EQUALITY? Dunedin father and daughter sentenced over incest

first_imgNZ Herald 25 January 2017Family First Comment: If consenting loving adults means equality and we should be ‘free to love’, then here’s an interesting statement by the judge …“Judge Kevin Phillips said it was very serious repeat offending which strikes at the heart of what the community would consider right and proper conduct.”Maybe now – but for how long?#slipperyslopeA Dunedin father and daughter have been ordered to stay away from each other for two years after being sentenced for incest for the second time.The pair – aged 37 and 23 – were last year convicted of incest for the second time after the discovery of the pair’s second child.At this morning’s sentencing, the father was sentenced to six months community detention and two years’ intensive supervision. The daughter was sentenced to two years of intensive supervision.The pair are not to associate during that time and the father is not come within 100km of Dunedin, and reside elsewhere in the South Island.Judge Kevin Phillips said it was “very serious repeat offending which strikes at the heart of what the community would consider right and proper conduct”.The offending came to light after police attended a domestic disturbance at the pair’s home in 2013 and found an infant at the residence which they suspected was fathered by the defendant.The pair were first convicted in 2012 after the birth of their first child.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11788494Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img

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