Man sentenced for sexually abusing two young girlsPOSTED: 04/10/15 12:02 PM
St. Eustatius – The Court in First Instance sentenced a 53-year-old Statian to 24 months of imprisonment for sexual abusing his 13-year-old daughter and another girl who was just 10. Of the sentence, 6 months are suspended; the court imposed 3 years of probation and placed the man under supervision of the Rehabilitation Bureau.
The Statian abused his young daughter in July of last year in Miami and between December 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014 in Statia. The abuse of the 10-year-old took place between July 3, 2013 and June 28, 2014.
The defendant confessed to abusing his daughter but denied he had touched the other girl. He claimed to the court that he had been raped himself when he was a youngster and that he wanted to be caught.
All this did not make sense to the court: his youth trauma should have made him aware of the impact of sexual abuse on young children.
The court noted that the man’s victims need professional assistance to deal with their experiences.