A British man will serve more than two decades behind bars for raping his teenage daughter "to show why it would be better to have sex with men" after she confided in him that she was gay.
His lawyer tried to argue for a shorter sentence, noting he had gone a number of years without committing any other offences.
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Judge Lockhart told the father, "(Both daughters) have been severely psychologically damaged by your behaviour. Listening to (one of the victim’s) evidence of her feeling of guilt at leaving her sister to face you was the most harrowing of evidence."
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She eventually left home to escape the abuse. The court heard the man first began "grooming" his step-daughter at a young age, according to the Coventry Observer.
However, he was found guilty and sentenced to 21 years for three rapes on his two daughters during the 1980s and 90s, according to the Coventry Telegraph. The 54-year-old, unnamed father had pleaded not guilty to nine charges of indecent assault, one charge of indecency with a child and three rape charges at a Warwick Crown Court.
"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. The offence demonstrated your hostility towards her as a lesbian," the judge said. That rape involved degradation and humiliation.
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A British man will serve more than two decades behind bars for raping his daughter.
At 16, the daughter told her father she thought she was gay and was struggling with her identity.
She left the home, and she thought her sister would be safe, because she thought you would never touch (her) in the same way. But you groomed your (other) daughter in the same way and began assaults on her," Judge Andrew Lockhart said. "It affected her greatly.