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Adoptive father arrested; Missing teen found safe
"MONROE CO., (WVLT) -- The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Randall Pruitt was charged with rape on Thursday, the same day that his missing 14-year-old adoptive daughter was found safe in Wisconsin. The teen was still in Wisconsin as of Thursday night. Authorities did not know how she got there and didn't reveal what her relationship was to the homeowner."
WVLT8 (TN), January 31, 2019

Father arrested for raping and infecting his 2-yr-old daughter with an STD
"Fathers and Grandfathers raping and impregnating their own blood is bad enough a discussion on incest, but a father who actually goes a step further to give his own 2-year-old daughter a sexually transmitted disease is another level. That is the case of one Peter Adida who was arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling his two-year-old daughter in the Badore area of Ajah and infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease. On Tuesday, November 20, 2018 statement, Lagos State Police Command's Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said that a medical report had confirmed that the 2-year-old was penetrated and infected with a sexually transmitted disease."
Pulse (Nigeria), November 21, 2018

Man accused of repeatedly raping adopted daughter gets 5 life sentences
"A man who sexually abused his adopted daughter for more than 15 years, fathered three of her children and threatened her into silence received five life sentences on Tuesday during an emotional hearing in a San Antonio courtroom. Eusebio Castillo, 48, and his wife, Laura Castillo, 47, were accused of sexually assaulting their niece and adopted daughter, Abigail Alvarado, for more than 15 years, leading to the birth of three children who were raised to believe their mother was their sister.", October 23, 2018

Warren man accused of incest, fathering child with his daughter
"A Michigan man who was arrested for fathering a son with his 20-year-old daughter claims he gave her his semen in a cup but doesn't know "what she did with it," police said. Gregory Michael St. Andre, 37, of Warren, faces charges of incest and third-degree criminal sexual contact after a DNA test revealed he was the father of his daughter's child born in February, according to WJBK. "She has a son by the defendant," the victim's aunt, Michelle Truszkowski, told the station. "It's just madness. It's tearing our whole family apart.""
Fox News (Detroit), May 14, 2018

Man gets 30 years in Montana prison for incest
"A judge sentenced a man to 30 years in the Montana State Prison on Thursday for having sex with a 15-year-old stepdaughter when they lived in Butte five years ago, and he faces separate rape charges in Idaho. The 44-year-old man, who is not being named by The Montana Standard to protect the victim's identity, was technically sentenced to 60 years for felony incest, but District Judge Kurt Krueger suspended 30 of them. Although the terms were recommendations in a plea agreement, the man's public defender — Walter Hennessey — asked Krueger to impose fewer years of actual prison time, in part because "he still faces charges in Idaho." When Krueger asked him what the charges were, Hennessey said two counts of rape, also involving a family member."
Montana Standard, September 13, 2018

After adopted parents' arrest, S.A. woman shares horrific story of 15+ years of sexual abuse
""The Miracle Child," often seen wearing an oversized crucifix necklace and white lace veil, was the talk of San Antonio in early 2013, even garnering two stories on Fox's San Antonio affiliate, KABB-TV. But when the cameras and congregants left, the Castillo home transformed. According to documents obtained by, Laura and Eusebio allegedly committed numerous rapes and assaults against the Miracle Child's true mother, Abigail Alvarado, who was the Castillos' adopted daughter and niece. The Miracle Child and two other children were born from the alleged rapes, according to forensic lab reports that found a match between the DNA of the children and that of Eusebio. Laura and Eusebio are now facing charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. Police in San Juan, Texas, a small city in the Rio Grande Valley, arrested the couple on warrants issued from Bexar County. Eusebio was transferred to the Bexar County Jail on Feb. 22, Laura on June 1. Both are being held on $75,000 bonds."
June 13, 2017, San Antonio Express-News

Father-daughter couple who planned to marry arraigned for incest
"A North Carolina father and daughter who allegedly planned to wed were charged after authorities were notified about a possible love child. Steven Pladl, 42, and Katie Pladl, 20, were extradited from their Knightdale home, where they were living as a couple, to appear Tuesday in Henrico County court in Virginia, according to the Richmond Dispatch. Both were arraigned Tuesday on charges of incest and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Authorities said that Steven Pladl told his ex-wife, Rachel, that he impregnated their daughter, Katie, whom they gave up for adoption as an infant in 1998."
NY Post, February 20, 2018

Bruder gets county jail time, probation, for rape by use of drugs
" Nolan Bruder, 20, of Crescent City was sentenced Wednesday to 240 days in county jail, three years' probation and $2,420 in fines for the crime of rape by use of drugs or intoxicating substances. While the prosecution asked for a maximum sentence of six years in prison, Del Norte Superior Court Judge William Follett said he did not feel prison would serve as a deterrent or as a method of rehabilitation. ", May 18, 2017

Father avoids prison in incest, forced abortion conviction
"HUNTINGTON - In a case that has been lingering in the Cabell County court system for years, a Huntington man has been placed on probation in a case alleging he impregnated a girl who was later forced to get an abortion. Cabell Circuit Judge Paul T. Farrell, honoring a plea deal reached between assistant prosecutor Kellie Neal and defense attorney Connor Robertson, placed Michael Joe Adkins, of Ona, on five years' probation and 50 years of supervision after his probation is completed. Adkins had entered a Kennedy plea in September 2015 to incest with a young girl. A Kennedy plea allows a conviction without the defendant admitting guilt or explaining his role in a crime. He will also have to register as a sex offender and take specialized classes and therapy as part of the deal." (WV), November 16, 2017

Duncan woman sentenced for incest in marriage to biological mother
"A Duncan woman who married her biological mother last year received a 10-year deferred sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty in Stephens County to committing incest. Court records indicate that Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 26, was set for a bench trial Tuesday but instead pleaded guilty to illegally marrying 44-year-old Patricia Ann Spann, who is identified as Patricia Ann Clayton on their marriage license application, filed in March 2016 in Comanche County. Patricia Span also was once married to her biological son."
Tulsa World, November 8, 2017

Texas man wanted his ex-wife dead — murdered her father and sister to use their funerals as bait
"A murderous Texas man willing to do anything to avoid time behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a child is now facing mandatory life in prison over a 2008 murder plot in which his ex-wife, her sister and their father were killed, prosecutors announced Monday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 25, 2016.

Washington dad facing sex charges related to 12 children fathered with women in secret 'cult'
"Two mothers are accused of standing by and doing nothing as their 12 children were physically and sexually abused by their father in what's being described by authorities as a secret "cult.""
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, May 27, 2015.

California man gets 1,503 years in prison for raping teen daughter for four years
"The Fresno Bee reports the man was sentenced Friday to the longest-known prison sentence in Fresno Superior Court history."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, October 22, 2016.

Six Brothers Raped Their Sister For Years While 'Christian' Homeschool Parents Did Nothing
""You'll go to Hell if you tell anyone," her older brothers would warn. Sometimes they would also threaten to kill her. The sexual assaults began when the now-17-year-old girl was four, escalated into incest and rape at some point, and continued for a decade. After each assault, they would ask for her forgiveness.", May 25, 2015.

North Carolina parents accused of sexually assaulting their two 4-year-old children and letting friends abuse them
" Two North Carolina parents face life in prison after being accused of the sickening crimes of sexually assaulting their 4-year-old son and daughter and letting their friends abuse them as well.
Lindsey Honeycutt, 29, and Ambrose Heavener, 30, were charged with incest as well as sexual conduct of a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor and engaging a child for sexual performance."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 4, 2016.

Florida man who plotted to start 'incest family' with single mom, two young daughters gets 10 years in prison
"Aron Fink tearfully apologized in court and said he was happy police caught him before he could act on his sick impulses. The 44-year-old, who pleaded guilty in October, said he used the screenname "KinkyDaddy4y" to arrange his planned sexual rendezvous with a family of three."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS,February 18, 2016.

Cattle breeder, 17, accused of raping 9-year-old family friend at Maryland State Fair
"Jonathan Fleming touched the girl inappropriately at the fairgrounds' cow palace on Thursday before forcing her to perform sex acts on him in the swine barn and his family's trailer, according to the Baltimore County Police. Investigators believe he's been sexually abusing the girl at fairs around the state and elsewhere since she was 3 years old, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS,August 30, 2015.

Girl, 11, gives birth in Paraguay after abortion denied; stepfather charged
"ASUNCION, Paraguay — An 11-year-old Paraguayan girl who had been denied an abortion gave birth on Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in the poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups."

Westbrook (ME) Woman accused of allowing boyfriend to sexually assault developmentally disabled 14–year–old relative
"A Westbrook woman who is accused of allowing her boyfriend to sexually assault a 14–year–old relative with developmental disabilities has been indicted by a grand jury on a half-dozen related charges."
Maine Sunday Telegram,April 20, 2014.

State of Minnesota v. Eugene Alfred Kes
Filed January 26, 2010, Court of Appeals of Minnesota

Colombia rocked by 'Fritzl case'
Independent Television News Limited, March 29, 2009

Man Who Fathered 4 Kids With Daughter Charged With Murder
NY Post, January 23, 2009

Rabbi Israel Weingarten's daughter claims mother was sexual abuser in trial
NY Daily News, March 9, 2009

Law Change Provides More Punishment for Incest Perpetrators
Northwest Arkansas Times, July 25, 2004

Closing the Loopholes for Incestuous Offenders
Belleville News–Democrat, May 18, 2003

Family Values
The Recorder, June 7, 2002

Mom Charged With Raping Her Son, 7
The Times-Picayune, March 23, 2002

Port Man Jailed For Incest
Cecil Whig, June 5, 2002

Rapist Denied Parole
Tribune-Chronicle, August 13, 2002

Sisters, in 40s, Finally Get Indictment
The Associated Press, February 19, 2002

Dix Hills Man Held For Sexual Abuse
Suffolk Life, October 3, 2001

Court: Calif. Predator Law Covers Only Those Who Victimize Strangers
The Associated Press, August 23, 2002

Judge Stays Prison Term in Incest Case
Herald Times Reporter, March 9, 2002

Child-Sex Trial Shocks Belgium
BBC News, January 31, 2002

Abortion Blocked For Raped 12-year-old Girl in Mexico
M Associated Press, July 13, 2001

Abused Children 'Put At Risk During Supervised Visits'
Irish Independent, July 12, 2001

Abusing Father is Jailed
BBC News, July 2, 2001

Alleged Sexual Abuse Not Reported by Mormon Officials in Montana
The Associated Press, June 8, 2001

Boy May Eventually be Returned to His Family if Certain Conditions Met
The Standard-Examiner, November 27, 2001

Charles Town Man Charged With More Than 200 Sex Offenses
The Herald-Mail, October 19, 2001

Child in Incest Is Always the Victim, State High Court Says
The San Francisco Examiner, April 27, 2001

Child Sexual Abuse and the State: Applying Critical Outsider Methodologies to Legislative Policymaking
UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 5, 2006
Law professor Ruby P Andrew examines the legal history behind the incest laws and their collision with the developing law on child sexual abuse. The paper details the multiple types of special, preferential treatment that state criminal codes give to child rapists who "grow their own victims."

Girl Removed From Home After Having Stepfather's Baby
The Associated Press, October 29, 2000

Parents Charged With Rape
The Akron Beacon Journal, November 28, 2001

Police: Abusive Dad Ruled House of Horrors
Boston Herald, June 15, 2001

Taking the CARE Act to the States: The North Carolina Experience
by Grier Weeks, October 16, 2000, documenting the successful fight to overturn North Carolina's "incest exception" law.

A Victim or Not?
The Scotsman, June 4, 2001

Our Endangered Species: A Hard Look At How We Treat Children
by Andrew Vachss, Parade, March 29, 1998

Comment on the Universality of Incest
by Andrew Vachss, The Journal of Psychohistory, Vol. 19, pg. 219, 200 [1991]

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Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre
292 Wellington Street, Collingwood 3066
Victoria, Australia
Phone: (03) 9486-9866
TTY: (03) 9417-1255
Information and referral to local services for domestic violence victims, the children of domestic violence victims, and victims of intrafamiliar sexual abuse, throughout Australia.

Making Daughters Safe Again
Online resources for mother-daughter incest survivors, including self-help, info, chat, public forums, info for students, researchers, loved ones, general research on female offenders, links.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
RAINN is a national hotline for victims of sexual assault. Calls to the hotline are instantly computer-routed to the 24-hour rape crisis center nearest the caller.

VOICES in Action
Victims Of Incest Can Emerge Survivors
P.O. Box 13
Newtonsville, Ohio 45158
Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-7-VOICE-8
332 S.Linn Street, Ste 100
Iowa City, IA 52240
Business Line: (319) 335-6001
Fax: (319) 335-6057
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
24 Hour Crisis Line Access:
Local Rape Crisis Line: (319) 335-6000 or (800) 228-1625
Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline: (800) 284-7821
RVAP is the Rape Victims Advocacy Program, jointly sponsored by the University of Iowa and United Way.

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