Victim's Father: My Daughter's Not Alone
POSTED: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 5:31pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 6:48am
EL PASO - Tonight we've learned that the former El Paso County Ethics Chairman who committed suicide may have sexually assaulted more than one relative. We've also learned that the girl who says she was raped by David Chavez is keeping the baby.
"I can't stop thinking that there are not flames hot enough in hell for him."
His identity is hidden and his voice altered only to protect the identity of his daughter. She's the one who police believe was molested and raped by David Chavez.
"He chose his own way out. You talk about cowardly, what he did was cowardly because he escaped all forms of justice."
We're told Chavez began molesting the young girl, who is related to him, when she was only 9-years old. We have also learned there may be another victim, another young family member who says Chavez sexually assaulted.
"To imagine a 63-year old man doing this to a 9 and 10-year old girl horrifies me."
The young girl who says Chavez started molesting her when she was 9 years old is now 15. She's also 5 and a half months pregnant and says Chavez is the father. The young victim's dad says the pregnancy is a blessing.
"When we asked her exactly who the father was she broke down, and that's when she started piece by piece telling us what happened to her."
He says if she didn't get pregnant, Chavez would have continued to rape her without anyone knowing.
She has decided to keep the baby.
"She feels it's the right thing to do for the baby. I'm hoping that once the baby's born that the baby won't be a remembrance of everything, of all the horrible things he did."
The family is still pushing for DNA testing to verify the teenage girl's story.