Fritzl: 'I Was Born to Rape'

But says he 'managed to contain himself' for long time
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2008 3:15 AM CDT
Josef Fritzl, right, accused of imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering seven children with her, is taken back to his house under heavy security for a police reconstruction.   (AP Photo/Michael Wessig)
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(Newser) – The 73-year-old Austrian father who imprisoned his daughter in a dungeon as a sex slave for 24 years and fathered seven children with her has told a therapist he is a "born rapist," reports the Times of London. Josef Fritzl's comments were revealed in a confidential psychiatric report leaked to the Austrian media.

“I have realized that I had a mean streak. For someone who was born to be a rapist, I have managed to contain myself for a relatively long period,” Fritzl told a psychiatrist. The doctor described Fritzl as "a volcano" who is "torn apart by his desires that he cannot master.”