A 36-yearold man has caused the imprisonment of his father who made him have sex with his stepmother while he was 11 year old, saying it was meant to “cure him” him of homosexuality.
Aside the sexual intercourse with his father’s wife, Daniel Dowling’s » father also reportedly forced him to watch porn and participate in threesomes in his own home in Bracknell, Berkshire, England, reports say.
Decades after the abuse, Daniel told the Mirror that he is “still haunted” step mother’s perfume.
The victim’s 62-year-old father, Richard Dowling told a court that he was “trying to steer him [Daniel] in the right direction and not to go to the way of being gay.”
He was tried alongside his wife, Annette Breakspear whom Daniel was forced to give “goodnight kisses,” while she was naked on the bed, failing which he was beaten sometimes.
Daniel told the court: “She’d instruct me on what to do. Sometimes when Dad wasn’t there she’d ask me into her room for fondling and intercourse.”
The said abuse reportedly continued for three years and ended only after Richard Dowling and Annette Breakspear broke up in 1996.
Police later found Daniel’s images in a paedophiles home and the then 16 year-old boy opened up his ordeal to the law enforcement officers. They interviewed his parents but made no arrest at the time.
It is unclear if Richard Dowling had conspired with the said paedophile to engage the then youngster in sexual intercourse as he did not want him to be a gay.
Having survived several suicide attempts stemming from incessant trauma, Daniel decided to take a legal action against his parents in 2015 after managing to record his father admitting to the offence.
Though Daniel claimed he committed the abuses under the influence of “undiagnosed depression” the court found the couple guilty and jailed him and his then wife for five and eight years respectively.