An award-winning video director who is believed to have fathered six children with three of his own daughters was sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexual assault on Friday. The sentence comes in addition to a 40-year prison term he received 20 months ago.
New Jersey resident Aswad Ayinde received the new punishment for repeatedly raping one his daughters since she was 8.
“I can’t describe how much you hurt me and my sisters,” the now-35-year-old daughter said to Ayinde as part of a stunning exchange at Passaic County Courthouse on Friday, according to NorthJersey.com.
“You should’ve told the truth instead of lying,” Ayinde reportedly responded before being scolded by the judge, who added that he and 12 jurors believed she was telling the truth.
Ayinde was arrested in 2000 for attempting to take three of his kids out of the state's custody and busted again in 2006 after being accused of raping five of his daughters, NBC reported.
Now 55, Ayinde fathered six kids with his daughters from the mid-1980s to 2002 and delivered the newborns himself, New Jersey prosecutors alleged back in 2010. Two babies died in the home and were buried without the police even being told about their existence, according to NBC.
He had nine children with his ex-wife Beverly and at least three more with two other women and was apparently trying to create a "pure" bloodline.
"He said the world was going to end, and it was just going to be him and his offspring and that he was chosen," Beverly Ayinde testified at a pre-trial hearing before the first conviction.
Ayinde's 90 years in prison could become a lot more. He faces at least three more criminal trials in wake of the sexual assault allegations by his children.
“By 13, most fathers are taking their daughters to the park … teaching them to ride a bike,” Superior Court Judge Raymond Reddin said Friday during the sentencing, according to NorthJersey.com. “You took her in the bedroom and repeatedly raped her to complete your disgusting, revolting fantasies.”
Ayinde directed the Fugees' "Killing Me Softly" music video in 1996 and won a MTV award for his efforts.