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93-year-old man sentenced to jail for incest

93-year-old man sentenced to jail for incest

The man sexually abused his daughters some 50 years ago.

Ottawa: A 93-year-old Canadian man was sentenced to two years in jail for sexually abusing his daughters some 50 years ago, a media report said on Tuesday.

Philippe Hamelin, who is deaf, nearly blind and suffers from a disease similar to Alzheimers, was allowed to serve his sentence in the community without going to jail, the Canadian Press reported.

Prosecutors have asked for a prison term of between seven and nine years, but the court turned down their request.

Hamelin, who lives in Montreal, was convicted last year of incest, sexual molestation and assault causing bodily harm against his daughters between 1956 and 1963.
first published:January 28, 2009, 03:42 IST