Now here is a man the world wonâ€™t miss: A father who raped his daughter consistently from the age of four has been caught and jailed for 14 years. His actions were discovered when his wife found a video of him sexually abusing the girl in their bedroom on his phone.
Reports from the press indicate that the man, who is in his 30s but cannot be named to protect the girlâ€™s identity, had severely abused the girl over a three-year period until his wife found the footage on his phone.
The wife had contacted police and he was arrested on suspicion of rape. Initially, he tried to claim the man in the video wasnâ€™t him but laterÂ admitted what heâ€™d done.
Jailed at Warwick Crown Court for 14 years after he admitted rape, sexual assault, assault by penetration and taking indecent images of the girl. Judge Andrew Lockhart QC presiding over the caseÂ told him: â€˜I must sentence you for the gravest of sexual offences against that young child.
â€œThis behaviour was remarkably regular, taking place almost daily. There have been rape, upon rape, upon rape from the age of four.
â€œIt is one of the most grave cases of child rape this court has ever had to consider, and I am entitled to infer you recorded this abuse on more than the one occasion for your own terrible purposes.
â€œYou protected yourself by telling her not to tell anyone and, terrified, she kept your terrible secret. There is no psychological assessment of her, but there doesnâ€™t need to be.
â€œA child of this age, exposed to routine rapes by her father, will in the future be suffering severely psychologically. Her memories will be affected for her whole life.
â€œI turn to the psychiatric report on you.Â This report, in my view fails to take into account that this was very long-term offending.â€