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Depraved. Twisted. Totally lacking in any remorse.
A Superior Court judge seized upon these words Tuesday to describe a Windsor father who fed his insatiable appetite for sex by preying on his own children. He had daily intercourse with his daughters one was as young as seven and taught his son about sex by making the boy practise on his sister.
The Guatemala born man, who can be named to shield the identity of his children, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison. Enhanced credit for time he has already spent behind bars without bail reduces his sentence to 13 years and seven months.
Superior Court Justice Bruce Thomas said, in his 16 years on the bench, he never come across a case where an accused person presented a absence of mitigating factors coupled with an absolute lack of any remorse. Crown attorney Jennifer Holmes called the man the offender she has ever prosecuted.
In the face of overwhelming evidence and already in jail for abusing the stepdaughter he treated as a second wife, the man pleaded not guilty and went to trial in March. He never took the witness stand. Even as the prosecutor asked for a 20 year jail sentence, the man offered no words of regret nor attempts at explaining his behaviour.
But, as the judge said as he set out the punishment for 24 crimes against five children dating back to 1997, one should be sentenced out of anger or disgust. 1992, the man, now 58, married a woman with two preschoolers a son and a daughter. What followed was what Thomas summarized as a reign of terror. the daughter earliest memories are of her father penetrating her with his fingers while she took a bath. He began having full intercourse with her when she was seven.
He told the little girl it was OK because he was her dad.
The man and his wife went on to have seven children in addition to the two from a previous relationship.
After those children were born, he fathered four more children with his stepdaughter. He got her pregnant five times, but once beat her so severely, she miscarried.
The man and his wife were on welfare and had been maintaining separate homes. He had hatched that plan so they could maximize the amount of social assistance they were receiving.
Each time his wife gave birth, he had her pretend she didn know who the father was to keep up the ruse.
The children lived between the two homes. This the family off balance, the judge noted.
The father kept the family compliant with beatings and threats he kill the siblings. He brainwashed them into thinking if anyone learned of the abuse,
the children would be split up and never see one another again. No one outside the family should be trusted.
His son recalled a girl calling for him on the phone when he was about 10. The father used the opportunity to teach his son about sex. He took the boy and his sister to a bed where he forced the girl to undress and lie down with her legs spread. He made the boy strip and had the children touch each other bodies while he masturbated. When the boy did not become aroused, the father forced the girl into the bathroom where he had intercourse with her himself.
The father had already been having sex with the girl two to three times a day.
When the girl was 14, he pulled her out of school and had her live with him as a full time sexual partner and housekeeper. He had caused a scandal by claiming she had been gang raped by boys at school.
He didn let her leave the house. She became pregnant by him when she was 15.
He then moved on to intercourse with his younger daughters. He would routinely force them to strip so he could examine their genitals to make sure they weren having sex with boys from school. He called this them.
It was one of the many ways he was fiercely jealous of his stable of sexual partners.
When the father learned one of his daughters, then 14, had a boy interested in her, he violently raped her and made her sister help.
The abuse ended in March 2011 when the man was finally arrested. He had beaten his stepdaughter after she tried to stop him from having sex with her 10 year old sister.
In what can generously be described as a partial disclosure to police, the young woman told of some of the abuse she had suffered. The man was convicted of forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering death threats, sexual exploitation and public mischief. He was sentenced to four years in prison and would have been released in January 2014 at the latest.
The siblings were wildly disappointed with the sentence. So the eldest son called a family meeting where it was decided they would finally disclose to the police the indignities they had suffered.
In words that reduced the courtroom to tears, the judge praised the eldest son for bringing the family of the darkness. children told the court they suffer depression and feelings of self loathing. Attempted suicides and an inability to complete schooling was a common theme.
The children now refuse to call the man their father. lost that the day he decided to do this to my siblings, explained the eldest son, in an interview after the sentencing.
No matter how long the man spends behind bars, never going to be enough, he said.
told us if we ever said anything, he would kill us. I believed it I lived a whole life in silence. No more. mother has divorced and he and his siblings have moved to London where they rely on each other for support.
The judge urged them to each other through dark days. family had requested that the customary publication ban in the case be lifted so the man identity would be known. The Crown refused to make the request, saying it might deter other sexual assault victims from coming forward.
For the longest time,
the man had no lawyer willing to take his case to trial. The judge appointed someone to represent him.