Fritzl case

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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).[1][2]

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.[3]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "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.
  2. 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.
  3. "Incest father Fritzl to be charged with murder of baby he threw in". Evening Standard. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2019-07-24.