British justice sentenced a 74-year-old man to life in prison on Tuesday The rape of a little girl 40 years ago, Thanks to the “confirmation” of his biological daughter who was born in this crime, he donated his DNA.
Carvel Bennett, 74, was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl in the 1970s and sentenced to 11 years in prison in a court in Birmingham, central England. This decision was made possible by the “relentlessness and determination” of the child born into the crime, and he “sought justice for himself and his mother in this case,” Judge Martin Hurst underlined.
After the rape, the victim became pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl whom she adopted at the age of 14. The now-adult child, unable to identify to protect her mother’s identity, discovered the truth about her fertilization only when she was able to view her adoption record at the age of 18. He told the court with regret that a “terrifying” discovery was “a metaphor for one of the worst things that could happen to a person.”
The case was renewed only after the victim’s daughter campaigned for a resumption of the trial, according to the judge, and persuaded her biological mother to file a complaint. Thanks to the analysis of his DNA, Carvel Bennett was formally identified as a father, although he always denied his father.
“Because you chose to rape a child, I stole my birthmark in the way of mother and father,” the woman accused.
The accused, who refused to apologize during the interrogation, admitted to having sex, but the victim confessed and believed she was 16 years old. A “ridiculous” statement by Judge Hurst.