An Edmonton man who pleaded guilty to sexually
abusing his five-year-old daughter and wrote her a
letter of apology appears to be blaming the little
The 43-year-old molester, who can't be named to
protect the victim, told police his daughter
"initiated the sexual acts" in the bedroom and in
In his apology letter, the sex offender asks the
girl's forgiveness for him "not showing better
judgement" and says he should have stopped her more
"I only wanted to show her that I loved her and
that some things would have to wait for her to grow
up, but to give knowledge of what to expect," he
said in the letter.
"I had only wanted to answer your questions as
best as I could.
"I know that showing you was not the way and
giving in to you was wrong. I didn't want you hating
daddy because I wouldn't tell you what you wanted to
He also claimed the abuse was not sexual in any
way and he did not get any pleasure out of it.
The man, who court heard has a previous
conviction for sexual assault, ended the letter by
asking the girl's mother if he can still say
goodnight to the child.
The city father pleaded guilty to one count of
unlawful sexual touching of a person under 14.
According to an agreed statement of facts, the
man is the biological father of the victim, who
recently turned eight, and was separated from the
girl's mother during the offence period of March 1,
2005, to July 2, 2005.
He was living in a south-side basement suite and
his daughter would visit him frequently and stay
overnight once or twice a week.
MOM CALLED POLICE
The child's mother called police after the girl
revealed her father was touching her sexually.
After being confronted during an interview, the
man made some admissions to a detective, but he
maintained she had "initiated the sexual acts."
During one of the incidents of sexual
interference, the man was talking to his daughter
about women having orgasms, according to the agreed
The girl told the child abuse detective "she
didn't think what was happening with her dad was a
bad thing because (he) told her it wasn't."
Court of Queen's Bench Justice Mary Moreau
ordered a pre-sentence report and a psychiatric
assessment done on the man and a sentencing hearing
was set for Feb. 19.
He remains free on bail, but is not allowed to
have any contact with the girl.