NEIGHBOURS of a house of horrors where a dad and daughter allegedly had sex and three babies were found dead claim they often heard screaming.
Locals in Czerniki, northern Poland, said they “always suspected something was wrong” with the family.
One neighbour said: “We often heard him shouting at the children. His verbal abuse was shocking.
“Sometimes we’d hear one of girls screaming.”
The rotting bodies of three newborn babies were found wrapped in plastic bags in the basement of the Gierasik’s house by social workers.
The first two bodies were discovered on Friday and a third was found in an “advanced state of decomposition” on Saturday.
Social workers were tipped off by locals who had grown increasingly concerned about the dad and daughter duo.
Mariusz Duszyński, from the District Prosecutor’s Office in Gdańsk said: “The woman has been charged with two counts of murder and a charge of having an incestuous relationship with her father.”
“The man was charged with three counts of murder, a charge of incest with his 20-year-old daughter, and a charge of having incestuous relations with another daughter.”
According to prosecutors, two of the murdered babies came from Piotr and Paulina’s “consensual relationship”.
The third child was reportedly from a relationship the dad had with another daughter after forcing her into sex.
The prosecutors added that they suspected Piotr of murdering the third newborn.
One local told Polish newspaper the Super Express that Piotr was raising “ten or twelve” children alone following the death of his wife.
Others told Fakt that while the disturbed man may have “seemed calm”, he “had the devil under his skin”.
The neighbour who reported “screams” coming from inside the house of horrors said “the whole village knew something like this was happening”.
“It’s a tiny village, so everyone knew about these things.
“He [the father] has such a personality that everyone in this village was afraid of him. That’s why this case didn’t appear for so long.”
But the depraved father and daughter appeared to hide the true reality of what was happening inside their home from other neighbours.
One of the residents from the small village in northern Poland told the Super Express that “Piotr made a good impression”.
“The yard is neglected, but he installed new windows in the house.
“There was no sign of him drinking. He took the kids for walks or to the forest to pick mushrooms.
“Just ordinary people. Who would have thought that such abominations existed in their home,” they added.
The father and daughter – who were allegedly in a relationship for four years – were discovered when Paulina’s colleagues noticed something was wrong.
Locals guessed that she was pregnant, and suspicion grew when she returned from a week off work “much weaker and constantly tired”.
The 20-year-old reportedly started wearing loose clothing and stuffing tissues down her bra to soak up leaking breast milk.
One of Paulina’s colleagues said: “When she returned early from her 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.”
Locals in the small village grew more suspicious when the pair walked hand in hand around town and she began calling him Piotr instead of Dad.
Another local told Fakt newspaper that they “lived like a couple” and that Paulina looked up to her dad “as if he were God”.
It was then revealed that depraved Piotr had even shaved his daughter’s head so that other men wouldn’t look at her in the street.
One of Paulina’s work colleagues is also reported to have alerted social services after seeing a “disturbing” text message the 20-year-old had sent to her dad.
Local authorities are waiting for the results of autopsies on the three infants’ remains and cops are continuing to search the property to see if any more bodies are hidden there.
The investigation is ongoing.