Austrian incest monster Josef Fritzl has said in a shocking new book that he is “a good guy” who receives hundreds of love letters from avid fans.
The Austrian monster, who locked his daughter Elisabeth in a cellar sex dungeon where he abused her as a sex slave for 24 years and fathered seven children with her, also says in the book that he has a number of illegitimate children abroad.
The book, written by Fritzl with the help of lawyer Astrid Wagner, is titled ‘Die Abgruende des Josef F.’ (‘The Abysses of Josef F.’).
Passages reported in Austrian and German media quote the man from Amstetten, some 125 kilometres West of the Austrian capital Vienna, as saying “In reality, I’m a good person”, with him describing himself as a “responsible family man”.
The incest jailbird, who is currently serving a life sentence, also reveals in his book that he does not understand why his wife Rosemarie broke off contact with him.
Fritzl, 87, an electrical engineer by training, also claims in the book to have had “dozens of sexual affairs” during business trips, adding that he has “children with several Indian women”.
The also claims in the book that he has an African son who “today is a respected lawyer”.
Speaking about his arrest in 2008, he said: “I was completely alone with my thoughts. There was no one I could confide in.”
Fritzl said that in 2006, when the Natascha Kampusch case became known, he said the act of kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil “made him think” and he expected a “mild sentence” for himself.
The book also details the Austrian incest monster’s daily life in the Stein prison in Krems an der Donau, with him saying that he sees himself as a cut above the other prisoners.
He reportedly avoids walking in the prison yard “because there are a few prisoners just waiting to be able to beat me up.”
Fritzl is reportedly friendly with a prostitute murderer who he describes as a “helpful, nice guy” because he cooks for him on a regular basis.
But he added: “But I can’t eat too much because I don’t want to get fat.”
He also claims that he receives “hundreds of letters”, mainly from women “who are in love with me”.
Fritzl also says in the book that he wants to “spend the last few years [of his life] in freedom, of course”, saying that he would like to move back to Amstetten and “perhaps set up a small business there”.
He has recently submitted an application to be transferred to a normal prison.
Fritzl – who changed his name to Mayrhoff six years ago – is reportedly suffering from dementia. Austrian courts have rejected previous attempts by the jailbird to be moved to a lower-security prison.
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