By Natascha Kampusch
On March 2, 1998, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch used to be abducted, and located herself locked in a home that may be her domestic for the subsequent 8 years. She was once starved, crushed, taken care of as a slave, and compelled to paintings for her deranged captor. yet she by no means forgot who she was-and she by no means gave up desire of returning to the area. this can be her tale.
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Sometimes targeted by other local gangsters, Frank kept a cache of guns around, and in bar fights he could swing a mean club. The fact that he remained a free man didn’t sit well with the sore losers of law and order. As this century began, they formed a local, state, and federal Task Force to Get Frank. It cost millions—something much of the public saw as a wasteful intrusion into the world of consenting adults—resulting in a whole new series of federal racketeering, money laundering, and prostitution charges against him.
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At least six of the kids would one day wind up in the restaurant-and-bar business, and five of the boys would land in prison. Frank was born during World War I and grew up in the flush postwar economy of the twenties. Along with his siblings, he learned a strict work ethic from his father, who toiled dawn to dusk tending crops and hauling them to market. With the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression, Frank, like the other kids, was needed full-time in the field. At age fourteen, he quit school and went to work planting and harvesting produce and butchering livestock.