Shame on Judge Allan Freadham. This POS raped his daughter for TEN FREAKING YEARS, and all he gets is 5 1/2 year in prison? This is how seriously the courts take the rape of children, especially by their fathers. It's a total joke to them.
Of course it's an UNNAMED DAD.
Calgary dad lands 5 1/2 for a decade of raping his own daughter
By Kevin Martin, Calgary Sun
First posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 06:58 PM MDT | Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 07:12 PM MDT
Unable to afford living away from home, a teenage rape victim had to return to her abusive father’s residence where her assaults continued, a Calgary court heard Wednesday.
And Crown prosecutor Joe Mercier said the victim continued to be violated for another four years, until her mother discovered photographic evidence of the abuse.
Provincial court Judge Allan Fradsham accepted a joint sentencing submission from Mercier and defence counsel Paul Brunnen to sentence the offender, 45, to prison for 5 1/2 years.
That’s roughly half the number of years the man’s adopted daughter endured his unwanted sexual advances.
Mercier said the victim began to be abused when she was 12 years old and her father “began to show an interest in her sexually.
“He began to make comments about her and how sexy she was,” the prosecutor told court.
He then started touching her and that behaviour led to regular acts of sexual abuse, Mercier said.
“He also took numerous photographs of her in various states of undress and sexual positions,” he said.
At 17, the victim left the family residence to escape the abuse, court heard.
“She eventually couldn’t manage financially, so she moved back home,” Mercier said.
A year later she told some friends about the abuse, which was relayed to her natural mother, the offender’s wife, but he denied it, the prosecutor said.
“The abuse continued until she was 22 years of age,” Mercier said.
The assaults were brought to the attention of the police when her mother inadvertently found the photographs when she was going through her husband’s briefcase.
In accepting the joint recommendation, Fradsham said there were aggravating factors which warranted such a penitentiary term.
“There are statutorily aggravating factors, such as the age of the complainant and the trust relationship,” he said.