Aloisio Francesco Rosario Giordano, 52, kept a Romanian woman in his basement for 10 years
Aloisio Francesco Rosario Giordano, 52, kept a Romanian woman in his basement for 10 years Supplied

Woman kept in ‘sex dungeon’ for a decade

A WOMAN has been freed from a decade of imprisonment in a sex dungeon, where she was tortured and raped by a monster who forced her to give birth to two of his children, police have said.

Aloisio Francesco Rosario Giordano, 52, was arrested this weekend and accused of keeping the 29-year-old woman prisoner in a basement under his shed in Gizzeria, Italy, The Sun reports.

Shockingly, this is not the first time Giordano has been accused of such crimes, having been jailed in 1995 for the kidnap, rape and torture of another woman.

After his early release from prison for good behaviour in 1999, Giordano returned home to look after his terminally ill wife and two children.

It was then that he recruited a 19-year-old Romanian carer to help him cope with his family duties.

But police say the situation took a sinister turn following his wife's death, when Giordano locked the teenager in the rat-infested room.

Over the next 10 years, the woman says she was kept constantly chained to a metal bar, and denied water and electricity, while being repeatedly raped and tortured.

During that time, she fell pregnant twice, giving birth to her kidnapper's son, now aged nine, and daughter, now three.

Both children were allegedly forced to watch as their father unleashed his sick torrent of abuse on their mother, who was found with wounds to her breasts and groin.

Police said the young boy was even forced to join in with his mum's torture, or face being beaten if he refused.

They claimed that the cuts inflicted on the woman were often so deep that Giordano would be forced to attempt to sew them up them with stitches made from fishing wire.

Police footage shows the grim conditions the family were kept in, sleeping on makeshift cardboard beds in a darkened room constructed from corrugated iron, wood and cardboard boxes.

In the corner of the filthy basement was a toilet made from plastic bucket placed under a wooden chair.

The family were freed from the hellhole by accident, when police pulled over Giordano for a routine traffic stop due to his car's poor condition.

Noticing the malnourished and filthy boy asleep on the back seat, officers grew suspicious, and demanded to see Giordano's home and meet his mother.

It was then that they found the equally dishevelled woman and second child - before uncovering the conditions they had been kept in.

The unnamed woman, who told police she had had no contact with the outside world, has now been taken to a secret location with her two children.

Giordano has been arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault and mistreatment, 22 years after he was arrested in a horrifyingly similar case.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.