Charges of Mass Abuse at Vienna Foster Home Expand

By GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press

VIENNA (AP) — Allegations of systematic rape at a government-run foster home grew Tuesday when a lawyer said that a third woman had come forward to claim she was victimized decades ago.

The woman says two of the children died as a result of abuse, according to the attorney.

Lawyer Thomas Oelboeck represents two sisters claiming they and 18 other girls were raped for years in the early 1970s in the institution run by the city of Vienna. He said the third woman asserts that children at the Schloss Wilhelminenberg home were also regularly raped during her time there in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

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