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Corinth tale of incest, murder

A farmer from the northern Peloponnese was formally accused yesterday of systematically raping at least three of his six daughters and killing one of the three babies that were born as a result. After hearing the testimony of the 46-year-old suspect’s eldest daughter, a Corinth prosecutor charged the man with murder, rape and incest. The 26-year-old woman claimed her father, who lived with his extended family in the village of Zevgolatio, some 18km (11 miles) west of Corinth, first forced her to have sex with him 20 years ago. She told the prosecutor that the suspect, whose name was not made public, subjected her sisters – the youngest of which is now 4 years old – to the same ordeal. In 1996, one of the girls allegedly gave birth to her father’s child, which was quickly given up for adoption. A second baby was born two years later, and the farmer allegedly killed it. In 2000, the same year the suspect fathered his sixth daughter with his wife, a third baby was born which was reared in the family.