It is a bizarre case of sexual exploitation.
A father is accused of imprisoning his daughter for 12 years and father her seven children.
Jose Agostinho Pereira, 51, a farmer and a fisherman, kept his daughter a virtual prisoner since 1998. He started sexually abusing his daughter when his wife left him.
The daughter says she did not resist his sexual advances because she was not sure how she would feed her children in the tiny fishing village which did not have any other means of subsistence.
She says that she has forgiven him and wants leniency from the authorities as she needs his help to care for the children. She is not sure how she would fend her children if her father is jailed.
According to reports the daughter and her children are now under the care of the state's protective service.