Fritzl on Trial: The Shocking Details of Depraved Cruelty to Daughter
THE suffering, sexual depravity and sheer dread that pervaded the "hidden concrete kingdom" ruled by Josef Fritzl was described to a court today.
The 73-year-old building engineer raped his daughter Elisabeth more than 3,000 times during her 24-year imprisonment in the damp and tiny dungeon he had constructed beneath the family home in the Austrian town of Amstetten..
He did not say a word to her for the first nine years as he assaulted her.
Prosecutor Christiane Burkheiser repeated key words over and over again as she recreated the appalling conditions and regularity of the attacks.
She said he would rape Elisabeth in the darkness and leave. "Lights off. Rape.
Lights on. Mould. Damp. Leave." Elisabeth, who bore him seven children, was 18 in 1984 when she was lured into the dungeon. Her …
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Publication information: Article title: Fritzl on Trial: The Shocking Details of Depraved Cruelty to Daughter. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: March 16, 2009. Page number: 1. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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