24.hu contacted Katalin Kovács, Spokeswoman for the Central Military Prosecutor General’s Office. “The couple denied any accusations against them. They said that none of the events had ever happened and that the child had been influenced by others when she gave testimony” – said Kovács to the source.
The Budapest Regional Investigating Prosecutor’s Office started an investigation on the case. The man and his partner are accused of sexual offences and the endangerment of a minor.
Details on the abuse
Based on the given information, the middle-aged man has lived with the mother and her daughter since the child was 2 years old. The girl was born out of a previous relationship with the woman’s ex-spouse.
The man is suspected to use physical force and verbal abuse to break down the young girl. He threatened the girl by saying he would beat or kill her if she did not obey. The girl first experienced assaults when she was 10.
The abuse was carried out first on a daily, and later on a weekly basis. It lasted until the girl turned 18, and was able to move out of the household. When the mother became aware of the abuse, she refused to put an end to it. In fact, on several occasions, the mother joined the act of abuse and forced the child to endure the man’s advances. Agreeing with the prosecution’s motion, the investigating judge arrested the couple on 13 May.
The man could receive 10 to 20 years, while the woman 5 to 15 years in prison.