Brasilia, Jun 11: Yet another 'Fritzl' has emerged in Brazil. A 54-year-old father locked up his daughter and repeatedly raped her for 15 years.
Besides subjecting her to the most brutal and grotesque form of sexual abuse, the man also made her bear seven of his children.
The man identified as Pereira, a farmer from Pinheiro village in Brazil's Maranhao state has been arrested and faces charges of setting up a private prison, rape, neglect and abuse.
According the the police, he held his daughter captive and raped her since the time she was 12 years old. The man's wife had left the family many years back, the police officers are quoted as in a Xinhua report.
The seven children that the victim gave birth to are now aged between two months to 12 years and were left naked and unattended. The Xinhua report added that the policemen had trouble communicating with the children as they were all illiterate.
The cases of incest and sexual abuse by fathers reminds the world of the shocking case of Austrian engineer Josef Fritz, who kept his daughter prisoner for 24 years and fathered seven children with her, which has usage of 'Fritzl' as a synonym for sexually abusive fathers.