Josef Fritzl

  • Monster Relatives: The villain within the house June 4, 2009

    New Delhi: It was a chilling tale of a father who turned a monster. It was a case that not only shocked the world but made parents go soul-searching. Josef Fritzl, a 73-year-old Austrian, imprisoned his daughter Elisabeth in a bunker-like cellar for 24 years, sexually abused her and fathered seven...
  • 'Monster dad' jailed, daughter finds love June 2, 2009

    London: Elisabeth Fritzl, an 42-year-old daughter who was held imprisoned, abused and raped in a cellar for 24 years by her father Josef Fritzl in Australia, has reportedly fallen in love with her bodyguard. According to a report in Austria's leading newspaper Oesterreich, Elisabeth has struck up in a relationship with...
  • Man held for abuse, fathering four kids with daughter May 27, 2009

    : Police in Santiago arrested a man on Monday, described as the "Chilean Fritzl" when it was revealed he fathered four children with his daughter after sexually abusing her for 17 years. Jesus Bartierra Jara abused his daughter Viviana Bartierra from the time she was eight years old. Local police chief Mauro...
  • Austrian rapist father Josef Fritzl gets life term March 19, 2009

    St Poelten: Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for locking up and raping his daughter in a cellar over 24 years, fathering seven children with her, and causing the death of an infant son. Fritzl, 73, had pleaded guilty to incest, rape, enslavement, coercion and murder, by...
  • Mumbai businessman held for raping daughters March 19, 2009

    Mumbai: In a horrific incident reminiscent of the infamous Josef Fritzl case, a father in Mumbai has been sexually abusing and exploiting his daughters for the last 10 years. Mumbai Police arrested the 60-year-old businessman on charges of allegedly raping his two daughters. The mother of the two girls has also...
  • Austrian monster dad admits to murder March 18, 2009

    St Poelten, Austria: Josef Fritzl, the Austrian father on trial for imprisoning and raping his daughter Elisabeth for 24 years in the cellar of his home, pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday. At the start of day three in the trial, the 73-year-old, who had already confessed to incest, false imprisonment and...
  • No takers for home where man kept daughter as sex slave September 16, 2008

    New Delhi: There are no takers yet for Austria's infamous 'house of horrors'. Josef Fritzl, who kept his daughter imprisoned in the house for 24 years and raped her repeatedly, is now offering the house where he kept her on rent. The earlier tenants of Fritzl's three-story building had terminated their...
  • Dungeon dad may be charged with slavery and murder August 5, 2008

    London: Austrian incest fiend Josef Fritzl may be charged with slavery and murder, say prosecutors. Prosecutors hope to formally charge Fritzl in September and put him on trial in December. According to investigators, the 73-year-old has confessed to locking up daughter Elisabeth, 42, for 24 years, raping her and fathering her seven...
  • Elizabeth Fritzl snubs £10-mn ordeal-revelation deal May 30, 2008

    London: Elizabeth Fritzl, who was held captive by her father for 24 years in a dungeon, has turned down deals worth 10million pounds to reveal her cellar ordeal. The 42-year-old has resisted the big offers to describe her 24 years locked in a cellar at the family house. She plans to give...
  • Shrink says Fritzl is 'Dr Frankenstein' May 13, 2008

    London: Sex beast Josef Fritzl has been branded “Dr Frankenstein” as medics began tests to determine whether he is mad. According to the 73-year-old electrical engineer’s lawyer Rudolf Mayer, the incestuous fiend should not be put on trial as he cannot control his obsessions. But leading psychiatrist Dr Christian Ludke rejected that...
  • 'Incestuous' dad says media unfair to him May 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Josef Fritzl who kept his daughter captive in a dungeon has slammed the media for calling him a monster and says he must be given a chance to present his case. Ahead of being questioned for the first time by prosecutors since his arrest, Fritzl hit out at media...
  • Portrait of incestuous father - Josef Fritzl May 8, 2008

    Amstetten: Casual acquaintances knew Josef Fritzl as a jovial fellow who drank beer and liked a bawdy joke. But former neighbors say the 73-year-old Austrian - accused of imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering her seven children - ran his household like a dictator, and ordered people to leave...
  • Dungeon dad terrorised hookers during sex in brothels May 7, 2008

    London: If raping his daughter wasn’t enough, sex beast Josef Fritzl paid hookers to have sex in a brothel’s dungeon, it has emerged. A 36-year-old prostitute has revealed how he tied her up on a makeshift cross in an underground room just like the lair where he imprisoned his secret family. She...
  • Incestous father planned secret dungeon for years May 6, 2008

    Vienna: The Austrian man who held his daughter captive for 24 years and fathered seven children with her had planned the construction of her basement prison years in advance, police said on Monday. Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, was kept prisoner in a windowless dungeon under the family home, whose original part...
  • Fritzl to plead insanity for raping daughter May 6, 2008

    Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man who fathered seven children with his daughter while keeping her locked up in a subterranean dungeon as a sex slave for 24 years, will plead insanity to avoid a prison sentence. ...