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Man in Custody on Suspicion of Abusing Daughter

The Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed the verdict over a man on Monday who had earlier been sentenced to custody until December 10 by the West Iceland District Court on suspicion of serious sexual abuse of his 11-year-old daughter.

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The Supreme Court of Iceland. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The investigation is in the jurisdiction of the Akranes police department. It is in the early stages and questioning of witnesses has yet to be completed, ruv.is reports.

At first the suspect avoided police and may have obstructed justice by removing evidence or trying to influence witnesses.

According to Stöð 2*, the girl told her peers about the abuse, who informed their parents. The parents contacted school authorities who notified child protection authorities.

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* The Icelandic letter ð is pronounced like th in that.

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