HE WAS caught twice by his wife for fondling their eldest daughter's breasts.
Each time in 1998 and 2000, when the girl was 12 and 14, he asked for forgiveness but was soon back to his old ways.
The 49-year-old marine supervisor started abusing his eldest daughter since she was 10. She is now a 22-year-old undergraduate.
The victim suffered in silence for 12 years as he had threatened to beat her if she told her mother.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Navin S. Thevar said the accused's problems began in 1996 when his wife became less intimate with him.
He then turned to prostitutes and pornography to satisfy his sexual needs.
On Wednesday, the accused, who has been remanded since May 23, admitted to nine counts of molesting his two daughters, and one of peeping at his oldest girl bathing in the toilet.
DPP Navin said between August 1997 and May this year, the accused committed 15 counts of outrage of modesty against his two daughters and two of intruding into a woman's privacy.
Eleven of the 15 counts were against the eldest daughter, and four against the second daughter when she was 10 in 2002. The second victim is now a 17-year-old polytechnic student.
The family reported him to the police on May 21 - nine days after he was caught peeping at the 22-year-old victim bathing by his youngest daughter.
Eight other charges were taken into consideration.
The accused, who has a theft conviction, pleaded for leniency.
He said he was deeply remorseful and wanted to return to his family and to work hard to get his family back again.
He will be sentenced on Monday by District Judge Sarjit Singh.
Tthe prosecutor pressed for a jail sentence of 14 years and caning in view of the aggravating factors in the case.
Father molested 2 daughters