Teenage girl 'was raped by her father until she became pregnant to provide child for him and infertile partner'
7th December 2010
A teenage girl was repeatedly raped by her father until she became pregnant to provide a child for him and his infertile partner, a court heard today.
The girl was just 16 when her father forced her to have sex with him every day for a month until she fell pregnant, it was claimed.
A jury at Cambridge Crown Court heard that he abused her in order to provide a child for his new partner, who had been left infertile following a hysterectomy.
Shocking: Cambridge Crown Court today heard that a teenage girl was repeatedly raped by her father until she became pregnant
The girl, who is now 19 and cannot be named for legal reasons, gave birth to a baby boy in December 2008 and passed him off as the son of her ex-boyfriend - although she had never slept with him.
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She finally spoke to police in March this year when she discovered her father making advances to a 14-year-old girl in the family home, it was said.
In a shocking police interview shown to the jury, the girl said: 'He started pestering me.
'I said I did not want to have sex with him, but he locked the bedroom door.
'I knew it was illegal to have sex with your father. I said it's illegal and I do not want to get pregnant or get into trouble.
'That's how I got pregnant. He told me not to tell anyone.'
The court heard that the teenager's father threatened to kill himself if she told anyone about the abuse.
'He said he would take 1,000 tablets,' she told the hearing.
The girl and her father, both from a village in Cambridgeshire, cannot be named for legal reasons.
She only contacted police in March this year after she became concerned that her father was abusing her 14-year-old friend.
The father denies three counts of rape, one of sexual activity with a child and one of sexual assault of a child, as well as perverting the course of justice.
The trial continues.