Childrearing

Incestuous Father-Daughter Couple Fights for Return of Their Baby, Which They Probably Should Not Get

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The heart wants what the heart wants, and when it comes to relationships there is a fine gray line between “legal” and “awful,” but this case of a couple from Spain who are fighting the courts for the return of their new baby is nowhere near that line, because the couple are a father and his teenage daughter, and everything about this case is positively stomach-churning in its horribleness.

According to The Local, incest is not illegal in Spain as long as both members of a couple are consenting adults, and the age of consent is 16. That means the fact that this 36-year-old man just had a baby with his 18-year-old daughter is probably technically legal, despite the fact that it is completely horrifying. The father, who is known only as Cris, says their sexual father-daughter relationship is completely normal, despite all evidence to the contrary.

“Our relationship started like they all do, with flirting, getting along and then trust,” he said. “Everything was going very well until people found out about it.”

Well, yeah the father and daughter had sex and then it wasn’t so great for them.

“Everything was going great until people found out I was having sex with my teenage daughter” is probably in the running for understatement of the year.

The 36-year-old father and now father/grandfather says that people who do not approve–like his ex-wife, who is the mother of the young woman in question–are just bitter and cranky and jealous and don’t understand the true, pure love that exists between a father and his teenage daughter, whom he is fucking.

“My ex-wife is jealous and cannot understand the relationship. So she is trying to destroy it,” he said. “We may be father and daughter but she has never seen me as a parent because I am much more like a friend than a father figure.”

It was Cris’ job to be a parent, not a friend–and certainly not a fuckbuddy–to his adolescent daughter. This situation is horrible, and it’s on him.

Cris’ daughter Sara gave birth to their baby daughter in November, and Sara says that within hours of the birth, the baby was taken by child protective services.

Cris is insisting that he should get his daughter/granddaughter back on the grounds that incest is not illegal in Spain, and that the age of consent is 16, so the fact that he impregnated his daughter appears to be technically legal. Still, it is horrifying, and a judge ruled that the baby should go into state custody pending a full investigation of the situation, which makes sense. I mean, this guy had one baby girl already, and just look how that turned out. It’s easy to see why a judge would take the new baby away.

The 18-year-old new mother (to her own sister/daughter) says social services told her she had the option of putting the baby up for adoption, or keeping the baby and raising it on her own, away from her father, who is also the father of the baby, but she refused.

“People say (the relationship) is wrong, well I respect their opinion but I do not care,” she said. “The easiest option would have been to have an abortion but we decided to have our baby because we don’t care what people think.”

Cris is awful. He was the adult in this situation, and the parental figure, and he had all the authority in the relationship. A less horrible human being would have been a father to his daughter, not some kind of gross father/husband hybrid. I hope Sara and the baby get far away from him and get help, and I really hope the baby and her descendants are spared any serious genetic issues.

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