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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:03 AM
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Another case of daughter imprisoned by father for rape, Australia in uproar
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:05 AM by Liberal_in_LA
Shocking claims 'worse than Fritzl'

A VICTORIAN man who allegedly raped his daughter almost daily for 30 years, kept her as a virtual prisoner and fathered her four children, has been charged by police.

In what has been described as a case as shocking as Josef Fritzl's in Austria, child welfare advocates have called for a full inquiry amid claims authorities failed to investigate the alleged abuse despite being warned decades ago.

One source close to the case claimed it could be "every bit as bad, if not worse, than the Josef Fritzl case. Especially the fact that she had so many children to her father".

The Herald Sun has also spoken to neighbours of the family, who said they had suspicions of abuse but did not go to the authorities because they did not want to cause trouble.

The victim's mother claims to have been unaware of any abuse, despite sharing a house with her daughter, husband and grandchildren until 2005.

The Herald Sun understands the family has been known to authorities for more than 30 years. Three of the man's children with his wife died -- two of cot death and another drowned.

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The woman and surviving children now live in a safe house and are being cared for by authorities.

The surviving children are understood to have spent periods in care.

It is claimed the man allegedly threatened his daughter with violence against her mother and siblings while he raped her at a variety of properties in Melbourne and country Victoria.

The alleged rapes are said to have begun when the victim was aged about 11 in the 1970s and continued until 2007.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/shocking-claims-worse-...


Calls for Minister to resign over case of man accused of fathering four children with his own daughter

COMMUNITY Services Minister Lisa Neville has defiantly claimed she is "no quitter'' as pressure increased for her to step down after revelations of multiple bunglings by the child protection services.

In a shocking case revealed by the Herald Sun this morning, a man is accused of keeping his daughter a virtual prisoner, raping her almost daily from when she was 11 years old.

Opposition leader Ted Baillieu slammed the minister for betraying Victorian's "sacred trust'' in her office and called for her to go.

The Brumby Government is reeling after a series of findings that have exposed major major by the state's child protection services to look after the youngest and most vulnerable members of our society.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/man-accused-of-fatheri...
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:33 AM
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1. How many more of these are we going to find?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:48 AM
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3. Only a small percentage of all that exist, most likely. (nt)
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:49 AM
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4. That is the question
How many more?
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:45 AM
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2. That is just so horrible!!!
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