A Los Angeles-area man wants his ex-wife to resume alimony payments
now that he's served jail time for raping her daughter, KCAL-TV reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.