Charles Shamblin Jr., a 56-year-old sexual terrorist from West Virgina has been jailed after he fathered three grandchildren while he was engaged in an ongoing sexual relationship with his own daughter.
According to West Virgina State Police, Shamblin repeatedly had sex with his daughter over a 13 year period. During the alleged sexual relationship, Shamblin reportedly fathered 3 children with the girl.
An investigation was launched in January when a 35-year-old woman told law enforcement that her father had abused her beginning when she was 7 years old. The relationship continued until the woman was 20 years of age.
Investigators say a paternity test that was administered at Marshall University in Huntington confirmed Shamblin to be the father of his daughter’s three children. The woman, whose children are now 21, 16 and 15 years old, delivered her first child when she was just 14 years old.
“The community up there looked the other way,” stated Shamblin’s daughter-in-law. “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 way. Of course they looked the other way! Incest is in their culture, therefore they see nothing wrong with it.
The daughter-in-law, who didn’t want her identity released, stated that the family was disgusted by the relationship and decided call authorities. Shamblin’s neighbors and friends, however, were more dismissive of the news, adding credence to the sister-in-law’s statements.
“I don’t know whether he’s guilty or not, but I do know whatever was going on wasn’t one-sided,” said Lyle McCarthy who is a friend to Shamblin. “She (the victim) was just, if not more eager for whatever was going on as he was.”
Shamblin, who is known to his friends and family as “Chucky,” was booked into the South Central Regional Jail and charged with second-degree sexual assault, incest and sexual abuse by a parent or guardian. His Bond has been set at $100,000.