Children’s sex abuse by father

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A RUGBY father who has been sexually abusing his children over the last ten years has been remanded in custody while a report is prepared on the danger he poses.

The man, who is in his mid 30s but cannot be named to protect his victims, has finally admitted the abuse, carried out between 2000 and last year, after originally denying it.

The man pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting one of his daughters when she was eight years old, but denied two charges of raping her and two further charges.

He denied four charges of raping another girl when she was also eight, but pleaded guilty to three charges of sexually assaulting her.

The man also admitted three charges of raping a boy when he was aged between four and six.

The offences he has most recently been charged with involved his abuse of another girl when she was aged about nine.

In relation to that girl, he admitted inciting her to engage in sexual activity, sexually assaulting her and raping her.

But he denied two further charges of rape, three of committing acts of gross indecency and one of indecently assaulting her.

Sarah Buckingham, defending, said the defendant had made “full admissions to all the offences,” with the exception of the rape of last girl when she was aged nine or ten.“It was difficult for him to accept, but he accepts he is guilty even though he maintains he has not done that act. He does so because he wishes to avoid a trial and to spare his children so they can begin the passage to recovery.”

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared on the father to consider “the issue of dangerousness” he poses to children.

He was remanded in custody after Miss Buckingham told the judge: “He does not wish to be re-admitted to bail.

“He asks Your Honour to remand him in custody today so he can begin his sentence.”