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Josef Fritzl

Sex Crime Cellar To Be Shut After Daughter Held Captive 24 Years

AP | Posted 06.20.2013 | Crime

VIENNA -- The cellar where Austria's Josef Fritzl held his daughter for 24 years and fathered seven of her children is being filled to the top with ce...

Truth in Fiction: What Can a Writer Do When Real Life Horror Catches Up to Her Imagination?

Debra Pickett | Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago
Debra Pickett

There are enough horrors, coming out of the Cleveland abduction story, to fill countless nightmares, not to mention books, movies and any number of paranoid delusions.

Austrian Incest Suspect Freed As Women Change Testimonies

AP | By GEORGE JAHN | Posted 11.09.2011 | World

VIENNA -- An 80-year-old Austrian man held for around two weeks on suspicion that he regularly raped his daughters for 41 years was freed Friday after...

Abused Daughters In Austrian Incest Case Bore No Children

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

VIENNA — Austrian prosecutors investigating suspicions that an 80-year-old man sexually abused his two mentally disabled daughters for 41 years ...

Austrian Incest Cellar Will Never Be Entered Again

AP | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

AMSTETTEN, Austria — The liquidator of Josef Fritzl's estate says the basement of the house where Fritzl imprisoned and repeatedly raped his dau...

German Court Convicts Incestuous Father Of 8

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KOBLENZ, Germany -- A German court on Tuesday convicted a man who fathered eight children with his stepdaughter of scores of counts of sexual abuse an...

Australian Man Charged With Raping Daughter For 30 Years

Times London | Sophie Tedmanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Australian man has been charged with incest after he allegedly raped his daughter almost daily and fathered her four children over a 30-year period...

Blame America (and Jesus) for the Jaycee Dugard Kidnapping

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

There is a great morbid curiosity about Jaycee Dugard and her imprisonment, but nobody is drawing any conclusions about what this might say about the American character.

Incest, Rape And Family Dysfunction Around The World

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A quick round-up, just of this month, reveals a troubling repetition of incest, rape and depraved family dysfunction stories from around the world. W...

Italian 'Fritzl' And Son Arrested On Suspicion Of Raping Daughters

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Police have arrested a man and his son on suspicion of raping their daughters in the northern Italian city of Turin. The son was allegedly encourag...

'Italian Fritzl' Arrested With Son For Enslaving Daughter: Police

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Italian man from Turin has been arrested for sexually abusing his daughter for over 25 years and encouraging his son to do the same. This case has...

Romania Weighs Decriminalizing Consensual Incest

AP | ALINA WOLFE MURRAY and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — Surprising as it may seem, incest is not always a crime in Europe. Three European Union nations _ France, Spain and Portug...

Josef Fritzl Sentenced To Life

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN and WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ST. POELTEN, Austria — Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life in a psychiatric ward Thursday for one of Austria's most notorious crimes: Locking his...

Josef Fritzl Pleads Guilty To All Counts On Third Day Of Trial

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN and WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ST. POELTEN, Austria — Josef Fritzl abruptly pleaded guilty to all of the charges against him Wednesday _ a surprising twist amid disclosures th...

Josef Fritzl Trial: Jurors View Video Of Daughter's Testimony On Day 2

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ST. POELTEN, Austria — The woman who bore seven children through incest and was allegedly locked in a squalid dungeon for 24 years confronted he...

Josef Fritzl Pleads Guilty To Incest, Not To Murder (SLIDESHOW)

AP | VERONIKA OLEKSYN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ST. POELTEN, Austria — An Austrian who fathered seven children with a daughter he held captive for 24 years refused to even speak to her for yea...

Josef Fritzl Trial To Begin In Austria

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTETTEN, Austria: As Josef Fritzl goes on trial this week, the question is what justice might mean in the case of the 73-year-old Austrian who has c...

New Video Of Josef Fritzl On Vacation While Daughter Locked In Cellar

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New video has emerged of Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man who imprisoned and raped his daughter and kept his children/grandchildren hostage in the cella...