Father pleads not guilty to incest, sexual intercourse without consent

A man from Pentecost has denied having an affair with his daughter, an offence reported to have begun some 20 years ago.

The court heard that he allegedly started having sexual intercourse with his daughter in 1998 on Pentecost, and the act reportedly continued on numerous occasions until March 2018.

However, he pleaded not guilty to all six counts of sexual intercourse without consent and incest.

The defendant was arrested and detained since March 27 after the alleged activity was reported a few days earlier.

At the court on Monday, the defense counsel requested the defendant be released on bail. The prosecution objected the request with fear that the defendant may interfere with the complainant and the court proceedings.

The bail was granted by the Judge with strict conditions including for the defendant to refrain from any contact with the complainant, and report to the police station daily between 9am and 4pm.

He will appear for trial on September 18.

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