Man booked for molesting 17-year-old daughter

A 45-YEAR-OLD Wadala resident was arrested Wednesday for allegedly molesting and committing obscene acts, such as showing her pornographic videos, with his teenage daughter for over a year, police said. The accused has been booked under IPC, Information Technology Act and the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

The 17-year-old girl, in her complaint, has alleged that her father told her that she would "get used to it after a while," said senior inspector Pandurang Ingule.

Wadala police said the accused, who stayed with his daughter in Lal Bahadhur Shastri Nagar, was a building contractor.

His wife stays in her native place to take care of her ailing parents and only visits once a year, police said.

"The girl said her father had been sexually exploiting her for over a year. In April last year, the accused entered her room while she was changing clothes and started touching her inappropriately. He threatened her with dire consequence if she told anyone," said Ingule.

Police said on Monday, when the victim reached home, she found her father sitting in the living room watching a pornographic video and he allegedly made her stay in the room and watch it with him.

"The accused has been remanded in police custody till May 23. A probe is on," added Ingule.

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