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Arizona Teen Locked in Homemade Dungeon for Months; Daring Escape Leads to Parents' Arrest


Society & Culture  (tags: teenage girl, Child Abuse, kidnapping, malnutrition )

Lone
- 1744 days ago - nydailynews.com
A 14-year-old Arizona girl's daring escape from a homemade dungeon, where she was reportedly held captive for two months, has led to the arrest of her parents.



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Anna M. (18)
Wednesday February 10, 2010, 11:11 am
sick just sick these two should be sterilized
 

JULIE ANN Z. (247)
Wednesday February 10, 2010, 9:29 pm
SICK DISGUSTING LOW LIFE SCUM BAGS. THEY NEED TO BE CASTRATED, WITHOUT PAIN KILLER JUST LIKE PIGS ARE. THEY NEED TO BE PUT IN PRISON AND LET THE CRIMNALS HAVE THIER WAY WITH THEM.

MONSTERS
 

Mr Shorcuts (0)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 12:43 am
Easy to freak out on these parents, but it's also possible that this girl was utterly incorrigible. Either way, you can be confident that the parents will both take some serious beatings while locked up, so, maybe the universe manages to even things out, ey?
 

Wendye Kolles (58)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 12:58 am
Noted. Thanks Lone.
 

. (0)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 1:30 am
It is scary that we are seeing more and more of these cases appearing worldwide.
 

Evelyn Milburn (0)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 1:37 am
Some people should not have children.
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 2:30 am
Whether or not the girl was incorrigible has nothing to do with it, really! If she had behavior problems, they needed to be dealt with in a rational & humane way.

Hardly less shocking than the treatment her parents subjected her to are the reactions & gruesome suggested punishments of the first two commenters here: violence begets violence -- we have too much of it in our society!
 

Cynthia Falwell (137)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 2:49 am
It is amazing that some people will blame the child!!?? If she had problems or some kind of mental illness she should have been dealt with with love and understanding. PleasantDiva Sprite has it right. Who of us would do this to a child or a pet or another human at all. NOT ME!! These are just monsters. And it said they would more than likely be charged! Are you kidding me, they should be in prison and in general population where everyone knows what they did. I hope that child is somewhere that she is loved and cared for. I believe children who are done like this will have a hard time, mentally recovering from this abuse. No telling what all they did to her. What low lifes....they are monsters and should be dealt with as such. Being a woman, I would have fought for that child, her real father allowed this to happen and participated...I can't even imagine. My father was wonderful and he would have killed for me and my sister. Thank you!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 2:55 am
Sad very sad
 

Nikolas K. (94)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 3:05 am
What do you expect when the media(hollywood ) portray there constantly in their films so someone will be brainwashed into thinking they must try it as well, subliminal suggestion very much at work here.
 

Tekla Drakfrende (82)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 3:22 am
sad...
 

Eliza T. (11)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 3:29 am
when i read about these stories i have the feeeling that i am back in the time os ths spanish inquisition - only they would consider this acceptable behaviour.
 

Annie J. (205)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 8:10 am
this is horrible.......
 

Sue L. (66)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 8:55 am
Although many families do a fine job of homeschooling this story shows the potential for abuse as there is so little accountability that the child is being well educated, let alone treated decently. God bless this poor girl.
 

Bonita Newby (32)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 9:53 am
These people need to be put in jail for a lonnnnnnng timmmeee. You don't have a child just to hide him in a dungeon.
 

A. Searle (136)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 5:25 pm
Jesus. Best wishes to the young lady, she showed great courage. Thanks.
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Friday February 12, 2010, 12:18 am
Sue raises a very good point: you never know what is really going on in homeschooling.

Shouldn't kids get out of the home & learn to function in other contexts? Isn't it part of mental health to socialize kids, & let them interact with other kids & teachers?

And if a teenager is going through a rebellious period, which is normal for teens, or if there is conflict with the parents, either because of adolescence or more permanent issues, isn't 24-hrs/day with the parents going to create terrible pressure, for both parents & child?

It also appears that homeschooling often an excuse for indoctrinating children, particularly with the ideology of the religious right. The following article was published on Alternet just one year ago, & although they do give a brief history of left-wing advocacy of homeschooling, the title chosen is nonetheless: Homeschooling: America's Hidden Breeding Ground for Conservative Ideology These parents have removed their children from both public & private schools because of their "bad influence". "That argument is at the core of the movement. Schools, even private schools, are deemed to be harmful because of the poor values they transmit: their "progressive dogma", social diversity, lack of discipline, sex education and pro-abortion stances threaten the balanced development of Christians."

Be that as it may, Alice is certainly right & the first to note that this girl showed great courage. She certainly did!
 
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