PEOPLE OF THE PHILS. v. RICARDO M. VIDAÑA, G.R. No. 199210, October 23, 2013

Criminal law; Incestuous rape. In incestuous rape cases, the father’s abuse of the moral ascendancy and influence over his daughter can subjugate the latter’s will thereby forcing her to do whatever he wants. In other words, in an incestuous rape of a minor, actual force or intimidation need not be employed where the overpowering moral influence of the father would suffice.