Monday, February 14, 2011

Dad charged with molesting daughters (Livingston County, Michigan)

From time to time, we see the fathers rights folks make a big to-do distinction between REAL DADDIES and all the poseurs out there: boyfriends, stepdads, and the like.

Yes, there is some indication that the boyfriends and stepdads are statistically more likely to abuse. But only because this population as a whole is more likely to be lower income, lower education, and less settled. All of which contribute the likelihood of abuse.

But as we see here, the creatures who abuse their girlfriend's kid or their stepkid are seldom shy about abusing their own flesh and blood either. UNNAMED DAD has been charged with sexually abusing his stepdaughter AND his daughter. And suspected of abusing his 2-year-old daughter as well.

Dad charged with molesting daughters

A Howell Township man charged with molesting his 7-year-old daughter and 10-year-old stepdaughter returns to Livingston County District Court on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old father is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for raping his youngest daughter. He also faces two counts of second-degree CSC.

The Daily Press & Argus is not naming the father, who remains jailed on a $500,000 bond, because it will identify his daughters.

Sheriff Bob Bezotte said his office was notified of the alleged molestation in January, after the girls told their mother, who immediately reported it to police.

Bezotte declined to provide specific details about the allegations, but first-degree CSC means there was penetration. He said that the abuse against both girls began when they were about 4 years old.

Police also are investigating whether the man sexually abused his 2-year-old daughter.