Thursday, April 3, 2014

Custodial dad says he raped daughter to "punish" her for mother's death; gets just 6 years in prison (Saskatoon, Canada)

Notice that UNNAMED DAD was not married to the girl's mother, nor did he even cohabitate with her. He assumed custody AFTER she died. Mom no doubt had her reasons for not being with this scumbag, but because fathers "rights" are so glorified these days, this child rapist gained access to this girl with probably no questions asked.

Hmm. Do we know for a fact that the mother died from natural causes?

Somewhere, somehow, a crazy fathers rights dude is claiming that the mother "alienated" the daughter from her grave. Bet on it.

Man gets six years for abusing daughter

By Hannah Spray, The Starphoenix

April 3, 2014 5:54 AM

A 53-year-old man who had sex with his six-year-old daughter more than a decade ago told her he was abusing her as punishment for the death of her mother.

The man, who can't be identified due to a publication ban on the identity of his daughter, was sentenced Wednesday in Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench to six years in prison for the sexual assault. He was convicted after a two-day trial in March.

Justice Shawn Smith wasted little time in imposing the sentence after lawyers made their submissions.

"The circumstances of the offence are egregious, craven and constitute a betrayal of trust beyond description," Smith said. "There are no mitigating circumstances. In sum, I agree with the Crown's submission."

Crown prosecutor Darren Howarth had argued for six years in federal prison, minus credit for one year spent on remand.

Howarth said one of the factors that set the case apart was what the man told his daughter, that she "was being sexually assaulted as punishment" for her mother's death, which was also extremely emotionally damaging, on top of the physical offence.

The girl's mother died when the girl was four years old, which is when her father moved in and assumed custody of her.

Defence lawyer Peter Abrametz Sr. said if the judge found an adult male had sexual intercourse with a six-year-old child, a penitentiary sentence was appropriate.

"Perhaps, my lord, given that ... I don't think there's further we can add," Abrametz said.

For his part, the man continued to maintain his innocence, referring to his daughter as the "alleged victim" and promising to appeal his conviction.

At trial, the man's daughter testified he assaulted her on three separate occasions in 2000, when she was six years old. He also used violence, hitting her across the face to gain compliance, she said.

In addition to the six-year sentence, the man must provide a sample of his DNA for the national databank and comply with the national sex offender registry for 20 years.