A 42-year-old man is on trial for sexually abusing his own biological daughter. The man pleaded not guilty to 10 charges – four for sexual assault by penetration, five for molestation, and one for committing an indecent act with a child. The victim was traumatized over a period of more than two years when she was between 11 years to 13 years. The offences were allegedly committed between the end of 2011 and April 2014.

The man is said to have first assaulted her own daughter in her younger brother’s room. The accused allegedly asked her to massage his leg and subsequently grabbed her hand to commit an indecent act.

After that, most of the sexual abuse took place in the master bedroom of the family’s flat. “The accused would ensure that the door was closed and locked before performing the acts of sexual abuse on the victim,” said Deputy Public Prosecutor April Phang.

The man was accused of forcing his own daughter to perform oral sex on him and sodomised her with the aid of olive oil and hair gel.

The victim finally told her mother about the abuse, after the last assualt on April 15, 2014, through instant messaging.

Nearly 20 family members and friends of the accused were in court. However, the courtroom was later cleared as the prosecution applied for the girl to testify behind closed doors.

The parties cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, who is now 15 years old.

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