DNA test confirms ‘Argentine Fritzl’ fathered seven kids with daughter

May 28th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 28 (ANI): Armando Lucero, the 67-year-old Argentine man accused of raping his three daughters over two decades, has fathered seven children with one of them, DNA tests have confirmed.

Lucero was placed in a maximum security prison on May 11 for “aggravated and repeated sexual abuse”. It is believed that he raped the three girls from early childhood.

The tragic drama unfolded in the city of Mendoza, about 620 miles west of Buenos Aires, reports The Telegraph.

Police officials are currently waiting for the results of psychological exams of Lucero, who has come to be known as the “Monster of Mendoza” in a case chillingly drawing similarities to the Austrian incest case of Josef Fritzl.

In that case, Fritzl, 73, was sentenced in March to life in prison for imprisoning his daughter in a secret dungeon for 24 years, and for the death of one of the seven children he had with her.

Lucero faces a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison. The woman at the center of the drama, now 35, fled her family home to obtain protection from the local authorities.

The woman decided to break her silence, she said, because her father threatened to sexually abuse one of her daughters. (ANI)

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