UNNAMED DAD has been sentenced to 11 years in jail--and 17 strokes of the cane--for raping his 7-year-old daughter. Dad blames booze. This appears to be in Singapore, but it's not entirely clear.
Notice that there is no mention of the girl's mother.
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT.
Rapist father gets 11 years jail
Tue, Jan 25, 2011
She was only seven years old when her father raped her.
In his defence, the 42-year-old man pleaded that he had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of his offence. He apologised and asked for a chance to "become a responsibile human being for myself and my family." He did it only once, he said.
Earlier on Tuesday, he was sentenced to 11 years jail and given 16 strokes of the cane.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Sabrina Choo disregarded intoxication as a mitigating factor. She said the rape had been committed by the very man who was supposed to protect and care for the child.
The man had previous convictions. He was last sentenced to three years and six months’ jail in October 2002 for consuming a controlled drug.