A Los Angeles area man is requesting that his ex-wife to resume spousal support payments now that he's served jail time for raping her daughter, KCAL-TV reports.
Ed Abar wants Carol Abar to resume $1,300-a-month payments he had been receiving until he pleaded guilty last year to one of five counts of rape to avoid a harsher sentence. He is also seeking $33,000 he says she owes in past-due support because a judge stopped the checks while he served more than a year in jail.
Carol Abar, of Corona, had already paid him $22,000 by the time he struck his plea deal.
The Abars married in 1991. Her daughter, who asked to remain anonymous, told her mother that her stepfather first raped her when she was 9 years old and continued the sexual abuse for 16 years.
"He had threatened me that he would kill my mom, he would kill my stepbrothers, he would kill me," her daughter told the station.
Carol Abar then divorced him, but was ordered to pay spousal support because she earned more. KCAL did not say what type of work she does.
Now, Ed Abar wants the checks to resume.
"Under the law, he is entitled to some relief from the higher income producing spouse, so that the marital standard of living can be maintained," said his lawyer, Sherry Collins.
Carol Abar said the law makes no sense.
"He victimized a little girl all these years and I have to pay him for that behavior," she said.
Contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for help on any spousal support issues.
Source: USA Today: Ex husband who raped step daughter wants more alimony