The Plovdiv District Court sentenced a man from Plovdiv to 24 years of rigorous imprisonment for the rape of an underage daughter and fornication with an underage son. The 39-year-old man was found guilty of having intercourse with his daughter, who was under 14 years of age, thirteen times during a 1-year period from 2020 to 2021, coercing her by force and threats. For this act, he received 20 years in prison.
In 2021, he committed acts of sexual gratification with his son, using for this threat and using a position of dependence and supervision, and the act was committed in relation to a person under the age of 14. For this he received 12 years in prison.
On the basis of Art. 23 of the Criminal Code, the court imposed on the defendant man a common, heaviest punishment among those imposed on him above in the amount of 20 years of imprisonment, which is increased by 4 years. The total maximum sentence thus imposed is 24 years imprisonment, which the defendant will serve under the initial strict regime.
The man must pay the victim the sum of BGN 25,000, and the victim the sum of BGN 5,000, representing compensation for the non-property damages caused to them by the crimes committed, together with the legal interest on this sum, calculated from the date of the crime until its final payment .
The verdict is not final and is subject to appeal and protest within 15 days before the Court of Appeal – Plovdiv.