A man has been jailed for two years and six months for raping his daughter on his wedding night, after claiming he thought she was his new wife.
In April 2018, the 50-year-old Danish man was at his wedding reception on a country estate when his 20-year-old daughter became “very intoxicated”. Family members realised she wouldn’t make it to the hotel she was staying at, so her father and another guest took her to the bridal suite at 2.30am, where she fell asleep.
Roughly an hour and a half later, the bride and groom went to the suite, and the man fell asleep between his wife and daughter. During the night, according to Danish court documents, he grabbed his daughter.
“When she asked him to stop and tried to sit up, he pushed her hard in the chest. After this, while she was on her back, he forced sexual intercourse despite her begging him to stop several times,” the reported stated. The daughter was unable to defend herself because of how drunk she was, the Kolding court heard.
After the attack, the father allegedly apologised in a text to his daughter saying: “It was a mistake. I’m sorry. I thought it was [wife’s name]. Can’t we try to stay in touch? I’m sorry.”
The daughter responded: “I think we should cease all contact. What you have subjected me to is something I cannot accept. I asked you nicely to stop and you continued. I shouted, you continued, I hit you, you continued.”
The man claims he has no memory of the event and denies all allegations of rape and sexual misconduct.