Daughter had child with her father – charged with third-degree sexual assault
US – Aspiring porn star Tiffany Hartford, 23, and her father George Sayers, 46, were arrested after a DNA test proved that they had a child together, said the police in Bethel, in the US state of Connecticut.
The two denied knowing that they were father and daughter, but Hartford allegedly introduced Sayers to a friend as her “husband/father”, reported New York Daily News.
Hartford’s mother claimed that she had tried to tell the authorities about the incestuous relationship more than five years ago, but was ignored.
Ms Vikki McConvey said she went to the police in 2007 after she suspected there was more to her daughter’s relationship with Sayers than just father and daughter.
But she said the police told her that because Hartford was over 18 at the time, nothing could be done about it.
The pair were charged with third-degree sexual assault last Monday after DNA tests proved they are father and daughter and parents to their child.
Ms McConvey said she and Sayers had ended their relationship in1991. She moved back to Connecticut in 2006 so that her daughter could be near her father
Ms McConvey wanted to list her as daughter as a runaway after Sayers took the girl to Florida, but again, the police said there was nothing they could do because she was 18.
“I said to them, “Even if she was having relations with her father?” She grew suspicious because they insisted on sharing a bed.
Ms McConvey also revealed to US news website NewsTimes that her daughter had been abused for years by another person who was later prosecuted for the crime.
“That is why she turned out the way she is,” said Ms McConvey.
Although she hadn’t seen her daughter for several months before the arrest, Ms McConvey said she knew something was wrong.
“It was just the way that they were always together. Like they both put on their Facebook pages that they were married, but didn’t mention who their spouses were,” she said.
The couple were reported to the police last week by Hartford’s former friend who was angry that Sayers was selling pictures of sex videos of her, reported Britain’s Daily Mail.
The father and daughter were also charged with obscenity and conspiracy. They have pleaded not guilty to all charges.