Doting dad Daniel Robbins loved watching every gurgle and giggle of his baby daughter.
He had big dreams of a perfect future for her and his wife Leah Cordice.
Then he discovered an awful truth.
He was not the father and Leah, 20, had been having an illegal affair with aÂ 13-YEAR-OLDÂ boy she was babysitting.
DNA tests proved the teenager â who Leah would often give ÂŁ10 to buy fish and chips as a âtreatâ â was â14million times more likely than notâ to be the father.
I was totally traumatised. Finding out my daughter was not mine… then having her taken away from me
With Leah expected to be jailed later this week after being found guilty of three counts of sexual activity with a child, Dan has told of his torment in an exclusive interview with The Sun.
Yet despite his pain, he insists Leah is not a bad person and he does not want her to go to prison.
Dan, 21, who used to be an apprentice mechanic, says:
âIt hurts like hell. I had an amazing life.
âEverything was going so well. I had a secure job, a nice place, a good relationship and a beautiful daughter. All of a sudden, everything I cherished was taken away â my child, my wife, my home, my job.
âWhat do I have left? Itâs heartbreaking.â
‘PULLED HIS TROUSERS DOWN AND BEGGED HIM FOR SEX’
Dan met Leah when they were at college in 2015 and romance soon blossomed.
But early in 2017 they briefly broke up and Leah, who worked as a childcare student in a nursery, volunteered as a babysitter.
Leah, then 17, was meant to look after the teenage boy, but she preyed upon him one night as he played Xbox in his bedroom.
The youngster told a jury at Reading Crown Court how Leah pulled his trousers down and begged him for sex. They then had intercourse on his bed.
Leah continued to abuse the boy two or three times a month â even after she had rekindled her relationship with Dan.
As part of her grooming, Leah sent the boy texts full of compliments, calling him âcuteâ and saying how she loved him.
Leah would text the 13-year-old calling him ‘cute’ and later pulled his trousers down and begged him for sex, the court heard
But just weeks after the first time Leah had sex with the teenage boy, she told Dan she was pregnant.
Believing he was the father, Dan insisted they got married before their baby was born.
âI did not plan to become a husband and father so young but at the time I was sure about what I was doing, I was confident.
âI couldnât see myself with anyone else. I trusted Leah, she trusted me and she was pregnant. I thought, if I am going to do this, why not do it properly? Why not start our own family?â
ARREST & DNA TEST
Leah, seen leaving Reading Crown Court, was found guilty of three counts of sexual activity with a child
Five months before the baby was due, Dan and Leah married at a ceremony in a local hotel with only a few close friends and family as guests.
âThe wedding was a bit rushed but I have good memories of the day.â
After a short honeymoon in Windsor, the young couple prepared their rented home for the birth of their daughter.
âThe day the baby was born was, and still is, the best time in my life. Seeing her coming into the world changed my view on love, it opened my mind.
âShe was very happy, she was funny. Every time I got a new top sheâd throw up on it. Sheâd spill her milk all over me and dribble in my face but I didnât mind at all.
âI enjoyed every moment of fatherhood, I really did. It was the best time… until the DNA test.â