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N.S. man gets 18-month jail sentence for abusing young daughters

N.S. man gets 18-month jail sentence for abusing young daughters
From CTV - November 14, 2017

HALIFAX -- A 55-year-old Nova Scotia man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for sexually abusing his two young daughters over a 10-year period.

A Nova Scotia Supreme Court ruling released Tuesday says the incidents, which occurred between 1990 and 1999, only came to light when the oldest daughter reported her experiences during counselling.

The accused pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual interference.

The written decision by Justice Mona Lynch says the man started touching his older daughter for a sexual purpose when she was two-and-a-half years old, with the prosecution estimating he abused her at least 50 times over that period.

Lynch says the father threatened the girl by telling her the family would break up if she told anyone -- a responsibility Lynch says "should not have been put on a child."

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