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Father jailed for 18 years for Edmonton child sex abuse
A father found guilty of sexually abusing his daughter and raping his stepdaughter has been jailed for 18 years today.
His victims watched as the Enfield man - who cannot be named - was led silently from the dock in Wood Green Crown Court.
The sexual predator was found guilty last month of nine counts of sexual abuse and rape against the girls in the 1980s – who were both under 13 at the time.
The man – who has since remarried - sexually assaulted his stepdaughter when his younger daughter was watching television in the same room.
When his stepdaughter left home to escape his clutches, he started sexually abusing his daughter in their Edmonton home.
His daughter became emotional and left the court as she heard Judge Rosa Dean decide her father's fate.
The convicted rapist's mother-in-law, who cannot be named to protect the victims’ anonymity, told the Enfield Independent she was pleased justice has been done but said she wishes he had been sentenced for longer.
The jury was unanimous in finding the man guilty of all counts last month following his week-long trial at the court.
He was remanded in custody to give the victims a chance to attend his sentencing, and was told by the judge to expect a “very lengthy” prison term.