Cops: Brazilian 'Fritzl' Jailed Daughter, Had 7 Kids With Her

He allegedly kept her captive 12 years
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 10, 2010 9:19 AM CDT
In this photo released by the civil police, Jose Agostinho Pereira is seen at a police station in Maranhao state, Brazil, Wednesday, June 9, 2010.   ((AP Photo/Civil Police))
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(Newser) – A man in a remote fishing village in Brazil kept his daughter imprisoned for 12 years, raped her repeatedly, and had seven children with her, police said. The man is also accused of abusing a young girl he had with his daughter. Police allege that Jose Agostinho Pereira, 54, kept his daughter, now 28, under virtual house arrest in a two-room, thatched-roof hut near a tiny fishing village in northeastern Brazil. "He confessed to everything," said an officer.

The home was located in such a remote, jungle area that the only way to reach it was by using canoes. Authorities said the children appeared to suffer from malnutrition and could barely communicate with others. Most were unclothed. The four girls and three boys range in age from about 2 months to 12 years. Last year in Austria, Josef Fritzl was found guilty of locking his daughter in a dungeon for 24 years and fathering seven children with her.

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