Man Kept Daughter as Sex Slave for 24 Years

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"The Austrian pensioner who imprisoned his daughter in a cellar and fathered seven children with her has been charged with the murder of one of them who died shortly after birth, authorities said.
Josef Fritzl, 73, has also been charged with rape, deprivation of liberty, coercion, enslavement and incest, the state prosecutor in St Polten confirmed.
Fritzl who has been held in custody since April following his daughter Elisabeth's escape from the cellar beneath the family home after 24 years incarceration, has two weeks to appeal against the charge.
The murder charge relates to one of the children, a male twin, who died shortly after birth in 1996. According to the charge sheet, Fritzl failed to get medical help for the baby even though he "knew the life-threatening situation of the newborn". He admitted to police he had burnt the baby's corpse in an incinerator.
Pending an appeal by Fritzl, the charges pave the way for a trial to go ahead either later this year or early next year. A psychiatric report, released last month, deemed that he was mentally fit to stand trial. If convicted of murder, Fritzl faces a sentence of between 20 years and life in prison. Austrian sentences run concurrently.
According to police, Fritzl held his daughter in the windowless, soundproof cellar beneath his house in the town of Amstetten, and raped her more than 3,000 times, fathering seven children with her. He is alleged to have drugged her in her bed when she was 18 and dragged her into the cellar which he had purpose-built over several years."
Unfortunately, authorities broke up a plot between fellow inmates to murder him.

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