He Held His Own Daughter Captive for 24 Years in a Secret Chamber

Josef and Rosemarie Fritzl married when they were just 21 and 17 respectively in 1956. They settled in Austria and had seven children together; five daughters and two sons. By the time Josef was in his mid-thirties he already had a long rap sheet including rape, attempted rape, indecent exposure, fraud and arson.


Josef’s r eign of terror did not stop there. He began sexually abusing his daughter Elisabeth when she was only 11-years-old.

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