The Italian Fritzl: Woman held in dungeon for TEN YEARS - where she was raped and tortured and gave birth to two children by pervert who had previously been jailed for kidnapping ANOTHER woman - is freed by police

  • Aloisio Giordano, 52, was stopped by police in Calabria at the weekend for a traffic violation when officers spotted a malnourished boy on the back seat
  • Alarmed, the police asked to see his home and speak with the little boy's mother
  • When they arrived they discovered a squalid dungeon with a 29-year-old Romanian woman inside along with another little girl?
  • The woman said she had been trapped there for a decade while Giordano repeatedly raped, tortured, and beat her as the children watched

An Italian man imprisoned a Romanian woman in a sex dungeon for a decade where she was tortured, raped, and forced to give birth to two of his children, police say.

Aloisio Francesco Rosario Giordano, 52, was arrested at the weekend and accused of kidnapping the 29-year-old woman before carrying out a sick campaign of abuse.

Incredibly it is not the first time Giordano has been accused of such crimes, as he was jailed in 1995 for kidnapping, raping and torturing another woman.

Aloisio Francesco Rosario Giordano, 52, was arrested in southern Italy at the weekend after discovering a dungeon where police say he  kept a 29-year-old Romanian woman prisoner

Aloisio Francesco Rosario Giordano, 52, was arrested in southern Italy at the weekend after discovering a dungeon where police say he kept a 29-year-old Romanian woman prisoner

Officers discovered the squalid basement after Giordano was stopped for a traffic violation before they noticed the disheveled condition of his son and demanded to see the boy's mother

Officers discovered the squalid basement after Giordano was stopped for a traffic violation before they noticed the disheveled condition of his son and demanded to see the boy's mother

On that occasion he was locked up for just five years before being released early in 1999 for good behaviour.

After regaining his freedom returned home to care for his terminally ill wife and two children, recruiting the help of a then-19-year-old Romanian who would become his second victim.

When his wife passed away police say?Giordano offered the carer support and a place to stay - before locking her in a basement under a shed.

Giordano was jailed in 1995 for kidnap, torture and rape but was released in 1999 on good behaviour

Giordano was jailed in 1995 for kidnap, torture and rape but was released in 1999 on good behaviour

There she spent the next 10 years chained to a metal bar in a filthy, rat and insect-infested room without running water or electricity.?

All the while she was beaten, tortured, and repeatedly raped, she said.

During that time she gave birth to two children by Giordano, a boy now aged nine and a girl now aged three.

The children were forced to watch as Giordano abused their mother, police said, with the young boy made to participate in torturing her - or face a beating himself.?

Police footage of the place where the woman was held show a dark and filthy basemen made of corrugated iron, wood and cardboard boxes.?

The toilet is a plastic bucket placed underneath a wooden chair. The woman, together with her two children, had to sleep on beds made of cardboard.?

Next to the bed is a metal bar that the woman was constantly chained to.

The police found wounds all over here body, including to her breasts and crotch, many of which were ‘treated’ by Giordano himself.?

Officers said he attempted to close some of the deeper wounds with fishing wire.

Video from inside the basement where the woman was kept show it has no running water or electricity and was covered with filth. The toilet was little more than a bucket in the corner

Video from inside the basement where the woman was kept show it has no running water or electricity and was covered with filth. The toilet was little more than a bucket in the corner

Police say the woman was forced to give birth to two children, a boy now aged eight and a girl now aged three, during her time in this basement

Police say the woman was forced to give birth to two children, a boy now aged eight and a girl now aged three, during her time in this basement

All of this took place in the tiny village of Gizzeria, in southern Italy, but went entirely unnoticed until police discovered the house of horrors by accident.?

Police picked Giordano up during a routine traffic stop because of the bad condition of his vehicle, when they noticed the nine-year-old boy in his back seat.

The disheveled appearance of the boy, who was described as dirty and malnourished, raised their suspicions and they demanded to see Giordano's home and speak with the boy's mother.

When they arrived they discovered the woman, who was also filthy, holding a second malnourished child and decided to investigate.

It was only then that they discovered the conditions she had been kept in.

Footage also shows a bin in one corner where it appears the woman's food was kept which is covered with flies

Footage also shows a bin in one corner where it appears the woman's food was kept which is covered with flies

One officer can be seen lifting a rotting package of cheese from the container which has a long-expired date on the back

One officer can be seen lifting a rotting package of cheese from the container which has a long-expired date on the back

The woman declared to the police she hadn't had any contact with the outside world and that she hasn’t washed herself for a year.

She has subsequently been taken to a secret location along with her children, and is not being named for her protection.

Giordano was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual abuse and mistreatment.?

In 1995 Giordano was arrested in a shockingly similar case when he kidnapped, tortured and repeatedly raped 23-year-old Maria Rosa.

According to newspaper articles from the time he held Maria hostage in similar conditions, and also made her pregnant twice.

But on that occasion he decided to abort the children himself - the first by kicking her in the stomach and the second time using rudimentary scalpel and a spoon.?

After the arrest in 1995, the police found the scalpel used in the second abortion and a wooden stick with which he apparently sodomized Maria.?

When an officer pries at the ceiling with a crowbar a large section crumbles away. Police said the basement was filled with insects and rats

When an officer pries at the ceiling with a crowbar a large section crumbles away. Police said the basement was filled with insects and rats

Above ground is a large garden filled with washing and a playhouse for the children. The woman said she was not allowed outside and hadn't bathed in a year

Above ground is a large garden filled with washing and a playhouse for the children. The woman said she was not allowed outside and hadn't bathed in a year

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