Fritzl Family Will Get New Identities

Hounding reporters 'make them feel imprisoned again,' says attorney
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2008 5:32 AM CDT
Fritzl Family Will Get New Identities
Josef Fritzl allegedly held his daughter captive in the basement of this Austria home for 24 years and fathered seven children with her.    (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

(Newser) – Austrian authorities are preparing new identities for dungeon dad Josef Fritzl’s entire family, including the daughter he imprisoned in a celler, the six children Fritzl fathered with her, her six adult siblings and her mother. The family members have been hounded by lucrative offers for media interviews, the Times reports.

Family members feel like they’ve been “locked up for the second time” at the clinic where they’re being treated because flocks of paparazzi prevent them from stepping foot outside, said their attorney. Protecting the family’s privacy is “a prerequisite for their successful recovery," he added. "Being exposed in the public is the last thing they need at this stage.” (Read more Josef Fritzl stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X