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A man was arrested after police said he raped his twin daughters and two nieces.
The man, who was not identified, is accused of taking his infants to Australia, so that he can sexually abuse them. The abuse began when the children were just 27 days old.
The twins were born using his sperm, a donor egg from Ukraine, and a surrogate mother in Asia.
Police now believe that the 49-year-old man paid $44,000 to conceive the twins with the intention of exploiting them. He sexually abused his girls for seven months up to his arrest.
The twins are now in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Police said that man recorded the acts and posted it to the Internet. Australian Federal Police stormed the home of the suspect’s brother, where he lived with his children, and they confiscated a computer.
They soon realized that the homeowner was not the culprit but rather his 49-year-old brother.
In addition to abusing his own twin daughters, police also uncovered videos and photos of the man abusing his brother’s two daughters since they were 4 and 5 years old,
They also found upskirt photos of women.
The 49-year-old father pleaded guilty to a total of 38 charges including 20 counts of incest, two counts of child trafficking, 11 counts of producing, accessing, or transmitting child abuse material and to taking a photo up a woman’s skirt on a train.
The man's wife left him after learning about the allegations. She told police that she was not aware of the crimes.
He was sentenced to 22 years in prison and he will be on the sex offender registry for life.