An Argentinian man has been accused of fathering eight children with his own daughter, whom he kept as a sex slave for more than two decades. Domingo Bulacio, 56, allegedly began raping his daughter when she was just 15 years old, the New York Post reports.
According to the New York Post, the disturbing family secret came out after the victim told a doctor while he was treating her son. Bulacio was arrested in 2016 after being on the run from the cops for 45 days. He was found hiding out as a fugitive at a relative’s home.
DNA evidence, which proved Bulacio fathered all eight of his daughter’s children, was presented in court. Six of those kids are now living at a boarding school, local media reported.
What happened to the victim’s mother remains a mystery. According to one account from El Liberal reported by the UK's Mirror, Bulacio threw her out their family home along with three of the victim’s siblings. Other reports, according to the Daily Mail, claim the victim’s mother died and that those three children were sent to live with relatives.
The tragic case, which has been adjourned until next week, mirrors that of Austria’s Josef Fritzl, who kept his daughter Elisabeth as a sex slave for 24 years in a soundproof dungeon in their family home. He fathered seven kids with her and raped her more than 3,000 times.
Three of those children were sent upstairs to live with Fritzl’s allegedly unsuspecting wife. According to CNN, one of the seven children fell "seriously ill with convulsions" and had to be hospitalized in 2008, which ended up leading to Fritzl’s arrest.