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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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The report of the man who kept his daughter locked in a cellar for twenty-four years?

A 73-year-old Austrian electrical engineer has confessed to holding his daughter captive in a secret, windowless cellar for 24 years and fathering seven children by her, police said on Monday.

The case, centred on a nondescript two-storey building in the small industrial town of Amstetten, bears chilling similarities to that of Austrian Natascha Kampusch who spent eight years locked up in a basement before escaping in 2006.

Some parts of the 60 square metre basement in which the family were kept were no more than 1.70 metres (5 ft 6 in) high and officials said the basement even contained a padded cell.

“This is an appalling crime. I know of no comparable case in Austria,” Franz Prucher, head of security for Lower Austria told a news conference.

Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, says her father, Josef Fritzl, lured her into the basement of the block in 1984 and drugged and handcuffed her before imprisoning her.

Three of her children, aged 19, 18 and 5, had been locked up in the basement with her since birth and had never seen sunlight, police said, raising worries about their physical and mental state. The younger two were boys, the eldest a girl.

The victims are receiving medical treatment, said police.

Three other children — two girls and one boy — were brought up by Josef and his wife.

As well as confessing to locking up his daughter for 24 years and siring the seven children, Fritzl admitted to burning the body of the seventh child in the heating system when it died soon after birth, said Franz Polzer, head of criminal investigations in the state of Lower Austria.

So many questions here. Do we really believe that the wife didn’t know? How did the daughter manage to give birth to these children without medical assistance?

I can’t even tell you how sick I felt hearing this story. Those poor children.

This to me perfectly illustrates why daddy/daughter play books skeeve me out. Slippery slopes and all that. And don’t get me started on so-called romance books with incest themes. Blech.

I hope he gets what he deserves in prison. A great candidate for castration and other methods of torture, if you ask me. Sick f*ck.