Aswad Ayinde, aka Charles McGill, is brought before Passaic County court in October on charges he repeatedly raped his daughters and had several children with them.
PATERSON, N.J. An award-winning video director was unmasked Thursday as a brutal, bizarre serial breeder who repeatedly raped his daughters to create a “pure” bloodline.
Aswad Ayinde, who won an MTV award for directing The Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly,” fathered six kids with his daughters from the mid-1980s to 2002 – and delivered the babies himself, New Jersey prosecutors said.
Ayinde, 51, who most recently lived in Paterson, N.J., also had nine kids with his ex-wife, Beverly, and at least three more with two other women in Brooklyn, court records show.Aswad Ayinde will stand trial five times, once for each daughter police he say raped, beat and sometimes impregnated.
The ex-wife of the 51-year-old man appeared in court and testified against him in a pre-trial saying that he wanted to create “pure” family bloodlines by impregnating several of his teenage daughters.
“He said the world was going to end and it was just going to be him and his offspring and that he was chosen.”
His arrest prompted a probe by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services to determine how the suspect allegedly turned his daughters into sex slaves without their knowing. Some of the crimes allegedly occurred while the family was under scrutiny by the agency – and after the dad admitted to a 2000 attempt to snatch his children from a hospital while the state had temporary custody. Prosecutors said Ayinde kept the kids from blabbing by beating them with wooden boards or kicking them with steel-toed boots.
As the first case nears trial, questions have been raised about whether state authorities could have put a stop to the abuse sooner. Some of the crimes are alleged to have occurred while the family was under scrutiny by the state child welfare agency, and after the father had been arrested and pleaded guilty to assault and child endangerment.
The three daughters he impregnated gave birth to a total of six children.
It was also reported that the mother testified in court that some of the babies were delivered at home and never received birth certificates. She also said there were at least two instances where the babies who died in the home were buried without authorities being notified.
When asked why she didn’t try to stop him, the wife said,
“I was afraid to ever accuse him of being demented, or being a pedophile. I knew the word but I wouldn’t dare use it because it would result in a beating.”
Having been ruled competent to stand trial earlier this year, Ayinde, held on $1 million bond, was hit with 27 charges including aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, lewdness, child endangerment, aggravated criminal sexual contact and criminal sexual contact.
He was originally arrested in 2006 for the crimes (Hip-Hop Wired)