An Australian man was charged this week with raping his daughter over a 30 year period and fathering four children with her. If the story stopped right there it would be tragic, but it gets so much worse.
The Melbourne Herald Sun reports that some neighbors had been complaining to the police about the man and his relationship with his daughter for almost the entire 30 year period this occurred. The man started having sex with his daughter when she was 11. Apparently some neighbors told police who never did anything to stop it. Other neighbors were quoted as saying they knew something was going on but didn't want to get involved because it wasn't their business.
But wait. It gets worse. The wife of the man and the mother of the girl who was raped said she had no idea none of this was going on despite the fact that her daughter gave birth to four kids in this time period.
"One day she just up and left and I haven't seen her for years. The first I knew of all this is when they came and arrested [my husband]," the victim's mother told the paper.
"We lived in a big house, so I wouldn't have known."
The daughter ran away from the house in 2005. She went straight to the police. They did nothing. Absolutely nothing. In 2007, she filed a restraining order against her father and the police did nothing. It was not until this week that the man was charged with any crime. Are you f**king kidding me?
In not only this case, but the recent case in California, the police had a chance to stop these tragic events and they did nothing. It makes you wonder how many of these things are going on every day all over the world in all of our neighborhoods.
All of the four children born have significant health problems and one of the children died very young. The police have said that the children and their mother are safe and in hiding right now and under police protection. Yeah? Where was all that help 30 years ago when you were first notified?