Austrian Captive Buys House Owned by Kidnapper

The lawyer for former Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch says the young woman now owns the house where she was held captive for more than eight years.

Lawyer Gerald Ganzger says Kampusch became the owner of the house and yard in the quiet Vienna suburb of Strasshof earlier this year. She is not thought to live there.

Ganzger said Friday Kampusch received two-thirds of the property as compensation and reached agreement with her captor's mother for the remaining third. He declined to provide more details.

Kampusch was 10 when Wolfgang Priklopil abducted her on her way to school. He held the girl for the next 8 1/2 years, mainly in a dingy dungeon under his home. Kampusch escaped in August 2006, and Priklopil killed himself hours later.

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