U.S.

Father drugged and raped his 14-year-old daughter multiple times before killing her and dumping her body

By Mason White 4:31 PM October 31, 2017
Mark Edward Mesiti and Alycia
Mark Edward Mesiti and Alycia
By: William Martin  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

A father admitted to killing his teenage daughter after sexually abusing her a number of times, according to police in California.

Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced that Mark Edward Mesiti, 49, of Modesto, has been convicted of first-degree murder with four special circumstances, and 48 other felony sexual assault crimes.

A year after the father got full custody of his daughter, Alycia, 14, was reported missing.

Almost two years later, her remains were located buried in the backyard of what had been the Mesiti home in Ceres.

An autopsy determined she had died of acute drug intoxication.

Testing of the body showed the presence of opiates, morphine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, benzodiazepines, diazepam, methadone, and anti-depressants.

Detectives arrested Mesiti in Los Angeles, where he was living at the time.

A search of his apartment revealed he was operating a methamphetamine laboratory.

Police also recovered several computers, hard drives, DVDs, CDs and other digital media.

Forensic computer examination revealed Mesiti was in possession of hundreds of thousands of images involving child pornography.

Hundreds of those images showed Mesiti’s daughter being sexually assaulted while she was obviously unconscious.

Videos also showed the defendant setting up a hidden camera in the bedroom of an 8-year-old girl who lived in the apartment with him and his girlfriend at the time.

Other videos and images showed a 16-year-old female Mesiti had befriended being sexually assaulted.

Mesiti was arrested and charged with murder with special circumstances in the death of his daughter, making him eligible for the death penalty, as well as 48 other felony sexual
assault charges.

After several weeks of an ongoing jury trial, the defense offered to have Mesiti plead to all the counts charged if the District Attorney’s Office would agree to not seek the death penalty.

In return, Mesiti would be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

As a condition of accepting that offer, Chief Deputy District Attorney Annette Rees required Mesiti to make a personal and public admission of all his crimes in open court.

Mesiti publicly admitted in court that on several occasions, he had given controlled substances, including prescription anti-depressants, benzodiazepines, morphine, methadone to his 14-year-old daughter for the purpose of rendering her unconscious and with the specific intent to sexually assault her.

Mesiti told the court he committed rape, sodomy, oral copulation, digital penetration and child molestation involving his daughter, Alycia, many times over several different occasions.

Mesiti admitted taking many sexually explicit photographs of his daughter Alycia and two other minors under 18-years-old.

He also said he molested the other two minors while he lived in Los Angeles. He also admitted to killing his daughter.