We’ve written about some pretty rank things over the years here on Sick Chirpse and just when you think you’ve seen it all, something like this comes up and actually does really genuinely surprise and shock you.
We’re over in Bracknell in Berkshire for this one where a guy named Daniel Dowling has revealed that he was subjected to three years of sexual torture from the age of 11 by his father and stepmother. Now 36, Daniel says that he is still tormented by the scent of his stepmother’s perfume and is still traumatised by the events of his youth, despite his abusers now being locked up in jail.
During the trial, Daniel’s father Richard said that he was trying to steer Richard in the right direction and not end up gay. Apparently this mean encouraging him to have sex with his new wife Annette Breakspear, forcing him to give her goodnight kisses whilst she was chained to the bed naked. Dunno if that’s a way to encourage people not to be gay?
Anyway here is what Daniel said about the horrific ordeal:
It was Dad’s job to protect me. They stole my innocence and ruined my childhood. I can never get past that.
We were playing the board game Frustration. Dad told me we were going to try something different – to take our clothes off whenever someone lost. By the end of the game Annette was completely naked.
They instructed me to touch and kiss her breasts. Dad was encouraging me to do it so I thought it was okay. I think that night was a tester of how I’d react because intercourse started after that.
Once after scouts, I went into their room and she was handcuffed to the bed naked.
I gave her a kiss and went to leave but she asked me to touch her and to untie one of her hands. We had intercourse and Dad came and joined in.
We’d watch porn in bed together and then we’d have threesomes. She’d instruct me on what to do. Sometimes when Dad wasn’t there she’d ask me into her room for fondling and intercourse.
I was an only child and I spent a lot of time playing Lego but she’d come in and ask me to do things to her.
I was sexualised at such a young age that sex means nothing to me now.
The few positive memories of my childhood are tarnished by memories of the abuse. When I smell someone wearing her perfume, or see that board game in a shop or on TV, it brings the memories back.
Dad said that he did it to stop me being gay because I showed feminine traits as a child.
One day we were at a car boot sale and my neighbour saw me wrestling an old lady for a handbag.
She told my dad, ‘Your Dan’s going to bat for the other side’. And Dad said ‘No son of mine will be gay.’ I think the abuse started after that.
Dad threw me under the bus instead of admit his guilt. He is dead to me now.
I mean yeah I don’t blame him for feeling that way one bit. What an absolutely awful experience to put anyone through, let alone your own flesh and blood. Breakspear was seen as the mastermind behind the ordeal and Richard claimed that he was manipulated by her into acting this way.
The abuse only stopped when the pair split up after Breakspear told Richard that she had sex with both his father and Daniel on the same day. Daniel went to the police at the time but nobody believed him and it was only after he tried to commit suicide in later life that he managed to record a confession from his father and take him to trial.
Now Breakspear is serving eight years in prison and Dowling five. I don’t know if that will do much for Daniel’s well being but I hope it helps in some way. What an absolutely horrendous childhood he had.
For more of the same, check out this guy who had sex with over 300 women in order to save his relationship. Right.