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Man who raped daughters and kept one as a slave jailed for life

The court told the man he will spend at least 12 years behind bars.

A man who raped his two daughters over a period of several years has been sentenced to life in prison.

The youngest girl was held captive in his home for eight years and never left the house.

The 57-year-old man from west Wales was told at Swansea Crown Court he would serve a minimum of 12 years in prison, before he is allowed to apply for parole.

The man admitted 25 offences of child sex abuse, including several rapes, and making indecent images of children.

He raped his first daughter over a period of two years before separating from her mother.

After spending some time in Thailand he then returned to west Wales where he remarried and had his second daughter.

It was here that his new wife assisted him in the abuse. She is due to be sentenced for child sex offences at a later date.

The father kept this daughter locked up in his house with the doors padlocked and the curtains drawn.

Although the man managed to provide her with some form of ‘home schooling’, she was never allowed out and had no contact with other children.

The court also heard she had never seen a cat or a dog and had no idea what Christmas was.

Judge Walters said that the girl now could not be left alone with other children for fear she would sexually abuse them also.

“Sex is her only concept of love," he added.

"This was a campaign of rape and this wicked abuse will hit her harder as she grows older.

“You have ruined her life."