Man jailed for sexually assaulting his then-10 year old daughter
19 years' jail, 24 strokes for man who abused daughter when she was 10
He was divorced from the girl's mother when she was just two, only getting to see her once a week.
But he had a twisted way of showing he missed his daughter - by sexually assaulting her over two years.
And the first time he assaulted her, she was only 10.
The man, 46, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his daughter, was yesterday jailed 19 years and given 24 strokes of the cane.
The former bus driver had earlier pleaded guilty to five charges: two of sexual assault by penetration, two of outraging the modesty of a person under 14 years of age and one count of aggravated outrage of modesty.
Six other charges were taken into consideration.
The High Court heard that the man, who dropped out of school at Secondary 1, met the girl's mother while working in a hardware shop and soon got her pregnant.
They quickly got married and had two daughters.
The victim was the younger girl, who is now 14.
Immediately after their divorce, the girls lived with their mother.
But the victim would stay with her father every Saturday at his Ang Mo flat, where She had a room of her own with a bunk bed.
The first incident happened in December 2007, when the victim was just 10.
One Saturday, she was sleeping on the lower bunk in the afternoon when her father entered the room, lay down on the bed beside her and said he missed her very much.
He hugged the girl from behind, placed his hands under her shirt and squeezed her breasts.
He then molested her.
She tried to move away but he held her tightly. When she turned to face her father, he kissed her on the lips.
He eventually left after about 20 minutes.
In early 2009, the victim was sleeping on the upper bunk when her father again entered the room.
He started stroking her legs from her foot to her buttocks, and digitally penetrated her. She was 11.
In February that year, as she was lying in the lower bunk, her father came and lay down beside her.
Under a blanket, he touched her breasts.
The man told the girl to turn over and he lay on top of her, removing both their clothes and digitally penetrated her before ejaculating on her.
He then told her to wash herself as he was afraid she might get pregnant.
Some time between July and December 2009, the girl was lying on a bed at her father's new flat, also in Ang Mo Kio, when he came into the room and lay on top of her.
After removing her shorts and underwear, the man performed a sex act on her.
The attack went on for about 15 minutes.
After he was done, he told his daughter he missed her and loved her very much. She was still 11.
Sometime in 2011, the girl and her sister moved into their father's flat.
The girls shared the bunk bed in the father's bedroom.
But the offences only came to light in 2012 when the girl's teacher asked why she was skipping school and going home late.
She revealed she was trying to avoid her father. She made a police report on July 6, 2012.
Yesterday in the High Court, the bespectacled man with short white hair, could be seen wiping away tears as the details of his offences were read out in court.
During sentencing, Justice Woo Bih Li said this was a heinous crime.
He said: "Any sexual assault on any female is to be condemned in the strongest terms.
"In this case, what is more aggravating is the fact that the victim is (your) own biological daughter, and her young age.
"She trusted you, you were supposed to protect her. Instead, you violated her."
"In this case, what is more aggravating is the fact that the victim is (your) own biological daughter, and her young age."
- Justice Woo Bih Li, on a 46-year-old who sexually assaulted his daughter