Jordanian charged with raping then killing daughter during forced abortion

A JORDANIAN man was charged with raping and murdering his daughter after allegedly impregnating and then carrying out an abortion during which she died, police said.

“The 19-year-old woman died on Sunday morning of severe internal bleeding after her father performed an abortion to get rid of a five-month-old fetus to hide his crime (in Zarqa, northeast of Amman),” a police spokesman said.

“The 46-year-old suspect, who was charged with premeditated murder, rape and abortion, has confessed … he said he has been having sex with his daughter for the past five years and that her mother knew about his acts.”

The man faces the death penalty if convicted, the spokesman said. It was unclear if police arrested the victim’s mother.

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