The public prosecutor's office will not complete their investigations into the case of three women who were freed from a house in Walldürn this year. The prosecution is hearing numerous other possible victims and witnesses, said a spokesman in Mosbach.
A 37-year-old self-proclaimed psychocoach is said to have held and raped a woman for several days. The 26-year-old finally called an acquaintance who alerted the police.
When officers searched the house in Walldürn (Neckar-Odenwald district) in October, they reportedly found two other women in their mid-20s who had been held there for a much longer period of time and one other female person. The brother of the man who is now in custody as a helper was also on site.
The investigators accuse the German, who boasts of his life experiences and wisdom online, of taking hostages in combination with particularly serious rape and dangerous bodily harm in several cases. According to his own statements on the internet, the former software developer ended up in a psychiatric clinic.
According to earlier media reports, the accused has made contact with people on the Internet whose vulnerability has been exploited sexually and financially and who have formed a sect-like group around them. He had promised online that he would lead his followers to a life of fun, joy, passion and health through "pragmatic psychology, healthy nutrition and effective fitness".