A 43-year-old man living in Verulam has been accused of raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter and threatening to take her life if he is released, according to investigating officer Nevarge Lutchminarain.
The man faces charges of sexual grooming, rape, sexual assault and exposing a child to pornographic material for abuse of stepdaughter that began when the child was only 5 years old, following the death of her mother.
The accused man has a long history of violence, including threats to murder an ex-girlfriend. If he is released on bail, the community has said they will “deal with him and have him killed,” which is why Lutchminarain suggests the accused remain in police custody.
By: Mikayla Tetreault, Staff Writer