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Man accused of having eight children with step-daughter

The Local · 10 Feb 2011, 16:22

Published: 10 Feb 2011 16:22 GMT+01:00

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According to the Rhein Zeitung newspaper, the 48-year-old Detlef S. from Fluterschen in Rhineland-Palatinate is suspected of abusing his biological children, as well as his step-daughter, for 23 years. He also allegedly forced his daughters into prostitution.

A spokesman for the court in Koblenz confirmed that the man would appear before a judge on Tuesday. He has been in custody on remand since August 2010.

The paper also said that DNA tests had proved the man had fathered seven children with his step-daughter. Another child had died and was not tested.

He stands accused of serially abusing his step-son, his step-daughter and his biological daughters between 1987 and 2010. He is also said to have taken both his step-daughter and one of his biological daughters to two other men, who carried out sexual acts with them.

The spokesman declined to say what age the children were when the abuse was said to have taken place.

The mother of the children has been called as a witness. Police do not suspect her of being an accomplice.

The paper quotes a neighbour saying, “We often wondered about the number of children in his house.” But the town mayor commented, “The family did not particularly attract attention.”

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19:22 February 10, 2011 by Gretl
Why does it seem like only the pervs are breeding?
23:29 February 10, 2011 by Ebolter
I'm not a violent person , but I have to admit there are times when I read stuff like this that I agree on the death penalty . Not to sound like the internet tough guy either, but if those were my biological children , this man would be in hell where he belongs and I would be on trial .
00:23 February 11, 2011 by *Cami*
I don't understand. How can you harm a child?! Its because of men and women like him I don't want to have kids. I don't want to bring them onto this earth for them to get hurt.
01:04 February 11, 2011 by fryintl
Ebolter: If they were your kids, he owuld be being charged with different accounts of abuse, but none the less I agree.

Cami: If yo are not going to abuse your own kids, why would this guys problem keep you from bringing sane kids into the world to populate the world with non-abused kids? If you choose not to have kids for other reasons, over population, you hate kids, you are irresponsible, you can't stand cleaning up and supporting kids, that is different.

Gretl: Only pervs are breeding? COme on, it is purely a minority. Also, the problem is that many people shouldn't breed just to clean up the gene pool.
09:14 February 11, 2011 by tallady
It certainly took a while from 1987 to 2010.to uncover this family perversion.In most cases the children or the friends of the abused come forward at some point before this.

The mother had to have suspected or known,he fathered 7 and most likely 8 children...put them in prostitution, and nobody came forward all this time??

Something rotten in Denmark or in this case Germany.
00:43 February 12, 2011 by Jigglegin
well actually tallady, a lot of abuse victims never tell anybody about what's happening. the sad truth is that these pervs convince the victims that it is somehow their fault and they should be ashamed, or threaten them to keep them quiet.

it takes a lot of courage to come forward in these kinds of cases.

i do agree though that somebody linked to it must at least realise that something is amiss - especially with so many (possibly underae) pregnancies in the family!
03:57 February 12, 2011 by mizresa
I agree that unless the mother was not living in the house at the time there is no way she could not have known something wasn't right. If my daughter/stepdaughter popped up pregnant 8 times the least I would do is get her on birth-control.

I know that sometimes victims don't come forward but this is crazy.
17:01 February 12, 2011 by SockRayBlue
Looking at us as a species it seems the end of our existence couldn't get here soon enough.

On the other hand alien life hasn't stopped at this planet simply because intelligent life does not exist here.
21:38 February 12, 2011 by DOZ
Re: Ebolter

What's your prefered method of execution, Blind Folded and Shot in the Head with a Luger, or a slow painfull shower in a Gas Chamber. Germany should never be allowed to even mention the word execution.
12:36 February 13, 2011 by tallady
well actually Jigglegin,,they do,,I worked 20 years as a guidance councillor in the Public School system and if they are reluctant their friends are not.
05:29 February 15, 2011 by DOZ
Germany is clearly morally disfunctual, so stay out of the Arab Worlds Business.
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