According to the prosecution, the father, Henry, was allegedly seen engaging in sexual actions with his 3-year-old daughter. The father attempted to escape responsibility for the crime during the trial by saying one of the most absurd things ever.
The defendant was arrested after his 3-year-old daughter hinted that she was being assaulted by family members and then by child safety personnel. In one incident, the young child said the Play-Doh phallus she had created was the father’s bum. According to Cindy, a child advocate, the child mentioned her father rubbing his bum on hers.
Henry vehemently denied having committed any sexual activities with his daughter when questioned by police. However, he soon admitted that he had done it twice, once with a toy and once with a real s*e.
Henry, however, claimed that both were his fault and that he had the most bizarre justification for his errors: he had mistaken his wife, an adult woman, for the 30-pound infant both times. When he “accidentally” used the child’s s*e toy the first time, he claimed that the youngster had actually crept into bed while his wife was in the restroom.
When Bennett, who had previously claimed that police had coerced him into making a false confession, faltered on the witness stand and repeated his confession in front of the jury, the horrifying case took a dramatic turn. The father claimed that his police confession was fake during the trial the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported
He claimed to the jury that he only confessed because the police had forced him to do so and informed him that all he needed to do to leave was give the confession. The jury found Henry guilty of two counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, or custodian, and two counts of i-cest in less than 30 minutes after the trial started.
He received a prison term of between 25 and 100 years. Judge Swope of the Circuit Court rejected the demand for a fresh trial on the grounds that the infant would eventually endure hardship. After the toddler crawled into the bed while his wife was away in the bathroom, the father informed the authorities that both instances were unintentional.
He said that both times, he confused his 185-pound wife with the 30-pound girl. Dear readers, in light of current claims that child sexual abuse has increased in America during the pandemic, we are republishing this story.