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Man Charged With 7 Counts Of Incest

Last updated on Friday, February 13, 2009

(FORT WAYNE) - A Fort Wayne man is accused of fathering seven children with his half-sister, starting when she was 14 years old.

46-year-old Donald Medsker appeared in court Thursday for an initial hearing on seven felony counts of incest and one misdemeanor count of child solicitation.

Allen County court records show Medsker was granted custody of his then-10-year-old half-sister in 1989. Police say he impregnated her first in 1992 or 1993 and then six more times, the last in 2006 or 2007. Two of the children were placed for adoption.

The woman, who is now 30, is receiving counseling. Child welfare officials are involved in the case.

State law prohibits sexual intercourse between biologically related family members.

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