Father-Daughter Incest: British Man Jailed After Daughter Gave Birth to Three of His Children

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By Sounak Mukhopadhyay | May 15, 2014 11:43 AM EST

A British man was jailed after he had been found to have had a sexual relation with his own daughter for more than 16 years. His daughter even gave birth to three of his children over the years.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner reported that the father had been earlier cautioned by police. Still, the 57-year-old father continued having exual relationship with his daughter. The girl apparently did not originally know that it was her own father. She had never seen her father since her childhood and though that her stepfather was her real father. It was only after she reached her teens that she came to know who her own father was. She eventually moved in with her real father after she had a problem with her stepfather.

According to the daughter's statement to police, her father kissed her for the first time when she was 14. It was the same time he had sexually touched her. "One thing led to another," she said. They started having sex on a regular basis. It was in 2002 when they had their first child. The Huddersfield man was arrested in 2005. He was warned against the incest he was involved in after he admitted to police that he was the father of the child. His daughter, however, did not make any sexual complaint that time. According to Prosecutor Patrick Palmer, the father was enlisted on the sexual offences register for a couple of years anyway.

The second child of the couple was born in 2005. In fact, it was later discovered that the daughter had been pregnant for the second time during her father's arrest. According to Judge Christopher Batty, the police were not aware of the fact. The couple signed a Social Services agreement that they would not see each other. However, the agreement was violated.

The father-daughter duo had their third child in 2010 as the frequency of sexual encounter between the two got reduced. Accusing her father to be "controlling" and "jealous," the daughter eventually went to report against him in to the police 2012.

The father's lawyer, Stephen Welford, said that the couple never shared a conventional father-daughter relationship. That might have been a reason behind such a relation between them. The father was sentenced to a 46-month prison term.

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