Children are the most impressionable when they’re young.
During that time, parents usually take the time to teach and nurture the young child.
And while no parent is perfect, this should not excuse the abuse that could leave a child traumatised for their life.
60-Year-Old Father Facing 2 Charges For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 6-Year-Old Daughter in 2009
And it’s made all the worse if you’re sexually abusing said child.
It has recently been reported that a 60-year-old man is on trial for sexually assaulting his then six-year-old daughter in 2009.
She is 18 this year.
The girl is the accused’s daughter with his former wife and they divorced in 2015.
In 2009, the family lived together in a residential unit.
On Monday (Feb 22), the daughter gave her testimony in a district court that was heard in-camera, and not open to the media and public.
The father’s identity will not be revealed to protect the victim’s identity.
Forced Daughter To Perform Sexual Acts
Where the offences were committed were redacted information.
However, the man faces two charges of using criminal force to make his daughter perform a sexual act on him and also touching her genitals.
Then on 11 Jan 2018, along with an official from the Ministry of Social and Family Development, she made police reports.
Her father was subsequently arrested on 1 Oct 2019.
His trial will continue on Tuesday (Feb 23). The victim’s mother will also be testifying.
If convicted of outraging the modesty of a person below the age of 14, he can be jailed for up to five years, fined or caned.
Other Cases of Sexual Assault
It’s always heartbreaking to see news of assault cases.
Unfortunately, other sexual assault incidents have also been brought to light recently.
On Monday (Feb 22), a 22-year-old man was sentenced to eight years of jail and six strokes of the cane.
He had raped his ex-fiancee on 15 June 2019 when he was only 20 and she was 21 at the time.
Also on Monday (Feb 22), a a 44-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years of jail and 24 strokes of the cane for having sexually abused his daughter since she was 9 years old.
You may also have heard that the police have been following up on a 1995 rape and murder case.
The previously cold case involved the rape and murder of seven-year-old Lim Shiow Rong.
However, new information was discovered last month, with the police quickly following up on it.
You can read more on the re-opened case here.
Feature Image: Shutterstock.com / kenchiro168