Dad Gets 14,400 Years for Daily Rape of Daughter

Abuse case worst ever, says Philippines court

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 24, 2010 3:09 AM CDT

(Newser) – A father in the Philippines who raped his 13-year-old daughter almost every day while her mother worked abroad for a year has been given a 14,400-year sentence—40 years for every rape. The rickshaw driver was originally sentenced to death, but an appeals court commuted the sentence, AP reports. The Manila court called the case the "worst record of sexual abuse of a minor in the annals of our jurisprudence."

Jail guards secure a detention center in the Philippines.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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The testimony of a rape victim who is still of tender years and brutalized by no less than a person of moral ascendancy in her family is generally given full weight and credence. - Manila Court of Appeals

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