An Asian man has been handed a 29-year jail term for sexually defiling his biological daughter and also forcing his eldest son to sleep with their mother.
Naija News understands the 41-year-old man was sentenced on Monday, October 4 after he was found guilty of the charges against him.
It was alleged that the man has been having carnal knowledge of his daughter from when she was nine to 15 while forcing his eldest son who was then 16 to have sex with their mother.
The man whose name was not mentioned but is investigated to be a technician told the court he violated his daughter to avoid her from having sex with outsiders.
Naija News understands that 14 more charges, 10 of which are for sexual offences against his daughter, and three of which are for instigating his son to sexually penetrate his mother on a second occasion, were read before Justice Dedar Singh Gill, Singapore court.
While the names of the victims were meant to remain a secret, the accused said he wanted his daughter to remain single and by his side. It was revealed that the family of four had lived in a flat in the north of Singapore back in 2015.
Reports had it that the assaulted girl who is now 16 years old was 11 when her father asked her to wash her privates’ parts at his watch. The girl complied, knowing that the man wanted to sexually assault her.
In 2017, when the girl was 13, her father reportedly raped her in her bedroom, persisting in the act despite the girl’s cries of pain. He did not use protection. The girl confided in her elder brother, who asked her not to give in to their father.
The man is said to have threatened his son never to mention to anyone about the occurrences. Also according to reports, the boy decided to remain mute in order not to ruin the family’s reputation.
Naija News learnt that in 2018 when the family had relocated to a new apartment, the accused and his wife had alcohol and the intoxicated woman fell asleep on her bed. At the time, their son was playing a game on a console when his father asked him to rape his mother.
The teenage boy who according to reports was a virgin at that time refused to act on his father’s repeated instructions. Afraid of being beaten, the boy complied. As he did not know how to commit the act, his father “helped” him.
After some time, the daughter who had attended a talk about unprotected sex and sexually transmitted infections in school began to pick offence with her father’s act.
“After attending this talk, on several occasions, the victim cried when the accused tried to have sex with her. The accused told the victim that he had sex with (her) because he was afraid that she would have sex with other boys. The accused also told the victim that he just wanted to have sex with her,” said the prosecution.
The girl reportedly fled to her aunt’s house and opened up on all that has been happening between her and their father.
The elder woman upon learning of the situation, lodged a Police report on 2 November 2019. It was at this time that the man’s offences against his son were uncovered, Naija News understands.
Opening the prosecution’s sentencing submission, Deputy Public Prosecutor Victoria Ting said, “This case is really quite unprecedented in its complete and frankly unthinkable desecration of all familial ties.
“The accused has victimised all three of his immediate family members with his abhorrent acts.”
“The man had subverted his moral obligations as a father to nurture and protect his children, abused his children’s trust as a figure of authority, and had made his home a dangerous place for his children to be in,” said the DPP, who demanded that the man should be jailed for 30 years and be caned 24 strokes.
In mitigation, the man’s lawyer Chua Hock Lu, said that the man was the disciplinarian of the family and his role already had an element of deference and authority to it.
There was also nothing to indicate that the man regularly beat his daughter, or that he had used threats or coercion to force the victims’ silence, Chua said. According to the defence counsel, the accused man’s wife has also said that their daughter has forgiven him.
Justice Gill said, “The facts of this case are repulsive. Words cannot adequately describe the abhorrent nature of the acts committed by the accused.
“These acts involve the rape of his biological daughter and the causing of his biological son to rape his own mother – the wife of the accused – while she was intoxicated.
“The acts are an assault on the basic values of being human. The sentences must reflect the gravity of such offences and address the public disquiet which such offences engender,” he added.