‘Thought she was my wife’: Belgian man jailed for raping own daughter
Thursday, 25 June 2020
A man from the city of Bruges, in the West Flanders province, has been jailed for raping his now 13-year-old daughter.
The girl went to the police this week, where she declared that her father raped her on a regular basis, starting about two years ago.
The police immediately arrested the man, but during an interrogation, he said that he did not remember anything, reports Het Nieuwsblad. He did, however, admit that he had an alcohol problem. “Maybe, out of drunkenness, I may have thought she was my wife,” he said.
The man appeared before the examining magistrate, who decided to arrest him, according to a local newspaper.
On Friday, he will appear in front of the council chamber for the first time, where will be decided if he has to stay in the cell for another month.