Antigua: 18 years for repeated sex with daughter

Repeated sex with his daughter has landed a 44 year-old father of six in jail for 18 years.

According to Antigua Observer, the father pleaded guilty to having sex with the girl repeatedly between 2007 and 2012.

There is the possibility  that he can obtain early release after serving two-thirds of his sentence.

The incident occurred when the child was between ages nine and 14, and she was residing with her errant father and step mother.

Justice Iain Morley, in handing down the sentence yesterday, said he had intended to sentence the man to 28 years but noted.

Bur the Judge noted that the man, who was only actually arrested in July 2014, had been on remand since then.

Although the man is convicted, the media are barred by law from publishing his name since this would lead to the identification of his victim, since it is a case of incest.

Crown Counsel Rilys Adams said the child reported the repeated unlawful acts to her step mother who refused to act – accusing the child of lying.

The young girl then reported the abuse to the sister of her step mother and later to a church pastor.

The pastor reportedly tool the teenager: “What your father did was wrong but at the end of the day he is still your father and you should pray for him.”

It was not until the child persisted in her search for help and reached out to a peer that other adults and the police became involved some two years after she was last attacked in 2012.


  1. Bambi
    May 3, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Only? He should get a life sentence and castration. He have his woman in the house and he attached his daughter too. Shame on you dude.

  2. Anonymous
    May 3, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    The woman is no different from him for doubting the child.
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  3. Anonymous
    May 3, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    It is good that child kept speaking out but other children might not. WOMEN it is hard to believe your husband could do that but BE A GROWN WOMAN AND THINK OF THE HELL THE CHILD IS GOING THROUGH.

  4. Anonymous
    May 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    So women are just sick. A child come to you and you did nothing. The damn pastor this is the best advice you can give a child pray for her dad
    The pastor needs more prayer than the father
    A whole bunch of useless adults
    All should be jailed

  5. Distraught
    May 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I couldn’t agree with u more

  6. Disgusted
    May 15, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    The pastor would eventually try to molest the child thinking she is already in the game. The step mother knew just what was going on and should be jailed as well for not reporting what the child said to her.

    Let us hope that the prisoners give ‘daddy’ the treatment he deserves.

  7. meddard
    May 24, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Why don’t those mothers investigate ,instead of accusing the children?It’s their habit of covering for those bastards..What a shame….your own daughter you have the guts to do that to her?This man should have sent to life imprisonment.If it was my child,for sure I would do something with that man!!

  8. Lilith Dalphinis
    May 26, 2017 at 4:38 am

    The pastor sided with the father actuslly whilst hiding under a cloak of fake religiousity!….your father is still your father….indeed a predator is still a predator !..SAD Caribbean women continue to collude with and shelter and lie for their men who do these hideous crimes and iften compete with the molested child for the sexual attention of the predator. The mother shoukd have been imprisoned for collusion. Most women know it is happening dont be fooled. We should all be praying for this poor child who has had her childhood and life destroyed by this satanistic experience at such a tender age. Good decision by the judge. Should happen more often…..long jail sentences for predators.

  9. Lilith Dalphinis
    May 26, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Please excuse typos!