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DAUGHTER HAS 2 KIDS BY RAPE BEAST DAD; Pervert preyed on his three girls.

Byline: By Paul Thornton

A TWISTED dad raped and sexually abused his three daughters and had two children with one of them.

The 72-year-old pervert is facing jail after being convicted yesterday of repeatedly raping the eldest girl for 14 years and his middle daughter for six - beginning when she was just eight.

His youngest daughter was also sexually abused, the High Court in Edinburgh was told.

DNA evidence proved that the man, from the Dundee area, fathered his eldest girl's daughter, now 24, and son, now 18.

The woman, who is now 42, kept her tragic secret until the boy was 16 before telling police of her father's crimes.

After that, her two sisters also came forward to give harrowing accounts of abuse to police.

His not guilty plea forced his traumatised daughters to give evidence at the eight-day trial.

And he sickeningly claimed that they had wanted to have sex with him to win his affections.

Charges of neglect and abuse against the girls' mother were dropped during the trial, along with charges that the father threatened his eldest daughter at gunpoint .

The jury returned a not guilty verdict on an allegation that the eldest daughter was forced to take obscene photographs of him, while a claim that he offered her money to have his child was not proven.

The jury of seven men and eight women were told the systematic rape of the eldest daughter began in 1979 when the girl was just 12.

She told the court her mother had just been taken into hospital to give birth to her younger brother when her father struck for the first time.

After that, he would rape her once a week or every fortnight until she was 26 years old.

He began raping her younger sister at eight and only stopped when she was 14, while the youngest of the three was only abused once, when she was eight years old.

The father forced her to perform asex act on him.

Trial judge Lady Clark yesterday told the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons: "You have been convicted of very serious offences."

She deferred sentence until next year so psychiatrists can assess him.

The man was held in custody during the trial and his application for bail was denied yesterday.

After the verdict, his eldest daughter, who had been in court, declined to make any comment.

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Date:Dec 23, 2008
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