A German girl who went to see her biological father in South Africa was allegedly held captive for two months as a sex slave BY DONALD HAMER FIRST POSTED JULY 6, 2009 AGerman girl's search for her biological father allegedly ended in a horrifying case described as 'South Africa's Josef Fritzl'. The Afrikaans language newspaper Rapport claims that the 18-year-old from Heidelberg traced her father on the internet before flying out in February to meet him in the Cape Town suburb of Muizenberg. Trouble began when the girl and her father, nicknamed Sandra and Heinz by Rapport, were watching a DVD together. He made advances towards her and when she refused he allegedly threatened her with a knife and raped her. Afterwards 'Heinz' is said to have raped 'Sandra' as often as three times a night during the two months he held her captive. Bizarrely, the father (pictured above) took his victim to stay with friends and it was they who rescued the girl after she wrote them a message outlining her plight. It is understood she had been too scared to attempt an escape earlier, because she didn't know the city. The accused man now faces charges of rape with incest and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He was released on bail of 1,000 Rand, around £77, and must report daily to the local police station. Captain Stephen Knapp of the Muizenberg police confirmed he will appear in court on August 7. Meanwhile his daughter remains in South Africa in protective custody with her brother. Although the case has been dubbed by local media 'South Africa's Josef Fritzl', because of the parallels with the case of the Austrian man who kept his daughter as a sex-slave in a basement dungeon, it is by no means unique in South Africa. Kathleen Dey, director of Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust, told theTimes of South Africa that a 14-year-old from Cape Town recently went to stay with her father and his new family. "Every night when the family was asleep, he would rape his biological daughter," Dey said. It was only when she returned home from her 11-day visit that she broke down and told her mother everything. Dey sees it as a warning of the dangers of allowing children to track down long-lost parents on their own. Source: The Sun.