
The woman was accused of mistreating and beating them with all sorts of objects, including a cutlass. That matter was discharged, but the girl opted to remain with her father, who at the time was living with his girlfriend.
The first sexual encounter occurred in 2018 while the child was sleeping in her room; at that time he laid on her while she was sleeping on her stomach and threatened to beat her if she told anybody.
Another incident occurred about a year later in August 2019 and again that same night while the child was in bed with her stepmother.
The convict reportedly got into bed with both of them and started to have intercourse with his girlfriend as she slept. He then turned his attention to his daughter and after the act, turned again to his girlfriend who knew that something was not right after feeling a wet substance on her leg. She had also felt the bed moving.
The abuse came to light the following day after the child was confronted by her stepmother about having sex with her father, to which she admitted.
Reportedly the woman moved out of the home but did not report the matter to the police after confronting her partner and being told that he did have sex with his daughter because she was not having sex with him.
The girl’s mother became aware of the situation and reported the matter to the police after someone told her of an argument they overheard in public between the man and his ex-girlfriend.
During the public spat the ex-lover revealed that he was sleeping with his daughter in front of people. The man was 40-years-old at the time he sexually assaulted his biological daughter.
The man was represented by the law firm of Daniel and Associates. (REAL NEWS)
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Is his PENIS still intact?
Very good question, cos it should not be surgically removed, neither should it be taken off swiftly with a cutlass, but sawn off with a dull and rusty serrated knife
It is very disheartening to hear a 40 yr father received just 18 yrs for the sexual act with his 11 yr old daughter. Such time will may end up to be about 14 yrs calendar time. Let’s hope that this child does not have a psychological / mental breakdown knowing that she is also faced with an abusive mother in her life….
I never comment but reading this article has made me ANGRY. What type of reporting is this? She was an 11-year-old child and did not and cannot consent, yet you have reported it as if she was a willing participant. This disgusting human RAPED his daughter and yet you keep repeating ‘had sex with’. She cannot admit to having sex with him, she was raped by him. And how is this not incest? I’m sick of reading articles about these situations and the child is given subliminal blame. STOP YOUR SHIT! Report with sense.
Very poorly written and insensitive
I remember watching a documentary about Indian women who were born into a life of prostitution and abuse simply because their parents wanted a male child, here we are in Antigua & Barbuda with a population of predominantly African ancestry and it appears we have a serious issue regarding gender based violence against women. Why can’t we simply respect each other and respect boundaries as a people? Why must our black men and women, from the pauper on the street corner to the wealthy politician in parliament, always choose violence and show a lack of emotional maturity? And the older generation wonders why this generation is so angry, children are not raised in a hermetically sealed bubble, they are products of their environment, nature vs nurture, and they learn from example, be it negative or positive.
One only needs to Google the statistics relating to being abused from infancy to adulthood and the resulting negative impact it has on a person’s psychosocial development which often results in that individual perpetuating the cycle of abuse to his/her offspring, the abused becoming the abuser as it were. I hope this young lady does not become a statistic and she is surrounded by people who can show her what true love is because the greatest lesson anyone can ever learn is to love and be loved in return. Both of her parents have failed her miserably and they will be judged according to their works.
Tap teef ppl name
Agree with Concerned Citizen above.
Headline should read “Father Gets 18 Years in Prison for Raping Daughter”. Disgusting of you to report it as “similar to incest”.
God help us
Leviticus 18:6 says, None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin (meaning all close relatives) to uncover their nakedness. This is a sin, not only against your relative, but against God, which is punishable by death. This man not only voilated his very own daughter, but he comitted a grave sin against God. This is not anything to be taken lightly. I hope he earnestly come to God and seek His forgiveness.
As well. How does she not immediately know the child is being raped in the same bed with her?
And how does this imbecile not report it to the authorities?
The headline is misleading / incorrect but remember the source of the article is stated. I guess everything is considered sex these days
Chemical castration for this sick man! This child will have so many issues going forward
he raped that child and his ex girlfriend needs to be jailed as well , she knew he was raping his daughter and said nothing .. she needs to be jailed as well for not protecting that child
The head of his penis should be decapitated and thrown to the rats for meat. Then casterate him…more meat for the rats. Prison justice will give him a few things to remember for the rest of his life. Where do these stupid assed people come from? Who raised that guy?
Must be a yard man
Wait 18yrs Come On Bs
He should be placed in a cell with mental issue inmate and wake up STIFF DEAD…..HOW DARE YOU FCK UR OWN CHILD ..oh well plenty grandfathers & fathers doing that RIGHT NOW IN ANTIGUA…. and it rather worst now that most ppl hardly working,……..WHEN THINGS LIME THIS IS. ADE KNOW ANTIGUANS SHOULD IMPLEMENT ….VIGALANTY JUSTICE.
How she as awoman lay nrxt to a man fukkin an 11 year old child ….ddnt she hear her screaming …ddnt she feel sick to her stomach to hear him fukkin a child ….how he look the child in her eyes knowing he a grown man sex his own child….
He trannnnnnggg no fck. THE GIRLFREN ALSO SHOULD BE JAILED FOR BEING AN ACCESSORY TO A CRIME…
HOW SHE FEEL KNOW ING SHE BE WITH A RAPIST HE RAPED HIS OWN CHILD…
I SERIOUSLY HOPE THE CHILD GETS EXTENSIVE THERAPY.
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