Man jailed for rape

Last updated 16:59 18/12/2013

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A 70-year-old Southland man convicted of raping his daughter has been sentenced to seven years and two months' jail.

The man, who has final name suppression, appeared today before Judge Kevin Phillips for sentence on a representative charge of rape and four of indecent assault.

The man was found guilty by a jury last month.

The victims were his daughter and granddaughter.

Judge Phillips labelled the man a ''predator'' and said he had ruined the lives of people who should have been able to trust him.

The offending was historic, dating back to the mid 1970s, when his daughter was aged between 6 and 11.

The man had also indecently assaulted his granddaughter.

His daughter's victim impact statement was ''distressing'' reading, he said.

His daughter had lived in constant fear of her father and as a result of the offending, had for years been distrustful and fearful of others, he said.

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- The Southland Times

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