A 54-year-old father has been jailed for 21 years after he raped his own daughter in a bid to “show her that sex with men is better”. His brutal act came after she revealed to to him that she is as a lesbian.
According to reports, he was said to have been uncontrollably angry after his 16-year-old daughter told him she was ‘struggling with her identity.’ He subsequently raped her.
The father, who cannot be named to protect the identities of his victims, also raped two of his other daughters during two decades, the court heard.
The Sun reports that he had initially pleaded not guilty to nine charges of indecent assault, one of indecency with a child and three counts of rape at Warwick Crown Court but was convicted of all his crimes at a trial.
Judge Andrew Lockhart said:
”The court heard from both of these two women. They have both been severely psychologically damaged by your behaviour. Listening to one of the victim’s evidence of her feeling of guilt at leaving her sister to face you was the most harrowing of evidence.
As a 16-year-old girl, she realised she was lesbian and, struggling with her identity as many people do at that age, she decided to tell you.
You reacted by showing real and uncontrolled anger, and you decided to rape her to show her why it would be better to have sex with men than women. Her evidence made harrowing listening.
That rape involved degradation and humiliation. The offence demonstrated your hostility towards her as a lesbian.”
The court had heard that his offending had spanned a period of more than 20 years throughout the 1980s and 90s.
It began with sexual abuse of one daughter and, after she left home, moved on to abusing the other daughter.
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