A shocking story of child abuse

Malta
@ronaldinu (12495)
December 9, 2008 2:12pm CST
[i]A young girl who was locked in her room all night when she was starving hungry and made to do all the household chores for her family was exposed to abuse worthy of a Dickens novel, a judge said. The teenager was excluded from normal family life to the point where she was even banned from the bathroom - apart from one shower a week - and made to use an outside toilet. She was forbidden from playing with her half-brother and half-sister and stopped from having any books, despite her passion for reading.[/i] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1093166/Parents-locked-daughter-treated-like-Dickensian-slave-escape-jail-sentence.html Recently I read a book "A child called IT" about the third worst case of child abuse written by Dave Pelzer's. I was reluctant to believe such stories and I thought that the book was full of exxagerations until this story remined me of the book again. How does her own mother could make her own child suffer so much?