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83 Year Old Man Jailed 40 Years after Child Abuse

An 83 year old man from Kent has been jailed for 20 years for sexually abusing his 5 year old daughter; 40 years after the offence took place.

Canterbury Crown Court heard how the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, gave his 5 year old daughter a date rape drug and then sexually assaulted her.

Blind Man’s Bluff

In a police interview that was played to the court, the victim details how she was blind folded by her father. This lead the victim to believe they were going to play a game, however her father then proceeded to sexually assault her.

Speaking in the interview, the victim said:

“He then put a blindfold over my eyes. I didn’t know what was going on, I thought he was going to play Blind Man’s Bluff.

“He then told me not to say anything to my brothers and sisters because if I did men in white coats would come and take me away.”

She added:

“He was very, very strict. The slightest thing you would have done, like breaking a cup, he would line us up as kids. He would then pace up and down with his arms behind his back.”

Physical Abuse

The woman also described how her father would hit her with a belt buckle or slipper, often causing abrasions and had abused a step daughter.

The court also heard that at one time, the woman was raped by the coalman as her father watched. The woman told how the coalman came to deliver fuel, and her father offered her up for sex to him.

He lifted up her dress and said:

“You can have sex with her.”

The 83 year old defendant apparently shook his head as he was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Judge Adele Williams told him:

“It’s no good you shaking your head at me. I heard the evidence from your victims who you humiliated and degraded.

“What you did was cruel, brutal and perverted and it went on for many years.”

The judge stated that the father had had offered one child to another man for sex and shown another pornography.

The judge added:

“This conduct was frequent and accompanied by violence, including beatings with implements and your hands.

“You dominated the household – ruling by fear and intimidation. You were a dictator. One of your sons, who gave evidence on your behalf, described you as an evil b*****d.”

The man used his daughter as ‘little more than a sex toy’, the judge told the court.

She stated:

“You have shown no remorse. You have no insight and continue to deny the offences in the face of overwhelming evidence.

“You are unrepentant and manipulative and you have the deceptive veneer of respectability, the classic hallmarks of the committed paedophile.”

Sexual Abuse Claims – Expert Advice

Hampson Hughes Solicitors specialises in directing sexual abuse claims in a considerate and compassionate manner. Our Abuse & Criminal Injuries Department is headed by Greg Neill – Greg is a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL).

For an open and friendly conversation about your situation, and to find out how we can assist you relevant to your individual experience, call 0800 888 6 888 or email

You will be given the direct-dial of your case handler, meaning that you will always be able to reach the person you need.

Source: Mail Online

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