A father has been arrested for allegedly raping his own daughter on her 13th birthday in what he told cops was a sick “present” because he did not have enough money to buy her a gift.
According to reports, the dad was caught in the act by the young girl’s mother at their home in the town of Chipaya in the western Bolivian department of Oruro.
The unnamed father waited until his partner had left the house before allegedly raping his own teen daughter.
Local media said the mother arrived home and caught him in the act, reporting him to the local authorities despite the man allegedly threatening her so she would keep quiet about the incident.
After being arrested, he allegedly claimed he “did not have enough money to buy the girl a present” so he decided to “give her his own gift”.
Oruro Equal Opportunities official Carmen Miranda told local media: “There was a sexual aggression against a 13-year-old girl and the sad thing is that the suspect is her father who took advantage of the victim while he was alone with her.”
The authorities are offering psychological support to the teen girl and her father is in police custody.
The investigation is ongoing.
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