The Fritzl case began in 2008, when a woman named Elisabeth Fritzl (born 6 April 1966) told police in the town of Amstetten, Lower Austria that she had been held captive for 24 years by her father, Josef Fritzl (born 9 April 1935).
Fritzl had assaulted, sexually abused, and raped her many times when keeping her trapped in the family's basement. The abuse by Elisabeth's father resulted in the birth of seven children.
Josef was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, rape, manslaughter by negligence, and incest. In March 2009, he pleaded guilty to all counts and was sentenced to life imprisonment.
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- ↑ "Fritzl will nicht mehr leben" [Fritzl does not want to live anymore]. OE24 (in German). Österreich, Germany. 16 March 2019. Archived from the original on 2019-04-06.
- ↑ Olsen, Martine Berg (19 March 2019). "Josef Fritzl is ill and 'doesn't want to live anymore'". Metro. Archived from the original on 6 April 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- ↑ "Incest father Fritzl to be charged with murder of baby he threw in". Evening Standard. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2019-07-24.