A man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for raping his twelve years old stepdaughter two years ago.
This was a sentence handed down on Friday in the High Court where the judge noted that the offense was of category two in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s Sentencing Guidelines for unlawful sexual intercourse.
He started his judgement with seventeen years which was reduced to fifteen years considering that the man was a first-time offender and expressed remorse for his crime.
In addition, there was a one-third reduction for pleading guilty which brought the sentence down to ten years.
According to reports, the offence occurred on the 17th of December, 2017. However, reports have it that the man has been touching her chest and privates since 2016.
While the young girl was home, he met her in the bathroom naked and told her to take off her pants and underwear.
He then held her around the waist and raped her.
It is reported that the man continued having sexual intercourse with the 12-year-old until she had a breakdown in class, January 2018.
The girl told her classmate about her step-father and her classmate told the guidance counselor, who then called the girl’s mother.
The mother took her daughter to the police and the man was later charged.