A pensioner has been jailed after admitting incest charges for abusing his own daughter and fathering her three children.
Ashraf Khan, 81, from Bradford, was jailed for four-and-a-half years, on Monday, after his victim confessed to their children on her deathbed and they fought for justice for their mother.
The defendant was arrested after the woman’s husband, who had DNA tests to confirm the children’s parentage, reported the matter to West Yorkshire Police in 2012.
Prosecutor Abigail Langford told the court the complainant in the case was born in Pakistan in the 1960s, one of Khan’s six children.
She married her husband there in the early 1980s, before moving to Bradford, West Yorks, to join him and her father, who abused her and she went on to give birth to three children over a decade before passing away.
Her husband was praised today for bringing the children up as his own. Miss Langford said: ‘It was on her deathbed she told her husband the defendant was in fact the father of her three children.’
The man did not report the matter to police straightaway, with Miss Langford explaining: ‘He wished to continue to act as a father and care for the children he had brought up as his own.’