By Euro Weekly News Media • 15 December 2011 • 16:46
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A MAN convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing his step-daughter in Manacor was arrested in Port Cristo.
In November 2010, he was sentenced to 18-years in prison for this crime, but was still a free man because his lawyer had appealed to the Supreme Court. He has now been sent to serve his sentence.
The abuse took place in 1998, when the victim was seven-years-old. He would stay at home and look after the girl while her mother went to work at a house in Manacor.
This is when the sexual abuse took place. He would force her to watch pornographic movies, would touch her in intimate places and had sexual relations with her. This abuse continued for three years, until the girl worked up the courage to tell someone what was happening.
Her step-father had always denied the accusations and said she was just trying to get revenge on him because he was very strict with her. Palma court accepted the girl’s testimony, but the man’s lawyer appealed saying that it was not credible and that the sentence was disproportionate to the crime.
The Supreme Court has now rejected the appeal and confirmed Palma courts original sentence.
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