A father who raped his gay daughter to prove “sex was better with men” has been jailed for 21 years.
The attack on the 16-year-old happened after she had confided to him that she was struggling with her identity – he responded with “uncontrolled” anger.
The 54-year-old has not been named to protect the victim’s identity and Warwick Crown Court heard that two other of his daughters have suffered abuse from him across two decades.
“As a 16-year-old girl she realized she was gay and struggling with her identity as many people do at that age, she decided to tell you,” Judge Lockhart said, Pink News reported.
“You reacted by showing real and uncontrolled anger, and you decided to rape her to show her why it would be better to have sex with men than women. Her evidence made harrowing listening.”
The judge added that the crime involved “degradation and humiliation” for the victim.
“The offense demonstrated your hostility towards her as a lesbian,” the judge added.
The man has been found guilty of three charges of rape, one charge of indecency with a child during the 1980s and 1990s and nine charges of indecent assault.
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