Father charged: Gregory St Andre, 37, has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly fathering his daughter’s son
A Michigan man has been charged with sexual assault for allegedly having sex and fathering a child with his own 20-year-old daughter.
Gregory St Andre, 37, appeared in court on Monday to face two criminal counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
St Andre was arrested in Warren. Michigan, last week, but his aunt claims the abuse had been going on for a prolonged period of time.
‘We’ve been through this for years,’ Michelle Truszkowski told Fox 2. ‘It’s just madness. It’s tearing our whole family apart.’
Police first learned of the suspected incest when St Andre’s wife – and the alleged victim’s own mother – contacted the authorities in late February, shortly after the 20-year-old woman gave birth to a son.
When questioned by police, St Andre claimed that he never had sex with his daughter, but he also did not deny being the biological father of her baby boy.
Broken marriage: St Andre and his now-estranged wife (right) have five children together; the woman’s has now filed for divorce
His version of events: St Andre (pictured left and right with his other children) claimed he gave his 20-year-old daughter a cup of his semen, but he did not know what she did with the fluid
The 37-year-old suspect claimed that he ‘willingly’ supplied a cup of his semen to his daughter, but he said he did not know what she did with the bodily fluid.
St Andre’s estranged wife told police she and other relatives had suspected sexual abuse for over five years but claimed that police failed to act and they could not get help for the daughter.
St Andre’s Facebook page suggest that he has five other children. Earlier this year, he described himself as being in a ‘complicated relationship.’
The man’s spouse, who has now filed for divorce, told police that her husband had violated a no-contact order by repeatedly contacting his daughter through Snapchat and calling her boyfriend.
During Monday’s hearing, a judge set St Andre’s bond at $60,000 and barred him for having any contact with his 20-year-old daughter, reported The Detroit News.
The suspect is due back in court on June 26 for a pre-trial hearing.
The man’s spouse told police that her husband had violated a no-contact order by repeatedly contacting his daughter through Snapchat