An man is in custody for allegedly raping his daughter over the course of decades, which resulted in them having at least seven children together.
Domingo Bullicio, 56, was arrested after his daughter Antonia (no surname given), now in her 30s, was questioned by doctors during an appointment as to who the father of her accompanying child was, according to a translation performed by the Independent from El Tribuno.
Antonia reportedly admitted that the child’s father was also her biological father.
“From the moment my mum left home I became my father’s wife,” Antonia said in an interview with a local paper on Jan. 8, reports Daily Mirror. “He abused me from the age of nine.”
Independent reports the abuse reportedly took place in the resort village of Las Termas de Rio Hondo.
“He would hit me and used to chase me round the house with a lump of wood when he saw me chatting to a neighbor or simply wanted to abuse me,” Antonia said. “He threatened me constantly and I always feared for my life. He told me he would kill me if I said anything.”
According to Independent, authorities were informed and a warrant was issued for Bullicio’s arrest in December 2015. He was able to evade authorities by going into hiding but was recently found in January after an extensive search operation.
Antonia still fears for the lives of her children and herself.
“I’m scared for my life and the life of my children because today I’m receiving threats from my father’s siblings to withdraw my complaint against him,” she told the local newspaper. “They’re not at all concerned about what’s happened.”
“I want him to rot in jail,” she added. “I want justice to be done.”
According to Daily Mirror, Antonia said many of the rapes took place in front of the children.
DNA tests are being performed to confirm the children were fathered by Bullicio, reports Daily Mirror. He reportedly registered the children as his own upon their births.
Bullicio was charged with serious sexual abuse aggravated by incestuous ties, reported Independent.