A Hungarian man had been raping his own stepdaughter for five years when the girl was a minor, without the mother even noticing. The victim was only ten years old when her father first started to target her. The girl was so scarred she could only tell someone at her school years later.
According to the Police, this unspeakable crime was uncovered in 2018, years after the crime was committed, when the victim told her school psychiatrist about her abusive stepfather and how she had to endure him molesting her for five years between 2009 and 2014. Origo reported that the stepfather named Ferenc N. started to target his stepdaughter when she was only ten.
At first, the man was cautious and “only” kissed her on the lips and lightly touched the defenceless young girl, but it soon turned into rape. The man had been forcing his stepdaughter to have intercourse with him in the man’s car or at home.
The girl was so scared she could not even resist the man, and even if she tried to refuse, her stepfather would punish her. He did not really use physical punishment but instead more usual or less evident forms of punishment like not allowing the girl to meet her friends, use her phone, or watch TV.
While the man was raping his own stepdaughter, his wife had been pregnant with their second child. The mother did not know any of this at the time.
After the victim had confessed to her school psychiatrist, her confession was examined by forensic psychologists several times, and they found that the girl had developed serious sexual trauma, self-hate, and she had blamed herself for the abuse, Index said.
The mother was shocked to know why her daughter had been turning to herself. She had not seen any signs when the abuse was going on and have not seen any major changes or telling signs since then either, as her daughter was already an introvert.
Even though the daughter had confessed in 2018, the stepfather could not be arrested until May 2020, despite there being an international arrest warrant issued for Ferenc N.
The authorities managed to arrest the man when he returned to his new family with whom he had two minor children. The man, now 44, has been in detention since May 14, 2020.
The investigation has been closed by the Pest County Police Headquarters and the documents have been given to the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Source: Index.hu, Origo.hu, Police.hu