'Italian Fritzl' and Son Arrested
Father accused of raping daughter, encouraging son to do the same
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2009 7:05 AM CDT
Police in Turin, Italy have arrested a father and son accusing of raping their daughters over a period of many years.   (AP photo/Leonetto Medici)

(Newser) – Italian police have arrested a father and son in an incest case they are comparing to the horrors of the Fritzl household, the Daily Telegraph reports. The patriarch of the Turin family is accused of controlling and raping his daughter for 25 years and encouraging his son to rape both his sister and his own four daughters.

Prosecutors say the men, both scrap metal dealers, completely dominated the women in the family through a psychological "reign of terror." The elder man's daughter, 34, who police say was often kept locked in a darkened room, is being given psychiatric treatment at a shelter along with her four nieces. The two men deny all charges and are being defended by other family members.

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Oct 7, 2009 9:40 PM CDT
The primitive-minded, violent proned are organized and well financed. It is the basis of the slave trade that feeds sexual slavery and the international traffiicking in women.The individual is controled and becomes property to be used for monetary gain and traded among unscrupulous beings.The Prophet Hosea bought his runaway wife at a Slave Auction. These guys and Girls[Pimpmamas] see the women as property, objectified and thereby dehumanized. Sex violence and terror is like heroine to these people. They have to have more continually.
Sep 7, 2009 1:59 AM CDT
wait ! we didn't get that news here. how comes that you foreigners know about us more than we do ?
Mar 30, 2009 2:11 AM CDT
This type of behavior is not restricted to any group. If anything, it's human but civilization in general has moved away from it. That doesn't mean, though, that there are not the primitive-minded, violent-prone among us.