Austrian confesses sexual abuse 52 teenagers and torture disabled

A 27-year-old Austrian has confessed to sexually abusing 52 minors in recent years. The victims were mainly boys aged 11 to 17 from the Amstetten region, the police announced Monday.

The man used to search his victims mostly via chat services on the Internet. The young people received money when they performed sexual acts on themselves and sent the videos to him. He also had physical contact with them in his house or car.

The investigation has been running since May. It also showed that the defendant and a 22-year-old co-arrested tortured a mentally disabled person of 23 years. The two would have expressed cigarettes on the victims body, tied him up and beaten him. They would also have forced him to jump into cold water.