Father to serve 16 years for incest

Court hammer. Photo credit: humanities.case.edu

A 40-year-old man was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment for incest.

Police said the Principal Magistrate in Kirakira sentenced the man after finding him guilty of eight charges of incest.

The man was found guilty of having sexual intercourse with his biological daughter on eight separate dates in 2011.

Provincial Police Commander for Makira Ulawa Province, Superintendent Peter Sitai said the convicted person from Tawaiabu Village in West Makira is now serving his sentence at the Kirakira Correctional Centre.

Superintendent Sitai explained the public must be reminded that incest is a serious crime under the Penal Code of Solomon Islands and carries a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment.

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