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
Jail guards secure a detention center in the Philippines.   (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

(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."

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