56-year-old Charles Shamblin has been thrown in jail after he fathered his three grandchildren with his daughter. Over a 13 year period of time, Shamblin allegedly had an incestuous relationship with his daughter. The sexual abuse began when she was seven years old and continued until she was 20. Charleston, West Virginia police said that she gave birth to Shamblin’s three children.
The incest investigation began when the now 35 year old daughter of Shamblin told the police that her father started sexually abusing her when she was 7 years old. She said that she had her first child when she was fourteen and the next two at ages 19 and 20. A paternity test given by Marshall University in Huntington confirmed that Shamblin is the father of his daughter’s children, who are now 21, 16 and 15. Shamblin faced charges of second-degree sexual assault, incest and sexual abuse by a parent of guardian in a Kanawha County Circuit Court.
Shamblin’s daughter-in-law said, ‘The community up there looked the other way. They knew what was going on. They’ve seen the bruises, they’ve seen the marks on the children and on their mother and they looked the other direction. He said it’s in the past. It’s nobody’s business. It was between us. Leave it alone, leave it there.’ She said that he told them not to say anything. 20 years ago when it was brought to the attention of the police the victim denied it, making it impossible for them to protect her.