Man gets 6 years in prison for raping and impregnating underage stepdaughter
On appeal, the court has sentenced a 43-year-old man from Coevorden to 6 years in prison for raping and impregnating his stepdaughter. That sentence is higher than the 4-year sentence that the court in Assen imposed on him in October.
The abuse started in February 2020, when the girl was still 12 years old. She was abused in her own bedroom for a year. RTV Drenthe writes that the abuse happened on the days when her mother worked and she was home alone with her (now ex-) stepfather.
The girl told police that she was terrified when her mother went to work. For example, she slept with her clothes on and hid under her bed when she heard the man coming. ” The stepfather didn’t care and continued to satisfy his own lusts. He didn’t care about the suffering he caused, ” the judges said.
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The man is accused by the court of not using contraceptives, while he knew that the girl could become pregnant. He even urged the mother that the girl should start taking the pill. At thirteen, the girl eventually became pregnant and had to have an abortion. “It goes without saying that an abortion at such a young age has been very drastic,” the court ruled. According to RTV Drente, the girl is still not doing well and is struggling with the consequences of the abuse for months.
A psychological examination has shown that the man does not have a disorder. Therefore, the deed is fully charged to him. The chance of recurrence, as bizarre as it may sound, is estimated to be low. For that reason, the Court of Appeal does not consider a care or treatment process necessary. In addition to the six-year prison sentence, the 43-year-old man must pay compensation of 15,000 euros. He was also banned from contact for five years.
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