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Austrian incest family moves out of clinic: lawyer

Austrian incest victim Elisabeth Fritzl and her six children have moved out of the clinic where they have lived since news broke in April of her 24-year captivity and rape by her own father.

world Updated: Dec 29, 2008 20:17 IST

Austrian incest victim Elisabeth Fritzl and her six children have moved out of the clinic where they have lived since news broke in April of her 24-year captivity and rape by her own father, her lawyer said on Monday.

The family was now living in a home of its own, lawyer Christoph Herbst said, refusing to give any more details.

Elisabeth Fritzl, now 42, was held captive in a cellar and raped by her father Josef Fritzl for 24 years, bearing seven children by him.

One died shortly after birth, while three were taken to live with Josef Fritzl and his wife.

The other three remained in the cellar with their mother all their lives, never seeing daylight, until one of them had to be taken to hospital in April, bringing the whole scandal onto the open.

The family was later reunited at the clinic in Amstetten-Mauer, where it received medical care and was protected from the media.

Josef Fritzl, 73, has been charged with murder, rape, sequestration, incest, grievous assault and slavery. His trial is expected to begin in March.