Father had 8 babies with his daughter
Wednesday 24 May 1995
Lorie Williams, a 27-year-old woman from rural Michigan, has testified in court that during a 16-year sexual relationship with her father, Walter Williams, she gave birth to eight children.
Family counsellors and incest therapists who thought they had become emotionally inured to the sexual perversions America yields have confessed to being dumbstruck by her allegations. No less astonishing is that while Mr Williams, who is 55, has escaped the law scot-free, his daughter could go to jail: she is scheduled to face trial in October on two charges of child abuse.
The case came to light last July when Ms Williams and her father were arrested at their home on charges arising from the severe malnutrition of one of their children, a one-year-old girl. Police also investigated the deaths of two of their children in infancy but for lack of evidence brought no charges.
Mr Williams admitted one charge of attempted child abuse and was released on 9 May.
Ms Williams, who is undergoing intensive counselling, is reported to have said in court that her father began raping her on a regular basis when she was 11. Her mother and her brothers and sisters left home when she was 15, she said, whereupon she and her father began a new a life as a couple, bearing and bringing up children.
Despite Ms Williams's staggering evidence the law is powerless to act against her father. The statute of limitations has expired on his alleged abuse of his daughter when she was a child. And incest between adults is not illegal in Michigan.
Ms Williams is living alone as she awaits her next court appearance. Her six children are in foster care and she visits them regularly.
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Greece elections: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras takes aim at 'neo-liberal' Europe as country gears up for prolonged austerity battle
Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary: Woman sent to three Nazi death camps describes surviving gas chamber
Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of liberation
Prince Philip set to be knighted by Australia: Celebrate by reading his greatest gaffes
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
£32000 - £36000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A rapidly developing company in...
Negotiable: Ashdown Group: Application Architect/Developer - Peterborough, Cam...
Negotiable: Ashdown Group: Developer (C#, VB & ASP.Net, SQL Server, TSQL) - Pe...
Negotiable: Ashdown Group: Business Relationship Manager - Enfield, North Lond...