A 56-year-old man, who inappropriately touched his daughter, was found guilty of aggravated assault of an indecent nature on Monday and sentenced to three years in prison.
The case was heard in-camera in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith.
In her testimony, the victim, who is now sixteen-years-old, testified that it was the second time that her father had touched her inappropriately, but she did not report it the first time.
The second incident occurred on March 24. The victim said that on that day, her father fondled her breast.
She said that after the incident, she told her brother and he took her to the police station to make a report.
In court, the man said that he was innocent of the accusation. He said that the reason why the matter was reported to the police, was because he and one of the girl’s brothers had a misunderstanding.
But Chief Magistrate Smith did not believe his story and found him guilty of the offense.