1. A dad and daughter have been charged with incest for the second time.
— nzherald (@nzherald) January 25, 2017
A New Zealand father and daughter have been charged with incest for the second time, after it was discovered they had had a second child together.
The pair, from Dunedin, have been told not to associate with each other during their sentences, with the father ordered to stay 100km away from where his daughter lives, Stuff reports.
The 37-year-old father was sentenced to six months community detention and two years intensive supervision, while his 23-year-old daughter was sentenced to two years of intensive supervision.
The pair were first convicted in 2012 after the birth of their first child, and were discovered to again be in a relationship when police were called to a domestic dispute in 2013. Police found an infant which they suspected was fathered by the defendant.
Three months later, the baby was found dead at the mother’s home in what was confirmed to be from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Reports provided to the court revealed the man justified the relationship by claiming he was a “victim of circumstance”.
The daughter was born after her father entered into a sexual relationship with his foster mother when he was just 13. He had limited contact with his daughter until they were reunited when she was 16 and they started a relationship.
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— 7News Yahoo7 (@Y7News) January 25, 2017