Monday, September 08, 2008

Fritzl-like case in Poland: man accused of raping his daughter and holding her captive for 6 years...

A man accused by his daughter of holding her captive for six years and fathering her two sons was ordered held in custody by a Polish court on Monday, police said.

Police detained the 45-year-old man Friday in the eastern city of Siedlce after his wife and daughter came forward with the allegations, national police spokesman Mariusz Sokolowski said on private TVN24 television.

The accusations recalled the case of Josef Fritzl, who police say has confessed to having kept his daughter captive for 24 years in a cellar below his home in Austria, sexually abusing her and fathering seven children with her.

"To some extent, this could be a similar situation to that in Austria," Sokolowski said. More...

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