144 centuries for daughter rape

A MAN has been jailed for 14,400 years over the near-daily rape of his teenage daughter.

A court in The Philippines originally condemned the rickshaw driver to die in March 2006, four years after he was formally charged with 360 counts of rape – allegedly carried out during the year his wife worked in Hong Kong.

But the Court of Appeals in Manila commuted the sentence to 40 years for each count. The defendant can still appeal to the Supreme Court.

The then 13-year-old victim, now 22, said her ordeal had begun in January 2001, when her mother worked in Hong Kong as a domestic helper, leaving her three children with their father in Los Banos, just south of Manila.

She said he had forced her to have intercourse with him almost every day.

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