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Austrian Man Confesses to 24 Years of Abuse of Daughter

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 28, 2008

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 BBC “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.

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