Man who sexually abused his own daughter is jailed for 15 years - The Rugby Observer

Man who sexually abused his own daughter is jailed for 15 years

A MAN who sexually abused his own daughter has been jailed for 15 years.

In November 2019 when she was 11, the victim – who lives in Leicestershire – told school friends she had been made to touch her dad. Staff at her school then reported this to police and social services.

In January 2020, she then made further comments stating that she had been made to touch her dad inappropriately, and that he had engaged in sexual activity with her at their home when she was between nine and 11 years old.

Her father, who cannot be identified in order to protect the victim’s identity, was interviewed by police and denied the allegations.

However, he was charged with a number of offences and in January, following a trial at Leicester Crown Court, was found guilty of eight counts of sexual offences, including two counts of rape of a child under 13.

On April 5 at the same court, he was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment. He is also subject to a sexual harm prevention order.

Det Cons Martin Burn, from Leicestershire Police’s Child Sexual Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU) non-recent team, was the investigating officer.

He said: “The victim in this case has shown great bravery and courage in reporting what her dad had done – and giving evidence in a trial which led to his conviction.

“I’m certain he thought she wouldn’t say anything and that he’d get away with his crimes, However I hope the fact he’s now serving time in prison will mean he reflects on the severity of his crimes and the impact they’ve had on his own daughter.

“Likewise, I hope this provides a degree of closure to the victim and allows her to move on with her life.”

Visit for information on agencies who can help and support victims of sexual offences in Leicestershire.

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