Was he not molesting the his other children/grandchildren (man, that is sooo fecked up)?
Interesting question, though. But I feel personally, however horrific rape must surely be, for it's victims, that the pain suffered by one person, for such a long period of time, outweighs, in some sense, the ordeal suffered by anyone who is raped just once, as they at least can rebuild their lives afterward, and are not imprisoned in a cellar. One the 'outside', victims would be able to get counselling and support. Something his daughter did not.
This has been one of the most disturbing cases I've ever heard about. Granted, there is butchery of Human Beings, on a vast scale, I know. Which seems worse, in some ways. But what disturbs me most about Fritzl, is the cold, calculating manner of his acts. The fact that he planned and organised the construction of that basement, aand went to great lengths to keep things secret, from the entire outside World, really freaks me out.
And then you see pics, and he's not some crazed Charles Bronson tatooed lunatic, but an ordinary, tired looking old man.
Here's another: Was he worse than Shipman? Shipman, after all, was motivated by money. And although he did murder lots and lots of people, it could be argued that he did it in a very humane manner. Shipman's victims would not have suffered much pain, I'd imagine. Indeed, it does seem that he was concerned with not causing his victims unecessary suffering. And his subsequent suicide suggests he may have been overwhelmed by a sense of remorse.
Fritzl was motivated by sexual power. The only reward was to his ego. So far, he seems not to have shown any real remorse. Indeed, is the man who did that to his own children, even capable of any remorse? Because surely, if he were, then at some stage he would have thought 'hang on, this is a bit wrong'. He din't.
So, who was worser? Shipman or Fritzl?
That's an interesting one for the pub...