Father charged with sexually assaulting daughter

The identity of the 59-year-old accused is shielded by a court-ordered ban on publication protecting his daughter, now 18

A Kamloops teenager repeatedly asked her biological father to “stop” before he raped her while drunk in 2016, a judge has been told.

The identity of the 59-year-old accused is shielded by a court-ordered ban on publication protecting his daughter, now 18. 

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The man is charged with sexual assault and sexual interference of a person under 16. His trial began on Monday in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops.

His daughter was 14 on July 12, 2016, court heard, when the alleged incident took place.

According to the girl’s testimony, she had been living with her father for a period of weeks before the incident took place. He was not involved in her life as a young child, court heard, and the two had been getting to know each other over regular lunch meetings before she moved in with him.

On the night of the incident, the complainant said, she drank and played cards with her father before the two decided to watch a movie, which was saved on a PVR in her father’s bedroom.

She said she was very intoxicated.

“I was, like, blackout drunk,” she said. “I was dizzy. I could barely walk.”

The girl said her father began massaging her back, then began to remove her leggings.

“He started pulling down my pants,” she said. “And I kept telling him to stop. I was so drunk I couldn’t move my body. He didn’t say anything.”

The girl cried while testifying.

She said she remembers waking up afterwards and going to the bathroom.

“I went to the bathroom and realized I didn’t have underwear on,” she said. “I locked the door and cried and realized what had happened — that I was sexually assaulted.”

The trial is expected to conclude this week.

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