Monday, May 7, 2012

Dad charged with sexually abusing disabled daughter (San Mateo County, California)

Of course it's an UNNAMED DAD. Notice that there is no mention of a mother in this home. Was there one?


Father charged with abusing disabled child
May 05, 2012, 05:00 AM
By Michelle Durand Daily Journal Staff

A South San Francisco man is facing life in prison after being charged with sexually abusing his young physically disabled daughter repeatedly beginning when she was 8 years old.

The 35-year-old man, who is not being named to protect the identity of his alleged victim, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of 108 counts of child molestation. On Friday, prosecutors formally charged him with two counts of continuous sexual abuse, one of which carries a possible life sentence and both which encompass all the other alleged crimes of penetration and oral copulation, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

The man’s daughter has a chronic physical disability requiring lab work every few months. After semen was found during a routine urine test and was genetically linked to the man, authorities launched the investigation resulting in his arrest.

On Friday, the defendant pleaded not guilty to one count of continual sexual abuse, namely oral copulation, on a child age 10 or younger and one count of continual sexual abuse on a child under 14. Prosecutors say the abuse began in late 2007.

He asked for a court-appointed attorney and did not waive his right to a speedy trial.

He was ordered held without bail and returns to court May 17 for an estimated two-hour preliminary hearing.

The defendant has no prior criminal history in San Mateo County, Wagstaffe said.