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Father imprisoned for rape of daughter

A 40-year-old father of two was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for raping his daughter over the course of five years.

The decision by Nicosia criminal court found him guilty of 27 charges relating to sexual abuse and rape of a minor between December 2011 and August 2015.

His daughter, who is now 17, was prompted to report her father after he tried to sexually abuse her younger sister.

She told police he began to rape her when she was 12.

Since his arrest, he admitted to the charges and cooperated with authorities.

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