In her testimony, the mother told the court that after her daughter reported the matter to her, she called a family meeting to inform them of her daughter's allegations against her stepfather before reporting the matter to the police.
The mother said one of her husband's sisters, who was a social worker, went to the extent of physically examining the girl's genitals to try and prove that she was lying.
It was only after the girl was taken to a medical doctor that it was confirmed that she was raped as her hymen was broken.
In her statement, given to the court in a form of a poem, she wrote: "A lot of things has changed about me. I sometimes lose control of my anger and swear. And when I swear, I'm mad as hell. I don't care who's listening and how they feel. "
During her testimony, which was given in camera, the teenage girl pleaded with the court to send her stepfather away for a long time and threatened that she would commit suicide if he were to be let free.
She told the court that in one incident the man summoned her to his bedroom and squeezed her behind as well as her breasts.
"One day I was outside with my mom doing laundry and she sent me to the house where I met dad in the passage and he touched my breasts. At one point he even kissed me with his tongue in my mouth."
She said that she was undergoing counselling but it was not helping.