'Brit Fritzl' Impregnated Daughters for Child Benefits

Rapist father lived off pay for incest babies
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2008 4:02 AM CST
A British father who made his daughters pregnant 19 times collected child benefit payments, according to his sister-in-law.   (Shutter Stock)
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(Newser) – A British man sentenced to life for raping his daughters over a 30-year period wanted them pregnant so he could collect child benefits from the government, his sister-in-law told the Daily Telegraph. The man, 56, impregnated his two daughters a total of 19 times, resulting in nine children, two of whom died at birth. The man never worked but always had money, the sister-in-law said.

The man has shown no remorse for his crimes, according to his sister-in-law, and has even contacted his daughters asking them for money. "He does not regret what he has done and even praises himself for fathering all those illegitimate children," she said. British authorities are probing how the abuse remained undetected for so long.