Melbourne, Oct 14 (ANI): A New Zealand father tried to rape his daughter by telling her that was how parents taught children about sex in his native Netherlands.
The 78-year-old pensioner from the North Island, whose name has been suppressed, has been accused of 34 crimes between 1963 and 1990, including attempted rape, indecent assault, assault with intent to injure and cruelty to children, the Dominion Post reported today.
One of his daughters aged 39 told the Palmerston North District Court yesterday that she had a traumatic childhood through the 1960s and 1970s.he said her father took her into a bedroom to "teach" her about sex after she turned 16."I remember dad telling me that, in Holland, the fathers taught the daughters and the mothers taught the sons about sexual things," The Herald Sun quoted her as telling the court.
She managed to push him off before he could have intercourse with her, the Dominion Post reported.
There were also times when her father would bathe the children, then get them to stand naked on top of chairs while he examined them, she said.
All the allegations were denied.
The woman said past complaints had "fallen on deaf ears" with police and social workers, so she gave up.
Eight people have laid complaints against the man, three of them his children. (ANI)