: A 34 year-old technician was on trial Monday, accused of raping his teenage biological daughter.
The man is facing two charges for raping his daughter eight times since she was 14 at the family’s flat in Punggol. The incidents took place on November 19, 2014 and January 9, 2015, The Straits Times
The girl is now 17 and lives at a shelter for teenage girls.
The matter came to light after the girl told the incidents to her school counselor who then reported the matter to the authorities.
According to the report, Deputy Public Prosecutor, Winston Man said the girl will testify against her father for raping her eight times between November 2014 and January 2015.
He said on January 19, 2014, her father forced his way into the locked common toilet while she was changing and raped her. Her mother was at work during the time. The father had also warned the girl not to tell anyone.
The DPP said the girl will also testify that on January 9, 2015, her father grabbed her from behind, took her to her bedroom, and raped her. The victim's mother was at a mahjong session at the time.
The man's semen was found on the shorts the victim was wearing at the time of the second incident.
The school counsellor who testified, said the victim told her that the rapes usually took place on Fridays, when her mother was out for mahjong sessions.
On April 2, 2015, the man admitted to police that he had sex with his daughter on one occasion.
He now alleges that the statement was not made voluntarily.