Father on trial over alleged rape of daughter

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE hearing of evidence into the case of a father accused of raping his daughter at a school in Isabel is continuing at the High Court.

The trial started yesterday with the prosecution calling their first witness, the victim of the case to the stand.

The hearing was conducted virtually at the High Court.

Public Prosecutor Patricia Tabepuda during the opening of the trial said the issue for trial is whether there was consent involved during the commitment of the offence.

“Therefore, the crown must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the victim is forced into having sexual intercourse with her father,” Tabepuda said.

The girl told the court that her father forced her to have sex with him, even-though she refused.

She said the first incident occurred on 25 August2016 when she went to her father’s house to have some food.

She said that is when her father forced her to have sex with him.

She also told the court that she was raped twice by her father in that year.

Prosecution alleged that the man did have sexual intercourse with her daughter twice in 2016 on different dates.

The trial before Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer continues today.


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