Father raped lesbian daughter ‘to prove sex was better with men’

Meka Beresford March 4, 2017
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A man who raped his daughter “to prove sex was better with men” after she came out as gay has been jailed for 21 years.

The man is said to have raped his 16-year-old daughter when she told him she was “struggling with her identity”.

Warwick Crown Court heard that the man, who cannot be named in order to protect the victims identity, allegedly exploded with “uncontrolled” anger.

The 54-year-old was found guilty of three charges of rape, nine of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child during the 1980’s and 90’s.

Two of his daughters suffered the horrific abuse across two decades.

Judge Andrew Lockhart said that the man showed “uncontrolled anger” which led to a rape that “involved degradation and humiliation”.

“As a 16-year-old girl she realised she was gay and, struggling with her identity as many people do at that age, she decided to tell you,” Judge Lockhart said.

He described the victim’s evidence as “harrowing” and deemed the man’s actions as proof of his “hostility” towards her sexuality.

“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,” Lockhart said.

A spokesman for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) called the victims courageous.

“The victims in this horrific case have shown incredible courage to speak out and ensure this evil abuser is brought to justice. It is vital they now receive the support they need to attempt to move forward with their lives,” the spokesman said.

He stressed that others who have suffered abused do not need to “suffer in silence”.

“This case shows that survivors of abuse will be listened to, no matter how long ago it happened or who the abuser was. They do not need to suffer in silence.”

People who have experienced abuse are urged to contact the 24/7 NSPCC helpline in confidence on 0808 800 5000, email or text 88858.

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