“It was not a matter of whether or not he could be trusted,” says the source, who asked to remain anonymous out of fear for her safety.
“The issue was that he was a serial abuser of women and children and he was an abuser of the most vulnerable of us.
It was clear that he wanted to do it again and again.”
The source adds: “When he first started abusing girls, he did it to them and it became a habit and that’s when I first saw him as a potential threat.”
She says the family first noticed that he had an interest in women at a young age, but that he “started taking a lot of the responsibility for it”.
“We tried to work with him to make it stop but we were constantly getting him in trouble.
I think it’s something we can all understand.”
We had to put him away for three or four years.
We were told that he’d had a serious breakdown.
We tried to give him support, but he’d always be violent.
He would punch his mother in the face.
That was a big problem.
“A family friend and former girlfriend who also asked not to be named told the Independent: “He would hit her in the head, he would slap her.
He’d take her phone and say, ‘Don’t take my phone’.
He’d hit her on the back of the head and say ‘Don, don’t touch me’.
He had been abusing her for many years.
“After her husband was jailed for three years in 2001 for abusing a 14-year-old girl in the UK, the family’s lives spiralled out of control.”
I was a single mother with a five-year old daughter.
I was working as a secretary and he’d be in the office and there was nothing I could do about it.
He was always there to take care of her.
“He was an abusive person, he didn’t get out of it by himself.”‘”
He’d be violent’The source says the abuse began when her father became involved in a relationship with a man named Stephen.”
He was an abusive person, he didn’t get out of it by himself.”‘
He’d be violent’The source says the abuse began when her father became involved in a relationship with a man named Stephen.
The pair lived together and she was initially “very naive”.
“He’d say to me, ‘You know what, I’m going to take my daughter to visit Stephen’.”
He was abusive and I think that he thought he was helping me.
I knew he was.
I did the same thing to him and then my dad started to be more violent.
“In the years that followed, her father would be involved in “sexual abuse” of her, she says.”
The abuse became worse.
He had his hands all over me.
He got his hands on me and pushed me into bed.
He said he would do this to her if he got the chance.
“That’s when the problem really started.”
She was “in a constant state of fear” for her own safety, she alleges.
“He would come into the house and put his hand on my shoulder and then go to the bedroom and bang on the door.”
It took her years to find a “safe space” for herself, but she says her abuser finally left her when she was 16.
She left her job as a carer and began to work full-time.
But she says he “never wanted to let me go”.
“It was a very sad situation,” she says, “and I was trying to work.
I thought, I want to do something to make a change.
“But she said she’d keep me informed. “
And then she did. “
But she said she’d keep me informed.
She has been in therapy for three and a half years. “
And then on Monday, I was coming home and my father was outside the door, beating on the front door.”
She has been in therapy for three and a half years.
“After that I didn’t feel safe.”
The family source tells the Independent the abuse was “totally out of character” and the abuse “didn’t end”.
“There were times he’d get angry, and he would say ‘I’m going home to my wife’.
“We had a very good relationship, but then one day he’d say ‘you don’t need to tell her’.””
The source’s father is now serving a prison sentence for child abuse. “
We had a very good relationship, but then one day he’d say ‘you don’t need to tell her’.”
The source’s father is now serving a prison sentence for child abuse.
Her mother is now on a psychiatric watch list.