A man accused of having sexual intercourse with his 15-year-old

A man accused of having sexual intercourse with his 15-year-old

The 50-year-old man, who cannot be named, was charged with incest after the girl became pregnant.

The prosecution used DNA evidence from the foetus to allege her father was responsible.

But today Chief Justice Terence Higgins told the court he was not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the DNA showed the accused was the father of the child.

He said he had no evidence as to how a family genetic disorder would have affected the DNA results.

The victim has a chromosomal disorder which she inherited from her mother and passed on to the foetus.

Questions were raised during the evidence about what impact that disorder would have had on the weight and size of the foetus and whether estimates of the time of conception would have been correct.

Justice Higgins found the man not guilty of the charge.

The wife of the accused man was in tears when she heard the verdict and shouted ‘thank you your honour’ as Justice Higgins left the court.

2-year-old alleges incest by paternal uncle

12-year-old alleges incest by paternal uncle

A case ofincest and consequent pregnancy has come to light in Mohali. A 12 year old girl was brought to the hospital in fragile health. Examination revealed that she was four months pregnant.

This 12 year old girl in the Mohali Civil Hospital is scarred for life. The victim of incest, at the hands of her paternal uncle, she was four months pregnant when she was brought to hospital. The case came to light when the girl felt unwell and medicalexamination revealed pregnancy. Hospital authorities informed the police and aborted the fetus.

The police talked to the girl who said her paternal uncle, Rahul, a resident of Sector 56, Chandigarh, violated her and threatened her of dire consequences if she told anyone.

The police have arrested Rahul and the girl is undergoing treatment. Physically, the girl is expected to recover well but the real wounds would be very difficult to heal.

Bond granted to teen accused of rape

Bond granted to teen accused of rape

Superior Court Judge Albert Pickett had previously denied bond in the Columbia County case, but reconsidered a second petition for bond when Blake Weems’ family and attorney, Travis Saul, presented an alternative plan for Weems’ release.

Assistant District Attorney Amanda Heath said Weems, 17, of the 4100 block of Quinn Drive, performed sex acts on a 12-year-old girl. She opposed bond because Weems stated he knew it was wrong but “he couldn’t help himself.”

Pickett approved bond with several conditions: that Weems remain inside his grandparent’s house in Martinez with an electronic ankle monitor and have no access to a computer.

woman faces sexual assault

woman faces sexual assault

A Grand Island woman faces sexual assault and incest charges, after being turned in by her own husband who apparently caught her in the act with her stepson.

The 27-year-old woman faced a Judge Art Wetzel on Friday morning.

The Hall County Attorney says the woman’s husband caught her in the act of the alleged crimes with her stepson and went to police.

The prosecutor said the woman and victim both admitted it to police as well.

She appeared in court by a video link from the jail. She sat a desk in the jail in a black and white jumpsuit, her hands in shackles. She leaned forward on the desk, and said she understood her rights and planned to hire a lawyer.

According to the charges, the sexual assault happened sometime between January and June. The incest was between June and August.

Judge Wetzel set bond at $50,000 and ordered her to have no communication with the boy, who court records say is between 12 and 16.

 

 

 

The number of incest cases is on the rise

The number of incest cases is on the rise 

The number of incest cases is on the rise as the phenomenon of genetic sexual attraction becomes more prevalent, a sex therapist says.

This week a 32-year-old man and his 18-year-old daughter were sentenced to community work and supervision by a Dunedin District Court judge on incest charges after they had a sexual relationship and had a child together.

It was revealed in court that the pair had a genetic sexual attraction, which sometimes happens between family members united after a long separation.

Director of Sex Therapy New Zealand, Robyn Salisbury, told Fairfax genetic sexual attraction was happening more and more between siblings or parents and their offspring.

“There are more people meeting up with previously unknown family members and being completely overwhelmed with how powerful that can be,” she said.

“For some people those powerful feelings and the kind of depth of connection that can happen are most readily experienced and expressed sexually.”

In the case of the father and daughter sentenced this week, the pair had little to do with each other until the girl turned 16.

The pair began a sexual relationship together over two years from August 2010 – living as husband and wife and having a child together.

The court was told that they both had a background of abuse and neglect.

The man was 13 when he and his 30-year-old foster mother started a sexual relationship and was 14 when the daughter was born.

Jewish views on incest (Part 2)

In the Bible

The Bible lists several types of relationship which it regards as incestuous unions; one list appears in Deuteronomy, and two lists occur in the Book of Leviticus. These lists only mention relationships with female relatives; excluding lesbianism, this implies that the list is addressed to men. Since the lists would then describe women with whom it is forbidden for a man to have a relationship, they also indirectly imply a list of men with whom it is forbidden for a woman to have a relationship. These lists then compare as follows (blue = forbidden for men only, pink = forbidden for women only, purple = forbidden for both men and women)

One of the most notable features of all the lists is that sexual activity between a man and his own daughter is not explicitly forbidden, although the first relation mentioned after the Levitical prohibition of sex with “near kin” is that of “thy father.” The Talmud argues that this absence is because the prohibition was obvious, especially given the proscription against a relationship with a granddaughter. As with the case of a man’s own daughter, the shortness of the list in Leviticus 20, and especially of that in Deuteronomy, are explained by classical Jewish scholarship as being due to the obviousness of the missing prohibitions.

Apart from the case of a man marrying his daughter, the list in Leviticus 18 roughly produces the same rules as were followed in early (pre-Islamic) Arabic culture. However, most tribal nations also disliked exogamous marriage – marriage to completely unrelated people.

Judaism’s view is that prior to the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, some of the prohibitions only applied voluntarily. Thus in several prominent cases in the Torah, the incest rules are ignored in favour of marriage to a close relative; Jacob is described as having married his first wife’s sister.

Secular views

Some secular Biblical scholars have instead proposed that forbidding incest with a daughter was originally in the list, but was then accidentally left out from the copy on which modern versions of the text ultimately depend, due to a mistake by the scribe.

To Be Continue ……….