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Connecticut father drugs daughter so he can rape 12-year-old friend

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A Connecticut man is accused of drugging his 12-year-old daughter with Benadryl so he could sexually assault her 12-year-old friend.

According to court documents obtained by WFSB, 42-year-old Robert Chesters was arrested after his daughter discovered text messages on her friend’s phone that indicated the two had started having sex during an August sleep-over at the family’s home. Police were called in after the daughter reported the text messages to school officials.

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“[W]hen we made love last night your heart really showed through everything,” Chesters wrote in an Aug. 31 message.

Later texts revealed that the father was also giving his own daughter the allergy medication Benadryl so that he could take advantage of her friend while she slept.

“I am so lost without you :-( [blank] is gone next weekend And [blank] will have Benadryl so you can lay with me comfortably and love me,” he wrote the daughter’s friend on Sept. 8.

And from a text sent to the girl just before he was arrested, Chesters seemed to know that the relationship had reached an end.

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“As a last resort tell them [blank] will lose her dad for ten years if they say anything. No matter what happens I LOVE YOU,” he said.

When police finally did show up on Sept. 11, the Lebanon man was found unconscious in his pickup truck with a suicide note. After being treated at a local hospital, he was taken to jail, where he is awaiting a Nov. 21. court date.

Watch this video from WFSB, broadcast Nov. 11, 2013.

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(h/t: The Huffington Post)

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