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DNA 'proves Argentine's incest'

Armando Lucero has been kept in custody
Armando Lucero, centre with face covered, has been kept in custody

An Argentine man accused of incest fathered seven children with his daughter, officials have said.

DNA tests showed that Armando Lucero, 67, was the father of the children, according to Ricardo Puga of the Mendoza provincial legislature.

The alleged incest with the 35-year-old woman started when she was eight.

Officials are waiting for the results of psychological tests on Mr Lucero, also accused of raping two of his other daughters. He remains in custody.

Mr Lucero faces a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison.

His daughter's seven children are aged between two and 19.

They all lived together, with Mr Lucero's second wife and stepmother, AFP news agency reported.

The daughter, who has not been publically named, went to local authorities for help after her father threatened to sexually abuse one of her daughters.



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