In a deeply unsettling incident, three infants' remains were uncovered in a home shared by a father and daughter in Poland. Piotr Gierasik, 54, and Paulina Gierasik, 20, are now facing serious legal repercussions as authorities delve deeper into the investigation.
'Incestuous' Dad And Daughter Arrested After Dead Babies Found In Poland House Of Horrors
In the basement of a home where a father and daughter were supposedly living together romantically, three newborn babies' bodies have been discovered.
Following the shocking finding, Piotr Gierasik, 54, and Paulina Gierasik, 20, were detained and now face life in jail for murder and incest.
The babies' bones were found at the location in the northern Polish village of Czerniki, wrapped in plastic bags and buried in shallow graves.
According to Mariusz Duszyski of the Gdask district prosecutor's office: "The woman has been charged with two counts of murder and a charge of having an incestuous relationship with her father. The man was charged with three counts of murder, a charge of incest with his 20-year-old daughter, and a charge of having incestuous relations with another daughter."
Two of the deceased children were the result of Mr. Gierasik's apparently consented incestuous relationship with his 20-year-old daughter.
The third child was born from a relationship he had with a different daughter who had been coerced into having sex.
The prosecutors stated that they believed he was responsible for the third baby's death.
After his wife passed away, Piotr moved to the village about 15 years ago and was left to raise his children alone.
A local informed the tabloid Super Express: "The father was left alone with the children. There are a lot of them, ten or twelve, the oldest ones have already left. Piotr made a good impression. The yard is neglected, but he installed new windows in the house. There was no sign of him drinking. He took the kids for walks or to the forest to pick mushrooms. Just ordinary people. Who would have thought that such abominations existed in their home."
Paulina had started to dress in large, loose-fitting clothes, and one of her coworkers began to suspect she was pregnant.
After that, she took three weeks off from work before coming back one week later. Another employee at the shop stated: "We all guessed she was pregnant, I think she had tied belts around herself like a sort of corset. When she returned early from her holiday the change was visible. She was much thinner, weaker, and constantly tired. When we asked about the child, she feigned surprise and denied it."
Another local told Fakt newspaper: "They lived like a couple. She called him Piotr, by his first name. They walked around hand in hand. A few months ago, he shaved her head so that other boys wouldn't look at her. She looked up to him as if he were God."
According to reports, one of Paulina's coworkers notified social services after receiving an upsetting text message the 20-year-old had written to her father.
Police are looking for other bodies in the residence while prosecutors wait for the results of an autopsy to discover how the babies died.
As the investigation unfolds, prosecutors are anxiously awaiting the results of autopsies, which hold the promise of providing vital insights into the circumstances surrounding the tragic deaths of the newborns.
The unsettling and tragic case continues to raise a multitude of questions and provoke shock and disbelief among those who knew the family. It underscores the urgent need to unearth the full truth behind this nightmarish and deeply troubling situation.
The echoes of this unsettling tale will likely resonate within the community and beyond. The pursuit of justice and understanding for the innocent infants who lost their lives remains ongoing.