A court heard yesterday that a Cheltenham father did nothing to prevent his nine-year-old daughter from having intercourse with multiple guys and allowed her to see pornography.
A court heard yesterday that a Cheltenham father did nothing to prevent his nine-year-old daughter from having intercourse with multiple guys and allowed her to see pornography (September 10).
According to Gloucester Crown Court, the irresponsible 64-year-old single parent, who raised his two daughters alone after his wife died when they were young, made no steps to prevent the girl from engaging in sexual contact with guys her own age and a bit older.
According to GloucestershireLive, the guy often watched pornography on his phone and did not try to prevent his daughter from viewing it on a linked “family iPad” she was allowed to use.
Prosecutor Mark Worsley told the court that the father, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was also leaving his children in the care of a suspected paedophile who lived nearby while they were little for a period of two months.
When confronted by authorities, he acknowledged that he believed the man “may have been a child molestor.”
He also admitted to the police that he had found his daughter in the front room in nude with a boy when she was just eight years old, but that he had “thought nothing of it and let it alone.”
When she was between the ages of nine and ten in 2016/17, the father pled guilty to a charge of neglecting or ill-treating a child in his care in a way that would cause her unnecessary suffering or injury.
“It is unknown exactly how many boys she has had sexual intercourse or sexual activity with,” said prosecutor Mark Worsley.
The girl and her older sibling, he claimed, have now been placed in foster care.