Argentine incest dad 'worse than Fritzl'

2010-11-25 12:05

Buenos Aires - A 62-year-old Argentine man was arrested and charged with raping his daughter for more than 30 years and fathering 10 children with her, in a case "even worse" than that of Austria's Josef Fritzl in 2008, a judge said on Wednesday.

"The accused denied the allegations but DNA tests have confirmed paternity," Judge Virgilio Palud told local radio.

The man has been charged with repeated sexual abuse and incest, crimes which carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, he added.

The man, whose identity was not disclosed, was arrested in June for alleged cattle rustling, prompting his daughter, now aged 43, to report him to the police despite his threats of harm if she talked. The case was first reported on Wednesday.

The daughter, whose identity was also not released, claims to have been beaten and raped since the age of 13 at the family's home in the village of Nicanor Molinas, 600km north of Buenos Aires.

She said the incestuous rapes resulted in 10 children, now ages seven to 27, and that only the eldest knows their father and grandfather are one and the same, Palud said.

"It's even worse than what happened in Austria," he added, referring to the horrific crimes of Josef Fritzl, sentenced to life in 2009 for having kept his daughter imprisoned for 24 years, fathering seven children with her and killing one of them.

Other recent cases

In the Argentine case, one of the 10 children born of the rapes has already died.

Palud said another daughter of the suspect also claims to have been raped repeatedly by her father and to have had an abortion before she fled her home in the farming community of Santa Fe province.

The case is the third such shocking father-daughter abuse to emerge in Argentina recently.

Last year, the case of the "Monster of Mendoza" gripped Argentina, when a 67-year-old man was accused of raping and fathering seven children with one of his three daughters.

And last month, a 60-year old man in central Cordoba province was charged with having raped his daughter over a period of 20 years and fathered six children with her, including a girl - his own granddaughter - whom he was also raping.

The latest rape and incest case "is remarkable for the amount of violence and the length of time it lasted", but "in Reconquista (near Nicanor Molinas) and northern Santa Fe, sexual abuse within families is commonplace", said Palud.

He said in Vera, another city in Santa Fe, "they had to build a special prison wing to house sexual offenders".

  • FrankLee - 2010-11-25 12:39

    The evolutionists will simply declare it as survival of the fittest since evolution does not have any moral base to it. God sees it as sin and declares it so in the bible. The wages of sin is death, unless people turn from their sins and accept the atoning blood of Yeshua, Messiah as payment for it.

      Zara - 2010-11-25 13:32


      captmorgan81 - 2010-11-25 13:51

      Seriosly, you are bringing God and the Bible into this, this is a Human Evil and nothing to do with God/Religion. Besides, God of the Old Testament accepted Incest 1) Cain, the son of Adam had a wife, who was she (I think, the daughter of Adam/Eve that makes her Cain's sister) 2) Abraham and Sarah - Genesis 20:12 And yet indeed, she [Sarah] is my [Abraham's] sister; she is the daughter of my father. Genesis 17:16 And I will bless her [Sarah], and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. 3) Lot and his Daughters, Ever heard this, They escaped the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah which God was not okay with BUT he was okay with a whole new family line created by Lot and his 2 Daughters [Genesis 19:31-36] So let's not make this about what it's not ... This is an evil act of a Human being and nothing to do with evolutionists ...

      Nicolai - 2010-11-25 14:03

      Who is arguing 'survival of the fittest'? They would land up with a race of mentally and physically disabled people. Which inevitably would die-out (death age gets lower and lower). You certainly don't need to be religious to see that everything about incest is wrong.

      Picasso - 2010-11-25 14:05

      Inbreeding is not the survival of the fittest, it bring mentally retarded children. Any evolutionist knows it, it is part of every beings' instict. Would be nice if you're parents had that insticts...

      Nathan - 2010-11-25 14:55

      Frank Lee you are an idiot. You have preconceived notions about evolutionists that are completely wrong. The article has absolutely nothing to do with evolution or survival of the fittest. You have either said what you said deliberately to ignite a flaming religious debate or you are completely stupid and do not have the logic to rationalize the difference between incest and evolution.

      OllieMor - 2010-11-25 16:13

      FrankLee - you love the sound of your own voice, or what? Where did we say that it's alright to rape your own children? If anything, it weakens the genetic pool. My friend, your comment sucks

      sharkbait - 2010-11-25 16:48

      By Evolutionist I assume you mean intelligent, rational and able to remove themselves from the brainwashing of religion? One does not have to believe in a mythical, supernatural being to find these crimes disgusting. And we would also not forgive this person and wipe their slate clean just because they have an imaginary friend.

      chuck.foster.kane - 2010-11-25 17:04

      Oh Frank, it's just God's will.

      mailjt2 - 2010-11-25 22:38

      Hey Franklee - that was not really called for! More harm than good! As for "Captmorgan81" - you are ever so slightly "off the mark" bro. - God NEVER condoned incest: a) There's no proof that God didn't actually bring forth/create other people - and no proof that Cain took a sister as a wife... b) Abraham married his "half-sister" who is either considered to have actually been his brother's daughter or at least not of the same mother - at that time and custom not "incest" - Later only declared against God's will (when more people lived on earth). c) Lot's Daughters committed such a bad thing that their offspring became the enemies of the children of Abraham (God's chosen people) - so definitely not unpunished! - David's son - was severely punished for incest, etc. so don't be so quick to rebuke FrankLee when you have your own facts wrong for selfish reasons - rather seek the Light - you will see better with it than without! Finally: This, along with all other sinful, selfish, worldly acts, will not go unpunished at the end - (whether as bad as this or as small as thinking bad things) - unless you are saved/cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb...

      Zion - 2010-11-26 07:23

      Incest was taboo in most primitive societies due to the knowledge of the mental deficiencies it may cause. Primitive man was wiser in that respect than modern man in some respects. Primitive man probably did not know god.

      James - 2010-11-26 07:49

      Umm, no we won't, you somewhat miss the point don't you. Have a look at your bible, you will find just as many gruesome tales of rape.

      cajokata - 2010-11-26 10:30

      Look this dudes sick. You dont sleep with your daughter of son. Or any family member that is a blood relative. And for those that want to bring religion into it. When god created Adam and Eve. And they had two children. One of whom killed the other. How did we all get here if there wasnt incest somewhere along the line. Think about if people. This world only knows half the truth of what really happened in biblical times. Why is there so many gaps in time. Makes you think???????

      Janaman - 2010-11-26 10:54

      How much do you wanna bet that this sick man is religious!!! some of the most crule and discusting crimes are performed by people who "was a church man, looked like a wonderful friendly family man too" keep your hipocrites! going to church doesn't make you a "good person" its how you live that leaves the mark!

      GTFO - 2010-11-26 11:35

      feels good man...

      JiveTalking - 2011-02-16 13:33

      FrankLee with all due respect; I have atter disgust for you guys quoting the bible when clearly you do not understand what it is you are reading. From what I read you are a born again person and suddenly it is fitting for you to quotes scripture.

  • zaytoon.waja - 2010-11-25 12:45

    hang them !!

      oxygen - 2010-11-26 09:47

      FrankLee, you god-snivelling little snot, you can join those lined up on their soapboxes to be shot.

  • serobale - 2010-11-25 13:35

    What manner of man is that? Having sex with your own flesh and blood, can't agree more Zayton, Hang by their necks till they die!!.....Larobs

  • whattingh783 - 2010-11-25 13:53

    The sad part is that they the "fathers" Had a normal life while their daughters had to suffer, that woman is 43 years old now what does she have to live for? I think they should die a slow and extremely pain full death so that they can feel what their daughters felt.

  • Picasso - 2010-11-25 14:00

    Well FrankLee, nothing happens without God's Will, go figure...

      devlin.cathey - 2010-11-25 14:19

      Well said

      OllieMor - 2010-11-25 16:15

      Thumbs up

      cameronester - 2010-11-26 07:06

      Yes God's Sovereignty and s responsebelity, You would not understand unless enlightened.

  • Lightdancer. - 2010-11-25 14:35

    Nothing can restore the lives of these women and their children...and he may get twenty years...peace, love and light their way... This is madness...and from the looks of it, collective madness...

  • Zoolie - 2010-11-25 15:13

    sick sick sick i feel dirty yug

  • Lisaman - 2010-11-25 15:20

    Why build a special wing in prisons - let them get what they deserve!!

  • sudhirhira - 2010-11-25 16:20

    what is this world coming too? this guys worst than a animal.

      Barry - 2010-11-26 10:29

      Animals don't rape their young. Please don't compare the two

  • pawsaw - 2010-11-25 17:06

    I have to ask how sane the father was and whether he himself was also the product of incest if it is common in that area. This would account for his actions due to being mentally retarded as the result of being the product of incest himself. It doesn't excuse what he did to his daughters or any father doing this to their own child but it could explain why there have been 3 cases reported in that area in recent times. I also do not understand why the two daughters alluded to in this article have not spoken up before now?

  • Suckerz - 2010-11-26 08:16

    ...the only special wing for these offenders should have a gallows, and electric chair and a firing squad... Now that would make the extra wing very SPECIAL.

  • shaunnettem - 2010-11-26 08:33

    It is difficult to believe or maybe even understand, that people are so gripped in fear that they are unable to report such things. But you can never understand i unless you live it. Very sad indeed.

  • Nice Guy - 2010-11-26 10:05

    Sexual urges are prevalent amongst all men and women and its natural to think about doing your mum, dad or your kids or grandkids. Guess its a question of social norms as to whether to go ahead or not.

      Subzer0 - 2010-11-26 11:40

      Natural to think about doing your mum? Dude, are you for real?

  • cajokata - 2010-11-26 10:30

    Look this dudes sick. You dont sleep with your daughter of son. Or any family member that is a blood relative. And for those that want to bring religion into it. When god created Adam and Eve. And they had two children. One of whom killed the other. How did we all get here if there wasnt incest somewhere along the line. Think about if people. This world only knows half the truth of what really happened in biblical times. Why is there so many gaps in time. Makes you think???????

  • cromagnon - 2010-11-26 10:36

    FrankLee - Inbreeding is a type of sexual selection that is detrimental to a population, since alleles are removed from an organisms genetic structure. You think inbreeding is survival of the fittest, which explains why your post doesn't make sense.

  • paulgertzen - 2010-11-26 11:01

    Definition of relative humidity - The sweat you get on your brow when you're poking your cousin

  • Gita - 2011-02-09 19:19


  • clinton.milne - 2011-02-10 09:06

    @Franklee. Well done, I agree on your Comment! @Sharkbait. Evolutionist are NOT intelligent. Believing that we came from a rock that got rained on for billions of years????? And that the big bang happened from nothing???? And if you don't believe in GOD, who told you that it's wrong???

  • Mariza - 2011-04-08 10:03

    I find it shocking that a journalist can say, incest is commonplace, where is the deathsentence, sounds harsh, but what do they have in place as determent for this inhumane crimes. helplines should be in place to encourage these scared children and women to report these crimes and they should know that if it is done, the criminal would be immediately removed, place in prison with no possibility of bail until sentenced, and scentencing should be harsh, death, because they killed these womens life's, at least the ones that killed their own children born from the rape should get the deathsentence.

  • bling bling - 2011-09-07 14:42

    chop them up and feed them to the sharks.....the f*ckers!!!!!!

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