Hitler’s 'Last Living Relative' Convicted of Pedophilia for Abusing 13-Year-Old
Romano-Lukas Hitler found guilty in court after caught assaulting young girl by her father
A man who claims to be the "last living relative" of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has been convicted of pedophilia after he was caught sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl, according to reports.
Romano-Lukas Hitler was caught by the child's father when he was reportedly forcing himself upon the young girl.
Romano-Lukas, from the East German city of Goerlitz, claims to be the only relation alive bearing the name of the murderous Nazi leader.
He claims to be related to the Fuhrer through Adolf Hitler's father Alois.
According to Romano-Lukas, Alois had a younger brother and the grandson of the younger brother fled to Slovakia after the war, and he was his dad.
But now the 69-year-old Hitler has been convicted of a sex attack on a child.
Prosecutors took the case to court following a complaint by the father of the girl, known only as "Ania."
The child's father said: "I had put a garage up for sale and Hitler answered the advert.
"But when he turned up he didn't seem to have much interest in the garage, only in Ania.
"He lured her to his flat with sweets, brought her clothes and plastic flowers and even offered to marry her."
The dad said when their daughter had told them he had kissed her, they banned her from seeing him and filed a complaint with the cops.
Hitler, however, defended himself, saying he simply enjoyed the company of the child and that when he kissed her it had simply been the usual sort of greeting that was normal in Germany and was harmless.
Hitler, who complained that his name is holding back from securing a job, insisted: "I'm innocent."
But that was rejected by Judge Ulrich Schettgen, 62, who found it proven that Hitler had "kissed" the girl "against her will on both the neck and cheek."
Hitler, who claims he ended up in a Monastery when his parents died and was adopted by a Polish family before moving to Germany as an adult to train as a ship's helmsman, has said he will appeal the conviction.
He has always insisted it is bad for him to have been related to the German dictator, claiming that his surname was the reason why he struggled to find work.
He added: "The name is like a cross to bear and I wish that on nobody."
However, despite apparently lamenting his connections, he proudly displays a picture of the dictator on a wall in his home, alongside an image of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Historians have discussed two candidates for the father of Alois.
They are Johann Georg Hiedler, whose name was added to Alois's birth certificate later in his life and who was officially accepted as the father of Alois by the Third Reich.
The other is Johann Nepomuk Hiedler, Georg's brother and Alois's step-uncle, who raised Alois through adolescence and later bequeathed him a considerable portion of his life savings.