AN AUSTRIAN WHO FATHERED SEVEN CHILDREN WITH A DAUGHTER…
Josef Fritzl, a 73 year old Austrian who fathered seven children with a daughter he heldcaptive to 24 years, refused to even speak to her for yours, coming into the squalid cellar only torape her, often in front of the youngsters. Fritzl pleaded guilty to incest and falseimprisonment, but he denied enslaving his daughter or murdering her newborn son. He pleadedpartially guilty to additional counts of rape and coercion. Fritzl faces up to life in prisonif convicted of the negligent homicide charge, which stems from the death of the 2 day old boy, whoinvestigators contend might have survived with medical care. Incest carries only a 1 yearsentence. DNA tests prove Fritzl is the biological father of all six survivingchildren. He could face up to 20 years behind bars if convicted of enslavement and up to 15for a rape conviction.