A 61-year-old man in Ottawa has bagged to nine-year jail term after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his daughter and impregnating her when she was 13 years old.
The father was sentenced on one count of sexual interference with someone under 14.
Court documents reveal that the man did not show remorse and he initially denied raping his daughter but later told Ottawa police detectives that he “felt badly after” and he knew he had “done something wrong.”
There is no victim-impact statement as Victim-services workers that met with the daughter severally said she was not in a position to talk about the effect of the sexual violence.
Assistant Crown Attorney in Ottawa, Malcolm Savage told the court that the teenager still remains in psychiatric care and that the effect of the sexual violence is severe.
This disgusting incest-rape case was unveiled when a fellow student acted on the “see something, say something” framework and told a guidance counsellor she felt the girl was pregnant. Ottawa police were informed and the girl provided a detailed statement the following day about many years of abuse.
Ontario Court Justice, Peter Doody, remarked that the guilty plea of the father spared his daughter the “further trauma of having to testify and be cross-examined.”
There is a publication ban on the offender’s identity to protect his victim’s identity.
Also, the judge ordered that the father be registered for twenty years on Canada’s sex-offender registry.