A British man has been found guilty of 36 counts of rape after DNA showed that he fathered six kids with one of his own daughters during a campaign of abuse that spanned over at least 20 years.
The Welshman, who cannot be named to protect his victims’ identities, raped at least two of his daughters, including one of the girls who had been born to him by his daughter as a result of the initial abuse and incest, Swansea Crown Court heard.
To perpetuate the decades-long abuse, the man told his daughters he wanted to “teach” them how to have sex so they would be ready for future boyfriends. He also made at least one of his daughters have sex with other men while he watched, according to WalesOnline.
The sick father pretended he was using witchcraft to manipulate his victims. He even created a fake mystic who told them to have sex with him, the court heard.
Prosecutor Hayley Fackrell told the court: “These sickening acts of abuse were carried out by a person that was supposed to protect and care for the victims, but instead he systematically controlled their lives, grooming them for his sexual gratification.”
The details were so horrific jurors were offered counselling, according to the report.
“I have been involved in criminal cases as a barrister and as a judge for 40 years. This is in the top three worst cases I have ever had to deal with,” Judge Paul Thomas told the jury.
The man denied 36 charges of rape and one charge of sexual assault but was found guilty on all counts after just four hours’ deliberation, WalesOnline said. He will be sentenced next Friday.
“You will not be surprised to hear a very long prison sentence awaits you,” the judge told him.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Jones of Dyfed-Powys Police said he hoped the verdict would help the victims rebuild their lives.
“It is very difficult to summarize the impact of his crimes upon his victims,” Jones said, according to the report.