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The twins say they told their mother for years that their brothers were raping them. At first, they say she did nothing. "We kept telling our mother and telling our mother, and finally, she talked to our father about the issue," Kellie says.
The twins' parents called a family meeting—with both Andrew and Matthew present—and the girls' 40-year-old father Brad reprimanded his sons for forcing themselves on Kellie and Kathie. "He hit them in their private areas and said that's [not right to do] with your sisters," Kellie says.
But, after the family meeting disbanded, Brad called the girls to his room separately and asked each of them to show him what the boys had been doing to them.
"He asked me a lot of questions and then he was like, 'Show me.'" Kathie recalls. Then, Kathie's father molested her for the first time.
The same day, Kellie says she was also abused by Brad. "I felt like everyone we went to to get help hurt us again," she says.