There were shocking details in court Wednesday when a 50-year-old man was sentenced to seven years for sexually abusing his stepdaughter, which included forcing her to perform oral sex on him when she was 14.
The Nicosia Criminal Court, which was split 2-1 in the verdict ruling two weeks ago, found the Greek Cypriot man from Nicosia guilty of sexually abusing his wife’s daughter between 2008 and 2013.
No details were made public during the verdict with the court saying they would hold a hearing for the stating of facts and handing down a sentence at a later date.
He would touch the girl on her chest during the early years of the abuse while later, when the girl was 14, he would force her to perform fellatio on his penis
On Wednesday, June 27, the court heard that the step father would touch the girl on her chest during the early years of the abuse while later, when the girl was 14, he would force her to perform fellatio on his penis.
Two weeks ago, one of the three judges attempted to acquit the man of all charges.
The dissenting opinion was written by Judge Kalogerou, who acquitted the man of all charges, while Judges Stavrou and Georgiou-Antoniou both ruled that the man was guilty beyond reasonable doubt.
The girl was afraid to say anything, the court heard, citing fear following repeated threats from the abuser.
But when the victim was over 18 years old, she spoke out after her mother had obtained a divorce. She told the court she wanted to protect her 8-year-old sister, who is the abuser's biological daugther.
The mother was reportedly away from the abuser when the girl filed a complaint with police.