The man who was accused of allegedly raping five of his daughters, three of whom who bore six of his children is finally unmasked. He is award-winning director Aswad Ayinde, aka Charles McGill. Ayinde is most noted for directing the "Killing Me Softly" video by The Fugees.
The 51-year-old director, who also describes himself as a soft drink entrepreneur, faces 27 charges, including aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, lewdness, child endangerment, aggravated criminal sexual contact and criminal sexual contact and the list goes on. Ayinde is also being held on a $1-million bond.
There are five trials scheduled for each of the daughters he allegedly raped and abused. The first begins next month, according to prosecutor Lisa Squitieri. The daughter's names have not yet been released, and their present whereabouts are unknown.
The serial malcontent, prosecutors state, is a religious fanatic, who is obsessed with creating a pure bloodline - his reasoning for raping his children. The majority of the alleged molestations took place in an abandoned East Orange, New Jersey, funeral home, where apparently the family had squatted for quite some time. Court records state that the Ayinde girls were violated from the 1980s to 2002.
Ayinde allegedly beat his children in to submission incessantly with objects like wooden boards. According to police reports, he even used steel-toed boots to kick them. The children, who were home-schooled, never attempted to escape or alert anyone of their nightmarish situation. Ex-wife Beverly Ayinde, who has nine children with the offender, claims she would have been beaten if she even uttered the word "pedophile." Yet the woman never turned her demented spouse into authorities either.
She testified at a pretrial hearing, "He said the world was going to end, and it was just going to be him and his offspring and that he was chosen." Beverly, who married him in 1977, told the court, "I was afraid to ever accuse him of being demented or being a pedophile. I knew the word, but I wouldn't dare use it because it would result in a beating."
Ayinde even moved to Brooklyn, passed himself off as an artist and made claims that his grown daughters were, in fact, his wives. He wound up impregnating two other women who gave him three more children. One of his girlfriends was a lawyer at a top New York City law firm.
Three of his daughters, who are now older than age 18, gave birth to children with unspecified disabilities. Ayinde delivered them. Two more babies were stillborn and buried by the maniacally controlling father.
A 2006 arrest prompted an internal probe by the New Jersey's Division of Youth and Family Services. The agency delved in to how the deranged suspect could have turned his daughters into his personal sex slaves without them turning against him. Some of the violations allegedly occurred while the family was under investigation by the state child welfare agency and after Ayinde had been arrested and pleaded guilty to assault and child endangerment.
The self-appointed prophet's trial can include testimony about the physical and mental cruelties he imposed on other family members a state judge in Paterson, N.J., ruled earlier today.