A New Jersey father is facing trial after prosecutors say he raped and beat five of his daughters for years, leaving three of them pregnant with his children.
Aswad Ayinde will stand trial five times, once for each daughter police he say raped, beat and sometimes impregnated.
According to the Associated Press, the ex-wife of the 51-year-old man appeared in court and testified against him in a pre-trial saying that he wanted to create “pure” family bloodlines by impregnating several of his teenage daughters.
“He said the world was going to end and it was just going to be him and his offspring and that he was chosen.”
Prosecutors say the man beat the girls who were isolated from the outside world and home schooled, with wooden boards and steel-toed boots.
The three daughters he impregnated gave birth to a total of six children.
The AP also reports that the mother testified in court that some of the babies were delivered at home and never received birth certificates. She also said there were at least two instances where the babies who died in the home were buried without authorities being notified.
When asked why she didn’t try to stop him, the wife said,
“I was afraid to ever accuse him of being demented, or being a pedophile. I knew the word but I wouldn’t dare use it because it would result in a beating.”
Ayinde faces charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, lewdness, child endangerment, aggravated criminal sexual contact and criminal sexual contact.
He was originally arrested in 2006 for the crimes.
The first trial for the man is scheduled to begin in April.