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10 months prison for raping 4-year-old girl several times

austriaAnother strange court decision in context to child abuse is reported in todays Austrian newspaper “Kronen Zeitung”.

A 55-year-old man was sentenced to a prison term of 10 months for raping a 4-year-old girl several times. Even employees of the court house were shaking their heads after such a decision. As the man already spent 10 months in prison before, he was a free man after the trial.

Josef Fritzl may also hope to find such a genle judge. His barrister is one of the best in Austria. It seems money is not a big issue for Josef Fritzl.

The barrister of Fritzl already caused a stir when he told that his client should not be in prison. Yesterday he described Josef Fritzl as caring person and loving father, who worries about his family now. “If he would be a monster, his 19-year-old daughter would never arrive in hospital”, the barrister told yesterday on Austrian TV.

Another statement of the barrister on TV: “It’s not proven if my client has raped his daughter.”

Austrians are quite upset about such opinions. The barrister receives a lot of hate e-mails. “He should be also locked in a dungeon with Josef Fritzl”, was the reaction of the vast majority.

A former lodger of the “horror house” claims that Fritzl has once told him he is going to make history with his house.


45 Kommentare zu “10 months prison for raping 4-year-old girl several times”

  1. Joli - AZ, USA

    Holy S–t! I can cross Austria (a place where criminals roam free) off my list as a place to visit.

  2. Chris

    I would move ALL serial rapists, pedophiles, murderers and various gang members from all over the world to Austria. It seems to me that this is a perfect country for this kind of people. The judicial system there rewards all criminals with lack of punishment and nice conditions in prisons. On top of that it seems to me that Austrian liberal government prefers to tolerate crime, rather than punish offenders more harshly. This attitude is typical to all European societies, that allowed themselves to be taken over by the stupid liberals. I guess the lessons of the World War Two about the horrors of millions of people murdered in the concentration camps are already forgotten. No society, and no political system are perfect. It’s also part of human nature to be violent. Sometimes the extreme forms of evil forces manifest themselves in the most cruel people such as Hitler, or Fritzl ( unfortunately both of them born in the same country !). It’s up to the everyday people to get organized, and protest against their corrupt governments, force them to change laws, or even throw them away if they are incurable. I hope that something positive will come out of this tragedy, that will prevent this from happening ever again. The applied punishment must simply reflect the magnitude of the committed crime ! No exception to this rule at all ! Not even in Austria.

  3. Chris

    By the way: I will never visit Austria again, until something profoundly changes in the laws of this country. I can only predict sharp decrease in amount of foreigners traveling to this Alpine land. It’s in the best interest of Austrian travel industry to force it’s government to act quickly. I can only say that the popular image of this country has been tarnished so badly, that even some of my friends are reluctant to go there for the Euro 2008 Football games in June. They already contemplate giving away their tickets.

  4. Tasia

    His Lawyer is as sick as his client.
    Now come to find out , Josef was in huge debt and now will leave this debt to his wife and daughter. This story just keeps getting worse and worse.
    I hope he burns in Hell.
    I will not ever visit Austria or Germany. It seems alot of people are seriously Disturbed. Now they find a woman with 3 of her babies frozen in her freezer!
    Sickening.

  5. SWATI

    THIS IS BEYOND RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!! IT IS SICK SICK SICK!!!
    10MONTHS…10MONTHS FOR RAPING A 4 YEAR OLD BABY???

    Are you Austrians all mentally sick???? What a pathetic, vile, eveil country this is!!!!!
    I hope I never step on the soil of this evil nation! Do you not understand what rapr, murder, torture mean?

    I AM IN SHOCK!

  6. Athenati

    what a shocking news!!! I am saddened to see how child abuse is handled so recklessly in a country that hosts many international organizations like Amnesty international. This shows how lax the legal system is in Austria. It is a grave mistake of the law of the country to let the man who rapped a 4yrs young Doppler go home. But why??? why in Austria???

  7. Rea. J

    This is ridiculous….SHAME ON YOU AUSTRIA !!!! I was thinking before to go to visit this beautiful country but not anymore…..this country is full of crimes, murder and stupid silly no brain justice !!!!!!

  8. Claire

    I too will not visit Austria EVER!

  9. fabrizio

    it’s really a nazi country…….and the layer of fritzl is a real nazi if he says that his client loves his family….and he’s worried about his children.
    there are so many other places to go on holiday….i’ll never come back to austria….

  10. Checkerboard

    I tried to countercheck these allegations but could not find any source for it. Please cite a link.

  11. admin

    @Checkerboard

    It was in todays print issue of the “Kronen Zeitung”. If you let me know your address, I am going to send you a copy of the article.

  12. Zahi

    Police Officer responsible for removing previous rape case of Josef F., should be jailed and send to hell. Police Officer responsible for inquire of missing Elizabeth should be send to hell or jail.

  13. mechy

    No Austria for me in the future.

    I want Fritzl windowless,doorless for at least 24 years!!!

    Mercy

  14. Chipper

    Mmmmmmmmm, what happens to a person for KILLING a RAPIST sloooowly? Plead insanity as my mind doesn’t have the capacity to deal with such horrors. 6 months?? DONE.

  15. Giselle

    I certainly will not be taking my family there EVER.
    I agree with one reader. Let’s put all the world’s sex offenders there!
    This way we know where NOT TO GO.
    At least this would make the rest of the world safer.
    I wonder if the judge has any children. Look at any 4 year old girl and if you can still say 10 months is enough time for the crime. YOU ARE ALL CRAZY!

  16. Roulamaximus

    What the hell is wrong with these judges? are they pedophiles themselves? i believe so!!crazy crazy Austrians.

  17. mimi

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  18. mimi

    I was planning on a holiday to Austria and was even about to buy the tickets!!! No more!! What the hell is wrong with these cats? Raping a 4 year old once is bad enough, but several times? and sentenced to only 10 months? that is a crime all by itself! Austria has to be one of the most corrupt judicial systems out there, up with Africa if you ask me. Who are these judges taking light of such a horrible crime? Rapists themselves? One has to wonder. Shame on you people! Shame on you! And Fritzl only getting 15 years? He should be locked away in solitary confinement until the day he dies. No questions asked. He should also be raped as many times as he raped his daughter. He certainly does not care for his children. He could care less as it turns out. Also, I have a hard time choking down this insanity plea. He knew full well what he was doing. He was no dummy. He should be tried as a sane adult and given the worst possible punishment that the law allows. But it seems Austria is stoned to numbness and has lost all grip on reality a very long time ago. I will never visit that place and neither will anyone I talk to unless they seriously change their flexed out laws on horrendous offenses such as the ones the world is now privy to. God help us all.

  19. Mika

    what kind of country that its people lock up children and daughters for their sexual pleasure???? this is creating a very negative view of Austria in my mind, I dont think that I would ever be safe visiting this country. God bless these poor victims.

  20. Kerrie

    Thinking of visiting Austria? oh no.. not me

  21. Viewer

    Another rape in Austria:
    http://www.oe24.at/zeitung/oesterreich/chronik/kaernten/article302005.ece

    Last weekend a 12 year old boy raped 8 year old girl. The rapist does not have to fear any punishment.

  22. Ms Stoltz

    I don’t think Fritzl is insane, I think he is possessed. for sure. I think he should be thrown into the very same cellar for the same length of time… and only given food and clothing once a frikken year.
    Or serve his time in prison where the other prisoners can slice his prick off with a blunt object. I bet he was screwing his own mother and that is why he is the way he is.

  23. Jeff

    As much as I’ve heard about Austria being a beautiful country I will NEVER take my family there! These people are absolute nuts!! To think a man will only get 10 to 15 years for the torture Fritzl put onto his daughter and 6 other young lives is beyond comprehension! And only just days after this gruesome discovery they sentence this other sick #$^%!&& to only 10 months for his atrocities? You have got to be kidding!

    Gob Bless Elisabeth and her children as well as the poor 4 year old we’re all talking about. Get them out of that crazed country, they deserve better!!

  24. Cheryl from Cardiff California

    The judge MUST BE a pedophile- otherwise HOW ON EARTH could he give such a short sentence for repeatedly raping a 4yr old?? I do think Austria would be a great place to visit. I cant judge the whole country based on these horrid crimes and light sentences. In USA and other places – its just the same- we have a repeat offender who raped kids twice! and he is out with an anklet on due to how SHORT he is in stature. Judge in Utah afraid for his ” safety” due to how short he is- Lord help us all !

  25. Monique

    So, so sad. How do you put just consequences on crimes so horrific? Certainly there is such little value in innocence in Austria that 10 months will pay for a debt that a four year old child will forever be burdened with. I am repulsed by the lack of justice for such evil. No society is perfect, but Austria is pathetic.

  26. Yildiz Pascale

    I HAVE LIVED AND WORKED IN FRANKFURT/GERMANY 1972-74 HAVE GIVEN BIRTH TO MY ONLY CHILD (DAUGHTER) THERE. I HAVE ALWAYS FELT SUBJECTED TO A NAZI LIKE ATTITUDE FROM MANY PEOPLE! AT THE HOSPITAL WHILE I WAS CRAMPING WITH LABOR PAINS, AN ELDERLY NURSE KEPT SMACKING ME SAYING “BREATHE, BREATHE DEEPER OR YOUR BABY WILL DIE” IT HAS BEEN AN UNFORGETTABLE 33 HOURS OF LABOR! NO SMILE, NO SYMPATHY, I ALMOST FAINTED IN A SLIPPERY BATHROOM WHEN THEY TOLD ME TO GET INTO THE BATHTUB FILLED WITH SOAPY WATER AND LEFT ME ALL ALONE AFTER GIVING ME A BEFORE LABOR ANEMA. THE DOCTOR, THE NURSES FORBID ME TO GO SEE MY BABY WHO WAS BORN YELLOW JONTUS AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NEXT TO MY BUILDING AND I HAD TO ESCAPE WEARING THICK CLOTHES TO GO SEE HER….AND BEFORE EVEN CHECKING OUT FURTHER, THEY WITHDREW MY BREASTMILK IMMEDIATELY BY GIVING ME 2 SMALL PINK PILLS AND WRAPPING MY BREASTS TIGHT…. I COULD NEVER FEED MY BABY ONE DROP OF MY BREAST MILK…….WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS 7 MONTHS OLD I DECIDED TO GO TO WORK, HAVE PUT MY BABY INTO A DAYCARE, IT WAS VERY COLD IN FRANKFURT IN THE MORNINGS ESPECIALLY, THEY WERE GIVING A BATH TO THE BABIES IN THE MORNING. I ASKED THEM NOT TO GIVE A BATH TO MY BABY CAUSE ITS VERY COLD INSIDE, THAT I WAS GIVING HER A BATH AT NIGHT BEFORE BED IN MY WARM PLACE. THEY DIDN’T LISTEN TO ME, MY BABY GOT SICK WITH SEVERE BRONCHITIS AT AGE OF 8 MONTHS. I HAD TO STOP WORKING AND WHEN SHE GOT WELL AGAIN, I FOUND A PRIVATE NANNY WHO WAS A RETIRED GREEK LADY……………. MADAME LAYLA, THANKS TO YOU I HAVE FINISHED MY JOURNEY IN GERMANY IN YOUR SAFE HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SINCE THEN, I WILL NEVER GO TO GERMANY OR AUSTRIA NOW……….
    WAKE UP AND CLEAN YOUR PAST!!!!!!!

  27. Yildiz Pascale

    AND WHO THE HELL IS AUSTRIA TO HAVE A WORD ON DECISIONS LIKE: IF AMENDMENTS SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE MADE TO TURKEY’S CONSTITUTION, IF A POLITICAL PARTY SHOULD BE CLOSED OR NOT? AUSTRIA SHOULD MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS FROM NOW ON, IT SEEMS LIKE THEY HAVE MANY UNSOLVED ISSUES NOT TO LEAVE THEM ENOUGH TIME TO PUT THEIR NOSE INTO OTHER COUNTRIES BUSINESS!!

  28. Bob

    Something is deeply wrong in Austria — in its legal system, and in its culture. This case, along with the Fritzl case and the previous case of that poor girl held for 8 years — it sickens me. My previous desire to visit Austria is gone. What is wrong with Austira?

  29. concerned

    oh my god… this is crazy 10 months for raping ? next i am sure they will give one month for murder.. this crime is worse than murder because with my murder everything finishes with it but with rape the scares and the emotional distress last for a life time? what did that poor girl to do that old man ? the international community should get into this and do something about the Austrian laws… as for Joesf kill the man along with his lawyer… this crime has no punishment but death remember what he did mentally sick ofcourse he is for keeping his own daughter for 24 years without ever seeing the sunlight.. put him back in the cellar and keep him in there till he dies.. better yet feed him alive to the pigs.

  30. concerned

    no dont put him the cellar for how length of time he is 73 yrs old he might croak tomorrow he needs to live his punishment, if there is one sane and moral austrian please please kidnap this fritzel and do to him what hannibel did to that guy in the movie.. feed him his own flesh to eat and his own blood to drink and make sure his dick has been cut

  31. Devi

    Its unimaginable how could such cruel activities going on in Austriya? All the victims were girls.Are men in Austriya having a mentality of that girls or women are sex slaves, for their cruel sex desires? Is it why the sex monsters getting faire judgements. Every human being on earth has the same rights. Not only in Austriya ,nowadays in all over the world there’s no mercy no nobility, nothing is in order as god created this world and no body is following or respecting gods wishes. Thats why everyday we hear and see some sort of disaster is happening in the world.Nobody is thinking why these things are happening. THERES NO REASON OTHER THAN THE PEOPLE ARE BECOMING SELFISH, CRUEL AND DONT WANT TO SHARE THE GIFTS WHICH HAS BEEN GIVEN BY THE GREAT GOD FOR EVERY ONE.(If the people dont change inside of their minds , the disasters will be continueing. ………………………………REMEMBER ,WHOEVER COULD BE THE LAW MAKERS OR WHOEVER COULD BE THE JUDGES THE FAVOURABLE LAWS AND JUDGMENTS FOR THE CRIMINALS ARE GOING CREATE ANOTHER VICTIM BY THESE MONSTERS.

  32. TME

    To let a monster off this easily makes your society look barbaric.

  33. anon from ireland

    No wonder people commit these crimes in Austria if the penalty is so minimal!
    I’m crossing it off my list too. Wouldn’t take the risk!!

  34. amazing

    Austria, the land where perverts are nurtured and protected by the law and Society.

    Perverts ahoy!

  35. anon

    damn australia is messed up

  36. Wepawee

    Yildiz , I am horrified by your story. My labors were very hard but I was surrounded by my family and a caring staff. Jeeze its a wonder that any of the children from these countries are alive. The people of Austria and Germany seem to have very little sympathy for children . I think the whole country needs some seriouse therapy.
    I have noticed that they advertize sex constantly , in some of the newspaper articles about Josef Fritzl the paper is COVERD with half naked beautiful woman advertizing this or that. I mean these girls look like they are about to have a orgasm. If you are exposed to this type of thing day in and day out you will get numb to it. Perhaps they should tone down the sex theme ALOT and let peoples minds think of other things. To much exposure to sex will pervert you. I am all for freedome of expression but come on there is a time and place for everything.
    ” SHAME ON YOU AUSTRIA!!” Get your head out of your asses and take action against these perverts. 10 months for raping a 4yr old is not enough.. I think a pupblic casteration with no pain killers would be a good start to let the rest of the country know that NO LONGER WILL The ABUSE OF CHILDREN AND WOMAN be acceptabel. All rapist and paedophiles should be CASTERATED and I dont mean just the balls..CUT IT ALL OFF!!

  37. Christen, Florida, USA

    What is wrong with Austria… I guess it’s OK to have sex with kids there, no one thinks it’s a big deal I guess. OOps, may have ruined a life, oh well, no big deal……..I have heard that Austria is a post-Christian society, people seem to live life without a moral compass. I know not all are like that, but I am so saddened by what I’ve been reading in the news. God’s wrath will be severe for those who perform such vile acts and for those who condone such acts.

  38. Mira (Indonesia)

    Poor Austrian children… living in such unsafe environment.

  39. dulcemere@yahoo.com

    10 MONTHS FOR RAPING A 4 YEAR OLD CHILD. this says what austria thinks about abus!sing and molesting children. what a wicked nation! neighbours stand by and watch in silent without uttering a word for these victims.

    i say that the united nations mandate a boycott on austria for human rights violations!! the human rights of austrian hildren.

  40. daisy

    4 year olg girl rape by 55 years old man, shit then sentence only to 10 months, wow what a bullshit idea.
    If that is the law in austria, then then i’ll gonna make my own law

  41. SCS

    What a load of crap! Poor little girl has to suffer for the rest of her life,and all this monster that calls himself a man gets to go free to live his life and most likely rape again. I say ,if they let this rapist free at least cut off their “things”, so that they can’t ever do harm to kids. That what i think”

  42. Rosa

    SHAME ON YOU AUSTRIA!!” All rapist and paedophiles should be CASTERATED , COMPLETELY…
    NOW, WHAT the hell is wrong with these judges? are they pedophiles themselves? i believe so!!crazy crazy Austrians.
    I BELIEVE THIS TO BE THE CASE……………..

    JUDGES PEDOPHILES THEMSELVES………..THAT IS THE ONLY THING THAT MAKES SENSE OUT OF THIS HORRIFING CASES…

    POOR CHILDREN, NO A PLACE SAFE FOR CHILDREN…..

    AUSTRIA OUT MY LIST TO VISIT EVER…..

  43. Daniel Reed

    I think what a total injustice for the child for the child and their family in question. The Child in question is properly injured from the awful ordeal, I think Austria is opening the doors literally to abuse. if his evil being is in the UK he would probably indefinitely be put on sex offenders register for life also banned from working with kids for life too thats great in theory does Sex offender register work no it doesn’t, because guys on it can easily forge false names and slip back into their old ways and work underground thats a fact! It doesn’t go far enough to protect the vulnerable kids in the UK also the awful same thing in happening in Austria too. But overously basically its opening its doors to abuse I would love to know what was this Judge is thinking! I really do 10 months inside that doesn’t deter anyone especially a child pedophile where is Justice for the vulnerable kids in Europe we think Asia is bad I think Europe is starting to open its doors to inhumane awful,evil abuse I think personally I think our Justice systems are starting to be in a favour with these inhumane indecent acts that these monsters act on! I know of cases where abusers get more help than the victims all together I really think our western world has lost the plot myself on this matter I know of the other awful case in Austria too that was really bad too where a young woman was detain for years and left for dead that was awful story I can’t get my head around our Justice systems in Europe they meant to have been some of the best Justice services in Europe but I think we have some of the worst Justice systems in the world in my opinion where is law enforcement these days you can hardly see police keeping the peace anymore I see young teenagers dealing drugs to other kids then they use young siblings to smuggle the drugs when you report it but they do nothing about it also kids have these illegal radios or equipment to get one step ahead of the police all the time its crazy world we live in I say

  44. marcia

    I want to know who the judge is . How can he be a judge I beleve he should be disbarred . And they should check the judge out because it seems that he is a sick child molester himself. I just can’t understand what king of people live in austria it seems like sodume and gamora.You austria people should just kill your selves because you should never be allowed to have childeren. and the judges should jump off a cliff because you are just as bad as the child malesters.And to the judge who let the guy off who raped a 4 yr old baby there is a special place in HELL for you.I spit on u.and curse you for life with pain and heart ach.

  45. Jas

    Just 10 Months? Why We Let Him alive?

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