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Defendant Detlef S. waits at the start of another day of his trial in the regional court in Koblenz, Germany on February 25, 2011. The 48-year-old is charged with sexually abusing his daughter, stepdaughter and stepson in a house of horror in the small village of Fluterschen in western Germany over a 23-year period. By Torsten Silz/AFP/Getty Images.

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