Dungeon Daughter: 'I Never Want to See My Father Again'

Elisabeth Fritzl spends first Mother's Day with 'above ground' kids
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2008 5:33 AM CDT
Dungeon Daughter: 'I Never Want to See My Father Again'
A woman places a candle at the main square of Amstetten, Austria during a vigil for members of the Fritzl family.   (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

The Austrian woman who spent 24 years in a cellar as the sex slave of her sadistic father has said she never wants to see him again, reports the Daily Telegraph. The information was revealed as Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, spent her first Mother's Day with five of her six surviving children. When she was first reunited with the three raised "above ground" by her parents she hugged them, sobbing: "My babies. You are so beautiful," the paper reported.

Elisabeth's sister said the freed woman is "healthy and chatty—none of us can believe how normal Elisabeth seems." She's "happy for the first time," said her attorney. "She is very keen to go outside and feel the rain on her skin." Elisabeth's youngest,  5-year-old Felix, is learning to run for the first time. The oldest boy, 18, however, sits staring at an aquarium, just as he did in his dungeon home. (Read more Elisabeth Fritzl stories.)

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