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‘Yes, I raped my daughter, but it wasn’t so bad.’ High Court disagrees

FREE TO READ | Judges throw out appeal of dad who spent seven years grooming and raping his daughter

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A Vredenburg man who confessed to spending seven years grooming and repeatedly raping his own daughter has tried to have his life sentence reduced by claiming the rapes weren’t that terrible and that his daughter doesn’t seem to have any lasting debilitating effects.

Last week Friday, the Western Cape High Court tried to unpack what was described as the man’s “insidious and devastating” behaviour.

According to the judgment, by judge Judith Cloete and acting judge Daniel Thulare, the 46-year-old man was convicted in February 2017 at the Vredenburg regional court after pleading guilty to two counts of rape...

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