Burgundy man fathered four children raping daughter

24th March 2005, Comments 0 comments

DIJON, France, March 24 (AFP) - A 62-year-old Frenchman was jailed for 14 years Thursday after being convicted of raping his daughter over a 10-year period and fathering at least three of her children.

DIJON, France, March 24 (AFP) - A 62-year-old Frenchman was jailed for 14 years Thursday after being convicted of raping his daughter over a 10-year period and fathering at least three of her children.

The assaults on the victim started in 1991, when she was 19, and continued for 10 years, the court heard. DNA tests on her children found the man was both father and grandfather to three of them. A fourth child died because of genetic problems.

The man admitted to having sex with his daughter, now aged 40, with whom he lived in a caravan in the Burgundy region southeast of Paris, but claimed it was consensual, according to judicial officials. He said he would appeal the conviction.

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