A man fathered at least six children with one of his own daughters as he systematically raped and sexually abused two of his children, a court heard.
He allegedly went on to repeatedly rape one of the girls she had given birth to.
The man, from south-west Wales, is said to have groomed his children into performing sexual acts with him by ‘brainwashing’ them and creating a ‘false world’ – including pretending to be mystic to manipulate his alleged victims.
The defendant, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his alleged victims, denies 36 counts of rape, including one of procuring rape, and a count of assault by penetration.
His trial at Swansea Crown Court is expected to last three weeks.
Opening the case for the prosecution John Hipkin told the jury it was the Crown’s case that the defendant ‘systematically controlled, groomed, and brainwashed’ his victims ‘so their will was completely over-ridden by him’.
He said the defendant used his control over his daughters for his own sexual gratification and ‘did what he wanted with them’.
Mr Hipkin said there were even elements of ‘witchcraft and mysticism’ to the control with the defendant creating a ‘false mystic’ who was in communication with the females and who told them to sleep with the defendant.
As well as raping his alleged victims himself he arranged for other men to rape them, the jury was told.
The prosecutor told the members of the jury they would hear details of DNA evidence which proved the man in the dock had fathered ‘at least six’ children with one of his daughters with the girl being under 16 when she first fell pregnant by her father.
He said: ‘Their [the victims] will has been over-ridden and any apparent consent is not real consent but mere acquiescence to the false world he created.’
The defendant denies all the charges against him and the trial continues.