A Minneapolis father pleads guilty to abusing disabled daughters in 'House of Horrors' case

Hennepin County Attorney: “This is one of the most revolting cases I have seen..."

Edgar Linares
February 13, 2019 - 5:25 pm

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A Minneapolis father pleade gulty Wenesday to sexually and physicually abusing his teenage daughters while they were kept chained in a South Minneapolis home in a case that became known as the "House of Horrors." 

 Jerry Curry, 52, plead guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree assault and gross misdemeanor child endangerment for the years of torture he inflicted on his daughters.

“We are happy that Mr. Curry agreed to plead guilty and accept a long prison term for his crimes,” said Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney. “That saved his victims from having to testify and relive the horrific times he put them through.”

Investigators say for years he physically and sexually abused his developmentally disabled daughters. He admitted on January 1, 2017, he forced his one of the girls to have sex with him. Curry said once he hit another daughter so severely it caused blindness in her left eye.

A criminal complaint states the 20-year-old twins were kept chained in the south Minneapolis home. One daughter was repeatedly raped and gave birth to two of Curry's children.

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“This is one of the most revolting cases I have seen and our prosecution team did a terrific job to bring justice for our victims,” said Freeman.

Sentencing for Curry will be on February 20 and he’s expected to receive 30-years. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office said he’ll likely spend 20 years in prison and 10 years under supervised release. Curry will also have to register as a sexual predator.

Curry’s wife, Shelia Wilson pleaded guilty last September to felony criminal neglect. She’ll be sentenced on March 11.