16 years in prison for the father who sexually assaulted his own daughter

Haimanot Seyum, the attacker, is from the Kolfe Karanio sub-district of district 3 in Addis Abeba’s World Bank Trinity Mariam Church neighborhood.

Between December 2018 and March 2022, the same person repeatedly violated his own child on different days.

The abuse led to the victim, a 15-year-old girl who was repeatedly forced to have sex with the accused after being raped by her, becoming pregnant.

The defendant, who appeared before the women and children division of the Federal Court of First Instance, acknowledged that he had only committed the crime once while being coerced, but he denied that she was pregnant.

The prosecutor adequately presented the case and both documentary and human evidence, and even though the court ordered the defendant to present his own defense, the defendant claimed he had no evidence to present in his defense but was still found guilty despite the court’s violation of his right to a defense.

In the trial that took place before nine days ago, the court decided to sentence the defendant to 15 years and 8 months of rigorous imprisonment, according to the information we obtained from the Ministry of Justice.

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