Judge rules ex-wife can testify against NJ man accused of raping, beating 5 daughtersBy AP
Friday, March 12, 2010
Judge says ex-wife can testify in NJ incest case
PATERSON, N.J. — Jurors will get to hear testimony from the former wife of a New Jersey man who is accused of raping his five daughters and terrorizing his family.
A judge in Passaic County on Friday also set a date for the man’s first trial. It will begin May 3.
The former wife testified at a hearing that her former husband’s apocalyptic visions drove him to try to create “pure” family bloodlines by impregnating three of his daughters.
The 51-year-old man was arrested in 2006.
The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify victims of sexual crimes and is not reporting the names of the husband and wife to protect the identities of their children, who are now over 18.