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Tuesday
Feb152011

Teens Party in Austrian Incest Dungeon

Photo Handout by APA via Getty Images(AMSTETTEN, Austria) -- The underground dungeon where Josef Fritzl kept his daughter an imprisoned sex slave for decades will be permanently sealed by Austrian officials after teenagers began using the lair for illicit parties.

Broken liquor bottles and drug paraphernalia left by the partying teens are scattered among the soiled mattresses and old computers Fritzl, the convicted murderer and rapist, left behind in the maze of rooms underneath his home in the Austrian town of Amstetten, outside Vienna.

For 24 years, the subterranean dungeon housed Fritzl's daughter, Elisabeth, and the six children she had by him. Elisabeth gave birth to a seventh child who did not survive. Fritzl was charged with the baby's death after authorities discovered the cellar in 2008.

All the while, Elisabeth's mother, Rosemarie, lived upstairs in the home she shared with Fritzl, unaware that her daughter was imprisoned in the basement.

After Fritzl's arrest, trespassing partygoers accessed the basement through an unlocked garage door, according to the Daily Mail.

Fritzl, 75, pleaded guilty to charges of rape, enslavement and negligent homicide. He is currently serving a life sentence. Elisabeth Fritzl, freed from the labyrinth in 2008, lives quietly with her children in a well-guarded home in a village 40 miles from Amstetten.

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