Austrian Man Confesses to 24 Years of Abuse of Daughter

Josef_fritzl The most shocking story I have heard in years, maybe in my entire life!  A 73 year old Austrian man, Josef Fritzl, has confessed to holding his now 42 year old daughter captive in a cement, soundproof basement for the last 24 years.  During that time he fathered 7 children with her, one of whom died at child birth. 

                          According to the BBCElisabeth_fritzl "The woman, Elisabeth (childhood picture to left), disappeared aged 18 on 28 August 1984 when, according to her testimony to police, her father lured her into the cellar, drugging and handcuffing her before locking her up.

She is reported to have been made to write a letter which made it look as if she had run away. "  Read the rest of the story here.

Austrian ‘admits daughter abuse’ (BBC News Report Below)

Several fascinating links are listed below:

Photos of Josef Fritzl and the Dungeon

Coming to Terms With The Horror, BBC News

Austrian Detectives Study Cellar, BBC News

Timeline: Australian Cellar Case, BBC News

Video of Josef Fritzl At Police Station, BBC News

Profile of Joseph Firtzl, BBC News

Austria: Incest Father Has Sex Assault Conviction, Times Online

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