Cyprus Mail
Cyprus

Man jailed for 10 years for raping estranged wife

Limassol district court

A 47-year-old Limassol man was jailed for ten years on Monday for raping his estranged wife, the Limassol criminal court ruled.

The man was handed concurrent jail sentences, the longest for ten years, for multiple counts of rape against his wife, from whom he had been estranged.

“Rape brutally insults the dignity and individuality of the victim and is the worst form of humiliation a human can endure,” the court said.

Such offences are not only morally reprehensible, the court added, but also “offend and sometimes crush the victim’s individuality and psyche” and must therefore be dealt with with severity.

The court said this was imperative, adding it has observed a growing trend in such offences.

In calculating the sentence, the court said it took into account the accused’s clear criminal record and his personal situation.

 

Related Posts

Coronavirus: Face masks to be reintroduced in pharmacies after uptick cases, hospitalisations

Antigoni Pitta

Sol Hareket member denied entry in Turkey

Gina Agapiou

Man arrested for assisting illegal entry

Staff Reporter

Soldier 27, critical after being injured during helicopter training (Updated)

Gina Agapiou

Still lots to be done for people with disabilities, MPs say

Antigoni Pitta

Back to the drawing board on VAT rates for first homes

Elias Hazou