The incest story of the brother/sister couple, parents of 4 children
Patrick Stubing and Susan Karolewski are siblings. They are both a couple and parents of four children, two of them with disabilities. All children were born between 2001 and 2005.
They live in Germany and have always fought to protect their love, history, which they do not consider wrong in any way.
For years they have been trying to change Germany's incest law, which bans relationships between people belonging to the same family, especially since those born from these relationships are far more likely to have disabilities. Stubing, however, does not consider his relationship with his sister a mistake.
"We met when we were adults. At the age of 3, I was kicked out of my family after I got into a fight with my adoptive father, who is now dead. Around the age of 20 I wanted to find my family of origin and I did. When I met Suzanne, she was 16 years old," he says.
When he found his family, his mother, Ana Marie, put him in his younger sister's room: "We stayed up at night talking about dreams and hopes," he says. Six months later the mother died and the relationship between Patrick Stubing and Susan Karolewski became stronger:
"I was the head of the family, I had to protect my sister. She is very sensitive and in this difficult period, our relationship became physical."
At the same time, i.e. in 2001, Eric, their first child, was born. In 2002, the court in Leipzig, Germany, sentenced Stubing to three years in prison for incest. Karoleski excused him by saying that he suffers from a slight mental retardation. Even the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, in 2012, confirmed the sentence of the German court, rejecting the appeal.
Today the couple continues to be together. Despite all their desire to change the laws on incest, they have not succeeded.
"The only ones who can judge us are ourselves", they say.