Yet again we see public resources being wasted prosecuting consenting adults for loving each other and having sex. Jenny Loweth reported at thetelegraphandargus.co.uk...
A MAN who had sex with his natural daughter over a four year timespan was told by a judge that people would be "offended and appalled" by his behaviour.Four years. This sounds like an ongoing relationship, doesn't it?
The father, in his mid 40s, committed incest with the vulnerable young woman at his flat in Bradford when she contacted him after being brought up in care, the city's Crown Court heard today.So he didn't raise her, didn't groom her, and this was likely a Genetic Sexual Attraction situation.
He pleaded guilty to five offences of incest when his daughter was over 18.We call that consenting adults.
"He is very remorseful and thoroughly embarrassed and ashamed."He has to say that.
Prosecutor Matthew Bean said the woman was taken into care and adopted when she was a little girl.Did he even know that she existed? We don't know anything about the circumstances other than what this article says.
She had no contact with her father until she got in touch with him when she became an adult.
He then began having regular sex with her at his flat in Bradford.
Mr Bean said the pair had consensual sexual intercourse for four years until the woman's boyfriend alerted the police.So they were ratted out. If the daughter and the boyfriend agreed to be monogamous, it is understandable that the boyfriend was upset, but he should have moved on instead of bringing down unjust laws on them.
The man was arrested and made full admissions.Don't do that.
His daughter was too distressed to finish her police interview and had not made a victim impact statement.
"She has found it difficult to talk about these issues," Mr Bean said.Since when does consensual sex have a legal "victim?" She can legally have group sex with three complete strangers. Why not this man?
Judge Colin Burn sentenced the man to six months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, with a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 60 days.This shouldn't be a criminal matter in the first place. It's adults having sex!
He told the defendant: "You don't need me to tell you how wrong your actions were."This is the kind of thing people say when they can't justify why something is illegal to begin with. There really isn't a good reason for this to be a criminal matter.
"She has been left with guilt, distress and depression," he said.Might that have something to do with prejudice, discrimination, and criminalization?!?
He must also register with the police as a sex offender for seven years.