FEBRUARY 21 2007 22:29h
They have four children, the court has convicted them of incest, but they are still fighting for the legalization of their relationship.
Susan (22) and Patrick (29) live together and have four children. They are brother and sister and have been fighting for the legalization of incest for a long time.
Patrick has already spent more than two years in prison because he had sexual relations with his sister, which is forbidden by law, and is a heavy form of incest, and according to his lawyer, another trip to prison is very possible.
“This is denying sexual freedom”
Susan and Patrick will not give up and are planning to appeal to the German constitutional court, written by BBC. Their argument is – they are being denied their sexual freedom.
They met when Patrick was searching for his biological mother
They did not grow up together. Patrick was adopted by a family in Postdam, whilst his sister grew up with his mother. But when he became an adult, he wanted to meet his biological parents.
He found his mother and then he met Susan. Six months later their mother died and Patrick moved in with his sister.
Susan was only 16 when she had her first child
Their son, Eric, was born in 2001 when Susan was only 16, and Patrick was 23. The boy was later taken away from them and adopted by another family. The other children were also, by the force of the law, taken away.
In the period between 2003 and 2005, they had three more children. In 2005, when their last child was born, they were charged with incest.
Patrick was charged with two and a half years in prison, while his sister, who was 21 then, was looked after by the social establishment for young people.
According to the diary of Spiegel, whilst Patrick was in prison, Susan had a fifth child, but with another man.
As the lawyer Endrik Wilhelm said, the brother and sister are living together again and plan on sending an appeal. In the next six months they will try to make their case active, in the hope that the constitutional court will legalize it.