Fritzl 'Forced Daughter to Reenact Porn'

Charges against incest dad detail how he broke daughter's will

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 14, 2008 4:42 AM CST

(Newser) – The charges against Josef Fritzl reveal fresh details of the ordeal he put his imprisoned daughter through, including forcing her to watch pornographic films and reenact scenes with him, the Daily Telegraph reports. Fritzl also beat and kicked his daughter, Elisabeth, whom he imprisoned for 24 years in a cellar, when she refused to co-operate, an Austrian tabloid quotes prosecutors as saying.

Elisabeth's will was eventually broken and she gave up fighting, feeling her "situation was hopeless," prosecutors said. Fritzl has now been charged with murder as well as rape, incest and enslavement. When one of the seven babies he fathered with Elizabeth turned blue shortly after birth he refused to take the infant to a hospital, saying, "What must be, will be," according to prosecutors.

Josef Fritzl, the Austrian who imprisoned his daughter as a sex slave for 24 years.
Josef Fritzl, the Austrian who imprisoned his daughter as a sex slave for 24 years.   (AP Photo/Police Niederoesterreich)
Josef Fritzl at an unspecified location.
Josef Fritzl at an unspecified location.   (AP Photo/Police Niederoesterreich)
The house in Amstetten, Austria, where 73-year-old Josef Fritzl imprisoned his daughter for 24 years in a windowless basement cell.
The house in Amstetten, Austria, where 73-year-old Josef Fritzl imprisoned his daughter for 24 years in a windowless basement cell.   (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
Outside view of the priso where Josef Fritzl is being held in Austria.
Outside view of the priso where Josef Fritzl is being held in Austria.   (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Outside view of the prison where Josef Fritzl is being held in Austria.
Outside view of the prison where Josef Fritzl is being held in Austria.   (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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