A British father has been sentenced to 25 life terms for raping his two daughters over nearly 30 years and impregnating them 19 times, reports the Guardian. Nine of the pregnancies resulted in children, all with genetic abnormalities, and two died at birth. Other pregnancies miscarried or were terminated. The man, who has been called the "British Fritzl" after the Austrian father who raped his daughter, began assaulting his children between the ages of 8 and 10, and beat them severely.
An investigation has been launched into how school and local officials missed signs of abuse. "I can't imagine a better definition of being evil than torturing your own children in his abusive way," said one politician who called for the investigation. "The details are just heart-rending."