There is a documentary on tonight about Josef Fritzl
They have commenced reading his statement - in which he has lined up excuse after excuse - his father was a scounderal, his mother left him with the neighbours as she hid in a war-time bunker and he had sexual fantasies of his mother- but he was strong and able to surpress them (pity didn't do that with his daughter)
There is nothing, justified, in any shape or form for someone to imprison their own child and repeatedly rape them.
Personally, I feel there is no excuse. People try to justify paedophilia to me a great deal and ******, in order that I do not become some dark unforgiving soul, to me there is no excuse, even if it is within the past of the abuser. There is many, many people here alone can vouch that their abuse has not lead them to even consider anyting in that regard enacted in the slightest form, even upon their worst enemy.