Cellar monster Josef Fritzl has been sent hundreds of love letters from lonely women offering him romance.
Some of the women have said that Fritzl, who locked his daughter Elisabeth in a cellar for 24 years and fathered her children, is ‘good at heart’ and misunderstood.
Fritzl has so far received a mountain of 200 love letters.
Those writing to the 73-year-old former electrician believe that he wanted to keep his daughter out of trouble and so kept her prisoner for most of her life.
Fritzl fathered seven children through his daughter and he is now in Austria’s Sankt Poelten prison where he has also received a mountain of hate mail.
So far he has received a total of 5,000 letters.
Elisabeth, 42, is recovering in a psychiatric clinic. Three of her children were kept prisoner in the dungeon with her.
He is due in court again on Friday – when he will almost certainly be sent back to jail to await trial.
Prosecutor Gerhard Sedlacek has said that Fritzl did not have an accomplice.
From the start, investigators have said there was no sign that Fritzl had help – even though many have been baffled how he managed to keep his daughter and their children hidden for so long.
I’m confused, maybe this case appeals to these women’s sense of ‘being cared for’ or something. Somehow I couldn’t image if this was a woman (doing this to her son), that there would be hundreds of men writing her love letters… Utter madness.