In California, Turpins have been holding 13 of their children on a chain for many years. The oldest of them is 29 years old.
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Masha Allen was adopted in 1998 in Russia by American millionaire Matthew Mancuso and brought to his home in a suburb of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania).
At the age of three, she was sent to an orphanage after her mother tried to kill her.
After that, Mancuso had raped a girl almost every day for five years, took photos and shared them through the Internet. He starved Masha so that she would remain thin and look younger.
For several years, the alcoholic mother was beating and starving her own son, Dave Pelzer.
She was entertained by making up cruel “games”, as a result of which the boy was on the verge of death more than once.
She arranged for him a “gas chamber” in the bathroom, forced skate in summer clothes in the cold weather, drink the detergent.
When he grew up, he wrote a book titled “A Child Called “It”.
Genie the feral child
Genie spent the first 12 years in a locked room. In the afternoon, her father put on her diapers and tied her to a highchair.
At night, he fixed the girl with a homemade straitjacket and chained the child. Father fed the girl only with food for infants and communicated with her imitating dog barking and growling.
Every time she tried to talk, he beat her with a stick. Genie’s toys were polyethylene cloaks.
I Know My First Name Is Steven
At the age of seven, Steven Stayner was kidnapped by Kenneth Parnell, a man who pretended to be the guardian of a boy and possibly subjected him to sexual exploitation for the next few years.
Based on the story, a movie I Know My First Name is Steven had been released in 1989.
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