Dead babies found in ‘incest house of horror’: Remains of three newborns are discovered in basement where father, 54, and daughter, 20, ‘were in consensual relationship and he raped another of his girls’
A father and daughter face life in prison for murder and incest after the bodies of three newborn babies are left to rot 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 on the property in the village of Czerniki, northern Poland.
The first two babies were found on Friday, but further investigation revealed a third body in an ‘advanced state of decomposition’ on Saturday.
Mariusz Duszyński from the Gdańsk Public Prosecutor’s Office said: ‘The woman has been charged with two murders and with having 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 wrapped in plastic bags on the property in the village of Czerniki
The house where the remains of three newborns were found can be seen in this general view
Police work at the site where the bodies of three newborns were discovered in the basement of a house in Czerniki, Stara Kiszewa municipality of Kashubia, northern Poland, September 16, 2023
Prosecutors say two of the slain children arose from his relationship with the 20-year-old, who they say had a consensual relationship with her father.
The third baby came from a relationship he had with another daughter after he forced her to have sex.
Prosecutors added that they suspected him of killing the third baby.
The grim discoveries came after police received a tip from social services.
When Piotr moved to the village about 15 years ago, he had to raise his children after his wife died.
A local resident told Super Express newspaper: ‘The father was left alone with the children.
There are many, ten or twelve, the oldest have already left.
‘Piotr made a good impression. The garden has been neglected, but he has installed new windows in the house.
‘There was no sign of him drinking. He took the children for walks or to the forest to pick mushrooms.
‘Just regular people. Who would have thought such horrors existed in their home?’
But colleagues at a pastry shop where Paulina worked in the neighboring village of Stara Kiszewa became suspicious that she was pregnant after she started wearing large, loose-fitting clothes.
She then took three weeks off work, but returned a week later.
Police are still investigating the home to see if there are any more bodies hidden in the home
Police work at the site where the bodies of three newborns were discovered in the basement of a house in Czerniki, Stara Kiszewa municipality in Kashubia, northern Poland
A fellow shop worker said: ‘We all suspected she was pregnant, I think she had straps tied around her like a corset.
‘When she returned early from holiday, the change was visible. She was much thinner, weaker and constantly tired.
“When we asked about the child, she feigned surprise and denied it.”
Another local resident told the Fakt newspaper: ‘They lived as 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 as if he were God.”
One of Paulina’s colleagues is said to have alerted social services after seeing a ‘disturbing’ text message the 20-year-old had 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 see if there are any more bodies hidden in the house.