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Dad gets 24 years, strokes for rape

2011-08-13 11:24

Singapore - A Singapore court has sentenced a man who repeatedly raped his daughter over several years to 24 years in jail and the maximum 24 strokes of the cane, a report said on Saturday.

The 44-year-old repairman, who was not named to protect the victim's identity, first raped the girl when she was 10-years-old in 2003, the Straits Times newspaper reported.

The crimes came to light only in March 2010 when the girl confided in her mother after being raped again by her dad, it said.

The girl, who is now 18 and a student, told the court that her father acted "like an animal".

The man pleaded guilty to four counts of rape and one count of sodomy, but more counts of sexual assault and rape had been taken into consideration, the report said.

Comments
  • trevor06 - 2011-08-13 11:35

    There should be a new punishment put in place for animals like this, he should receive regular rape punishment! As in, the period of time he raped his daughter in, thats the period of time, in which he should be raped!!!Whats the point of caning a 44year old man?He should rather be raped 24 times!!!An eye for an eye!!!

      Brian Ritchie - 2011-08-13 12:26

      Who's supposed to carry out this rape "punishment"?? What an idiot suggestion!

      Vikash - 2011-08-13 12:34

      And who's gonna be doing the raping, mate? I see your point, but putting it into action is going to be insane, and not exactly beneficial to us as a society. I would've thought surgical castration and/or a longer sentence would be a better bet. The psychological and mental punishment castration would give to him would be far more harrowing in my opinion.

      Duncan - 2011-08-13 13:24

      Are you volunteering to corn hole him 24 times then? You go girl!

  • Zion - 2011-08-13 11:45

    This is what should happen in our country. Instead, here, if the docket did not go "astray" the rapist will probably get off free, go out and rape again.

      John - 2011-08-13 11:48

      That's why the number of rapes in Singapore is just a fraction of ours in SA.

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-13 11:46

    let him spread his legs and get caned there. No more problem.

  • michael lawton - 2011-08-13 12:08

    How I wish we would bring back this sort of punishment so as to discourage the behavior we see happening in our country...Way to go Singapore.

  • Jasber - 2011-08-13 12:17

    Good punishment but why not also include castration - SA have a lot to learn from places like Singapore - the problem starts with the President??

  • crackerr - 2011-08-13 12:57

    He should never have been born. Guess one shouldn't blame the blind forces of nature for presenting us with such miscreants. He should be taken outside and nature's indiscretion rectified with a well placed bullet that causes some horrible facial distortions. Then the body should be placed on public display with a caption warning others against crime and later the ashes should be retained in a plot of disgrace with a suitably worded inscription of shame and a visual presentation of the face before and after the bullet did its damage. Every five years or so state television should visit the plot and do a program to publicly re-name and re-shame the criminals who found their last resting place there. Criminals DO care about what others think of them, believe it or not. It will make them reconsider their actions. Of course, with some even the most extreme deterrence will not make an impression. Should work as well as any other system of punishment without appealing to the most base of human nature to enjoy inflicting cruelty with canes and other torture instruments on others. Do not imagine that those responsible for administering caning do not enjoy what they do and are any more worthy than the criminals themselves.

  • wizzman - 2011-08-13 14:07

    He is an agent of the devil....sick minded

      Samaaw - 2011-08-13 20:29

      He works for Malema?

  • flummoxed - 2011-08-13 14:17

    Frontal lobotomy recommended

  • Doug - 2011-08-13 18:16

    Please take note zuma! How many crimes/rapes r committed in Singapore? Whoops forgot u r also a rapist!

  • Samaaw - 2011-08-13 20:28

    I wondered why Singaporeans all look the same...

  • cat29 - 2011-08-13 21:03

    Have said this before. Congo at one time among the locals had a perfect sentence for men who raped little girls. Honey them up and sink them neck deep in an ant hill. 24hrs later they only register pain, a couple of days later they are dead. Wonder during this time that they finally understand the pain and trauma that they have caused.

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