Family father gets 18 years for abusing daughter

A Viennese man has been sentenced to prison for molesting his daughter for five years.

The 55-year-old – who resided with his family in Burgenland for years – was ordered to spend 18 years at a secure institution for felons with psychological disorders by a court in Eisenstadt yesterday (Tues). The verdict is not yet legally binding.

The sex attacks reportedly happened between 2000 and 2007. The 15-year-old victim of the man, who confessed some offences, told the police of her ordeal when her mother reported him for beating her up. The couple have separated in the meantime.

Meanwhile, the manager of a sadomasochism (SM) sex club was sentenced to seven years in jail for attempting to kidnap a teenager waiting at a bus stop in Vienna in 2002. The defendant admitted the would-be abduction of the woman who is 26 years old now. His night-time kidnapping bid failed when a pedestrian heard her screams for help.