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Friday, February 17, 2012

Wis. Man Says He Mistook Malnourished Teen For 8

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man who found a severely malnourished 15-year-old girl walking barefoot outside in pajamas says she was bleeding from a gash on her nose and crying.

Mike Vega told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the teen he found walking near her Madison home Feb. 6 also had scrapes and a big bruise on her forehead and was so scrawny he mistook her for an 8-year-old.

Vega says while they waited in his car for an ambulance to arrive, she told him her stepmother had thrown her down the basement stairs and that she escaped through a window.

Police say the girl told officers her father and stepmother had kept her confined to the basement for years and had starved her and even forced her to eat her feces.



Anonymous said...

why did the school not contact someone when the girl stoped showing up for YEARS???????

Anonymous said...

This is gross


Anonymous said...

People like those parents don't deserve to live.

mack said...

This is WHY we need a Child Abuse Registry as we have a Sex Offenders Registry as these people need to be watched by ALL...CALL ANNAPOLIS and protect children from abuse now ...

Anonymous said...

Yeah go ahead and call Annapolis, then we will have a child abuse tax!!