May 182013

daughter fails in appeal over jail term

A man who persistently raped his step daughter when she was aged between 11 and 16, impregnating her twice, has lost an appeal against Designer Fake Bags the severity of his 12 year jail term.

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She said wholesale replica designer handbags her stepfather would take aaa replica designer handbags her out of her bedroom purse replica handbags and onto the landing to have sexual intercourse with her three or four times a week. She said she dreaded Sunday evenings when her mother went to bingo because her stepfather would sexually abuse her. She said that on other occasions, he raped her while her mother was downstairs.

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Ms Crowe said her client’s case was “on a par” with ‘RK’ rather than being a notch above. She asked the court to consider imposing a sentence on her client along the lines of ‘RK’.

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