An Austrian man, 73-years-old, has allegedly fathered 7 children by his own daughter who he also allegedly held captive in his cellar along with three of the surviving children he fathered.
An Austrian man, 73-years-old, has allegedly fathered 7 children by his own daughter who he also allegedly held captive in his cellar along with three of the surviving children.
The daughter, identified as Elisabeth F., 42-year-old, has been missing since 1984 when she was 18 years old, police said at a news conference.
The incident was found out after a woman identified as Kristen F., 19-year-old, was hospitalized after falling unconscious, according to police.
Kristen was admitted to a hospital in Amstetten, outside Vienna, by her grandfather with a note from her biological mother requesting help.
However a DNA test later revealed her grandfather, Josef F., was also her father, police said according to ORF, Austria's state-run news agency.
An investigation began which revealed that Josef F. may have fathered at least six children with his daughter, forcing her and three of the surviving children, ages of 5 and 19, to live in the cellar of his house, according to ORF's Peter Schmitzberger.
Oddly enough, Josef F. reportedly lived with his wife, Rosemarie F., who had no idea about her husband's other family living in the cellar, police said.
Police are now awaiting DNA tests to verify their relationship to Josef F., who faces arrest for "severe crimes against family members," according to police.
Allegedly the sexually abuse by her father began when she was only age 11, Elisabeth F. told police.
Sometime before she was reported missing, she says her father lured her into the basement, drugged her, put her in handcuffs, and locked her in a room. For the next 24 years, Elisabeth F. told police she was constantly raped by her father and though six children survived, she told police she gave birth to twins in 1996, but one of the babies died a few days later as a result of neglect, and Josef F. removed the infant's body and burned it.