Tuesday, March 17, 2009

This Disgusts Me

**Possible Trigger Warning**
I'm sure everyone remembers the case that broke almost a year ago about the Austrian man who had imprisoned his daughter in the basement for 24 years and fathered 7 children with her. The case is in court right now. I was reading an article about the hearing and some of the possible charges and sentences were mentioned.
Fritzl could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of homicide. He faces up to 20 years behind bars if found guilty of enslavement, up to 15 for a rape conviction, and one year for an incest conviction.
What the hell?? ONE YEAR for incest? For 24 years of repeatedly raping and impregnating your own daughter? Yeah......that's justice, alright. When his daughter and all her children are, in essence, "imprisoned" for the rest of their lives for what he did. I'm glad he has other charges against him so that he'll stay in prison for the rest of his life. But hearing that the penalty for incest is only one year absolutely makes me want to vomit.


Enola said...

I saw that too and it pissed me off.

BTC said...

This is utterly appalling. And he gets to go to a comfy hospital. Not a cellar underground where he is tortured.

It's so hard to understand how this can happen.

Well done for blogging on it.