Friday, March 8, 2013

Abused daughter: Dad "made me feel like a waste of life" (Urbandale, Iowa)

Notice that Mom is getting 30 years for not "stopping" the abuse--which is more time than many daddies get who actually murder their kids.

The rapist daddy is identified as JAMES BEAUDRIE.

Abused Daughter Says Father 'Made Me Feel Like a Waste of Life'

James Beaudrie sexually abused three of his daughters, according to court records. He once operated the Gamesip store at Merle Hay Mall, and the family at times lived in the back of the store.

By Deb Belt

James Beaudrie, 37, the man convicted of sexually abusing three of his daughters while the family at times lived in the back of a Merle Hay Mall game store, heard from two of the girls at Friday's sentencing about the pain he inflicted.

The first daughter said she "hated the way we lived," reports. She spoke directly to Beaudrie, saying that "even though you knew it hurt us, you continued to hurt us."

Police said the family shuttled between living at the GameSip store at Merle Hay Mall and motels in the area.

The second daughter said it "made me feel like a waste of life."

In court Friday, Beaudrie apologized for the family being broken apart and his children and wife going through pain, KCCI said.

Beaudrie was sentenced to a total of 50 years in prison with a mandatory minimum serving time of 70 percent of the sentence before eligible for parole.

He also must register for the sex offender registry. He was originally charged with nine counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of child endangerment. In a plea deal reached late last year Beaudrie pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual abuse.

Beaudrie was told to have no contact with all of his children until March 8, 2018, and at that time it can be extended.

Beaudrie’s wife, Kijua, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for child neglect. Prosecutors say she knew about the abuse but did not stop it.

Kijua Beaudrie, 35, pleaded guilty in September 2012 to three counts of neglecting a dependent person.

According to the Des Moines Register, Polk County prosecutor Frank Severino said Kijua Beaudrie “not only knew that the sexual abuse was going on … but at times actually allowed it to continue” by taking other children and placing them in a different room.

Several of the Beaudries’ nine children reportedly wrote letters asking that their mother not be sent to prison.