London, July 7 (ANI): In a case quite reminiscent of Dungeon dad Josef Fritzl, a South African man has been accused of keeping his own daughter as a sex slave after she visited him for the first time.
The man, known only as ‘Heinz’, allegedly raped his 18-year-old daughter, called ‘Sandra’, up to three times a day over a period of two months.
The teenager, who hails from Germany, had never met her father earlier and tracked him down on the Internet, before she decided to fly off to South Africa to meet him.
The incident has shocked Sandra’s mother, who says that she had really been looking forward to meeting her dad.
It is believed that Heinz, 53, kept Sandra locked in his Cape Town home, assaulted and intimidated her, and forced her to have sex with him.
“We were lying on his bed watching DVD’s. First he held me in his arms and stroked my back but then he started touching my body all over, and told me to take my clothes off,” the Telegraph quoted ‘Sandra’ as telling a counsellor.
But when she refused to take off her clothes, he allegedly fetched a knife, threatened her with it and cut them from her body.
It is said that the teenager was then forced to spend every night with her father in his bed, where he raped her up to three times a night.
Sandra, who was too frightened to escape, was only rescued after Heinz took her to visit friends, and she managed to hand over a letter claiming that she was being abused.
Heinz is being dubbed the South African Fritzl after the Austrian father, who kept his daughter captive in a cellar for 24 years and had seven children by her.
Now he is facing charges of incest, rape, and assault with intent of GBH.
The teenager is in a place of safety with her brother, who flew in from Germany to be with her.
Heinz, who is currently on bail, is due to appear in court on August 7. (ANI)