London, Mar 10 (ANI): Josef Fritzl's sex slave daughter Elisabeth is being pestered by a deranged stalker, it has emerged.
Fritzl held her daughter captive in a dungeon beneath his home, raped her since she was 18 years of age, and fathered seven children with her.
And now, Heinrich Schmatz, 37, who met her in a clinic where she was being counselled over her 24-year ordeal at the hands of her dad, is reportedly pursuing her.
Police has said that Schmatz, who suffered a breakdown following his arrest for tax fraud, is convinced that the 42-year-old abused daughter of Fritzl is the key to him "getting justice".
In fact, they have even tightened Elisabeth's security and warned him to keep his distance.
The man has secretly photographed her and the six children she gave birth to in the cellar where her father held her captive.
According to the detectives, obsessed Schmatz had taken 1,000 photos and tried to sell them to Austrian newspapers for 1million pounds, but he failed to strike a deal.
Then he offered to give the pictures for free to any paper that would report on his case.
Schmatz also tricked his way into the jail where Fritzl, 74, is being held awaiting his trial and talked with him.
"Mr Fritzl seemed really gentle, like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth. He speaks very well and gently, and is clearly intelligent. I was led into a small room where there was a glass partition that separated me from Mr Fritzl," The Daily Star quoted him as telling Austrian papers.
Schmatz added: "I spoke to him by telephone and the conversation was listened to by justice officials." (ANI)