UNCLE AND NIECE HAD CHILDREN AFTER INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP
Court action after admission to family
AN uncle and niece had two children together after forming a sexual relationship.
Details of the incest have emerged as the pair were taken to court after coming clean to their family.
Stoke-on-trent Crown Court heard the man and woman, who are both from North Staffordshire but cannot be named for legal reasons, were a couple for years and even had children together.
Prosecutor Robert Price said the male defendant was the brother of the female defendant’s mum.
After initially denying the allegations, the couple came clean when confronted by relatives and the authorities.
The court heard the woman’s father was left ‘totally shocked’ and ‘could not understand it’.
The pair, who are no longer a couple but still live in the area, pleaded guilty to having sex with an adult relative.
Judge David Fletcher sentenced both defendants, who have no previous convictions, to a 12-month community order with supervision.
The man was ordered to complete 40 hours’ unpaid work, and the woman was made the subject of a six-week curfew from 11pm to 8am.
Both were placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.
SENTENCING: Stoke-on-trent Crown Court.