Friday, March 12, 2010

Woman raped by custodial father had child with brother (Glasgow, Scotland)

This case involves an UNNAMED DAD and an unnamed brother. Note that all these rapes and sexual assaults on this woman (now in her 40s) took place in the home of her custodial father--no mother lived there.

Woman raped by father had child with brother
Incest case of Glasgow family heard at High Court.
12 March 2010 11:03 GMT

A horrific case of incest has been revealed at the High Court in Glasgow after it emerged a girl who was repeatedly raped by her father later gave birth to a child after also being abused by her brother.

The victim had sex on two occasions with her sibling in the early 1980's when she was just 14. This went on during a long campaign of sexual abuse at the hands of her dad, who was later jailed.

Her brother could now face a prison term after he admitted to a charge of incest at the High Court in Glasgow. It emerged the 46 year-old has already been behind bars for indecently assaulting a young girl.

The victim had lived with her brother, father and other siblings at a house in Glasgow. None of them can be named for legal reasons. Andrew Miller, prosecuting, told how the accused - then aged 16 and 17 - had sex twice with his sister between March and October 1980.

The victim later fell pregnant and gave birth to a baby at the beginning of the following year. The court heard how brother and sister rarely kept in touch after she moved out of the family home, but would "carry on as if nothing had happened" if they did meet.

In 1991, she reported her father's abuse that had carried on when she was aged between 10 and 24. He was later locked up for 12 years for a catalogue of offences including rape.

He was ruled out as the father of his daughter's child. The child then died in the early 1990s due to health problems making it now no longer possible to find who the dad was. But, in November 2007, the accused confessed to police that he previously had sex with his sister.

This came during a meeting with officers after he had been released on licence from a 23 month sentence for abusing another young girl. His sister eventually contacted police herself and he was charged in March last year for this latest offence.

The court heard how the victim - now aged in her 40s - has found her ordeal at the hands of her brother and father has had a "significant impact".

Mr Miller said: "She has been in counselling for 20 years at her church and has suffered from depression as a result of all the events of her childhood."

Sentence was deferred on the accused until next month.