He Directed ‘Killing Me Softly’ For The Fugees, Now He’s Raping His Daughters!
An award-winning video director was unmasked Thursday as a brutal, bizarre serial breeder who repeatedly raped his daughters to create a “pure” bloodline.
Aswad Ayinde, who won an MTV award for directing The Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly,” fathered six kids with his daughters from the mid-1980s to 2002 – and delivered the babies himself, New Jersey prosecutors said.
Ayinde, 51, who most recently lived in Paterson, N.J., also had nine kids with his ex-wife, Beverly, and at least three more with two other women in Brooklyn, court records show.
“He said the world was going to end, and it was just going to be him and his offspring and that he was chosen,” Beverly Ayinde testified at a pre-trial hearing.
Also known as Charles McGill, Ayinde faces the first of five trials next month – one for each daughter he allegedly violated, said Lisa Squitieri, the Passaic County prosecutor handling the case.
Ayinde, held on $1 million bond, was hit with 27 charges including aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, lewdness, child endangerment, aggravated criminal sexual contact and criminal sexual contact.
His ex-wife still lives in New Jersey and a reporter found her home filled with small children. She did not return a call.
A young woman who said Ayinde was her father answered the door at the home but refused to talk about the case. “It’s a painful thing. It’s not something we’re going to talk about outside of our family. The truth is coming out now, after a long time. That’s it.”
Several Web sites identified Ayinde as the director of The Fugees’ video. Ex-girlfriend Subhana Rahim, 40, told The News she lived with the rape suspect from 2001 to 2004 and bore him two children.
His arrest prompted a probe by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services to determine how the suspect allegedly turned his daughters into sex slaves without their knowing.
Some of the crimes allegedly occurred while the family was under scrutiny by the agency – and after the dad admitted to a 2000 attempt to snatch his children from a hospital while the state had temporary custody.
Prosecutors said Ayinde kept the kids from blabbing by beating them with wooden boards or kicking them with steel-toed boots.
“I was afraid to ever accuse him of being demented or being a pedophile,” Beverly Ayinde, who married him in 1977, told the court. “I knew the word, but I wouldn’t dare use it because it would result in a beating.”
Ayinde also made a point of moving his family from town to town, even squatting in an abandoned funeral home in East Orange, N.J., investigators said.
Later, he moved to Brooklyn and began passing himself off as an artist, brazenly boasting his now-grown daughters were his wives, Rahim said.
“He was this successful artist who had worked with The Fugees,” Rahim told The News. “I was shocked when he told me they were his daughters and that he’d been sleeping with them.”
In court papers, Rahim said she was eight months pregnant and living with Ayinde in 2002 when she discovered his horrible secret.
“I didn’t try to understand something so ridiculous,” said Rahim, a former lawyer at a top Manhattan law firm.