Brazilian allegedly has children with daughter

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Posted: Feb 23, 2011 1:09 PM
Brazilian allegedly has children with daughter

Police in northeastern Brazil say they have arrested a man accused of sexually abusing his daughter for 12 years and fathering her two children.

Maranhao state police spokesman Glauber Dias says the man confessed to abusing his daughter starting when she was 14 years old and fathering two daughters, aged 5 years and 2 months.

Police acting on an anonymous tip arrested him Tuesday in the city of Pirapemas. It is not clear if he has an attorney yet.

The Associated Press is withholding the man's name to protect the victim. The AP does not generally identify victims of sexual abuse.