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Dec 22, 2011
Focus: Workers Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Adolph Bergbauer, a 69-year-old German father, recently received a short jail sentence for the crime of incest. Bergbauer slept with his daughter 500 times over the past 30 years and had three disabled children with her. Only one of these children is still alive today.

According to Bergbauer’s daughter, the rape started at the tender age of 12 or 13. The father also allegedly threatened to kill her if she spoke out about the abuse, and kept her confined in a basement. Because the statutory rape occurred over 20 years ago, Bergbauer could not be charged for that crime.

Bergbauer’s case is notably similar to that of Austrian Josef Fritzi, a man sentenced to life in prison in 2009 for keeping his daughter in a cellar for 24 years and having seven children with her. Bergbauer’s jail sentence, however, is under three years.

There is clearly more to this story than consensual incest between two adults. Please sign the petition to seek a stronger sentence for Adolph Bergbauer.

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Posted: Dec 22, 2011 12:01pm


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