Trucker: I Fathered Stepdaughter's 8 Kids

'German Fritzl' faces 350 counts of child sex abuse
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2011 12:08 AM CST
Trucker: I Fathered Stepdaughter's 8 Kids
Detlef S. stands in the dock of the regional court in Koblenz, western Germany, Thursday, Feb 17, 2011.   (AP Photo/Torsten Silz, pool)

A German trucker on trial for 350 counts of sexual abuse of his children has admitted in court that he fathered his stepdaughter's 8 children—but insists he never abused her. The 48-year-old father, known as Detlef S., began sexually abusing his stepdaughter and her twin brother at the age of 4, reports CBS News. He also repeatedly assaulted his biological daughter, and prostituted both girls for money, according to investigators. He often beat the children with a belt and whip, sometimes until they lost consciousness, notes Der Spiegel. (More incest stories.)

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