At a Saturday afternoon news conference, Madison Township police said Jeffrey York, 47, cut his family off from the outside world, committed sex crimes against a girl under the age of 13 and locked a child in her small bedroom for a year.
"This case itself is is definitely disturbing," Madison Township Detective Dan Boerner said.
York was indicted Friday of two counts of rape, five counts of gross sexual imposition, six counts of endangering children, one count of aggravated menacing and five counts of domestic violence.
The crimes may have started around 15 years ago at a home Ledge Road, according to investigators.
Police said seven children were home schooled and did not have any friends or resources.
Detective Boerner said one of the girls was locked in a room for a period of one year with limited access to the rest of the family. Detective Boerner said meals were brought to her and she was periodically allowed to leave to use the bathroom.
"Imagine an 8 by 10 bedroom cut down into thirds with 2/3 being storage and 1/3 actually being made available for living space," Boerner said.
The family has since left the shelter and moved out of the home on Ledge Road.
Court records also show that Jeffrey York filed for divorce in July.