A 26-year-old girl lured her father to bed and had sex with him because she didn’t like the woman the man was engaged to.
The 58-year-old father had sexual intercourse with the daughter on two occasions in 2009.
The pair has been charged to a district court in Hong Kong.
South China Morning Post reports that the court heard that the father and daughter’s relationship began when she was 19-years-old.
A psychological report revealed that the daughter, who has not been identified, was “deprived of her mother’s love” and the sexual encounters stemmed from “misplaced love, infatuation and devotion to her father”.
The woman’s lawyer said in mitigation: “This case is highly unusual. She offered to have sex, hoping that he would change his mind.”
She also said her client once tried to tell the prosecutors to hold her fully responsible so that her father could walk free.
“That shows the extent of devotion and infatuation the defendant had for her father. “It serves no purpose to society to lock her up and punish her,” she said.
The lady’s horrified brother, then in secondary school, found out about the intercourse and told the police, the court heard. He did not realise that it was consensual.
Judge Timothy Caswell sought a probation officer’s report to study the possibility of a non-custodial sentence for the woman, but refused to do the same for her father.
They will both be sentenced on June 12.