Father in court accused of sexual connection with his daughter


By Rula Su’a – Vaai

APIA, SAMOA – FRIDAY 16 MARCH 2018: A 36 year old father is the latest to await sentence in the growing number of cases of fathers having sexual connections with their daughters now before the Supreme Court.

Justice Leiataualesā Daryl Clarke is scheduled to deliver his verdict next Wednesday on the father accused of having sexual connection with his 13 year old biological daughter.

The defendant who is under name is suppression is currently under police custody.

Justice Leiataualesā said there are matters in this case that he needed to re-assess before his final judgement.

According to the police summary of facts, the incident first happened in 2013, when the victim was sleeping with her other siblings inside the mosquito net. The father allegedly went into the mosquito net and performed a sexual act on his daughter. The victim woke up and asked her father what was he doing, but the father covered her mouth and told her not to tell to anyone.

The Police report says there were other similar occasions in 2013 and up to 2017.

The man’s wife, (the victim’s mother), works a night shift from 8 to 12 midnight.

Earlier this week, a father and daughter admitted to committing incest.

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