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Stepdad pleads guilty for raping girl, 12

Saturday, November 16, 2019

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ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) – The High Court will sentence the stepfather of a 12-year-old child on January 24 next year after he pleaded guilty to having sex with her two years ago.

The man, who appeared before Justice Ian Morley, admitted to having sex with his underaged stepdaughter in 2017 and pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 14 contrary to Section 5 of the Sexual Offences Act.

The court heard that the sexual offence occurred on December 17, 2017, but that he had been interfering with the child a year earlier.

Media reports said that the man, who was not named, continued having sexual intercourse with the child, who had a breakdown in class in January this year.

The girl told her classmate about her stepfather and the man was subsequently arrested after her mother made a report to the police.


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