Austrian Monster

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    March 19: Defendant Josef Fritzl is escorted on the fourth day of his trial in the provincial courthouse in St. Poelten, Austria.

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    March 19: Defendant Josef Fritzl is escorted to the fourth day of his trial in the provincial courthouse in St. Poelten, Austria.

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    March 16: Defendant Josef Fritzl hides his face behind a blue file folder prior to his incest trial at the provincial courthouse in St. Poelten, Austria.

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    March 16: Defendant Josef Fritzl covers his face prior to the start of his trial for incest at the provincial courthouse in St. Poelten, Austria.

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    March 16: Defendant Josef Fritzl hides his face behind a blue file folder prior to his trial for incest at the provincial courthouse in St. Poelten, Austria.

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    April 28: A photo taken and released by the Austrian police shows suspect Josef F. at an unspecified location. Austria's police questioned a man identified in a police statement as Josef F., who they say held his daughter captive for 24 years and sexually abused her in what stunned Austrians dubbed a "house of horrors" in a high-tech, windowless cell where she allegedly gave birth to at least six children. Two police forensics teams arrived on the scene Monday morning and technicians in white suits entered the apartment block in Amstetten, a blue-collar town about 75 miles west of Vienna.

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    April 28: A photo taken and released by the Austrian police shows suspect Josef F. at an unspecified location. Austria's police questioned a man identified in a police statement as Josef F., who they say held his daughter captive for 24 years and sexually abused her in what stunned Austrians dubbed a "house of horrors" in a high-tech, windowless cell where she allegedly gave birth to at least six children. Two police forensics teams arrived on the scene Monday morning and technicians in white suits entered the apartment block in Amstetten, a blue-collar town about 75 miles west of Vienna.

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    April 28: A photo taken by a forensic team shows a view into a hidden room in a house in Amstetten, Austria, in which a woman is believed to have been held captive for 24 years. Austria's police questioned a man identified in a police statement as Josef F., who they say held his daughter captive for 24 years and sexually abused her in what stunned Austrians dubbed a "house of horrors" in a high-tech, windowless cell where she allegedly gave birth to at least six children. Two police forensics teams arrived on the scene Monday morning and technicians in white suits entered the apartment block in Amstetten, a blue-collar town about 75 miles west of Vienna.

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    April 28: A photo taken by a forensic team shows a view into a hidden room in a house in Amstetten, Austria, in which a woman is believed to have been held captive for 24 years. Austria's police questioned a man identified in a police statement as Josef F., who they say held his daughter captive for 24 years and sexually abused her in what stunned Austrians dubbed a "house of horrors" in a high-tech, windowless cell where she allegedly gave birth to at least six children. Two police forensics teams arrived on the scene Monday morning and technicians in white suits entered the apartment block in Amstetten, a blue-collar town about 75 miles west of Vienna.

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    April 28: A photo taken by a forensic team shows a view into a hidden room in a house in Amstetten, Austria, in which a woman is believed to have been held captive for 24 years. Austria's police questioned a man identified in a police statement as Josef F., who they say held his daughter captive for 24 years and sexually abused her in what stunned Austrians dubbed a "house of horrors" in a high-tech, windowless cell where she allegedly gave birth to at least six children. Two police forensics teams arrived on the scene Monday morning and technicians in white suits entered the apartment block in Amstetten, a blue-collar town about 75 miles west of Vienna.

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    April 28: Aerial view of the building in Amstetten, Austria, center right, with green rooftop garden, where 73-year-old Josef Fritzl imprisoned his daughter for 24 years in a windowless basement cell and fathering seven children with her, three of whom "never saw sunlight" until they were freed over the weekend.

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    April 28: Outside view of the Regional clinic Mostviertel in Amstetten-Mauer, Austria, where a 42-year-old woman who was held captive by her father for 24 years and three of her six children are being treated. Authorities said 73-year-old Josef Fritzl confessed Monday to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering seven children with her in a windowless cell in a house im Amstetten, Austria, that stunned Austrians dubbed a "house of horrors." Police official Franz Polzer said the suspect also told investigators that he tossed the body of one of the children in an incinerator after the child died. "He admitted that he locked his daughter, who was 18 at the time, in the cellar, that he repeatedly had sex with her, and that he is the father of her seven children," Polzer told The Associated Press. "He also admitted that he had burned one of the children in the building's furnace."

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    April 28: Outside view of the Regional clinic Mostviertel in Amstetten-Mauer, Austria, where a 42-year-old woman who was held captive by her father for 24 years and three of her six children are being treated. Authorities said 73-year-old Josef Fritzl confessed Monday to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering seven children with her in a windowless cell in a house im Amstetten, Austria, that stunned Austrians dubbed a "house of horrors." Police official Franz Polzer said the suspect also told investigators that he tossed the body of one of the children in an incinerator after the child died. "He admitted that he locked his daughter, who was 18 at the time, in the cellar, that he repeatedly had sex with her, and that he is the father of her seven children," Polzer told The Associated Press. "He also admitted that he had burned one of the children in the building's furnace."

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    April 27: An outside view of the house in Amstetten, Austria, where a 73-year-old man, identified as Josef F., kept his daughter, identified as Elisabeth F., in the cellar for 24 years. The woman has told police that she was held prisoner in a cellar by her father, who repeatedly raped her and fathered at least six of her children. Lower Austria police said in a statement that the 42-year-old woman had been missing since Aug. 29, 1984 and was found by police on Saturday evening following a tip.

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    April 27: Outside view of the appartment where a 73-year-old man, identified as Josef F., allegedly kept his daughter Elisabeth F. in the cellar for 24 years. The woman told the police that she was continuously abused by her father and gave birth to six children.

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    April 28: A person covered under a blanket sits on the backseat of a civilian car leaving a police station in Amstetten, Austria. Police did not comment whether the person was 73-year-old Josef Fritzl, whom they had arrested under suspicion to have held captive his daughter in a house in Amstetten for 24 years. Authorities said Fritzl confessed Monday to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering seven children with her in a windowless cell in a house im Amstetten. Police official Franz Polzer said the suspect also told investigators that he tossed the body of one of the children in an incinerator after the child died. "He admitted that he locked his daughter, who was 18 at the time, in the cellar, that he repeatedly had sex with her, and that he is the father of her seven children," Polzer told The Associated Press. "He also admitted that he had burned one of the children in the building's furnace."

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    April 28: A person covered under a blanket sits on the backseat of a civilian car leaving a police station in Amstetten, Austria. Police did not comment whether the person was 73-year-old Josef Fritzl, whom they had arrested under suspicion to have held captive his daughter in a house in Amstetten for 24 years. Authorities said Fritzl confessed Monday to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering seven children with her in a windowless cell in a house im Amstetten. Police official Franz Polzer said the suspect also told investigators that he tossed the body of one of the children in an incinerator after the child died. "He admitted that he locked his daughter, who was 18 at the time, in the cellar, that he repeatedly had sex with her, and that he is the father of her seven children," Polzer told The Associated Press. "He also admitted that he had burned one of the children in the building's furnace."

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    April 28: Journalists and cameramen surround a car leaving the police station in Amstetten, Austria. A person covered under a blanket was sitting on the backseats. Police did not comment whether the person was 73-year-old Josef Fritzl, whom they had arrested under suspicion to have held captive his daughter in a house in Amstetten for 24 years. Authorities said Fritzl confessed Monday to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering seven children with her in a windowless cell in a house im Amstetten. Police official Franz Polzer said the suspect also told investigators that he tossed the body of one of the children in an incinerator after the child died. "He admitted that he locked his daughter, who was 18 at the time, in the cellar, that he repeatedly had sex with her, and that he is the father of her seven children," Polzer told The Associated Press. "He also admitted that he had burned one of the children in the building's furnace."

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    April 28: Police stand around a fence of the apartment block in Amstetten, Austria, where Josef Fritzl imprisoned his own daughter for 24 years in a cellar and fathering seven children with her.

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    April 28: A police officer stands inside the entrance of the house in Amstetten, Austria, where Josef Fritzl has confessed to imprisoning his own daughter for 24 years in a cellar and fathering seven children with her.

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    April 28: A forensic police operative leaves the garden of the apartment block in Amstetten, Austria, where a man allegedly imprisoned his own daughter for 24 years in a cellar and fathered at least six children with her. Austrian police said Monday that the man man being questioned about the events has confessed.

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    April 28: A forensic police operative stands at a car in front of the apartment block in Amstetten, Austria, where a man allegedly imprisoned his own daughter for 24 years in a cellar and fathered at least six children with her. Austrian police said Monday that the man being questioned about the events has confessed.

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    April 27: An investigator works on his laptop in front of the house where a 73-year-old man, identified as Josef F., allegedly kept his daughter Elisabeth F. in the cellar for 24 years. The woman told the police that she was continuously abused by her father and gave birth to six children.

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    April 27: Police walk from the garden of the house where a 73-year-old man, identified as Josef F., allegedly kept his daughter Elisabeth F. in the cellar for 24 years. The woman told the police that she was continuously abused by her father and gave birth to six children.

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    Amstetten's mayor Herbert Katzenbruber is seen during an interview in Amstetten, Austria, on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Police in the Lower Austrian city of Amstetten on Tuesday inspected other properties owned by the man they say confessed to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering her seven children, to ensure he did not hold any other captives in underground cells. Forensics experts on Tuesday carted boxes of belongings out of the windowless cell which suspect Josef Fritzl constructed beneath his apartment in Amstetten, a working-class town 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of Vienna.

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    Forensic officers enter the house of Josef Fritzl in Amstetten, Austria, Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Police say 73-year-old Fritzl confessed Monday to holding his daughter, now 42, in a windowless cell beneath the family's apartment in the town of Amstetten, west of Vienna.

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    A member of a forensic team and a policeman stand in the gateway of the house of Josef Fritzl in Amstetten, Lower Austria, on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. The retired electrician who allegedly imprisoned his daughter for 24 years and fathered seven children with her in a windowless cell likely suffered from a "power complex" and other psychiatric disorders, experts say.

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    District governor Hans Heinz Lenze speaks to media in front of the house of Josef Fritzl in Amstetten, Lower Austria, on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. The retired electrician who allegedly imprisoned his daughter for 24 years and fathered seven children with her in a windowless cell likely suffered from a "power complex" and other psychiatric disorders, experts say.

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    The exterior of josef Fritzl's apartment block is seen in Amstetten, Austria, Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Police say 73-year-old Fritzl confessed Monday to holding his daughter, now 42, in a windowless cell beneath the family's apartment in the town of Amstetten, west of Vienna

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