The 35-year-old woman who has eight children as a result of
30-year-long sexual abuse by her father, spoke Saturday to local media.
The father, dubbed ‘The Monster of Mariquita’ was arrested and arraigned Saturday.
When the Alba Nidia was seven, her dad — a farmer who had lost his wife two years before that — started the sexual abuse. The 28 years that followed were filled with sexual and mental abuse and her father impregated her 14 times. Six of the children died. Eight are alive. Alba Nidia’s father did not only rape her, he violated the three girls born from the relation with his daughter the same.
Because the abuse started at such early age, Alba and her daughters knew no better than this was the normal family life, until a television program about sexual abuse of minors made Alba’s daughter confess to her that her father / grandfather was sexually abusing her.
When confronting her father, he responded both him and her would go to jail, because she was complicit in the act and the family abuse continued.
According to the neighbor’s the town’s Family Welfare office knew about the situation in the household, but never did anything.
It wasn’t until Alba Nidia contacted councilwomen Gilma Jimenez that the unmasking of the monster began.
Saturday, authorities captured and arraigned the ‘Monster of Mariquita’. He is now in a Honda, Tolima prison where he’s waiting sexual abuse, secual violence and incest charges.