Man 'fathered at least six children with his own daughter after brainwashing her'

1 October 2019, 09:33 | Updated: 1 October 2019, 09:40

The trial is being heard at Swansea Crown Court
The trial is being heard at Swansea Crown Court. Picture: PA
Maddie Goodfellow

By Maddie Goodfellow

A man has gone on trial accused of systematically raping two of his own daughters, and fathering six children with one of them.

The defendant, from south Wales, has also been charged with raping one of the girls his daughter gave birth to.

Swansea Crown court was told he pretended to be "mystic" and "brainwashed" them into thinking they lived in a "false world" to groom them into performing sexual acts.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with 36 counts of rape and one count of assault by penetration.

He denies all the charges.

Prosecutor John Hipkin said the victims were "groomed" to have sex.

Mr Hipkin told the jury: "He did what he wanted to his three daughters and achieved this by systematic control, grooming and brain washing."

"Their will was completely overwritten by him."

"He created a false world touched by witchcraft and mysticism."

"He would use a mystic to get them to do sexual acts with him by sending email messages to them."

"That control over them allowed him to gain sexual satisfaction."

The trial at Swansea Crown court is expected to last three weeks.

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