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Josef Fritzl Reportedly Forced To Do ‘Dirty Chores’ Behind Bars

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Josef Fritzl Reportedly Forced To Do ‘Dirty Chores’ Behind Bars

It will be 10 years to the day since the world found out about what was happening inside Josef Fritzl's makeshift dungeon.

The Austrian had kept his daughter Elisabeth captive in a tiny, sound-proofed room for 24 years where he raped her thousands of times and fathered seven children with her, one of whom died.


He was sentenced to life behind bars and appears to have zero remorse for his sickening crimes. But the Mirror reports the 83-year-old has started showing signs of dementia and is forced to do 'dirty chores' at Krems-Stein prison, a maximum security psychiatric prison.


Since being sentenced, Friztl changed his last name to Mayrhoff but he's still been a target for inmates.

Two years ago, he got into a fight with another prisoner and lost several teeth.

The newspaper adds that because he's so hated inside jail, he's kept in solitary confinement and is constantly watched by four guards.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The world was understandably shocked when Fritzl's crimes came to light, with neighbours describing him as someone who blended in well and kept to himself.

It was only when one of Elisabeth's children, Kerstin, fell into a coma and was taken to hospital for treatment. When doctors struggled to work out what was wrong with Kerstin, they put out a public appeal for Elisabeth to come forward.

British journalist Mark Perry, who was the first to break the story of the 'House of Horrors' told WHO: "She was in the cellar watching TV and she begged Fritzl to let her and her other children out. That's when he let her out."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Up until then, Fritzl's wife Rosemarie was told that Elisabeth had left home years before and had joined a cult, only to dump three of her kids of their doorstep. Little did she know that those three children were fathered by her husband and daughter.

Perry spoke to Fritzl's lawyer Walter Anzböck recently and Fritzl reportedly said: "It's normal to have a family in the cellar."

What. The. Fuck.

The journalist added: "He doesn't believe he's done anything wrong at all. He thinks it's a failure of justice and that he's been wrongly locked up."


The house where he kept Elisabeth captive for more than two decades has since been sold to a couple for £143,000, who have turned the property into a block of flats. I don't know about you, but it would be a tough sell to get me into a place like that.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Dementia, Austria, Prison

Stewart Perrie
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