Europe

House where Austria kept daughter as slave sold

The liquidator of Josef Fritzl's estate says the house where the Austrian kept his daughter captive for 24 years and fathered seven of her children has been sold.

Walter Anzboeck says the house in Amstetten, west of Vienna, was sold for 160,000 euros (about $173,0000).

State broadcaster ORF cites innkeeper Herbert Hauska as saying his wife and a business partner bought the building and will turn it into apartment units. He says Monday that it is time "to bring down the curtain" on the house's past.

Fritzl imprisoned and repeatedly raped his daughter Elisabeth until his crime was revealed in 2008. He was sentenced in 2009 to life imprisonment for incest, rape, coercion, false imprisonment, enslavement and for the negligent homicide of one of his infant sons