UK sentenced for raping, impregnating 2 daughters

LONDON (AP) -- A British court has sentenced a man who repeatedly raped his two daughters over more than 25 years to life in prison.

The court found that the 56-year-old man subjected his daughters to years of abuse and impregnated them 19 times. The daughters had a number of miscarriages and abortions but bore him nine children, two of whom died at birth.

Lawyer Nicholas Campbell said Tuesday that the abuse started when the two sisters reached the age 8.

The man plead guilty to 25 counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault last month at Sheffield Crown Court in northern England.

Neither he nor his daughters can be identified due to legal restrictions.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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