A court in Hong Kong heard a rather unusual case on Monday involving a daughter who had sex with her own father in order to stop him from marrying his fiancée. Yeah…
Citing a psychological report, the woman’s defense attorney said that the sexual encounters between dad and daughter arose out of the desperate woman’s “misplaced love, infatuation and devotion to her father,” just as he was about remarry, SCMP reports.
The father, a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, is now 58 years old while his daughter is 26. Both have pleaded guilty to two counts of incest which took place in 2009 when the woman was 19 years old and only came to light in 2015 when the woman’s unfortunate younger brother happened to discover footage of their illicit intercourse, hk01 reports. The brother (who was only in secondary school at the time) did not know that his sister had consented to the affair. He now suffers from depression.
Calling the case “highly unusual,” the woman’s lawyer told the court how her client had once told prosecutors to hold her “fully responsible,” so that her father would be granted his freedom. “That shows the extent of devotion and infatuation the defendant had for her father,” she said, urging the court not to punish or lock up her client, but provide her with help.
Meanwhile, the father has said he will move to mainland China to keep away from his daughter.
Sentencing for the case is scheduled for June 12th.
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