Woman Locked Up 18 Years For Being Pregnant Out of Wedlock



Police in southern Italy report that a family kept a woman locked in a room in their house for 18 years because they were angry she was pregnant out of wedlock.

The woman, now 47, was freed by police after receiving an anonymous tip on Friday in Santa Maria Capua Vetere and was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation and care. The brother and sister of the woman were both arrested, while the 80-year old mother on house arrest.

Italian TV showed the room with a bed, chair, filthy toilet and sink.

Police said the woman’s child was living with relatives and didn’t know about his mother and is now 17-years old.

iNPLACENEWS

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