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Father Convicted of Raping Daughter, age 3 on Vidcam in AOL Chatroom

Associated Press News Wire (
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 14:31:44 -0600

A man who was arrested after offering to have sex with a toddler live
on the Internet was convicted of raping his 3-year-old daughter and
could face life in prison.

The man's wife was also charged with sexually abusing their children
but was found incompetent to stand trial and is undergoing treatment.

Prosecutor Joe Deters said both Paul Kraft, 32, and his wife sexually
abused their four sons and daughter, ages 1 to 6, over the past
year. Robin Kraft, 25, faced 17 charges, including rape and attempted
rape, mostly over Internet in chatrooms.

Paul Kraft was arrested after he encountered an undercover Secret
Service agent last March in an AOL chat room called "baby and
preteen sex." In an online exchange, Kraft offered to rape a
3-year-old live on the Internet if another person would do the same so
he could watch, prosecutors said.

The agent contacted Hamilton County sheriff's deputies, who arrested
Kraft at home. Kraft later admitted they "did that sort of thing a lot
on AOL in chat rooms with kids, letting other adults watch, and they
would do the same with their kids."

Kraft waived his right to a jury trial, and Judge Charles J. Kubicki
convicted him Thursday of five charges of rape and 12 charges of
pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

The children, now in foster care, initially had limited language
skills but developed enough over the past 10 months to tell
authorities what happened to them, Deters said. His office has opposed
efforts by members of the couple's family to gain custody of the

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press.

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