Proper Awarding of Exemplary Damages In a Crime of Rape

The relationship of stepfather or stepmother and stepson or stepdaughter is included by analogy as similar to that of ascendant and descendant, and where appreciated as an aggravating circumstance in rape, the award of exemplary damages, in addition to moral damages, is proper.

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