Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren has condemn the actions of a father who sexually violated his daughter on several occasions.

The first incident occurred when she was nine years old. The father who is 39 years old was sentenced to 12 years in jail, as a result.

The Police report says accused is the biological father of the victim.

After the first sexual incident the victim told her mother; the couple argued. The same issued occurred after three sexual incidences, however after the four incident the mother then contacted the police.

The Victim Impact Report says the victim was scared and angry with her father’s actions.

Justice Tuala-Warren said the most disturbing thing is that the accused is the biological father of the victim.

Her honours then quoted Justice Vui Clarence Nelson’s sentencing of a similar case; “there is no question such conduct must be soundly and clearly condemned as not acceptable to our society and that a strong deterrent sentence of imprisonment is required as a personal deterrent to the accused and as a general deterrent to all fathers who would fail their parental duty to love and nurture their offspring in this fashion."

In that case Justice Nelson said that “...sentence ...must mark the significance of the cultural taboos that you have broken”.

The accused has breached the “sacred trust between father and daughter.”

Justice Tuala-Warren said there is a need to hold the accused accountable for the harm done to the victim.