Father Charged With Raping Daughters, 5 and 7

A New Jersey father faces sexual assault, child abuse and endangerment charges for allegedly raping his two girls after they were returned to his custody from foster care.

The Jersey Journal reports that the 35-year-old Jersey City resident, whose name is being withheld to protect his daughters' identities, began raping the girls when one was 5 and the other 7.

The attacks came to light this week after a therapist treating one of the girls notified New Jersey child protective services.

The newspaper cites court documents saying the girls, now 12 and 14, both reported being fondled and raped by their father for years since being returned to his custody from foster homes in 2006.

The father did not speak during a court appearance Thursday in Jersey City.

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