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Jul 27, 2013 11:56 PM by Associated Press

Judge tacks on 50 years in NJ father rape case

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey judge has added 50 years in prison for a man convicted of sexual assaulting two of his daughters.

The Paterson man, a self-styled music producer, faced one of his daughters at a state Superior Court hearing on Friday. He was convicted in March of aggravated sexual assault.

The woman has said her father raped her and her sisters over a period of years. The Record of Woodland Park (http://bit.ly/16ahr4r) reports that the man, shackled and in a prison jumpsuit, burst out that the woman "should have told the truth."

The Associated Press doesn't generally identify victims of sexual crimes and is not publishing the names of the man or family members.

The man was already serving 40-years on an earlier conviction and faces three more trials.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

A New Jersey man already in prison for sexually assaulting one of his daughters has been sentenced to an additional 50 years for raping one of her siblings.

A judge imposed the sentence Friday on the Paterson man, who isn't being identified by The Associated Press because of the nature of the crimes. The man's family members also aren't being identified by The AP.

In court Friday, the Paterson man, a self-styled music producer, faced a daughter who had testified she bore four of his children. The Record of Woodland Park (http://bit.ly/16ahr4r) reports that the man, shackled and in a prison jumpsuit, burst out at one point that the woman "should have told the truth."

A jury convicted the man in March of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault. He was already serving 40 years after being convicted in 2010 of sexually assaulting another daughter who testified she bore him a child. He faces three more trials.

A daughter and the man's former wife have testified that he spoke often of being a prophet who believed in keeping his bloodlines pure. The daughter testified in the first trial that her father told her at age 8, "If he has a child with one of his own children, then it will be a supreme being."

They also testified he had insisted that most of his children be born at home so they wouldn't have birth certificates or social security numbers. The women also testified he kept the children from seeing doctors, home-schooled them, made them follow an extreme vegetarian diet and enforced his will with regular beatings.

On Friday, state Superior Court Judge Raymond Reddin described the man's actions as part of his "disgusting, revolting fantasies."

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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