The man, whose name was not given to protect the identity of his victims/daughters, was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment by Judge Andrew Lockhart QC, after being found guilty of nine charges of indecent assault, one of indecency with a child and three of rape, during the 1980s and 90s he pleaded not guilty to.
The court heard from both of these two women. They have both 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.
Counts one to three were when you were grooming and moving towards sexually touching (the second victim). She was 11 and this went on for three years.
It affected her greatly. 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.
As a 16-year-old girl she realised she was gay and, struggling with her identity as many people do at that age, she decided to tell you.
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.
That rape involved degradation and humiliation. The offence demonstrated your hostility towards her as a lesbian” the judge said.
Coventry Telegraph reports that the judge also went on to disclose that when he committed the crime, the maximum sentence was just five years – whereas now he could have faced life imprisonment for penetrative sexual activity.
NSPCC spokesman who spoke to newsmen after the sentence said: “The victims in this horrific case have shown incredible courage to speak out and ensure this evil abuser is brought to justice.
It is vital they now receive the support they need to attempt to move forward with their lives.
This case shows that survivors of abuse will be listened to, no matter how long ago it happened or who the abuser was. They do not need to suffer in silence.