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Incest family was village's 'open secret'

The Local · 13 Dec 2011, 14:23

Published: 13 Dec 2011 14:23 GMT+01:00

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The 69-year-old man from the village of Willmersbach has admitted to sex with his now 46-year-old daughter, while claiming it was all consensual. Prosecutors argue, however, he forced himself upon her for decades.

One witness from a neighbouring town told the Nuremberg-Fürth court that rumours of a relationship had been widespread for years, although he himself didn’t have contact with the family.

Another man who knew the defendant for about 30 years said that he had twice seen the pair in parked cars along secluded paths but didn’t “attach so much importance” to what he had observed.

He told the court that local residents had discussed the relationship between closed doors.

“They wondered why (the victim) went along with it,” he testified, adding that he had himself wondered why authorities had never done anything about the relationship.

Once about 20 years ago, he claimed, he spoke with a government employee about the situation but it was made cleared officials would not investigate because they found the family aggressive.

According to other witnesses, Adolf B. was generally peaceful as long as he was not drunk. His relationship with his daughter was described as “harmonious” by one witness.

The former mayor of the municipality of Gerhardshofen, which Willmersbach is part of, testified that despite the fact that he had heard rumours, it had been made clear to him that he had to catch the couple in the act of sex in order to press charges.

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The trial will continue until December 19, when a verdict is due. Family members are due to appear before the court but are likely to exercise their right to refuse to testify against the father and daughter.

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Your comments about this article

15:11 December 13, 2011 by psykos
well its a matter of few decades and extramarital relationships will be totally acceptable in our society and few more decades and this incest thing will also be. Then we will be perfect animals.
16:56 December 13, 2011 by storymann
As a parent and a father, he should have never committed this crime. There is no justification, and his statements about consensuel is irrelevant ,he was the parent and new it was morally and criminally wrong.
19:08 December 13, 2011 by supernova
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21:17 December 13, 2011 by heyheyhey

If you think that engaging in incest is about being an animal, then you are truly as IGNORANT and STUPID as you sound.

Get an education, man, or keep your pathetic mouth shut.

Do you know the definition of ignorant???????
22:16 December 13, 2011 by LizGlaner
My goodness supernova!!! If you hate the country and people SO much, why do you bother to read and then go through the trouble of commenting? Bad things and people are everywhere....
22:20 December 13, 2011 by pat-o
what can you expect from a Bavarian who was born in 1942, and named Adolf?
23:26 December 13, 2011 by psykos

yes I know very well, educated people listen other people's opinion with patience and then give their opinion in a better way.

while ignorant people know only barking and they do so very well. Thanks for becoming example of an 'un-ignorant' person.

Am I right?
00:51 December 14, 2011 by Whipmanager
Heyheyhey: I can see that you are still the poor sad person that has graced the pages of this internet site for awhile.

Psykos had a point. That over tiem, everything is being accepted as a NORM in society, so the worst sins, the ones people were stoned for are being accepted as OK.

Your aggressive nature is so cowardly. Why not just give a comment, support it with some sort of logic and let us determine who is wrong or ignorant. Why are you so darned overtly rude and mean? WHen you were having sex with your familial relations, did they embarrass you that much?
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