Traditionally, fathers are supposed to be heroes to their daughters
And more often than not, they indeed are.
However, the same can't be said about this father from Idaho, who forced his 14-year-old daughter to marry her 24-year-old rapist. He did this, he claims, "out of deep and abiding love for his daughter."
The father believes that a man should marry a girl he gets pregnant
The father, whose name is being withheld in order to protect his daughter’s identity, had, according to The Associated Press, brought his underage daughter, who was impregnated by her rapist, from the US state of Idaho across to the US state of Missouri, where the law allows for 14-year-olds to be legally wed.
He told the judge that he loved his daughter and would never intentionally harm her but acknowledged making a bad decision. The father’s defense attorney argued that he was trying to help the couple all along, reported The AP.
He pleaded guilty to injury to a child and has been sentenced to a mere 120 days in jail and four years of supervised probation by Seventh District Judge Gregory Moeller. Why 120 days of jail-term?
Well, because, the girl was married to her rapist for 4 months, meaning 120 days.
So the judge, in his sentencing, said that "120 days is approximately how long this vile farce of a marriage lasted," while instructing the man to "sit and think about the 120 days your daughter was in a vile farce of a marriage to a rapist because of you" adding that his daughter "underwent great bodily harm based on some of your choices."
The rapist, meanwhile, was sentenced to 15 years in jail with the possibility of parole after having served three years behind the bars
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