A father and daughter from Spain have gone public about their incestuous relationship after their newborn baby was taken away by authorities.
The 36-year-old father and his 18-year-old daughter revealed they are in a loving relationship and therefore should be allowed to bring up their daughter together.
‘My relationship may be unusual but it would be worse for a child to be given up for adoption or grow up in a centre,’ the teen told local newspaper Cronica Balear.
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‘People say our relationship is wrong, well I respect their opinion but I do not care.’
The relationship between the pair allegedly started out with friendship and then flirting.
‘We may be father and daughter but she has never seen me as a parent because I am much more like a friend than a father figure,’ he told the newspaper.
While incest is not against the law in Spain, the baby was reportedly taken away due to the father’s abusive relationship with his ex-wife, who is his daughter’s mother.