69-Year-Old Father Rape Daughter More Than 500 Times Over 30 Years!

Adolf Bergbauer
A 69-year-old German who slept with his daughter more than 500 times over 30 years and fathered her three disabled children has been acquitted of raping her.

A court in Nuremberg ruled that Adolf Bergbauer's sexual relationship with his daughter was consensual. However, it has jailed him for incest.

Prosecutors claimed that Bergbauer started raping his daughter when she was 12 years old and called for a 14-year jail sentence for 500 counts of rape.
Bergbauer's daughter, now 46 years old, told the court that he had regularly beaten her and threatened to kill her if she told anyone. She also claimed her mother and four brothers did nothing to help her.

Bergbauer - who has been dubbed "German Fritzl" in reference to Austrian Josef Fritzl, who kept his daughter locked in a basement for 24 years and fathered six children with her - admitted at the beginning of the trial that he had a sexual relationship with his daughter, but denied raping her.

He alleged that she was the one who always propositioned him, a claim his daughter vehemently denies. However, the court ruled that it was impossible to prove that the sexual relationship Bergbauer had with his daughter was not consensual.

He was cleared of the rape charges, but was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison for committing incest and coercion.

Prosecutors said they would consider launching an appeal.