January 27, 1996 in Nation/World

Father Convicted Of Raping Triplet Daughters

Compiled From Wire Services
 

A mechanic accused of repeatedly raping his teenage triplet daughters was convicted Friday of three counts of indecency with a child.

The 47-year-old man, who is not being identified to protect his daughters’ privacy, received three 20-year sentences to be served concurrently. He won’t be eligible for parole for at least 10 years.

Despite the man’s plea on the stand Thursday that “I did not touch my children!” jurors took just three hours to convict him and another hour to sentence him.

“The girls’ story was so consistent that we believed that it happened,” juror Kathy Perkowski said. “Incest with your own children is really pretty horrible. Over a long period of years with your children, that was just too heinous.”

The girls, 17-year-old identical triplets, said their father first began fondling them when they were 5 or 6, quit, then started doing it again when they turned 14.


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