(Delmarvanow.com) -- A Virginia Beach jury took only 20 minutes to return a guilty verdict in the two-day child rape trial of Khalil Muslimani, 70, who now stands convicted of raping his young stepdaughter in the 1980s in Accomack County.
The jury recommended a life sentence on the rape charge and the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine on a second charge of taking indecent liberties with a child under 14.
The Accomack County case was moved to Virginia Beach after the judge granted a defense motion for a change of venue.
The jury heard testimony on the trial's second day from a tearful Stacey Ann Spione, who said at age 12 she gave birth to a son fathered by Muslimani, her stepfather.
In a case Accomack County Commonwealth's Attorney Spencer Morgan called horrifying, Spione, 43, testified that she first met Muslimani at age 3, when her mother, now known as Ruth Ann Carpenter, her sister and she were staying at a hotel he owned in Maryland.
After Carpenter married Muslimani, they lived in Princess Anne in Somerset County, Maryland, and then moved to a house in Onancock, in Accomack County, Virginia, in 1986.
"My stepfather had vaginal intercourse with me. It was almost daily," Spione said of that period.
"He would come into my room. He forced himself upon me with oral sex and intercourse," she testified.
The Daily Times and Delmarva Now do not typically identify victims of sexual crimes, but Spione wanted her name used.
Muslimani would have one of Spione's siblings or her mother come get her or tell her he wanted her to come to his room, where he would perform oral sex on her or force her to perform oral sex on him, along with having intercourse, she testified.
The incidents also happened in a guest house on the property or in Muslimani's van, she said.
Spione said Muslimani's sexual abuse continued even after it was discovered she was pregnant.
"It never stopped," she said, adding her stepfather told her having sexual intercourse with her "was normal in his country and that even in the Koran it said that it was OK for him to do that to me because I was not his child."