They were siblings and had 4 children: a controversial story of incest and innocent love? . Photo: DPA
“We loved each other as adults and our love is real. We can do nothing about it. We were both attracted to each other then nature took us. It was very simple then. “What else can we do? We follow our instincts and our hearts.”
In these words, patrick syuebing (44) described the marital relationship he maintained for more than two decades Susan Karolowski (37); a bond in which they were born four children and that wouldn’t have had any controversy if it weren’t for one piece of information: they are siblings.
This is the story of a difficult, controversial love; one who shook the structures and was still seeking his fate; a contested legalization of incest between siblings.
Patrick Syuebing and Susan Karolewski are sisters and have been in a relationship for over 20 years. They have 4 children. Photo: DPA
Patrick was born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1977. He was the third of eight children in a very low -income family. after being attacked at age 3 by his alcoholic fatherwho stabbed him with a knife, was placed under the protection of social services and was surrendered for adoption.
With his new family, the little boy grew up in Portsdam, about 160 kilometers away from his home.
Susan was born in 1984. He came to this world exactly the same day his parents signed the divorce. The girl, who is mentally handicapped, grew up the same violent and abusive home from which his brother had been able to escape some time before, describes The day.
Throughout his life, received little education and he could hardly – and could – read and write. Her mother, Ana Marie, was a heavy smoker and never had a job; however, he often leaves it alone at home or accepted her suitors while the maiden was therenext to him.
Susan and Patrick first met when she was a teenager and she was 20 years old. Photo: DPA
In respect of other siblingssome died after being born with various disabilities and one was run over on the street when he was 7 years old.
the family was reunited
On his 18th birthday, Patrick Stuebing wanted to get to know him origin. She remembers very little of that aggressive family from which she was separated. Therefore, determined, he began find their biological parents.
It took almost four years to find him until he finally found his mother. And through him, that woman who was left as ruthless, met susan.
The year 2000 was the beginning of a new century. And at the same time it started a new story for the siblingss.
Six months after the reunion, Ana Marie, their mother died suddenly after cardiac arrest. At the time, Patrick was 23 years old and Susan was 16.
The girl also lives with Andre, one of her disabled siblings, but she he died that same year.
Forbidden lovers (and lovers)
The young man was left alone. Nothing to do. The link to Patrick became closer and closer; the strongest dependency. And from combining the room they proceeded to divide the bed.
They started sleeping together months after their mother’s death. Between January and August 2001it was revealed during the trial a few years later, they slept sixteen times.
Susan Karolewski and Patrick Stuebing have 4 children together; at least 2 of them are disabled. Photo: DPA
“We didn’t know each other when we were kids, we weren’t the same. We fall in love as adults and our love is real. We can do nothing about it, “Susan said in a 2007 interview TheDailyMail.
She describes, “We were both attracted to each other and nature took care of us. It’s that simple. What else can we do? We follow our instinct and our hearts“.
At that time, Patrick had to manage everything: he protected his sister and became the head of his family. “He was very sensitive, but we helped each other through a very difficult time and finally that relationship became physical“The young man said in detail about those days.
He was with another woman before. She is still a virgin. “We didn’t know we were doing something wrong when we started sleeping together. We don’t think about using condoms. We did not know that it was forbidden to sleep together.“He said about the link according to British media.
Jail and interrogation
Without care at the time of intercourse, Susan quickly became pregnant. In October 2001, when he was just 16 years old, he was born Erik, their first child.
Now, at age 20, youth barely able to walk or speak right.
After having her first child, Patrick was sentenced to a suspended year in prison. Photo: Web
At the time, a nurse became suspicious of the situation and called the police. Patrick was punished by one person incarceration was suspended. Susan, just 17 years old, was considered a minor so she was placed in official care, it was reported The day.
The couple continued to meet secretly and Susan had three more children. She always covered her pregnant belly with loose clothing and a loose coat.
Alone, and still under official supervision, he had to do it give birth alone, hidden in the bathroom. Finally, and after the second birth, Justice stood up and forced Patrick to comply. two prison sentences in incest cases.
When she was taken to jail for the last time, a weeping Susan told the German media that she could not live without her. So much so, that way threatened to commit suicide. However, while her brother was incarcerated, she became pregnant and had fifth child to another man.
About the latter, the maiden renounced her rights and the child grew up with her father.
Fortunately, he always wanted to have a relationship with Patrick. In this sense, after release of his brother, he said: “I am so happy that Patrick is here and to have him again. I need him,” he published. TheDailyMail.
sarahthe couple’s second daughter, now 19, was also born with a disability. Nancy (18) at sophia (17), there seems to be no problem.
The first three children were given temporary care to adoptive families. Ang last babyInstead, she was conceived a few weeks before her father was imprisoned for the second time in October 2004, and always living with the couple.
At one point, Patrick had a vasectomy. In this decision to be sterilized, she mistakenly sought to avoid incarceration by not having more children with her sister.
Speaking about it in 2007, Patrick said: “Two of our children are disabled, but that’s it it does not necessarily have to do with the fact that we are brothers and sisters“.
and continued, according to The day: “There are people with disabilities in our family. We have six brothers and sisters who did not survive, in some cases, because they were disabled.”
Moreover, the couple insisted they may not have children if the first is not removed.
The (endless) legal battle
In 2004, after undergoing a vasectomy, Patrick tried change german law prohibiting incest with the intent, at that time, to get out of jail.
However, 4 years later, the German Federal Constitutional Court upheld the Law and his appeal was denied.
Little is known about the couple today: they are believed to live in Germany with their youngest daughter. Photo: Web
Some time later, in 2012, they took up their challenge European Court of Human Rightsarguing that the couple had right to family life and privacy.
again, the appeal was denied after the court believed the German authorities were treating the couple fairly, published The day.
But in 2014, the German Ethics Council surprised and voted to allow incest between siblings. In this sense, and after reviewing the case, the experts argued that the risk of disability of the heirs was not sufficient to justify the Act.
Little is known today about Patrick and Susan. It is believed that they are still living with their daughter Sophia in eastern Germany. A place where even sibling incest is illegal.