A father and daughter face life in prison for murder and incest after the bodies of three newborn babies were found decomposing in the basement of their home.
Depraved Piotr Gierasik, 54, and Paulina Gierasik, 20, were arrested after the babies’ remains were discovered in shallow graves and wrapped in plastic bags at the property in the village of Czerniki in northern Poland.
The first two babies were found on Friday, but further investigation revealed a third body was in an “advanced state of decomposition” on Saturday.
Mariusz Duszyński of the District Prosecutor’s Office in Gdańsk said: “The woman was accused of two counts of murder and an incestuous relationship with her father.”
“The man was charged with three counts of murder, one count of incest with his 20-year-old daughter and one count of incestuous relations with another daughter.”
Paulina Gierasik, 20 (pictured), was arrested along with her father Piotr after the babies’ remains were discovered in shallow graves and packed in plastic bags at the property in the village of Czerniki
This general view shows the house where the remains of three newborns were found
Police operation at the site of the discovery of the bodies of three newborns in the basement of a house in Czerniki, Stara Kiszewa municipality in Kashubia, northern Poland, September 16, 2023
According to prosecutors, two of the murdered children came from his relationship with the 20-year-old, who was allegedly in a consensual relationship with their father.
The third baby came from a relationship he had with another daughter after forcing her to have sex.
Prosecutors added that they suspected him of killing the third baby.
The grim discoveries came after police received a tip-off from social services.
Piotr moved to the village about 15 years ago and had to raise his children after his wife died.
A local told the Super Express newspaper: “The father was left alone with the children.”
There are many of them, ten or twelve, the oldest ones are already gone.
“Piotr made a good impression. The yard is neglected, but he has installed new windows in the house.
“There was no sign that he was drinking. He went for a walk with the children or went into the forest to pick mushrooms.
“Just normal people.” Who knew there were such abominations in their house?
But colleagues at a pastry shop in the neighboring village of Stara Kiszewa where Paulina worked suspected she was pregnant after she started wearing baggy, loose-fitting clothes.
She then took three weeks off, but returned a week later.
Police continue to search the property to determine if there are any more bodies hidden in the house
Police are working at the site where the bodies of three newborn babies were discovered in the basement of a house in Czerniki, Stara Kiszewa municipality in Kashubia, northern Poland
A shop colleague said: “We all suspected she was pregnant. I think she had belts tied around her like some sort of corset.”
“When she came back from vacation earlier, the change was visible. She was much thinner, weaker and constantly tired.
“When we asked about the child, she acted surprised and said no.”
Another local told the newspaper Fakt: “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 other boys wouldn’t look at her.
“She looked up to him like he was God.”
A work colleague of Paulina’s reportedly alerted social services after seeing a “disturbing” text message the 20-year-old sent to her father.
Prosecutors are now waiting for an autopsy to determine how the babies died.
Meanwhile, police continue to search the property to determine if there are any more bodies hidden in the house.
Source : www.dailymail.co.uk