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52-year-old uncle and 20-year-old niece found guilty of having sex

By Mason White 11:03 AM October 1, 2017
Philip Buscombe and Katie Buscombe
Philip Buscombe and Katie Buscombe
By: Tanya Clark

A man and his niece were arrested after they appeared on a television show, during which they admitted to having an intimate relationship.

The uncle and niece of the United Kingdom, appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show, after people accused them of having an inappropriate relationship.

Katie Buscombe, who was 20-years-old at the time, admitted to having a sexual relationship with her uncle Philip Buscombe, who was 52-years-old at the time.

Katie said that her parents split when she was young. When she turned 18-years-old, Katie contacted her father Richard Buscombe.

Richard invited her to live with him and his brother Philip, in Cornwall. The teenager accepted the offer and moved into her father’s home.

After a while, Katie and her uncle began having sex. The family began suspecting that the two were having an incestuous relationship.

When the pair appeared on the TV show, Katie claimed that Richard was not her biological father and therefore, her relationship with Phillip was not incest.

However, a DNA test revealed they were related, and both were charged with incest.

The court heard that Philip was lonely and isolated, and he began drinking after the death of his mother.

Katie and her uncle Philip, were found guilty of incest.

The judge told the pair: “You, Mr. Buscombe, are described as socially isolated and with your own problems, and you, Katie Buscombe, have medical and mental problems, which are not your fault, but each of you would have known that what you did was not right.”

The judge also slammed the Jeremy Kyle Show during sentencing and said: “why the makers of a TV program think there is money to be made from people such as you is entirely beyond me.”

Katie and her uncle Philip were each given community orders with supervision for a year, and Philip was additionally ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work in the community.