MONSTER LEFT HIS PRISONERS FOR MONTH-LONG SEX JAUNTS
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JOSEF Fritzl soaked up the sun on sex holidays to Thailand while his captive children cowered in a cellar, friends revealed yesterday.
Josef Fritzl enjoying himself on holiday
Fritzl would leave his group of friends each evening to sample the sordid nightlife of a notorious sex resort.
Paul Hoerer, 69, who travelled to Pattaya with him, said: “I have known him since 1973, we met on a camping holiday in Salzburg and we spent a lot of time together after that.
“Our friendship was so good we even went on holidays to Thai?land. One was for almost a month in 1998, the other was about three weeks. I went with my girlfriend and step?father. He travelled alone, he said his wife had to look after the children.”
Rainer Wieczorak, 62, also went on the trips. He said: “While we would all sit around the hotel bar, he was off on his own. We did not speak about where he went but it was pretty obvious he had another agenda. We almost never saw him, he was usually sleeping things off during the day, having a massage on the beach.”
Pattaya is a well-known destination for sex tourists, including paedophiles. Brothels line many streets while up to 50,000 bar girls cater for mainly Western visitors.
Mr Hoerer said that despite their different holiday interests, he had remained friends with Fritzl and even stayed at each other’s homes.
He said: “I was at his home in Amstetten at least three times, the last time in 2005. I always thought it was a wonderful family. I did know the cellar was out of bounds but never gave it a second thought. When I think about what was there I feel ill.”