Saturday 24 March 2018

Girl weeps in court as she tells of sex abuse by father

Pieter Koss in Koblenz

AN 18-year-old girl broke down in tears yesterday as she told a German court about being sexually abused for years by her father, who also forced her into prostitution at 14.

Following the emotional testimony, the accused, identified only as Detlef S, spoke with his lawyer, who then told the court the 48-year-old acknowledged what his daughter said was true.

Detlef S, whose last name has not been given due to German privacy restrictions, is accused of assaulting his daughter as well as his twin stepdaughter and stepson, who are now 28, between 1987 and 2010.

He admitted to fathering eight children with his stepdaughter -- one of whom died in infancy -- but denied 350 counts of sexual abuse and 35 other counts for allegedly forcing the two girls to have sex with other men for money.

A verdict is expected by the end of the month.

Irish Independent

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