MINNEAPOLIS – A 51-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of beating his mentally disabled twin daughters, rape them and tie it to a bedroom door in a case described as a torture.
The man was charged this week with a number of crimes, including first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first – and second-assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult by a caregiver. He is jailed on $ 750,000 bail, with his first appearance scheduled for Thursday.
The Star Tribune reported that the charges and a protective order against the defendant to reveal he was the father of two children by one of the twins.
The Associated Press is not the name of the father, in order to prevent the identification of the women who are now in their early 20s.
Authorities say the man was upset that one of the twins was sexually active and felt they were eating too much.
One of the two escaped to alert authorities last May. County human services official a short time later removed, the other two single beds, and a younger sister of the family’s home.
The child safety experts who examined the twins soon after they are removed from their parents care, concluded that their injuries were “clinically diagnostic of torture.”
In a petition for the protection that a Hennepin County judge granted in June, the twins who was impregnated two times said that she did not “ever remember enough to eat.”
“He forced me to have sex, (and) he has done this to me every day, because I was in my early teens or so,” the twin bill continued. “He did this to my twin sister.”
According to the complaint, the other twin, identified as victims, said that once her parents realized she was “sexually active,” her father, repeatedly a dog chain tight around one or both ankles and connected to the parents’ bedroom door to prevent her from men”, and deny her food. The twins said that her father beat her while she was bound, and that its twin, which is referred to as Victim B, was also chained.
An examination of A Victim found a “largely detached” left ear, and scars on her forehead, scalp and back. She also had a chronic limp the chain around her ankle so tight and could not be more out of her left eye after her father allegedly stomped on her head.
In June, a nurse saw Victim B cry, and she said that her father had raped her, and that she was pregnant with him. She said that he “routinely raped her,” when her mother was not home, the complaint said.
Online court records do not list a lawyer who can respond to the father’s name.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com